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University of Iowa key partner in $360M national water consortium

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
The University of Iowa will be a key partner in a $360 million center to improve the United States’s ability to predict water-related hazards and better manage its water. Iowa will receive $21 million as a partner in the Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology.

Volkman named 2022 Goldwater Scholar

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Third-year student excels at undergraduate research for Iowa Neuroscience Institute

UI researchers create map showing flood risk for Iowa farmland

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Researchers at the University of Iowa have created the first set of maps examining the flood risk for all farmland in Iowa. The maps show 450,000 acres of crops in areas with a 50% chance of flooding, and losses from flooding averaging $230 million annually.

Physicist finds potential new method to control light

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
A physicist at the University of Iowa is part of an international research team that has discovered a potential new method for controlling light. The finding could lead to various applications, such as furthering LED technology, and advancing the detection of trace pollutants.

Highlights from Iowa’s 175th anniversary weekend

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
The University of Iowa officially celebrated its 175th anniversary on Feb. 25—27 with two key events, the installation of Barbara Wilson as the university’s 22nd president and the 2022 Presidential Lecture.

Halekas named instrument scientist for $250 million NASA mission

Monday, February 28, 2022
Jasper Halekas, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected as an instrument scientist for HelioSwarm, a $250 million NASA mission that measure fluctuations in the magnetic field and motions of the solar wind known as solar wind turbulence.

College of Dentistry’s geriatrics and special needs clinic wins Gies Award for Achievement

Thursday, February 24, 2022
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Gies Foundation has awarded the University of Iowa College of Dentistry’s Geriatrics and Special Needs Clinic the 2022 William J. Gies Award in the category of Achievement as an Academic Dental Institution.

3 UI faculty elected fellows of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Friday, February 18, 2022
Donald Anderson, Gary Christensen, and Harriet Nembhard have been named members of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.

39th annual Presidential Lecture: Proud Legacy, Promising Future

Thursday, February 17, 2022
This year’s 39th annual Presidential Lecture features presentations from three of Iowa’s most distinguished areas: health care, writing, and space physics.

Richard O. Jacobson Foundation gives $70 million to expand health care for Iowans

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
This is the largest donation the University of Iowa has received in its 175-year history.

UI researchers use AI to address vision impairments in prematurely born babies

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
University of Iowa researchers are using artificial intelligence to address vision impairments in prematurely born babies. The research, led by Michael Abramoff, professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, was featured in the NIH director's blog.

7 Iowa faculty named AAAS fellows

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Seven University of Iowa researchers have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general-scientific society.

The Rise of A.I. Fighter Pilots

Friday, January 21, 2022
Tom Schnell, director of the UI's Operator Performance Labortaory, is featured in this story about how artificial intelligence technology is being developed to fly warplanes.

Transformational Faculty Hiring Program will provide funding to attract outstanding faculty in strategic areas

Thursday, January 20, 2022
The University of Iowa Office of the President and Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost are launching a program to hire tenured faculty who can have a transformational impact on the university because of their expertise in strategic areas of scholarship and teaching.

39th Presidential Lecture will highlight 3 areas of UI distinction

Thursday, January 20, 2022
This February, in conjunction with the University of Iowa’s 175th anniversary, the Presidential Lecture Series will feature presentations from three distinguished UI faculty members—Craig Kletzing, Christopher Merrill, and Patricia Winokur.

'Arbitrary' cutoffs of THC levels make it difficult to measure impaired driving

Friday, January 14, 2022
Timothy Brown, director of drugged driving research and the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator, said that there’s a need for “better research that provides guidance for individuals about when it’s safe to drive.”

Biologists identify neural circuits associated with aging

Monday, January 10, 2022
University of Iowa biologists have identified neural circuits associated with aging in fruit flies. Some circuits remain the same no matter the fly's age, while others weaken over the fly's life span.

Astronomers identify potential clue to reionization of universe

Friday, January 7, 2022
Astronomers led by the University of Iowa have identified a potential clue to how the universe became reionized after the Big Bang. The researchers identified a black hole, a million times as bright as our sun, that may have been similar to the sources that powered the universe’s reionization.

State lab rushing $9.2M expansion to help with COVID-19

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
The University of Iowa has until June 30, 2023, to complete a federally-funded, $9.2 million expansion of its State Hygienic Lab, which has served Iowa’s public health needs for more than a century and processed about 1.6 million COVID-19 specimens over the past nearly two years.

Flood expert talks about new Missouri River flood map site

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Larry Weber, co-creator of the Iowa Flood Center, appears as a guest on the KMA Land radio program "The Morning Line" to talk about a new website that allows Iowans to get real-time information online about flood conditions along the Missouri River.