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UI startup Cardio Diagnostics launches new heart disease risk assessment for home

Monday, February 8, 2021
Cardio Diagnostics, a University of Iowa faculty startup, has commercially launched a new home clinical test for assessing patients’ heart disease risk. The product, the Epi+Gen CHD at-home sampling kit, was made possible through a license held by the UI Research Foundation.

UI student researchers persevere despite pandemic challenges

Monday, February 8, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and reshaped many aspects of our lives, but it hasn’t stopped University of Iowa (UI) students from exploring some of life’s most interesting questions through research, scholarship, and creative activity. To celebrate students’ ingenuity, resilience, and innovation, the UI Office of the Vice President for Research is sponsoring the Dare to Discover campaign...

Study finds ag workers at significantly higher risk of developing dementia

Monday, February 8, 2021
A study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health finds ag workers have a 46% greater chance of developing dementia than workers in other fields.

Should employers rehire boomerang employees?

Monday, February 8, 2021
A new study from Tippie College of Business Professor Chad Van Iddekinge finds that rehiring former employees has many benefits, but the firm's goals determine whether it's wise to catch a boomerang employee.

Stop making excuses for toxic bosses

Monday, February 8, 2021
A study from Stephen Courtright, professor of management and entrepreneurship in the Tippie College of Business, finds that employers need to stop giving dysfunctional managers a pass when they abuse their employees for the long-term health of the firm.

UI distributes first round of P3 funding for student success, faculty retention initiatives

Thursday, February 4, 2021
The University of Iowa is distributing the first $7.5 million of the investment revenue generated from the public-private partnership (P3) for its utility system.

Biologists unravel full sequence of DNA repair mechanism

Monday, January 25, 2021
Researchers led by the University of Iowa have observed the entire sequence in break-induced replication, a method by which organisms from viruses to humans repair breaks in DNA.

Professor of History Colin Gordon awarded NEH Fellowship

Monday, January 25, 2021
Colin Gordon, the F. Wendell Miller Professor of History at the University of Iowa, has received the nation's most prestigious award for humanities scholarship, a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship. Gordon's fellowship will support research for his upcoming monograph, tentatively titled Dividing the City: Race-Restrictive Covenants and the Architecture of Segregation. The...

Hawkeyes positioned for success despite these challenging times

Thursday, January 21, 2021
It goes without saying that life has been difficult and stressful for all of us, especially over the past year.

12 from UI included on 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America list

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
A former University of Iowa postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine worked with the biomedical journal publisher Cell Press to create a list of 1,000 Black scientists who are leaders in their fields.

NASA extends Juno mission

Thursday, January 14, 2021
The U.S. space agency NASA announced this week it will extend the Juno mission to Jupiter and its moons through September 2025, or until the spacecraft’s end of life. Along for the ride has been a radio- and plasma-wave instrument designed and built at Iowa.

HaloSat re-enters Earth's atmosphere after successful mission

Friday, January 8, 2021
A small, new-generation satellite designed and built at the University of Iowa has re-entered Earth's atmosphere, after a successful mission to search for matter believed to be missing since the birth of the universe. The mini satellite, called HaloSat, was designed and built by a team led by Philip Kaaret, professor and chair in Department of Physics and Astronomy. HaloSat was the first...

UI engineering professor honored by Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association

Thursday, December 31, 2020
A University of Iowa professor of civil and environmental engineering was honored with the Outstanding Contribution Award as part of the United States-Korea Conference: Sustainable Development & The Future.

Planning scholar suggests Iowa is at a crossroads, proposes path forward

Friday, December 18, 2020
In a new book, Green, Fair, and Prosperous: Paths to a Sustainable Iowa, Charles Connerly, director of the UI School of Planning and Public Affairs, provides a thoroughly researched history lesson on how Iowa got where it is and suggests decisions to make going forward.

Physicist comments on fusion energy plan

Friday, December 18, 2020
Scott Baalrud, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, offers insights into plans submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy to develop fusion energy, a virtually limitless, carbon-free energy source that has been elusive to create. Baalrud co-chaired a committee of physicists that outlined a 10-year vision for fusion energy and plasma physics research. The committee’s...

Physicist wins additional funding to continue quantum computing experiments

Friday, December 18, 2020
Yannick Meurice, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded $2.3 million to continue studying the foundational aspects of quantum computing in theoretical high-energy physics. The grant follows a $1.3 million award Meurice obtained from the U.S. Department of Energy.

UI physicist wins NSF CAREER award

Monday, December 14, 2020
Allison Jaynes, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has won a CAREER award from the U.S. National Science Foundation. She receives $682,000 over five years to investigate an atmospheric phenomenon on Earth known as pulsating aurora.

The Voyagers Found a Small Surprise in Interstellar Space

Monday, December 7, 2020
A team of scientists has detected sudden bursts of cosmic rays around the Voyagers. The bursts, they report, are caused by shock waves emanating from solar eruptions that spew particles out at a million miles an hour. The shock waves take more than a year to reach the Voyagers, but when they do, they excite cosmic-ray electrons nearby. Scientists have observed similar phenomena closer to home...

Voyager spacecraft detect new type of solar electron burst

Thursday, December 3, 2020
The Voyager spacecraft continue to make discoveries even as they travel through interstellar space. In a new study, University of Iowa physicists report on the Voyagers’ detection of cosmic ray electrons associated with eruptions from the sun—more than 14 billion miles away.

Growing Words Project makes swift, successful change

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
In a successful switch during the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Iowa’s Growing Words Project altered its approach to studying how children learn words, testing children’s abilities online and recruiting more elementary-age participants in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.