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Physics student Leiberton named 2023 Goldwater Scholar

Monday, April 17, 2023
Jeff Leiberton, a junior from West Des Moines, Iowa, was named a recipient of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
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UI research lab suffers total loss in March 31 storm

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
The University of Iowa’s James Street Laboratory suffered a total loss from a severe storm that passed through the Iowa City/Coralville community on March 31 and will need to be rebuilt.

Meet the Queen Kong of Hoops, Iowa’s Caitlin Clark

Her name is Caitlin Clark. She was just named the Naismith Player of the Year, for the top women’s b-baller in the country. And if you watch her this Friday night against the undefeated South Carolina on ESPN in the NCAA women’s Final Four, bring your inhaler, because she’ll take your breath away.

Data for decades: Cancer registry has profound impact

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
For 50 years, the Iowa Cancer Registry, at the University of Iowa, has served the state of Iowa as the trusted source for high-quality cancer data. The registry’s efforts inform research and prompt prevention, screening, and treatment.

A new mindset on mental health

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
With demand for mental health services surging in Iowa and across the nation, especially among young adults, the University of Iowa is working to create a culture of well-being.

UI study: Pigeons use same basic learning process as AI

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Can a pigeon match wits with artificial intelligence? University of Iowa researchers tested pigeons’ learning abilities and concluded the birds employ the same basic process, called associative learning, as the most advanced AI technologies.

Researchers are finding more genes directly associated with cleft lip and palate

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
In a new study, a research team led by the University of Iowa identified three genes that when deleted cause cleft lip or palate, a facial deformation that occurs in about 1 in every 1,600 babies born in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Gov. Reynolds awards $8.2M to University of Iowa for bioscience research, economic development

Friday, December 16, 2022
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Dec. 14 awarded an $8.2 million grant to enhance the growth of bioscience research and economic development on the campus of the University of Iowa.

Former UI president Willard “Sandy” Boyd dies at age 95

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Willard “Sandy” Boyd served as UI’s 15th president from 1969 to 1981, returned as a law professor in 1996, and served as interim president in 2002–03. He formally retired from the university in 2015, though he continued to share his wisdom with any faculty member or administrator who sought him out.
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Boyd responsible for forming UI Foundation in 1956

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Throughout his more than 65 years at the University of Iowa, Sandy Boyd served our institution in many capacities. One of his earliest tasks was helping to conceive and establish the University of Iowa Foundation (now known as the UI Center for Advancement).

New study finds Martian crust more complex, evolved than previously thought

Friday, November 4, 2022
A new study finds the original crust on Mars is more complex, and evolved, than previously thought. Researchers led by Valerie Payré determined the Martian crust has greater concentrations of the silicon, which may mean Mars’ original surface may have been similar to Earth’s first crust.

Researchers create new model to detect COVID’s effects using chest X-rays

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Iowa researchers have created an advanced model that can detect lung damage in long-COVID patients using a simple chest X-ray. The model takes data points from 3D CT lung scans and transfers them to be diagnosed by 2D chest X-ray equipment, which is more commonly available and less costly.