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Miles named PI of TRACERS Mission

Monday, September 25, 2023
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy David Miles has been named Principal Investigator of the Tandem Reconnection and Cusp Electrodynamics Reconnaissance Satellites (TRACERS) Mission following the death of Craig Kletzing in August. In 2019, a team led by Kletzing won a $115 million contract from NASA for TRACERS, the single largest externally funded research project in University of Iowa history.

UI Mathematics marks 25 years of expanding access to doctoral education

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
The UI Department of Mathematics helped launch the Math Alliance, which has had an incredible impact expanding access to doctorate degrees to people of color across the country, including 50 minority graduates from Iowa.

CLAS professor Rebekah Kowal shortlisted for prestigious dance research award

Friday, September 1, 2023
Rebekah Kowal, the executive officer of the Department of Dance, was recently shortlisted for the Oscar G. Brockett Prize for Dance Research for her 2020 book, "Dancing the World Smaller: Staging Globalism in Mid-Century America."

Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative launches new field course at Iowa Law

Thursday, August 31, 2023
The College of Law’s Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative recently launched an environmental law field course, with the help and support of the University of Iowa Wildlife Instruction and Leadership Development (UI WILD) team and the UI College of Education. The interdisciplinary intersession course, titled “Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Law,” ran from August 14–18 and is the first of its kind at the University of Iowa. 

Take a look inside UI's fascinating Libraries Annex

Monday, August 28, 2023
The University of Iowa Libraries Annex is inconspicuously tucked between warehouses on the outskirts of Iowa City. The 60,000-square-foot facility stores about 1.8 million volumes—not including thousands of Special Collections and Archives materials—but has capacity for up to 4.8 million. It's the only facility of its kind in the state, and a critical component of the UI Libraries' strategy, streamlining management, preservation, and access to physical book collections.

CLAS faculty member E Cram wins 2023 Rhetoric Society of America Book Award

Monday, July 17, 2023
The Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) has announced E Cram as the winner of its 2023 Book Award for their 2022 work titled Violent Inheritance: Sexuality, Land, Energy, and the Making of the North American West. This award is presented annually to the best publication by an RSA member published during the current academic year.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology named a ‘Milestones in Microbiology’ site

Friday, June 23, 2023
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine leaders joined current and former faculty and staff, alumni, and friends of the college’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology May 19 to celebrate the department’s 85th anniversary and its designation as a “Milestones in Microbiology” site by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

Graduate student earns prestigious NIH award

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Valeria Cota is a first-generation college student in the College of Pharmacy who's a recipient of a three-year National Institutes of Health Kirschstein National Research Service Award Pre-Doctoral F31 Fellowship — an extremely prestigious award.

UI Carver College of Medicine lands $28 million grant to take clinical research out into rural communities

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine has received a seven-year, $28 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. The grant is focused on extending the reach and benefit of clinical and translational research into communities across Iowa by fostering multidisciplinary collaboration across the university and the state. 

Long-time CLAS employee celebrates 55-year work anniversary at Iowa

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Mathematics department administrator Margaret Driscol has worked for the University of Iowa for more than half a century.