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Parekh appointed chair of Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Friday, October 28, 2022
Kalpaj Parekh has been named chair and departmental executive officer of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery with University of Iowa Health Care, following a national search. Parekh’s appointment is effective Nov. 1. He has served as interim chair of the department since September 2021. The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved the university’s request to establish a freestanding...

College of Public Health doctoral student awarded international fellowship

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Priyanka Dubey, a University of Iowa doctoral student in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health, has been awarded a 2022-23 International Doctoral Degree Fellowship by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

University of Iowa Printmaking program announces partnership with Frogman’s Print Workshops

Monday, October 3, 2022
The University of Iowa and Frogman’s Print Workshops are forming a new partnership that will result in one of the world’s largest and most well-known printmaking workshops being offered on Iowa’s campus.

Iowa Journalism Professor Stephen Bloom releases new book

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Stephen Bloom’s latest nonfiction book explores the saga of a rural Iowa teacher who became world famous after importing a controversial social experiment on racism into her classroom and around the globe.

Faculty member wins award from National Communication Association

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
E Cram, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, is the recipient of the National Communication Association's (NCA) New Investigator Award. The award recognizes current members of the Rhetoric and Communication Division of the NCA who have established a robust research project within eight years of receiving a doctorate and who have the potential to contribute significantly...

UI professor Jun Wang receives 2022 Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Jun Wang, a University of Iowa professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, was announced as American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 2022 Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award recipient. The Ascent Award recognizes excellence in research and leadership in the atmospheric and climate sciences from honorees between eight and 20 years of receiving their PhD.

Gregory Carmichael named fellow of the American Meteorological Society

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Gregory Carmichael, the Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and director of the University of Iowa Informatics Initiative, has been named a fellow of the American Meteorological Society.

Jaynes to serve on National Academies' Heliophysics Decadal Survey Steering Committee

Friday, August 12, 2022
Allison Jaynes, associate professor in the University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected to serve on the Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) Decadal Survey Steering Committee, established by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. As a member of the committee, Jaynes will help will set NASA's priorities in solar and space physics for the next...

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art To Exhibit University Art Collection This Summer, Eve Drewelowe: Painting Her Way

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
The University of Iowa has loaned 23 works of art by Eve Drewelowe to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art for the first significant exhibition of the artist’s work since 1988. The exhibition is open now through Aug. 28.

Foley Nicpon named director of Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development

Friday, May 13, 2022
Megan Foley Nicpon, an internationally recognized expert in counseling psychology and twice-exceptionality, has been named the new director of the College of Education’s Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.