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Celebration of Excellence in Research, Scholarship, Teaching, and Service honors CCOM faculty

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Seventeen University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine faculty members were honored for their work as scientists, scholars, and educators at the second annual Celebration of Excellence in Research, Scholarship, Teaching, and Service on April 26.

Carver College of Medicine’s DEI director named one of 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Nicole Del Castillo, MD, MPH, was recently named one of “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” by the National Minority Quality Forum. The annual awards are given to leaders who have pushed for equitable change in health care while building sustainable, healthy communities. Del Castillo, director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Carver College of Medicine, is involved in...

Ernst named diversity, equity, and inclusion director

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Associate Professor Erika Ernst has been named the inaugural director of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.

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.

Daria Fisher Page makes case for visual advocacy in law school

Monday, December 6, 2021
During three intensive years, law students are taught how to make clear and concise arguments. But what about communication through images? Daria Fisher Page, a professor in the UI College of Law and a Fall 2021 Obermann Fellow-in-Residence, says she believes that today’s legal professionals also need training in visual advocacy.

Interactive virtual exhibitions enhance traditional scientific posters

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Students taking part in the Interdisciplinary Evolutionary Sciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, funded by the National Science Foundation, converted traditional scientific posters into interactive exploration sessions via the web, helping revolutionize the way science is communicated.

Planting Hope: The Anne Frank Tree Arrives in Iowa

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
“Why Anne Frank Still Matters” is the topic of a virtual Obermann Conversation on Monday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 6 p.m. Kumpf Baele will speak, along with Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz of Agudas Achim Synagogue, Mallory Hellman of the Iowa Youth Writing Project, and undergraduate Meghan Maleri, who has participated in Kumpf Baele’s popular course “Anne Frank and Her Story.”

NWP Professor Melissa Febos's book lights up the media in 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
The University of Iowa—renowned worldwide for creative writing—has struck literary gold again, thanks to Melissa Febos, associate professor of English in the Nonfiction Writing Program.

Museum zebra gets X-ray

Thursday, September 23, 2021
The Department of Radiology at University of Iowa Health Care along with University of Iowa Health Care Information Systems teamed up with the Museum of Natural History to help conservators learn more about the methods used to prepare a historic Zebra specimen on display in Mammal Hall.

UI mechanical engineering professor receives DARPA Young Investigator Award

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Caterina Lamuta, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Iowa, has taken a keen interest in cephalopods and has found new ways to mimic their tentacles in the lab. Lamuta was recently awarded a prestigious Young Investigator Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop new self-morphing, stretchable soft skins for use in...