Photo of David Miles

Miles named PI of TRACERS Mission

Monday, September 25, 2023

Museum zebra gets X-ray

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Barry Schreier wins AUCCCD award

Friday, November 22, 2019

HHMI renewals for Campbell and Welsh

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

2019 One Community, One Book chosen

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hitting it out of the ballpark

Monday, March 25, 2019

New ways of crafting a thesis

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

PPC welcomes Summer Scholars

Friday, June 8, 2018

Humanities faculty named DSHB Faculty Scholars

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

HawkEars to debut at Fry Fest

Monday, August 21, 2017

Update: Bowen Science Building fire

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Celebrate Earth Month at the UI

Monday, April 3, 2017

UI posts new rules on drone use

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

University to honor legacy of MLK

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Crowdfunding comes to the UI as GOLDrush

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Needing rural doctors, Iowa grows its own

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Check out the OneIT Year in Review

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Walking scavenger hunt

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Independence after REACH

Monday, May 2, 2016

New smiles for five veterans

Monday, April 25, 2016

Arsenic testing in Iowa above EPA standards

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Celebrating a decade of engagement

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Iowa's man in Japan

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dare to Discover campaign launches

Monday, January 25, 2016

Furry Friends a benefit to all

Thursday, November 12, 2015

2015 Iowa Public Health Heroes named

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Got big data?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

UI to host first Fulbright Day April 3

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
UI alumnus Ali Soliman and his young family

Almost golden: Memoirs of Iowa

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Mallory Willis

UI mentorships provide stepping stones for students

Monday, March 9, 2015
Laura Fernandez, right, connects her students with UI students through Mount Pleasant’s new STEM classroom.

Mount Pleasant, UI partnership enhances STEM learning

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Amanda Kurovski standing next to a boxing bag.

Life's rhythm, life's work

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Bob Chiusano mentors a UI engineering student, coaching and organizational effectiveness

Corporate mentoring benefits UI engineering students

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
William Ming Liu and Crissy Canganelli

Liu's scholarship enhanced by partnership with Shelter House

Thursday, December 4, 2014
A woman and man lie in bed blowing their noses.

Tips for a healthy winter

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Jeopardy! champion Sarah McNitt, pictured with host Alex Trebek, returns Thursday for the Tournament of Champions semi-finals. Photo courtesy of Jeopardy!

UI Jeopardy! champion returns for tournament

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
G. Edgar Folk walking out in an Iowa farm field

Come celebrate G. Edgar Folk's 100th birthday

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
UI distance education student veteran helps carry U.S. flag at Kinnick during pregame activities.

UI distance education student from LeMars helps carry flag at Kinnick

Monday, November 3, 2014
Natalie Gilkison wears a Chinese "University of Iowa" shirt while in China.

UI alumna Natalie Gilkison reflects on international experiences

Thursday, October 23, 2014
An abstract profile of a person's face over a body of water with lightning striking in the person's head, illustrating seizures in the brain

Eyes on the storm

Monday, October 20, 2014
Emma Fox-Gatica, a two-time stroke survivor, volunteers at University of Iowa Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Two-time stroke survivor now helps others

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Arthur Bonfield

The library that Bonfield built

Thursday, September 18, 2014
UI doctoral student in linguistics, Douglas Cole, interviews a resident of Laos for his research while abroad on the Lao language.

Graduate student furthers Lao language research abroad

Friday, September 5, 2014
A group of UI students in the Irish Writing Program climb on stone structure in Ireland

Iowa in Ireland—a glimpse into the Irish Writing Program

Monday, August 11, 2014
Lia Plakans, Ann Santos, and Ginna Moreano.

Williamsburg partnership assists migrant workers' children

Monday, July 21, 2014
FilmScene rooftop patio with umbrellas and seats

WorldCanvass partners with FilmScene for 2014-15 season

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
HazMat team members begin the decontamination process following a preparedness drill held on April 23 at Davenport’s Modern Woodmen Park. Members of the Hygienic Laboratory’s Emergency Preparedness team participated in the exercise to maintain readine

Drill sharpens response skills

Monday, June 2, 2014
UI student Amanda Bartlett sits on the judge's seat in the district court while studying abroad

Studying crime and justice in Britain

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
UI student Haley Church studying abroad in Botswana

Farewell reflections from Botswana

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
canoeists and event staff participate in the Project AWARE team that cleaned up the East and West Nishnabotna Rivers during 2010.

Project AWARE to tackle interstate river cleanup

Monday, May 5, 2014
A young boy plays with a computer software program

Designing technologies for children

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Blake Rupe

Trading sandals for trash bags

Monday, April 21, 2014
Denise Vwatch Cofas

Distance learning helps UI student attain dream, bachelor's degree

Monday, March 31, 2014
UI students Samantha Keys, Amy Hanson, and Jessica Kuennen analyze a patient’s X-ray, comparing pre and post-operation scans, at Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Center, Madurai, India

A priceless opportunity in India

Monday, March 24, 2014
Rep. Dave Jacoby

Jacoby teams with Hygienic Lab as ambassador

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
UI College of Education alumnus Krishna Das stands outside of Lindquist Center

Krishna Das gives back through international leadership

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
UI pharmacy students participate in class called Interprofessional Skills and Team Based Health Care, which was launched last fall.

Future pharmacists learn health care teamwork

Friday, February 14, 2014
Katrina Korb, a UI alumna who received her PhD through the College of Education, emphasizes the importance of education with student healthcare workers in Nigeria

Building peace through education in Nigeria

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Portion of cover of UI International Programs annual report

UI International Programs highlights global engagement

Monday, January 27, 2014
UI student Darcell Skeete

Motivated to succeed

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Photo of a wind turbine in a field

Micromagnets: On the path to greater energy efficiency

Friday, January 17, 2014
Photo of a student working on a NASA shuttle wing

Partnerships improve life on (and above) planet Earth

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
an illustration of different numbers

The unintended consequences of rankings

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Obermann Graduate Fellows writing while sitting around a table

Graduate students selected as Obermann Graduate Fellows

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Maria Hope in front of Machu Picchu in Peru

It's all about the journey

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
UI graduate fellow Berhan Gelan

Graduate Education at Iowa 2012-2013

Monday, November 18, 2013
a sign written in the sand that shows that State Hygienic Laboratory

UI helps advance screening for babies in Puerto Rico

Monday, November 4, 2013
Photo of UI College of Education's Lindquist Center

UI College of Education's Lindquist Center celebrates 40th anniversary

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Environmental photo of UI professor David Gould

David Gould is first Obermann Public Scholar

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Photo of UI student Sarah Petitt sitting by her computer as she interned for the Huntington's Disease Society of America Center of Excellence

Summer intern connects with Huntington's disease community

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
biomedical machinery, a 3-D printer

Just press print

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A group photo of Latino scholars around the Obermann Center signage outside of the building

Teaching the Latino Midwest

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Melanie Martin (right) holds an Iowa flag in Morocco as part of a study abroad experience

Hawkeyes drawn to Morroco

Monday, July 8, 2013
An image of a woman sitting on a street in India, surrounded by colorful flowers

Nursing professor influences hospice training in India

Monday, June 10, 2013
An iExploreSTEM volunteer teaches children how to use a pipette at the festival co-produced by the State Hygienic Laboratory and the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership on Sept. 18, 2011.

STEM festival comes to Cedar Rapids

Monday, June 3, 2013
UI student Thomas Langer at the Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya, India

A karmic connection

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Rebecca Hemm, University of Iowa Children's Hospital patient

Melody heart valve puts teen back in the game

Monday, May 20, 2013
An image of the College of Education's new brand initiative

College of Education unveils new brand initiative

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A photo of water moving over sandbags and around trees during the Iowa flooding of 2008 in Iowa City

Rising Waters, Rapid Changes

Monday, May 6, 2013
UI student Kyra Seay poses with a new friend she made in China on the Rivers as Bridges program

Rivers as Bridges

Monday, April 29, 2013
group of health students smiling

Seeing health care from a new perspective

Monday, April 22, 2013
A nurse is honored while holding a bouquet of flowers for the '100 Great Nurses' celebration

Honoring 100 Great Iowa Nurses

Monday, April 15, 2013
Women in costume dancing with a maypole on the Pentacrest lawn

Old Gold: The Senior Frolic

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Photo of Leesa Fair and her son, Ben at Carver-Hawkeye Arena for December 2012 graduation

Mom, son graduate together thanks to online learning

Monday, March 25, 2013
Teacher helps students in a classroom with an assignment

Bringing history home

Monday, March 18, 2013
Photo of many arms and hands interlocking to demonstrate diversity on the UI campus

UI Chief Diversity Office

Monday, February 25, 2013
Photo of an Indian youth holding someone's hand

UI students receive end-of-life training abroad

Monday, February 11, 2013
Winter weather photo of student truding along a street during a blizzard

Information Technology Services

Monday, January 28, 2013
A UI nursing student works with a senior citizen through the RSVP partnershiop with the College of Nursing

UI College of Nursing

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Nine-year-old Virginia Buck with Katie Moser, a former president of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s National Youth Alliance and a well-known Huntington disease advocate

UI Carver College of Medicine

Monday, January 14, 2013
UI professor Armando Duarte dressed in a Carnival costume in Brazil.

UI International Programs

Monday, January 7, 2013
Photo of Tom Rocklin with a group of UI students

Division of Student Life

Monday, December 17, 2012
An 1887 print of an ancient site at Cahokia in present-day western Illinois

Practicing sustainable humanities

Monday, December 3, 2012
UI College of Pharmacy Dean Donald Letendre talks with visitors at the grand opening of Iowa's first tele-pharmacy

UI alumni open tele-pharmacy

Monday, November 26, 2012
UI nursing and international studies student Jeannette George helps a young boy in Uganda and holds his hand

'Bravest decision I ever made'

Monday, November 19, 2012
CHAMPS workout facility at Iowa River Landing clinic

Heart patient fights like a champ

Monday, November 12, 2012
UI student Kaci Maire

Business brainstormer pursues online BBA

Monday, November 5, 2012
University of Iowa student Naomi Jackson in Barbados

Reflections of time in Barbados

Monday, October 29, 2012
A University of Iowa College of Pharmacy student helps someone with information

UI College of Pharmacy

Monday, October 15, 2012
UI PhD student in geography Luke Juran, poses with several women while holding a goat during a Fulbright funded trip to India

Fulbright trip to India inspires geography student

Monday, October 8, 2012
UI College of Nursing graduate student Staja Booker

College of Nursing

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Photo of UI distance learner Chris Kelly

UI Division of Continuing Education

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Kirsten Beyer

Putting public health on the map

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Julie Jessop with a student in the lab

Putting it all together

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Checking out in a dining hall

Navigating the dining halls

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Using heavy machinery to fight a raging blaze. By Rick Fosse, City of Iowa City.

Hygienic Lab responds to landfill fire

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Detail from U.S. Suprem Court pass

Law student gets 'golden ticket'

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Nancy Crovetti

Nancy Crovetti

Monday, July 23, 2012

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Stanford elected supreme chapter president of Omicron Kappa Upsilon

Friday, March 22, 2024
Clark Stanford, dean of the UI College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, was elected Supreme Chapter President of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), National Honor Dental Society. Stanford will serve a one-year term as president before moving to immediate past president. OKU is a prestigious honor dental society in which only the top 12% of the dental school graduating class is selected for membership.

Three CLAS faculty members receive humanities scholar awards

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Three College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty members recently received awards to support their respective research projects during the next academic year. Jenna Supp-Montgomerie, religious studies and communication studies; Stephanie Miracle, dance; and Jonathan Wilcox, English each received a Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank (DSHB) Humanities Scholar Award.

Hoadley, DeRoo receive NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowships

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
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Student Research Profile: Improving Dry Mouth and Oral Health in Older Populations with Dentures

Friday, February 16, 2024
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UI advances cochlear implant science into 5th decade with $13.8 million grant renewal

Friday, February 9, 2024
More than 40 years on and after thousands of procedures, Bruce Gantz, MD, vividly remembers how his first patient reacted when she received her cochlear implant in the early 1980s just as these devices were being introduced in the U.S.

Scherer demonstrates value of University of Iowa Distinguished Chair award

Friday, February 9, 2024
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CLAS mathematics faculty member named 2024 AMS Fellow

Friday, February 9, 2024
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3 CLAS faculty members receive humanities scholar awards

Friday, February 9, 2024
Jenna Supp-Montgomerie, Stephanie Miracle, and Jonathan Wilcox will advance their unique research projects with the funding.

Writers' Workshop graduate wins the 2023 National Book Award for Fiction

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Justin Torres, a 2010 graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, won the 2023 National Book Award for Fiction at the 74th National Book Awards Ceremony & Benefit Dinner in New York City on Nov. 15.

UI’s Ralston honored at national enrollment management conference

Monday, November 20, 2023
Dr. Kate Ralston, director of enrollment data analytics, has been recognized once again for her industry-leading abilities to apply research to practical enrollment management strategies.

Promoting Breastfeeding in Women with MS

Thursday, October 5, 2023
It’s tough to be a new mother, whoever you are, whatever your income, wherever you live. But for women with chronic health conditions, it’s exceptionally difficult. Even breastfeeding can feel like an insurmountable task, full of uncertainties about the transmission of medication in breastmilk and the physical demands of holding an infant for long periods of time. This past summer, an Obermann Interdisciplinary Research Grant team, aided by Spelman Rockefeller funding, began studying breastfeeding in women with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease of the brain and spinal cord.

Jaynes awarded the 2023 AGU James B. Macelwane Medal

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Allison Jaynes, professor of physics and astronomy, was selected to receive the AGU James B. Macelwane Medal, which is given annually to early career scientists in recognition of their significant contributions to Earth and space science. AGU, the world's largest Earth and space science association, annually recognizes a select number of individuals for its highest honors.

Education’s ‘walking Google’ says farewell

Monday, October 2, 2023
Bettina Hass retired Oct. 2 after more than four decades of dedicated service to College of Education.

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

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

Monday, July 17, 2023
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology named a ‘Milestones in Microbiology’ site

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Graduate student earns prestigious NIH award

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
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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.

CLAS Associate Dean Cornelia Lang chairing National Science Foundation committee

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
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Folland awarded NSF grant to study photonics in crystals

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
The National Science Foundation has awarded Assistant Professor Tom Folland a $604,691 grant for a project that will determine how certain classes of crystals can be used to control both direction, and orientation of light waves. These materials can form a key part of creating advanced optical technologies including laser imaging, optical biosensors, and quantum optics.

Farag receives $1M grant to reduce errors in K-12 school medication administration

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
A team of University of Iowa researchers led by College of Nursing Associate Professor Amany Farag, has been awarded a three-year, $1 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to implement and evaluate the usability and effectiveness of an electronic student medication record aimed at reducing medication errors in K-12 schools. 

CLAS professor Meenakshi Gigi Durham featured in Hulu docuseries Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Durham, a media and gender studies researcher in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in the popular documentary.

UI joins statewide initiative to make Iowa a national leader in biomanufacturing

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
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CLAS philosophy professor receives $234,000 research grant

Monday, March 6, 2023
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Journalism professor to keynote at University of Paris conference

Friday, February 24, 2023
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Dance Gala returns to Hancher with themes of mental health, inclusivity

Monday, November 7, 2022
The University of Iowa Dance Gala will perform at Hancher Auditorium for the first time in two years — and will include a poignant performance inspired by mental illness.

Spak to serve on EPA air-quality advisory panel

Friday, November 4, 2022
Scott Spak, associate professor in the School of Planning and Public Affairs and senior research fellow at the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa, has been chosen to serve on an advisory panel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Spak will be a member of the EPA's Science Advisory Board and will evaluate a model utilized by the EPA to measure changes in adverse health effects...

Parekh appointed chair of Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Friday, October 28, 2022
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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
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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
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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...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
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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.

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
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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...

Len MacGillivray, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry, to receive prestigious disciplinary award

Friday, September 10, 2021
The American Chemical Society has named Professor Leonard "Len" MacGillivray, the chair of the University of Iowa Department of Chemistry, the recipient of the 2021 ACS Midwest Award. The award, granted by the ACS's St. Louis section, each year recognizes one scientist who has significantly contributed to the development of chemical research and education.

Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz named F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor

Friday, August 27, 2021
Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz, a leading scholar of feminist and gender studies, has been appointed the F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor, Communication Studies, by the University of Iowa. Fixmer-Oraiz is a faculty member in the Department of Communication Studies, with a joint appointment in the Department of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies.

Wild Bill’s Coffee Shop transitions to Wild Bill’s Workshop

Monday, August 9, 2021
Wild Bill’s in North Hall will no longer operate as a coffee shop. Instead, the School of Social Work is reimagining the space as a workshop and classroom.

Nugent named editor of The Iowa Review

Monday, August 2, 2021
Lynne Nugent has been named editor of The Iowa Review. She is the seventh editor in the half-century history of The Iowa Review and the first nonwhite person (she is Asian American) to serve in that role.

PhD student Cecilia Fasano wins three-year NASA research grant

Thursday, June 17, 2021
Cecilia Fasano, a PhD student in the UI Department of Physics and Astronomy, has earned a three-year Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) fellowship from NASA's Astrophysics Division to advance her research into making and assessing UV/X-ray diffraction gratings, which will be used in future NASA missions.

McMillan selected for prestigious residential fellowship in ballet

Thursday, June 17, 2021
Professor Christopher-Rasheem McMillan of the University of Iowa has been selected by the New York University Center for Ballet and the Arts for its prestigious Resident Fellowship.

Iowa researchers use satellite data to measure air pollution

Friday, June 4, 2021
Despite years of regulating human-source emissions, air pollution remains problematic, and some University of Iowa scientists say it’s time to look closer at the ground below.

The Program Era Project: Limning the depths of the Iowa Writers' Workshop's literary influence

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Loren Glass, professor and chair of the university's Department of English, has teamed up with doctoral candidate Nicholas M. Kelly and digital humanities librarian Nichole White to create the Program Era Project, which tracks the aesthetic and cultural influence of the Iowa Writers' Workshop since its founding in 1936.

Tippie Analytics wins major international analytics award

Thursday, April 15, 2021
The Tippie College of Business has been honored as one of the top colleges in the world for preparing students for careers in business analytics. The college received the UPS George D. Smith Prize, which recognizes the leading university in the world for excellence in preparing students to practice in the areas of analytics or operations research.

Larry Lockwood to retire as assistant provost and university registrar

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Larry Lockwood, assistant provost and university registrar, will retire on July 6 after 19 years at the University of Iowa.

Hancher, Ballet Des Moines present Dance into Spring tour

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Ballet Des Moines and Hancher Auditorium have come together to create Dance Into Spring, a state-crossing collaboration featuring outdoor performances in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Muscatine. The free performances offer the opportunity for attendees to gather together for performances celebrating the spirit of renewal.

Garrett Morris and Kyle Rector of Computer Science earn prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Thursday, March 25, 2021
The National Science Foundation announced that two University of Iowa professors of computer science have been named recipients of CAREER grants, the NSF’s most prestigious research award for early-career faculty in the sciences.

UI engineers receive nearly $1 million to develop new methods to recycle paper into fiber reinforced plastic composites

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Instead of turning old paper and cardboard into new paper, engineers at the University of Iowa are working to enhance the process of turning wastepaper into high-value fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) composites. Xuan Song, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering; Chao Wang, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering; and H.S. Udaykumar, professor of mechanical...

UI spin-off NanoMedTrix awarded $2 million from National Cancer Institute

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Using nanoparticles to deliver drugs directly to tumors is a novel technology developed by NanoMedTrix, LLC, a UI spin-off founded by Jose Assouline, an adjunct associate professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. The targeted delivery of these nanoparticles to treat diseases such as bladder cancer led to a two-year...

Study links plant protein intake to lower risk of deaths from cardiovascular disease, dementia

Monday, March 1, 2021
Postmenopausal women who ate high levels of plant protein had lower risks of premature death, cardiovascular disease death, and dementia-related death compared with women who ate less plant protein, according to new research from University of Iowa College of Public Health investigators.

Wise and Valiant: Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez celebrates forgotten women authors

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
University of Iowa Associate Professor Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez created an exhibit about forgotten and overlooked Spanish female authors, Wise and Valiant: Women and Writing in the Spanish Golden Age (Tan sabia como valerosa: Mujeres y escritura en los Siglos de Oro), at Spain's Cervantes Institute. In December, the Smithsonian named Wise and Valiant one of the top 10 online exhibitions of the year...

Tim Mattes awarded $1.4 million from NIEHS to reduce contaminants in soil and water

Monday, February 15, 2021
Synthetic polymers which mimic black carbon materials can be created in the laboratory and applied to soil and water along with specialized bacteria to break down hazardous contaminants. The development of these “tunable materials” and determining their impact on bioremediation of halogenated groundwater pollutants is the focus of a five-year $1.467 million grant from the National Institute of...

COVID Q&A: Is it time to begin double-masking?

Monday, February 8, 2021
Renee Anthony, professor of occupational and environmental health in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, offers updated advice to protect against transmission of the virus, including the practice of double-masking as well as other masking tips and reminders.

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...

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...

Monica Correia connects generations of UI design with Figge Art Museum exhibition

Thursday, December 31, 2020
Visitors to the Figge Art Museum’s “Seating by Design” exhibition are greeted by an unconventional chair—beige, wooden, oblong—with a title: “For Your Eyes Only.” The piece serves as an appropriate opener to the exhibition, which features a series of chairs designed by artists associated with the 3D Design Program in the School of Art and Art History. Created by the late University of Iowa...

Iowa’s Nurse Anesthetists Switch Gears During Pandemic

Monday, December 21, 2020
With a reduction in UI Hospitals & Clinics' general surgical capacity due to COVID-19, hospital administrators reached out to its certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) to help staff its ICUs. A large portion of the CRNAs who have stepped up to fill the void are graduates of the UI College of Nursing’s doctorate-level anesthesia nursing program.

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.

McDermott named new associate dean of teacher education and student services

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Mark McDermott, a nationally-recognized expert in STEM teaching and learning, has been named the new associate dean for teacher education and student services in the University of Iowa College of Education. McDermott, clinical professor of science education, will begin in his new position on July 1, 2021. He will succeed Nancy Langguth, who will retire June 30.

College of Public Health students trace COVID-19

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Community members who contract or are exposed to COVID-19 may find themselves talking on the phone with Rebecca Nyangufi, one of about 45 University of Iowa College of Public Health students who are working part-time as contact tracers at Johnson County Public Health in Iowa City. These students have the unique experience of helping the local public health department and wider community handle the...

Understanding suicide as a social justice issue

Monday, November 9, 2020
In a new article published in the Journal of Prevention and Health Promotion, Counseling Psychology Professor Emeritus John Westefeld of the University of Iowa College of Education, describes how we can begin to understand suicide and suicide prevention as a social justice issue.

Exploring the echo chamber: Ekdale receives $1M grant to study social media algorithms, extremism

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Funded by the Minerva Research Initiative—the social science research arm of the Department of Defense—Brian Ekdale, associate professor in the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and his co-investigators will use qualitative, quantitative, and computational research methodologies to investigate the psychological attributes that make a person vulnerable to radicalization and how U.S...

Chorazy named associate dean for academic affairs

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Margaret (Maggie) Chorazy has been named associate dean for academic affairs in the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Her appointment begins Nov. 1, 2020. Chorazy is currently the director of undergraduate programs for the college and a clinical associate professor of epidemiology. Her research interests include infectious disease epidemiology and scholarship of teaching and learning in...

Office of Sustainability announces funding for research projects

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
The Office of Sustainability and the Environment has announced three research and educational projects that have won funding. The projects are: "Sustainable Food Systems and COVID-19: A Mixed-Methods Assessment of Innovations and Strategies;" "A hard rain’s gonna fall: Responses of Iowa’s bur oak to increased precipitation variability;" and "Algal Blooms Detection and Forecasting through Smart and...

Biology professor wins NIH funding to study organism's response to stress

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
An assistant professor in the Department of Biology has been awarded an Early Stage Investigator grant from the National Institutes of Health. Bin He will use the funding to investigate how gene regulatory networks evolve as an organism reacts to external perturbations—such as a change in temperature or source of food— how they may contribute to a species’ adaptation to its environment. His lab...

Reassigned employees help State Hygienic Lab near milestones

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
A number of University of Iowa employees temporarily reassigned have helped the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) near some milestones related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The employees helped fill critical roles in the testing process over the summer as the SHL expanded its capabilities to meet explosive demand for testing. The lab is fast approaching having conducted half a million COVID-19 tests...

UI museums and libraries win $200,000 grant to expand senior programming in Iowa

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
A $222,327 grant to the University of Iowa will allow an expansion of the Stanley Museum of Art's Senior Living Communities Program, which brings art programming and interactive activities to seniors in long-term care facilities in Iowa. The grant is part of $13.8 million in funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Grants for Museums and Libraries announced Sept...

University of Iowa team wins $1M NSF grant to lead a multi-university consortium to advance medical AI

Thursday, September 24, 2020
To address concerns around patient privacy and data security in medical artificial intelligence, Stephen Baek, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Iowa, along with UI investigators Xiaodong Wu, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Nick Street, professor of business analytics, has received a $1 million phase one grant from the National...

UI employees step up to help State Hygienic Lab with COVID-19 testing

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Meet the small army of temporarily reassigned University of Iowa employees who helped fill critical roles in the COVID-19 testing process over the summer at the State Hygienic Laboratory.

Mary Lou Emery explores paradoxical cultural history of the bungalow in new book

Friday, September 18, 2020
In her new book, Bungalow Modernity: A Study of Twentieth Century Fictions of Home, Mary Lou Emery, professor emerita in the Department of English at the University of Iowa, explores this global house design, which has been adopted by populations on every continent across four centuries, through the lens of literature.

NADS provides national leadership on COVID-19 research protocols

Thursday, September 17, 2020
National Advanced Driving Simulator Director Daniel McGehee made recommendations for human subjects testing in driving research for the COVID-19 era to the Transportation Research Board during its mid-year meeting earlier this month. How to keep people safe in driving research—in both simulators and on-road vehicles—is not something that has been widely shared or standardized in the research...

Eight UI Students Awarded 2020 Gilman Scholarships

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Chosen from thousands of applicants from colleges and universities across the U.S., eight University of Iowa undergraduates were awarded the competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Buckwalter Recognized as ‘Living Legend’

Thursday, September 17, 2020
The American Academy of Nursing officially designated five prominent nurse leaders as Living Legends—the Academy's highest honor. Among the five honorees is UI College of Nursing Professor Emeritus Kathleen (Kitty) Buckwalter.

St. Marie, Dawson Selected as Academy Fellows

Thursday, September 17, 2020
The American Academy of Nursing recently announced its selection of 230 highly distinguished nurse leaders as part of its 2020 Class of Academy Fellows. Among this extraordinary group of new fellows are University of Iowa College of Nursing faculty member Barbara St. Marie and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics’ Chief Nursing Officer Cindy Dawson.

Iowa Law Antiracism Committee Works Toward a Bold Plan for Action

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, the College of Law moved to action and formed an Anti-Racism Action Committee made up of faculty, staff and students. The committee met for the first time on June 19, 2020, and met weekly through the summer, submitting its final report on Aug. 21.

Iowa Law Hires Diversity Officer to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
The University of Iowa College of Law announced the hiring of NedaBarrett as its first director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Global Engagement. Barrett previously served as senior human resources leadership fellow at the UI, with joint appointments in the colleges of law and dentistry, respectively. In addition to her DEI and Global Engagement responsibilities, she also will be the...

Stephen G. Bloom wins national Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
The Society of Professional Journalists has named Stephen Bloom, professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, the recipient of its coveted Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award. The national award is given to just one journalism educator each year, and this is the first time that a UI instructor has earned it.

University of Iowa internship program offers graduate students the diverse career options they need

Friday, September 4, 2020
Common for undergraduates, internships have never been a routine part of doctoral study. But they should be — both to give our Ph.D.s more career options and to help departments build connections with the world around us. Beginning in 2019, the university’s Obermann Center for Advanced Studies began offering internships to doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, as part...

NASA-funded study at IIHR explores connections between reduced air pollution due to COVID-19 and decreases in precipitation in the western United States

Thursday, September 3, 2020
New research at the University of Iowa College of Engineering will study the connections between reduced air pollution due to COVID-19 shutdowns and sharp decreases in precipitation in the western United States.

Durham named interim director of renowned UI Nonfiction Writing Program

Thursday, August 27, 2020
The Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa welcomes writer, scholar, and distinguished professor Meenakshi Gigi Durham to the program as interim director. Durham holds a joint appointment at the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication and in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies.

Oboists, otolaryngologists, and engineers: School of Music's interdisciplinary research to ensure Voxman Music Building safety

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
With less than a month before faculty, staff, and students prepared to come to campus, Voxman Music Building—home to more than 500 School of Music (SOM) musicians—was transformed into a research lab. SOM director Tammie Walker was at the forefront of these plans, bringing in not just fellow musicians, but also UI doctors and engineers. Through a series of tests, the team identified a list of...

UI engineers to study the grain structure of metal alloys on the International Space Station

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Not all metals are created the same. The size and shape of the small grains that comprise all metals have a direct effect on the properties and performance of metal parts. The grain structure forms when the molten metal is poured into a mold and solidifies. A research team, led by Christoph Beckermann, University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical...

Paleontologists: 80 million years ago, this monster ate dinosaurs

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Adam Cossette, who earned his PhD in geoscience from the UI in 2018, and his graduate advisor, Professor Christopher Brochu of the UI Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, have co-authored a paper that sheds new light on Deinosuchus—one of the largest, if not the largest, crocodylian genera known.

NSF grant awarded to UI Engineering dean and team to study impact of transition to off-campus learning during COVID-19

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
College students across the country had their studies and on-campus life disrupted suddenly during the spring 2020 semester. Most universities and colleges quickly transitioned to online course delivery, closed campus housing, and dramatically changed university life for students accustomed to living, working, and studying on a college campus. A new study, supported by a National Science...

Regent resolution praises State Hygienic Lab COVID-19 testing efforts

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) was recognized by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, at its recent meeting for its heroic handling of statewide testing for the coronavirus. At the board’s July 29 meeting, the board signed a resolution lauding the work of its three schools for their response following Iowa Gov. Kim Reynold’s declaration of a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency in March...

Scott Baalrud adds to early career awards with recognition by American Physical Society

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
The American Physical Society has recognized University of Iowa Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Scott Baalrud with its Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research. Baalrud received the award for “fundamental advances to the kinetic theory of strongly-coupled plasma and plasma sheaths,” according to the American Physical Society website...

David Wiemer wins 2020 American Chemical Society Midwest Award

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has awarded University of Iowa Professor David F. Wiemer the 2020 ACS Midwest Award. The award, granted to scientists who have significantly contributed to the development of chemical research and education in the region, is granted annually by the ACS’s St. Louis section. Wiemer, who holds an F. Wendell Miller Professorship, joined the UI faculty in 1978. He...

Jennifer Buckley wins Outstanding Book Award from Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Jennifer Buckley, associate professor in the Departments of English and Theatre Arts at the University of Iowa, has earned the 2020 Outstanding Book Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Her book, Beyond Text: Theater and Performance in Print after 1900, was published in 2019 by the University of Michigan Press.

Record funding fuels research into COVID-19, writing and other areas of UI strengths

Monday, July 13, 2020
Funding in support of core UI research activities rose 15% (or $68,581,401), from $466.9 million in Fiscal Year 2019 to $535.5 million in FY20. While a large portion of the increase is attributable to CARES Act Funding, without it the UI still outpaced research funding from any previous year since it began tracking this data.

UI professor to conduct peace research in Colombia as Fulbright Scholar

Monday, June 22, 2020
Kristine L. Munoz, a professor in the Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and communication studies, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Colombia for the 2020-21 academic year. Munoz is one of more than 800 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, or provide expertise abroad for the 2020-2021 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez helping Spain reexamine its Golden Age

Friday, June 19, 2020
Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez is playing a prominent role in bringing to light the work and legacy of women writers during Spain's "Golden Age," a period of flourishing in arts and literature in Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries. The associate professor of Spanish literature in the University of Iowa Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and interim chair of the Department of French and Italian...

McMillan named a Fellow of the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University

Friday, June 19, 2020
Assistant Professor Christopher-Rasheem McMillan of the Departments of Dance and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies, has been appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. McMillan's Yale project will take two interdependent approaches: completion of a book titled Performance Criticism: Scripture, Sex, and the Sacred, and an evening-length performance called Sacred/...

Perlman named to Mark Stinski Chair in Virology

Friday, June 19, 2020
Stanley Perlman, physician and professor of microbiology and immunology in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, has been appointed to the Mark Stinski Chair in Virology. The Stinski Chair was created in 2010 as the endowed chair in immunology. In 2015, the chair was named after Stinski, who developed and commercialized the cytomegalovirus promoter, a tool to...

Computer Science researcher Zubair Shafiq part of $10 million NSF cybersecurity grant

Friday, June 19, 2020
The National Science Foundation announced that University of Iowa Computer Science researcher Zubair Shafiq is part of a team receiving a $10 million grant. The grant is part of NSF's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program, which supports cybersecurity research. Shafiq's team's project is titled "ProperData: Protecting Personal Data Flow on the Internet."

Electrical and Computer Engineering professors receive NSF RAPID grant for novel COVID-19 testing technologies

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Three Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty members received a National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID grant titled "RAPID: High-Throughput and Low-Cost Testing of COVID-19 Viruses and Antibodies through Compressed Sensing and Group Testing," to develop a novel high-throughput and low-cost testing technology that has great potential of breaking the testing bottleneck of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Christopher Harris selected as 2020-21 Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard University

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Christopher Harris has been named a 2020–2021 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, joining an impressive class whose work will span the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts. Harris is head of Film and Video Production in the Department of Cinematic Arts. For his Radcliffe project, Harris will continue researching, writing, and re-photographing...

Mark Vander Weg to lead Department of Community and Behavioral Health

Monday, June 15, 2020
Mark Vander Weg has been named the head of the University of Iowa Department of Community and Behavioral Health, effective July 1, 2020. Vander Weg is currently an associate professor of internal medicine at the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He...

Engineering and public health collaboration leads to NSF RAPID grant on PPE materials which capture and kill pathogens

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Engineers at the University of Iowa and the University Notre Dame are collaborating with a UI College of Public Health faculty member to develop protective equipment that captures and kills viral pathogens, thereby improving protective equipment performance and reusability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CCOM gap funding supports 3 medical innovation projects

Monday, May 18, 2020
Three University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine faculty and staff have received gap funding for innovative translational research projects that potentially could lead to new, commercially viable medical devices or technologies.

Researchers, scholars, inventors and mentors recognized

Monday, May 18, 2020
OVPR recognized faculty, staff, and students who stand out for their commitment to discovery, their shepherding of young students, their entrepreneurship, their gifts as research communicators, and their support of the campus research enterprise with the office's annual Celebrating Excellence Awards.

Simon Balto, Richard Turner named fellows of the American Council of Learned Societies

Friday, May 8, 2020
University of Iowa faculty members Simon Balto, assistant professor of History and African American Studies, and Richard Brent Turner, professor of Religious Studies and African American Studies, have been named 2020 fellows of the American Council of Learned Societies.

Collegiate Teaching Award honors seven College of Liberal Arts and Sciences instructors

Friday, May 8, 2020
The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences named seven recipients of the Collegiate Teaching Awards for 2019-2020. The awardees, chosen by the college’s Teaching Awards Committee from nominations by students and colleagues, are Nicole Esposito (Music), Jasper Halekas (Physics and Astronomy), Cris Lira (Spanish and Portuguese), Ambrose Lo (Statistics and Actuarial Science)...

Cornelia Lang, Joshua Weiner appointed associate deans by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Monday, May 4, 2020
Professor of Physics and Astronomy Cornelia Lang will serve as the associate dean for undergraduate education, and Professor of Biology Joshua Weiner will become associate dean for research. Both appointments are effective July 1, 2020.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences names Marcé, Moore as Distinguished Associate Professor of Instruction

Friday, May 1, 2020
The UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences named two faculty members to the honor of distinguished associate professor of Instruction for 2020-2022: Pilar Marcé of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Rosemary Moore of the departments of Classics and History.

Brian Ekdale mines lessons from Kenya's scrappy gig economy

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Brian Ekdale, a filmmaker and media scholar, is pondering what Kenya’s robust gig economy has to teach us at this moment of global crisis.

$2 million gift to support UI Health Care employees with emergency costs and PPE, and fund COVID-19 research

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
In recognition of the work addressing COVID-19, the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation has given University of Iowa Health Care a $2 million gift to help overcome the pandemic. The gift will be used for current and future expenses associated with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the COVID-19 virus; to aid front-line health care workers with emergency childcare, housing, and food costs; and...

Former theater head David Thayer dies

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Faculty and alumni remember Professor Emeritus David Thayer (1930-2020), former DEO of the Department of Theatre Arts and namesake of former Theatre A. Thayer died on April 2.

Kowal named Collegiate Scholar by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Friday, April 3, 2020
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has named Rebekah Kowal to the honor of Collegiate Scholar for 2020-2022, which recognizes faculty for excellence as evidenced in their promotion record at the time of their candidacy for promotion to the rank of full professor.

Like everything else, Match Day is different this year

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Friday was Match Day – the day when graduating medical students across the country find out where they will do their residency training. But with the COVID-19 pandemic up ending everyday life across the country, it was possibly the most unusual Match Day ever.

Study homes in on possible cause of sudden cardiac deaths

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
By studying the sick hearts removed from four patients undergoing heart transplants, researchers have identified a protein and a signaling pathway that may contribute to sudden death in an inherited form of heart disease.

UI professors surveying effects of political corruption

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Scholars are asking how corrupt practices, which can include nepotism, electoral interference, kickbacks, and bribery, affect democracy. And as we understand the connections and effects better, can we make policy and funding decisions that bolster democracy and hinder corruption?

Chemical engineering student receives Fulbright Mitacs Globalink award

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Collin Sindt, a University of Iowa undergraduate studying chemical engineering, has received a prestigious Fulbright Mitacs Globalink grant, which will allow him the opportunity to spend the summer in Canada working on a research project at the University of Montreal.

CLAS awards Dissertation Writing Fellowships to 12 doctoral candidates

Thursday, February 27, 2020
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) has awarded 12 doctoral candidates with CLAS Dissertation Writing Fellowships. CLAS Dissertation Writing Fellowships provide recipients with a fellowship of $13,750 to support work on the final stages of their dissertations.

Carver College of Medicine recognizes 47 faculty as Impact Scholars

Thursday, February 27, 2020
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will honor 47 of its faculty as the college’s inaugural group of Impact Scholars—researchers who have made a major scientific impact over the course of their careers.

Snyder named associate dean for faculty affairs and development

Monday, February 24, 2020
Peter Snyder has been named associate dean for faculty affairs and development in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, effective March 1.

From VR to Video Games: ITTA Funds Seven Projects

Friday, February 14, 2020
Funded through student technology fees, the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards(ITTA) support significant, innovative projects that show the potential to improve teaching and learning throughout the University of Iowa. This year's recipients are exploring a range of opportunities from teaching elementary math within virtual reality to delving into the world of ancient Greece using video...

Scientists supporting humanists: Harris, Maierhofer, Schwalm receive DSHB Faculty Scholar Awards

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
The Developmental Sciences Hybridoma Bank (DSHB) Awards provide support annually to tenured CLAS faculty for an approved research project within the humanities. This year's recipients are Christopher Harris, Watraud Maierhofer, and Leslie Schwalm.

Jeffrey Quinlan selected as chair of UI Department of Family Medicine

Friday, February 7, 2020
U.S. Navy Capt. Jeffrey D. Quinlan has been named chair and departmental executive officer of the Department of Family Medicine in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. He will begin Oct. 15 after completing a 28-year career in the U.S. Navy.

What is the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and how are we preparing? Epidemiologist Jorge Salinas fills us in

Thursday, January 30, 2020
With the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Wuhan, China, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics epidemiologist Jorge Salinas shares more about the virus, how it spreads, and how UIHC is prepared to deal with it.

Humanities symposium to explore future of museums

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
When you think about museums, what comes to mind? Many of us picture an imposing building with artworks and artifacts displayed among velvet ropes, marble columns, and guards who shush you. But there are many possibilities for museums, and the two directors of this spring’s Obermann Humanities Symposium, “What Can Museums Become?”, Joyce Tsai and Jen Buckley, have gathered speakers transforming...

Downtown banners showcase University of Iowa student researchers

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
From investigating the dark side of the global art market, to launching rockets into space, to discovering new fossil species previously unknown to science, University of Iowa students are engaged in diverse and ground-breaking research and scholarly activities. Fifty-two of these student researchers are featured in the Dare to Discover downtown banner campaign starting Jan. 1.

International Parents of the Year 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019
Elsie Barugahare, from the district of Kabale in Uganda and the mother of UI graduate student Dan Ngabirano, and Manju Verma, from Muzaffarpur, Bihar, an eastern state in India and the mother of UI graduate student Pranav Prakash, a PhD candidate in religious studies. were named International Parents of the Year for 2019.

Nopoulos receives $18M grant to continue Huntington's disease research

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Peg Nopoulos, chair of psychiatry and professor of psychiatry, neurology, and pediatrics in the UI Carver College of Medicine, has received a five-year, $18 million grant to continue and expand a decade-long study on brain development in children at risk for developing Huntington’s disease. Find out more on the College of Medicine website.

UI grad student researches virtual to help chronic and acute pain

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Fourth-year PhD student Lynn Nakad was playing a scary virtual reality game with her brother when she wondered how this technology could help the medical field. Nakad’s dissertation focuses on the effects that VR has on distracting people suffering from acute or chronic pain and she is working on a project to implement VR as an alternative for pain management therapy at UnityPoint Health—St. Luke...

Engelhardt named 2019 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Thursday, December 5, 2019
The National Academy of Inventors has named University of Iowa cystic fibrosis and gene therapy researcher John Engelhardt, PhD, a 2019 Fellow. Engelhardt, who is professor and head of anatomy and cell biology in the UI Carver College of Medicine and director of the UI Center for Gene Therapy, is recognized for his work in developing gene therapies to treat cystic fibrosis.

Pentacrest Museums win two CRANDIC Awards

Thursday, December 5, 2019
For the second year in a row, the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums won two Little Village Best of the CRANDIC Awards: Best Museum for the Museum of Natural History and Best Historic Building for the Old Capitol Museum.

Racevksis, Sanders, Tomova appointed Associate Deans in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is appointing three faculty members to new collegiate leadership positions, effective Jan. 1.

Three University of Iowa faculty members named IEEE Fellows

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Faculty members from the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering and the Carver College of Medicine have been named IEEE Fellows, the highest grade of IEEE membership recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Student wins inaugural Undergraduate Library Research Award

Monday, December 2, 2019
Allexis Mahanna, a UI senior majoring in global health studies, won the inaugural Undergraduate Library Research Award (ULRA) offered by the University of Iowa Libraries. Mahanna was selected from a competitive pool of undergraduate researchers who applied for the award and presented their work at the UI’s Fall Undergraduate Research Festival held Nov. 13, 2019.

Barry Schreier wins AUCCCD award

Friday, November 22, 2019
Barry Schreier, a clinical professor in Counseling Psychology in the University of Iowa College of Education and director of University Counseling Service, was awarded the Association of University and College Counseling Center’s President’s Award for Meritorious Service to the National Field of Campus Mental Health.

Sato, Shields to receive endowed professorships

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The Carver College of Medicine announces two endowed professorships, the E. A. Franken Jr. Professorship in Pediatric Radiology to Yutaka Sato and the Gary L. Soderberg Professorship in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science to Richard Shields.

UI faculty invited to take survey on Libraries’ resources, services, spaces

Friday, November 15, 2019
All University of Iowa faculty are invited to participate in a study designed to inform the UI Libraries’ strategic decision-making. The study asks faculty about their perspectives on the Libraries’ resources, services, and spaces.

UI professor develops tool to improve aphasia diagnosis

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Jean Gordon, associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is developing a tool to improve diagnosis of aphasia—the inability to speak, write, and/or understand language as a result of brain damage, usually stroke.

HHMI renewals for Campbell and Welsh

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Kevin Campbell and Michael Welsh will continue to serve as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators for another five years following renewal of their appointments by HHMI.

CAMBUS invites community to participate in open houses Nov. 12–14

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
As part of the Iowa City Area Transit Study, open houses will take place Nov. 12–14 for community members to learn more about the study and provide input about the transit system. Community members also can participate by completing a survey. Learn more and take the survey.

Culshaw elected vice president/president-elect of Association of Research Libraries

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
John Culshaw, the Jack B. King University Librarian at the University of Iowa, has been elected to serve as incoming vice president/president-elect for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Culshaw will become ARL president on Oct. 7, 2020.

UI awarded $1M grant to train students who speak ASL as vocational rehabilitation counselors

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Thanks to a nearly $1-million-dollar federal grant received by the University of Iowa College of Education, individuals who are deaf or with hearing loss will be able to receive services from vocational rehabilitation counselors who speak American Sign Language (ASL).

Student poetry competition winners honored at scholarship luncheon

Friday, October 25, 2019
The University of Iowa is often regarded as “the Writing University” because of its world-renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop, but an appreciation and commitment to great writing is evident across the entire UI campus—including the Carver College of Medicine.

Assistant professor's book examines the power of Japan's medieval waka

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The role of Japanese waka, a 32-syllable precursor to haiku, caught between two imperial factions is the focus of Kendra Strand’s book, An Unfamiliar Place: Poetry, Landscape, and Power in Medieval Japanese Travel Writing. Strand is assistant professor in the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literature.

Bob McMurray named F. Wendell Miller Professor

Monday, October 7, 2019
Bob McMurray, professor of psychological and brain sciences, was appointed to to the F. Wendell Miller Professorship.

Cesare Tinelli appointed to F. Wendell Miller Professorship

Monday, October 7, 2019
Cesare Tinelli, professor of computer science, was appointed to the F. Wendell Miller Professorship.

Nabhan-Warren named V. O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Chair in Catholic Studies

Monday, October 7, 2019
Professor Kristy Nabhan-Warren was named the V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Chair in Catholic Studies on Sept. 23.

Kristen Radtke awarded a 2019 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant

Monday, October 7, 2019
Kristen Radtke, a 2012 graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa, won the 2019 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant. Given annually by the Whiting Foundation, the grant awards $40,000 to a writer "in the process of completing a book of deeply researched and imaginatively composed nonfiction."

3 UI neuroscientists win NARSAD Young Investigator awards

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Three University of Iowa scientists in the Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI) have received NARSAD Young Investigator grants from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation for projects focused on addiction, depression, and brain imaging. The two-year, $70,000 grants help promising young scientists launch careers in neuroscience and psychiatry.

Calvin Hennick (BA English '04) wins Pushcart Editors' Book Award

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Calvin Hennick, who earned a bachelor's degree in English in 2004 from the University of Iowa, has won the Pushcart Editors' Book Award for his new book, Once More To The Rodeo: A Memoir.

UI wins the 2019 Blood Donation Challenge for the Corridor Corporate Games

Thursday, September 19, 2019
The University of Iowa won the 2019 Blood Donation Challenge for the Corridor Corporate Games (CCG). The challenge was one of the 25 events offered to participating businesses during the games this year.

Faculty members searching for the holy grail of live entertainment

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Paul Kalina and Daniel Fine presented their work-in-progress, Media Clown, this summer at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, a prestigious international exhibit and festival.

Executive directors of MLA, AHA to participate in UI symposium

Monday, September 9, 2019
Paula Krebs and Jim Grossman—executive directors of the Modern Language Association and American Historical Association, respectively—will join other national leaders of engaged graduate education for a UI-led symposium on public scholarship, experiential learning, and humanities graduate education.

With ArTara license, UI hopes to translate 20 years of research into cyst treatment

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
In addition to licensing the UI research, ArTara has acquired its own IND approval and Orphan Drug Designation from the FDA. In partnership with Novex Innovations, ArTara also plans to build a U.S.-based manufacturing facility for TARA-002 and win regulatory approval to market TARA-002 in the U.S.

2019 One Community, One Book chosen

Thursday, August 22, 2019
The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights and Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature have announced their selection for One Community, One Book 2019: The Far Away Brothers, by Lauren Markham.

New Study to Focus on Preventing Falls Through Elimination of High-Risk Medications

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Researchers from the colleges of Pharmacy and Public Health received a $3 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study falls of elderly people. The study aims to see if eliminating high-risk medications will reduce falls among the elderly.

UI receives $1.07M from EPA to improve water quality

Thursday, August 15, 2019
The University of Iowa will receive a $1.07 million from the EPA Farmer to Farmer Cooperative Agreement to fund a project that improves water quality, habitat, and environmental education. UI will partner with farmers and urban consumers in Johnson and Iowa counties to demonstrate innovative nutrient and sediment reduction practices.

Global internships: UI students gain career experience around the world

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
While hundreds of University of Iowa students spent their summer completing internships in their chosen fields of interest, a group of about 60 students took their experiences to the next level by completing internships abroad—allowing them to gain global experience while strengthening their intercultural communication skills and building confidence.

Construction company chosen for UI Stanley Museum of Art

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
In just a few years, the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art’s world-class collections will be brought home to support the education of UI students and enrich the lives Iowans. The bid for the new building was awarded to Russell Construction Co., Inc., of Davenport, Iowa.

UI, DMACC partner to increase diversity in math education

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
A new collaborative project between the University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College aims to increase the number of secondary school mathematics teachers from underrepresented communities in Iowa teaching in high-need school districts.

Iowa graduates win UI research prizes

Friday, August 2, 2019
Two former UI graduate students have won the 2019 D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize. Rajula Elango, who earned a PhD in integrated biology in 2017, won in the Biological and Life Sciences category. Stefan Schöeberlein, who earned a PhD in English in 2018, won in the Humanities and Fine Arts category.

First class of Palliative Care Certificate-holders graduates

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The graduating PharmD Class of 2019 included eight students, who—for the first time in collegiate history—earned a university-sanctioned Palliative Care Certificate.

Want to get a college football scholarship? Tweet more.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
College football training camps start soon and a new study from the University of Iowa suggests that Twitter may have played an important role in how many of the players on the field received their scholarships.

UI-ISU researchers team up to advance state’s bioscience priorities

Monday, July 8, 2019
Researchers from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University are building joint teams that will work to use gut bacteria to treat chronic diseases, improve weather forecasts for precision agriculture, and produce better vaccines against swine and avian flu.

Online Map Helps Iowans Learn More About Their Well Water

Monday, July 8, 2019
A team of Iowa researchers has developed an interactive online map which allows Iowans to learn more about their private wells, in terms of location and water quality.

Dental device could light the way to better root canal treatments

Monday, June 24, 2019
A new instrument being developed at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, with the support of the UI Research Foundation, uses light to simultaneously clean and stimulate the regeneration of healthy tissue in inflamed or infected root canal spaces of the mouth.

Making Iowa the next step from Harvard

Thursday, June 20, 2019
It’s no coincidence that several researchers from Harvard recently migrated to the UI. Drawn by the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, Aaron Boes, Tracey Cho, Joel Geerling, and Joseph Glykys cite the collaborative environment, support for young investigators, and the opportunity to launch independent labs among the reasons they chose UI.

Students use compounding talents to help animals

Thursday, June 20, 2019
The UI College of Pharmacy's student chapter of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists is an active group of animal lovers and fans of compounding pharmacy that uses its compounding skills to advance veterinary medicine.

Librarian of Congress Names Joy Harjo the Nation's 23rd Poet Laureate

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The Librarian of Congress announced the appointment of Joy Harjo, Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumna, as the nation’s 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2019-20. Harjo will begin her duties in the fall, opening the library’s annual literary season on Sept. 19 with a reading of her work.

CLAS alumni honored as Alumni Fellows

Friday, June 14, 2019
Four distinguished College of Liberal Arts and Sciences alumni have been honored as Alumni Fellows and invited to campus to speak to classes, meet with small groups of faculty and students, and make a public presentation based on their experiences since leaving the University of Iowa.

Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry moves to the University of Iowa Libraries

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
The University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections is the new home of the renowned Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry, the largest collection of concrete and visual poetry in the world.

UI research highlights synergies between indoor, outdoor air pollution and increased asthma

Monday, June 3, 2019
New University of Iowa research demonstrates that interactions between indoor and outdoor air pollution contribute to increased emergency room visits for asthma in both children and adults. The research is the first nationwide study to examine children and adults co-exposed to house dust endotoxin and outdoor air pollutants.

Crooks named Pentacrest Museums director

Monday, June 3, 2019
Liz Crooks has been named University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums director, effective June 1, after a year in the role on an interim basis.

University of Iowa launches new online journal: "Addressing the Crisis"

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The University of Iowa has launched Addressing the Crisis, a new open-source online journal that takes inspiration from the work of sociologist Stuart Hall. The journal is hosted by Iowa Research Online, a service dedicated to preserving and providing open access to the research and creative scholarship of the university.

Honeymoon trip inspires alumna to start muesli business

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
A honeymoon in New Zealand introduced Tippie College of Business alumna Hannah Barnstable to muesli, which she loved so much she quit her Wall Street investment banking job and moved home to Minnesota to start Seven Sundays, her own business that makes and sells the product.

English Ph.D completes groundbreaking podcast dissertation

Friday, May 10, 2019
Anna Williams combines artful memoir and meticulous research in her dissertation to consider what it means to finish a Ph.D. in the 21st century. An award-winning teacher and scholar, Williams' dissertation finds voice in a unique form: the podcast.

Ochs hopes to foster inclusivity and compassion in classroom

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Kedibona “Kedi” Ochs hopes to create a classroom for students that fosters inclusivity and compassion. Ochs, who was recently awarded the spring 2019 Mary Maxine Redmond Scholarship, was also selected as the spring 2019 College of Education commencement speaker.

Road ditches help filter water, reduce nutrients

Friday, May 3, 2019
New research suggests that water quality challenges in Iowa and nationally would be even greater if it weren’t for a little appreciated feature of the landscape — road ditches.

Awards program honors university researchers and innovators

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Joined by the UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates OVPR presented 14 awards and recognized individuals and start-ups awarded patents, options, or licenses to help protect and commercialize their intellectual property in 2018.

Theatre B renamed Alan MacVey Theatre

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
The University of Iowa Theatre Building’s Theatre B has been renamed the Alan MacVey Theatre. MacVey, who has chaired the UI Department of Theatre Arts since 1991, will step down as chair this year, but will remain on the faculty and as director of the Division of Performing Arts.

New diversity, equity, and inclusion director focuses on the people

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Elizabeth Lara has been hired as the new diversity, equity, and inclusion director in the Graduate College.

Perez selected for NSF's Trusted CI Open Science Cybersecurity Fellows Program

Friday, April 19, 2019
University of Iowa Research Technology Compliance Specialist Gabriella Perez was one of six delegates selected from a nationally-competitive pool to participate in the National Science Foundation’s Trusted CI Open Science Cybersecurity Fellows .Program.

UI grad student balances traditional scholarship and public engagement projects

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Aiden Bettine, the UI's first Humanities for the Public Good graduate assistant, is creating the Transgender Oral History Project of Iowa to collect, preserve, and celebrate the lives and stories of transgender and gender non-conforming people across Iowa and build a digital archive of transgender history.

A Family Affair: Daniels Give Back

Monday, April 15, 2019
For John and Margo Daniel, pharmacy is truly a family affair. John Daniel, '55 BSPh, opened the Daniel Pharmacy in Fort Dodge, Iowa, in 1963 with his parents. Now owned and operated by John and his wife, Margo, many of their children are involved at the pharmacy in some capacity.

MFA student writes surrounding her experiences with death

Monday, April 15, 2019
Leigh Marshall was 16 when her father was diagnosed with cancer. By the end of the month, he died. Marshall, an MFA playwright in the Theatre Arts Program at the University of Iowa, writes plays about her first-hand experience surrounding death.

Deadly scorpion venom reveals pain protein structure

Monday, April 15, 2019
An international team of scientists, including UI biophysicist Chris Ahern, used a lethal scorpion toxin to capture detailed, 3D pictures of a protein involved in pain. The toxin locks the pain protein into a “pose,” allowing researchers to see, for the first time, several unexpected interactions in how protein works.

CPH names interim diversity, equity, and inclusion liaison for students

Monday, April 15, 2019
Cassie Harrington has been named to serve as the interim student diversity, equity, and inclusion liaison in addition to her current position as assessment and evaluation program coordinator in the college’s student affairs office.

Yellow fever's history of humans, microbes, and ideas

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Mariola Espinosa, associate professor in the University of Iowa Department of History, is examining yellow fever — once a terrifying killer that violently took the lives of half of the people who contracted it — in the Caribbean for a new book project.

Tribute to beloved UI professor, world-renowned expert on African art

Thursday, March 28, 2019
University of Iowa Professor Christopher Roy died Sunday, Feb. 10, in Iowa City, surrounded by his immediate family. Throughout his career, Roy