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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...