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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...