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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.