On July 1, 2016, Diane Slusarski became departmental executive officer of the University of Iowa Department of Biology. Slusarski is the first woman to lead the department, and she aims to set a new course while being an example of female leadership in a STEM field.
IIHR researchers recently built a 1:16 scale model of part of a new sewer collection system to test and validate the design of various underground tunnels for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.
“We have such a responsibility with the Nutcracker,” said Christopher Wheeldon, Tony award winning choreographer at the Creative Matters panel on Nov. 29. “The Nutcracker is going to be many children’s first theatrical experience–the first time going to the theater–the gateway to what we hope to be the audience of the future. Everybody remembers their first Nutcracker.”
Erica Kaldenberg, assistant director of UI REACH within the College of Education, and Meredith Saletta, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, have been awarded an Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Interdisciplinary Research Grant.
Crissa Stephens, a graduate student in the Department of Teaching and Learning, has been given a doctoral dissertation grant from the International Research Foundation (TIRF) for her research project called Language Policy and Multilingual Identity at Home and in School.
Efthymia Kapnoula, who received master's and doctorate degrees in psychology from the University of Iowa, has received the 2016 European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP) Early Career Publication Award.
Chuck Fluharty, president of the UI’s Rural Policy Research Institute, says that farmers aren’t a big part of small-town rural economies anymore, but farmers still need the small towns.
Alice Wang, professor of marketing in the Tippie College of Business, studies the shopping habits of lonely people and finds they tend to be more apt to engage in compulsive shopping.
UI JPEC director and entrepreneur David Hensley discusses the joys and challenges of owning a family business, and how best to prepare transitioning the business from one generation to the next.
The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development has appointed College of Engineering professor Larry Weber Director of Interdisciplinary Research Development, effective Dec. 1.