Words Matter: Effective Communication for Busy Professionals

April 6, 2015, 3:00-4:30 p.m.


Whether they work in the lab, the classroom or out in the field, University of Iowa faculty and staff are often called upon to explain what they do and why it matters to members of the public. But even the brightest minds sometimes struggle to find the right words, especially if the work is highly specialized or technical. This 90-minute workshop will provide tips for communicating effectively, whether you’re being interviewed by a reporter, briefing policymakers, or speaking at a Rotary lunch. An interactive exercise will allow participants to put those tips to work immediately.


Science Communications Training by TED Speaker Melissa Marshall

Melissa Marshall TEDApril 9-10, 2015

Melissa Marshall, Senior Lecturer at Penn State University, will visit the University of Iowa to deliver workshops and lectures for the University of Iowa community.

Melissa will share effective strategies for structuring research presentations, rethinking the design of presentation slides, and analyzing the best delivery style.


Hawkeye Innovation Summit

April 23, 2015

Join us as we celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa on Thursday, April 23 during the third annual Hawkeye Innovation Summit.

This event brings the UI’s most innovative, faculty, staff and students together in one place to celebrate successes, inspire new creations, and encourage networking for future collaborations. Throughout the day, there will be a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, and an innovation & entrepreneurship expo that you won’t want to miss.


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Please contact leslie-weatherhead@uiowa.edu with questions about OVPR&ED workshops and other events.



On-going Sessions

These meetings, facilitated by the Grant Accounting Office and the Division of Sponsored Programs, are intended to improve communication and identify ways to improve business processes related to grant administration.
The Division of Sponsored Programs offers a variety of training opportunities for faculty, staff, and students involved in proposal submission and project management. 
The University of Iowa Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Human Subjects Office (HSO) offer a variety of training and educational opportunities for investigators, delegates and research team members. 
This weekly calendar of research seminars is maintained by the Medical Scientist Training Program.

Proposal Preparation Resources

Utilize the proposal preparation resources offered by The University of Iowa and by external sponsors in developing an application for external funding. Review examples of successful projects by searching sponsors' award databases. 
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has as its goal the support and advancement of research, scholarship, and creative activity on our campus. Learn more about the resources available from the OVPR and other units across campus.