Recent UI graduate Katie Kuntz knew that three minutes wasn't enough to tell the story of the children of methamphetamine users, so she expanded her journalism class project into a senior thesis documentary, which will premier in Council Bluffs this week.
Naowarut Charoenca can’t help but appreciate the value of relationships—those developed over a lifetime, as well as the new ones she is cultivating with colleagues as part of a three-month visiting professorship in the University of Iowa College of Public Health.
The UI, UNI, ISU and Drake teacher training programs are accredited by the Iowa Board of Education through a system managed by the Iowa Department of Education; they forego national accreditation because the state standards are more rigorous.
UI neurologist Nancy Andreasen, who has spent decades studying creativity, shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ, and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.
UI journalism professor Frank Durham joins two Iowa State colleagues for a discussion of the disconnect between the types of news people say is important (international, business, political) and they types of stories the click on online; is reading hard news coverage like eating your vegetables?
UI neurologist Eric Dyken, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the UI Hospitals and Clinics, discusses the latest research on sleep, including how wasting time before bedtime could be shattering your plans for shut eye.
Corrine Peek-Asa, director of the UI Injury Prevention Research Center, praises an online program for teen drivers and their parents; study results show those teens spend more time behind the wheel and fail fewer driving tests compared to their peers using a standard state-issued manual.
In older adults, an excess of the stress hormone cortisol has been linked to increased short-term memory loss—that's according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa.
The University of Iowa is touring the state in an effort to bring natural history to residents through a mobile museum: "Iowa is a big state, people are really spread out...this is just a taste of what they would see if they came on campus," said John Doershuk, state archeologist.
You might assume it was the night sky draped over his family’s farm that inspired the great UI astrophysicist Don Gurnett, but in fact it was his dad—a farmer who never went to high school—who sparked in his only child a curiosity for how things work.