Far too many high-ability children are still languishing in American classrooms, bored and unchallenged. That's why top administrators, researchers, and professors with the University of Iowa's College of Education have issued a new report, updating their call for academic acceleration for America's brightest students.
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The University of Iowa’s revamped Mobile Museum will visit Lucas Elementary School in Iowa City to give students, teachers, and staff a sneak peak at the new exhibits from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 7.
Hawkeye Caucus Day is a major, once-a-year gathering of University of Iowa students, university leaders, and state legislators, showcasing the university’s commitment to statewide service.
James Walker, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research-Regulatory Affairs, will retire April 6 after 37 years at the University of Iowa. A transition plan and search are in place to ensure continuity of all UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development safety and compliance activities.
University of Iowa researchers have identified a new mechanism that ensures proper cell division in worms. They believe that same process may also be happening in humans and understanding healthy cell division could have implications for cancer patients and embryos.
Five-hundred meters underwater in the south Pacific, a marine sponge contains a compound with unique anti-cancer properties. The only problem is supply. The sponge is not quite easily accessible, and when it is found, it typically doesn’t yield enough material to study.
Brad Amendt, UI professor of anatomy and cell biology, is about to go commercial with his new class of microRNA inhibitors to be used in tissue reprogramming, tissue engineering, and bone formation. His team has developed a new plasmid based series of microRNA reagents.
The University of Iowa will host its first Fulbright Day Friday, April 3, to celebrate past UI Fulbright faculty and student awardees and to provide prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the Fulbright process. Marvin Bell—UI professor emeritus in English, the first Poet Laureate of Iowa, and a two-time recipient of Fulbright awards to Australia and Yugoslavia—will be the keynote speaker.