Cochlear implants have revolutionized the treatment of hearing loss, but more than 50 percent of implant recipients experience additional hearing deterioration after initial hearing preservation surgery.
Footage of pecking, mammography-reading pigeons may seem hilarious, but it’s serious business for Edward A. Wasserman, a UI professor of experimental psychology. Reading medical images, he said, “requires a kind of perceptual sophistication beyond mere words.” That’s where the pigeon steps in.
A new study has found that pigeons are nearly as good as people at distinguishing cancerous breast tissue from normal breast tissue. The findings add to previous research into pigeons’ remarkable ability to discriminate between complex visual images and may lead to the birds being trained as medical image observers.
Nicholas Bowman publishes "The development and validation of an instrument assessing student-institution fit."
'Gifted Child Today' publishes Megan Foley-Nicpon's article "Voices From the Field The Higher Education Community."
Hyeri Hong and Gregory E. Hamot publish article in "The Journal of Social Studies Research."
Ariel Aloe published "The Incremental Validity of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue): A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" in the 'Journal of Personality Assessment.'
Amanda Haertling Thein and Kate E. Kedley published a chapter in "Beyond Borders: Queer eros and ethos (ethics) in LGBTQ young adult literature."
Sherry K. Watt, an associate professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs program in the UI College of Education, an African-American woman, and a two-time breast cancer survivor, ponders the question, "What would happen if we banded together to fight the disease of racism as we do cancer?
Though Eric Morton had never been to Iowa, his friendship with University of Iowa student Steve Smith during a 1964 voter registration effort was so strong that he decided to leave his civil rights–related papers to the Department of Special Collections at UI Libraries. There they are housed alongside Smith’s.