“Who would have thought that from this simple feminine craft, you would find links between doilies, coral, and the cosmos?” Margaret Wertheim asked at her lecture on “The Poetic Enchantments of Science” on Feb. 11, speaking on the impact of her Crochet Coral Reef project.
In an effort to increase the number of university-affiliated companies receiving Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants, UI Ventures helped support an SBIR/STTR workshop hosted by Jordan Hobfall of the Iowa Innovation Corporation on Feb. 8.
The University of Iowa commercialization GAP fund is now available to faculty on a rolling basis, year-round.
Research led by the UI has found another reason why people may dehumanize society’s outcasts: emotional exhaustion.
Jerry Schnoor, Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering and professor of civil and environmental engineering and occupational and environmental health, recently co-authored an article on safe drinking water in Science magazine.
The University of Iowa has established an early entrance academy for high-ability 10th-graders, making it among the first of such academies at a public research university in the nation.
Twelve UI students were awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant in the 2015–16 academic year. This is the highest number of placements the UI has ever secured in a single calendar year, resulting in a tied ranking for 27th on a list of peer institutions.
For 10 years, the Obermann Graduate Institute has helped nearly 200 UI graduate students from across disciplines think about how to weave engagement into their research and teaching. Taking It to the Streets, a symposium scheduled March 3-4, will commemorate the anniversary.
The UI Public Policy Center's four-part study shows something that's happening across the globe. Dentists are nearing retirement. The data showed Iowa dentists 55 and older nearly doubled from 23 percent to 42 percent between 1997 and 2013.
Phil Kaaret, UI professor of physics and astronomy, says the discovery of gravitational waves resulting from two black holes merging into one “opens a new way of looking at the universe,” and that “it’s just beginning of discovery.”