Since becoming the University of Iowa’s Vice President for Research and Economic Development three years ago, Dan Reed has encouraged faculty to pursue more high-risk, high-reward research and scholarship proposals, both individually and in collaborative groups
Reed says the intense competition for research funding and declining proposal success rates for conventional proposals means the time has come to think bigger and in new ways, both pragmatically and intellectually.
Tippie College of Business sophomore John Akpan wants his fellow students to know there are resources available to help black professionals and business owners succeed in Iowa. To highlight that, he’s helped organize a dinner and panel discussion about black-owned businesses in the state.
Dimy Doresca, director of the Institute for International Business in the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, has been appointed to the Iowa District Export Council by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to help Iowa businesses that want to export their products and services to global markets.