University of Iowa researchers report the spacecraft Voyager 2 has reached interstellar space, following Voyager 1’s historic passage six years ago. In the study, the researchers note a jump in plasma density detected by an Iowa-led plasma wave instrument on the spacecraft as evidence.
University of Iowa-led study shows Southern California earthquakes increased stress on major fault line
A University of Iowa-led study has found that a series of Southern California earthquakes last summer increased stress on the Garlock Fault, which has been dormant for at least a century. The results were published in the journal “Geophysical Research Letters.”
University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld joined university administrators and faculty to visit the childhood home in Mount Pleasant of James Van Allen, the legendary Iowa physicist who discovered the radiation belts around Earth. Van Allen’s home is now a museum dedicated to the scientist’s accomplishments.
Study by a professor in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine shows that social workers suggest age 12 might be a safe time for many children to be left home alone.
Next fall, the University of Iowa Office of the Provost will transition outreach and engagement programming to the colleges and departments. The decision follows a review of the Office of Outreach and Engagement last spring to gather information about current programming and determine the best way to encourage broader engagement.
With accomplishments ranging from mentoring students to outstanding service to the university on committees and more, the annual event recognizes faculty and staff members from across colleges and departments.
Imagine if your social stature and your livelihood were dependent on your ability to write poetry and refer to the work of other poets. If there were poetry competitions among the elite that decided one’s worthiness. Or if the entire direction of a nation could be changed via 31 syllables.
The role of Japanese waka, a 32-syllable precursor to haiku, caught between two imperial factions is the focus of Kendra Strand’s book, An Unfamiliar Place: Poetry, Landscape, and Power in Medieval Japanese Travel Writing. Strand is assistant professor in the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literature.
Rather than fostering “a very confusing and fearful situation,” the EPA should recommend that schools test classrooms for PCBs, then address specific sources if results are elevated, said Keri Hornbuckle, a University of Iowa civil and environmental engineering professor and one of the nation’s top researchers of PCBs in schools.
In this message to campus, President Harreld discusses the importance of undergraduate research as it applies to post-college outcomes, reminding students that as the semester’s workload picks up, it’s important to understand why you’re doing what you’re doing—and to keep your eyes on the future.