Ann Campbell, professor of management sciences in the Tippie College of Business, studies disaster transportation logistics and says it’s easier to recover from a natural disaster like a hurricane if supplies are pre-positioned near the disaster site.
With 108 commissions to date, the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium is not only a presenter of the performing arts but also a creative center whose commissions serve as a springboard for new works.
A University of Iowa-led research team has identified a brain-wave marker associated with aggression in young children. The finding could lead to earlier identification of toddlers with aggressive tendencies before the behavior becomes more ingrained in adolescence. Results published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in political science, George Peterson’s journey led him to become the first director of dive programs at California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Injuries from falling cause a significant number of deaths among older Iowans, and the University of Iowa has partnered with a Des Moines–based subsidiary of Mercy Health Network on a project to reduce the number of falls.
Shehroze Farooqi studies internet security and privacy, with a special interest in Facebook and Twitter. Last year, a study he co-authored about fake “likes” on Facebook garnered international praise. Today, he’s focused on exposing fake accounts on Twitter, a topic that is of increasing interest to lawmakers.
Researchers in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, and nanofabrication combined their expertise to create a clot-less stent to help people who suffer from brain aneurysms, which can cause massive hemorrhaging, stroke, and sometimes death.
University of Iowa researchers are studying megathrust earthquakes, the largest and generally most destructive seismic events on Earth. Funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and led by Bill Barnhart in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the researchers will map the megathrust quake that struck Nepal in 2015.
Undergraduates in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa helped design and build a miniature satellite that was recently launched into space. HaloSat will look for matter believed missing from the universe’s birth. The project is led by Philip Kaaret, professor in physics and astronomy.
The number of children diagnosed with ADHD has reached 10 percent in the United States, a significant increase over the past 20 years that is most pronounced in children from minority groups, according to a study from the UI College of Public Health.