Slate explores UI Libraries’ Hevelin Collection, an expansive collection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror fanzines dating back to the 1930s that offers a window into the growth and evolution of the genre. A portion of the collection was recently made public on UI’s DIY History website.
University of Iowa researchers have found that certain roundworms can preemptively prepare a defense system that protects their cells from damage. The finding could lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases in humans caused by damaged cells.
The Carver Medical Device Design Laboratory is outfitted with the same state-of-the-art technology that students will use in future jobs in commercial labs. College of Engineering officials say the experience of working in the lab will give students an edge in the job market.
UI archivist David McCartney invites readers to go back in time—about five decades—with a new web project from UI Libraries. “Uptight and Laid-Back: Iowa City in the 1960s” is an online collection that includes maps, images, videos, sound recordings, and much more that depicts campus life in the ’60s.
Iowa’s environmental health is monitored by limnologists, scientists who test water quality and sample fish and insect populations in their search for small changes that could indicate larger trends in the ecosystem.
Dan McGehee, director of the UI’s National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS), speaks with NPR hosts Robert Siegel and Sonari Glinton about vehicle touch screens, smartphones and distracted driving.
Frank Schmidt, emeritus professor of management and organizations, comments on his landmark study that finds intelligence is the most important factor in determining if a person is successful in their job.
University of Iowa President J. Bruce Harreld has named faculty members David Gier and Aliasger Salem co-chairs of the search committee tasked with selecting the next vice president for research and economic development.
University of Iowa President J. Bruce Harreld considers the UI’s resiliency and its forward-thinking stance on everything from creative writing to computer engineering.
Iowa Women’s Archives (IWA) has been preserving the history of Iowa women, their families, and their communities for a quarter-century.