Articles from October 2015

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Deadline extended to November 6 for CMRF seed grants

Friday, October 23, 2015
The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development has launched a pilot seed grant program to encourage researchers to use the Central Microscopy Research Facility (CMRF) to help secure further external funding. Established in 1973 and located in the Eckstein Medical Research Facility, the CMRF provides instrumentation and technical assistance to research...

CHEEC seed grant research proposals are due January 4

Friday, October 23, 2015
Faculty, staff and students of public or private colleges or universities in Iowa, and researchers and educators affiliated with Iowa state agencies may apply for seed grants from the University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination. The application deadline is January 4. Funding emphasis is on original pilot studies leading to innovative lines of environmental and...

OVPRED Internal Funding Initiatives proposals accepted through December 15

Thursday, October 22, 2015
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) is accepting applications to the FY2016 Internal Funding Initiatives. These programs encourage leading edge scholarship, creative activities and interdisciplinary research. The next application deadline is 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2015.
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Halo satellite will search for 'missing' normal matter

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Studies of the early universe show that 5 percent of all mass and energy should be in normal matter—that is, the visible stuff of the universe, composed of protons and neutrons.

UI professor receives grant for infant language development research

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
All infants learn language, but they don’t all learn at the same pace. University of Iowa psychology professor Julie Gros-Louis recently received a $230,381 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the prelinguistic interactions between infants and their caregivers, and how these interactions lead to word learning and language development.

Can the real-life user be replaced by a digital model?

UI Research Park company SantosHuman, Inc. was recently featured in the April 2015 edition of The Ergonomist, a monthly magazine by Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. The magazine features individuals and companies in fields related to ergonomics and human factors.

What I'm Reading: ‘Hieroglyph’

Monday, October 19, 2015
Science fiction lately has been dominated by postapocalyptic, dystopian futures: environmental desolation, runaway nanotechnology, AI overlords, genetic discrimination, and the death of privacy. When did our utopian dreams stagger into an alleyway, drunk on hubris, only to be mugged by our diminished expectations?

Creative Matters lecture series presents Etgar Keret Thursday

Monday, October 19, 2015
The University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic Development will host a lecture by Israeli author Etgar Keret at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 in Room 240 of Art Building West as part of the Creative Matters lecture series in collaboration with the UI Arts Advancement Committee.

State of Research Address by Vice President Dan Reed, November 2

Friday, October 16, 2015
University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students are invited to join Daniel Reed, Vice President for Research & Economic Development, at the second annual State of Research address.

Innovation EXPO 2015 will celebrate Iowa entrepreneurs

Friday, October 16, 2015
The Innovation EXPO 2015 will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Coralville Marriott Hotel. The event, sponsored in part by University of Iowa Ventures and the UI Tippie College of Business's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, connects entrepreneurs, creatives, financial resources, and business leaders in Iowa to help grow more new business, create jobs, and stay vibrant and globally...