Articles from 2015

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2016 Obermann Graduate Institute Fellows Announced

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Seventeen UI graduate students from across campus, representing four different colleges, have been selected for the seventh annual Obermann Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy.

iotaMotion excels in pitch competitions for cochlear implant accessory

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Cochlear implants have revolutionized the treatment of hearing loss, but more than 50 percent of implant recipients experience additional hearing deterioration after initial hearing preservation surgery.
Theo Jansen

Theo Jansen visits the University of Iowa

Friday, November 13, 2015
“I like to balance between reality and imagination,” Theo Jansen said Tuesday morning during the breakfast reception of his visit to the University of Iowa. “We have to dream our lives and not just exist.”

UI awards $625,000 to UI faculty through commercialization gap fund

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) has awarded $625,000 in gap funding to 10 faculty researchers whose projects have a strong potential for commercialization. These include proposals for a light-driven desalination unit, a device for detecting delirium in patients, and a news aggregator than can assess the political bias of news articles and aggregate content according to users’...

UI Partners launches IC Kitchen Connect website for food entrepreneurs

Monday, November 9, 2015
UI Partners, part of the University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic Development, recently launched a new website for IC Kitchen Connect, a toolkit for connecting food entrepreneurs and shared-use kitchen facilities in the area.

TEDMED 2015 streaming free to UI faculty, staff, students

Monday, November 9, 2015
Through an agreement with the Association of American Universities, the University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic Development will once again make available to the campus community free live and on-demand streaming of the TEDMED 2015 talks next week. TEDMED 2015 will be recorded during a live event Nov. 18-20, 2015 in Palm Springs, Calif., and feature more than 80 talks from...

Creative Matters lecture series presents Theo Jansen on November 10

Friday, November 6, 2015
The University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic Development will host a lecture by Dutch artist Theo Jansen at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 10 in Room C20 of Pomerantz Center as part of the Creative Matters lecture series in collaboration with the UI Arts Advancement Committee. (Note that the venue was changed to accommodate larger crowds.) Known as the Leonardo Da Vinci of the 21st century...

2015 State of Research Address video now online

Friday, November 6, 2015
University of Iowa Vice President for Research and Economic Development Daniel A. Reed delivered the 2nd Annual State of Research Address on Nov. 2 in the College of Public Health’s Callaghan Auditorium. Video of the address is now available online here. The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development provides resources and support to researchers and scholars at the...

UI to sponsor Untraditional Startathon for women, minority entrepreneurs

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Although Forbes has named Iowa one of the best places in the nation to do business, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Bloomberg News said in 2014 that African Americans and women in the state still struggle to succeed in business here. To help turn the tide, the University of Iowa and UI Partners, part of the UI Office of Research and Economic Development, are sponsoring an Untraditional...

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...