Articles from February 2016

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Margaret Wertheim speaks on ‘The Poetic Enchantments of Science’

“Who would have thought that from this simple feminine craft, you would find links between doilies, coral, and the cosmos?” Margaret Wertheim asked at her lecture on “The Poetic Enchantments of Science” on Feb. 11, speaking on the impact of her Crochet Coral Reef project.

UI Ventures seeks to increase SBIR/STTR funding

In an effort to increase the number of university-affiliated companies receiving Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants, UI Ventures helped support an SBIR/STTR workshop hosted by Jordan Hobfall of the Iowa Innovation Corporation on Feb. 8.
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Commercialization GAP fund’s new open enrollment allows for rapid development

The University of Iowa commercialization GAP fund is now available to faculty on a rolling basis, year-round.

Schnoor weighs in on drinking water safety in Science magazine

Jerry Schnoor, Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering and professor of civil and environmental engineering and occupational and environmental health, recently co-authored an article on safe drinking water in Science magazine. The article, titled "How do you like your tap water?", compared water safety techniques in the United States and Europe, arguing that drinking water may not need to contain a...

OVPRED accepting applications for 2016-2017 Internal Funding Initiatives

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) is accepting applications to the academic year 2016-2017 Internal Funding Initiatives program.

Reed interviewed on the end of Moore’s law for Nature

UI Vice President for Research and Economic Development Daniel A. Reed was interviewed in Nature about the swiftly changing worldwide semiconductor industry.

WorldCanvass Recap: Research to Real Life

On Tuesday, Jan. 26, University of Iowa International Programs hosted “Research to Real Life,” a WorldCanvass event seeking to explore what it means to be a research university and how basic research impacts the world.

UI recovers goat

Around 3:30 p.m. today the University of Iowa recovered a goat that escaped a portable carrier during a transfer operation on Jan. 29. Veterinarians who examined the animal say that it is in good health. The animal was recovered near the intersection of 1st Avenue and Auburn East Lane, between Coralville and North Liberty. The UI is grateful for the help of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department...
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UI strikes agreement with Pfizer Inc. to develop potential cystic fibrosis gene therapy

The University of Iowa Research Foundation recently finalized a license and sponsored research agreement with Pfizer Inc. to support the development of potential gene therapies for cystic fibrosis (CF) by the laboratories of the University of Iowa (UI) professors John Engelhardt and Ziying Yan.

UI asks North Liberty residents to be on lookout for loose goat

The University of Iowa is encouraging North Liberty residents to report any sightings of a male, cream-and-white goat that escaped a portable carrier during a transfer operation in the UI Research Park Friday, Jan. 29. The goat, property of the university, has been spotted several times since Friday mostly north of the research park and as far east as the Dubuque Street NE neighborhoods near the...