Articles from June 2016

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Obermann Summer Seminar explores open-source projects

To forge connections between Big Ancient Mediterranean (BAM) and other digital humanities projects and to give digital scholars working across fields an opportunity to share their expertise and establish best practices for their projects, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies partnered with two other groups to hold a conference June 6-8. The conference featured scholars from across the world...
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UI Research Foundation hires intellectual property attorney

The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) has hired Paula DeGrandis as its first-ever intellectual property attorney. DeGrandis received her J.D. from Northern Illinois University in 1998 and holds an M.S. in Molecular Biology. She has worked with both large and small companies and has experience in intellectual property strategy development and implementation, integration of business...
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Chemistry Associate Professor Cheatum named OVPR&ED Faculty Fellow

Christopher Cheatum, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the University of Iowa Department of Chemistry, will become the newest Administrative Faculty Fellow in the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPR&ED), effective July 15. Cheatum will work alongside Administrative Faculty Fellow David Gier, Director of the UI School of Music and Erich Funke Professor in the...
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UIRF hires new licensing associate

The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) recently hired Kenneth Karanja as a new licensing associate to help faculty, staff, and students evaluate innovations developed in the lab for potential intellectual property rights (IP) and to commercialize new technologies and inventions.
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Virtual Systems Engineering ready to connect the circuit board industry

University of Iowa spinout company Virtual Systems Engineering (VSE) will soon be working with the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) and the Electric Power and Research Institute (EPRI).

UI research could deactivate avian flu among chicken carcasses

Across the state of Iowa, six million dead chickens are buried in pits in the ground—left from the last outbreak of the avian flu.
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Heistad celebrates 40 years of research and mentoring

Donald Heistad, Professor of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology in the Carver College of Medicine, says he loves training young people in the lab.
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Priest recognized for public history of offshore oil industry

At the Celebrating Excellence: Discovery and Innovation Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development, Richard Tyler Priest won the Distinguished Achievement in Publicly Engaged Research Award—and for good reason.