Articles from September 2016

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UI spin-out company Infondrian receives STTR Phase I funding

When it comes to cancer treatments, the line between therapeutic and fatal dosages of radiation is razor thin. Protocols are in place to prevent mistakes, but sometimes multiple wrong treatments can be given before an error is detected. University of Iowa spin-out company Infondrian has developed a software package called ChartAlert that it says can quickly catch errors before irreparable damage...

Viewpoint founders meet with legislators to promote biomedical startups

Viewpoint Molecular Targeting, LLC founders met with Iowa legislators at the National Council on Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) National Demo Day. The purpose was to educate them on the key role university based biomedical startups play in creating high value jobs and in improving national economic and social competitiveness.
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The Q Brothers discuss the collaborative nature of creativity at first Creative Matters lecture

“Shakespeare was the hottest verse of his day, and we’re turning him into the hottest verse of our day,” said GQ, founder and creative director of The Q Brothers, at the first Creative Matters lecture on Sept. 20. The lecture brought together The Q Brothers’ four-member ensemble and UI Emeritus Professor of English Miriam Gilbert for a lively conversation about collaborative creativity, how...

AAAS Communicating Science workshop give faculty tools for telling the story of science

Though research, universities solve many thorny problems in society. But sometimes getting the word out can be almost as thorny.
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UI Central Microscopy Research Facility ready to help investigators win grants

Tucked away in the basement of the Eckstein Medical Research Facility is one of the most comprehensive microscopy research facilities in the country. The UI Central Microscopy Research Facility (CMRF) is equipped with two things critical to any researcher’s needs: millions of dollars of top-of-the-line, well-maintained microscopy equipment and a dedicated, knowledgeable staff who specialize in the...

Grant applications open for Central Microscopy Research Facility seed funding

The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPR&ED) invites faculty researchers to submit applications for the 2016 Central Microscopy Research Facility (CMRF) Pilot Project Seed Grant Program. The program offers small grants for gathering preliminary data and developing research skills using CMRF resources. Related: UI Central Microscopy Research...
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Creative Matters lecture series presents Joffrey Ballet collaborating theatre artist Basil Twist Sept. 29

Acclaimed puppeteer and theatre artist Basil Twist will give a lecture/demonstration on the nature of creativity at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29 in the UI Art Building West. His talk is part of the Creative Matters lecture series sponsored by the UI Office of Research and Economic Development in collaboration with the UI Arts Advancement Committee.

Corridor Business Journal names Toor, Matthes, Benson to Forty Under 40 list

Each year the Corridor Business Journal (CBJ) announces its Forty Under 40 list, which recognizes young leaders who are making a difference in the Corridor. This year, in addition to a bevy of University of Iowa alumni, CBJ named College of Engineering faculty member Fatima Toor, Senior Advisor to the President Peter Matthes, and Director of Community Outreach and Development Nick Benson to the...
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UI wins NSF grant to launch water sustainability graduate program

The University of Iowa recently received a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) grant to develop a Sustainable Water Development graduate program.

New exhibit blasts off with Hawkeyes in Space

It turns out there is something Herky the Hawk can smile proudly about: the University of Iowa's longstanding ties to the U.S. space program. A new "Hawkeyes in Space" exhibit is opening Thursday at the Old Capitol Museum, and the logo features a gleeful historic image of the UI mascot sitting astride Explorer I, the first satellite the U.S. successfully launched into orbit.