Articles from November 2016

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UI engineer Larry Weber appointed Director of Interdisciplinary Research Development

The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development has appointed College of Engineering professor Larry Weber Director of Interdisciplinary Research Development, effective Dec. 1.
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NPR host Joe Palca tells the serendipitous stories of science at Creative Matters lecture

Pedal if you love NPR,” NPR science correspondent Joe Palca shouted to fellow RAGBRAI cyclists when he and a group of other NPR reporters rode the famous Iowa event in 2015. One NPR lover was University of Iowa Visiting Assistant Professor Julie Reynolds, jointly appointed with the UI Public Policy Center (PPC) and the College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. Her RAGBRAI riding group, Team Groucho...
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UI names Ricketts, Lassner as Senior Assistant Vice Presidents for Research

The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development has promoted Ann Ricketts (left) and Jennifer Lassner (right) from Assistant Vice Presidents for Research to Senior Assistant Vice Presidents for Research.
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Award-winning panel to discuss creation of new Joffrey Nutcracker at Creative Matters event

Recrafting the iconic ballet The Nutcracker for one of the most renowned ballet companies in the country is no small feat. The creative team reimagining the Christmas classic will join members of the Joffrey Ballet to discuss the process at 5:30p.m., Nov. 28 at Hancher Auditorium. The event is co-sponsored by the Creative Matters lecture series. The panel discussion is free and open to the public...
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Okeoma wins 2016 Iowa Women of Innovation Award for Research Innovation and Leadership

Honored for her cutting-edge research fighting breast cancer and HIV, Chioma Okeoma, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, won the 2016 Research Innovation and Leadership Award at The Technology Association of Iowa’s 9th annual Des Moines Area Community College Iowa Women of Innovation Awards Nov. 9.
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Crowdfunding comes to the University of Iowa as GOLDrush

The University of Iowa this week launched its first-ever crowdfunding platform: GOLDrush. A growing national trend, crowdfunding has made it simple to raise funds for projects from colleagues, family, friends—and even strangers who want to support a particular activity.
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TEDMED 2016 presentations made available to UI faculty, staff and students

A little inspiration is often what drives big change. In that spirit, the University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic Development, through an agreement with the Association of American Universities, will once again make available to the UI campus community free live and on-demand streaming of the TEDMED 2016 talks.
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Iowa legislators tour UI research labs

Six Iowa legislators toured research labs on Thursday as part of an annual hands-on Legislators in the Lab event organized by the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. Sens. Rita Hart, Bob Dvorsky and Kevin Kinney, and Reps. Mary Mascher, Mary Gaskill and Dale Fisher took part in the daylong “Making Waves” tour, which included visits with faculty...
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UI names Wendy Beaver as Executive Director, Division of Sponsored Programs

The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development has named Wendy Beaver as Executive Director of the Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP). Previously Beaver was Senior Associate Director of DSP. She replaces Jennifer Lassner, who recently was promoted to Senior Assistant Vice President for Research.
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2016 Iowa Art in Science winners announced

On Sept. 28, the University of Iowa Central Microscopy Research Facility hosted a meeting of the Iowa Microscopy Society Symposium, which draws researchers and enthusiast from all over Iowa. At the annual event, the Iowa Microscopy Society invited members to showcase the natural artistry they observe under the microscope with its “Iowa Art in Science” competition. This year’s top-three winners are...