Articles from February 2017

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The Phenomena of Attention: Shaun Vecera's current study of distracted driving

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The stoplight has just turned red. Your cell phone is sitting on the seat next to you, and it vibrated a few blocks back. Should you pick it up and check it? Could this be considered distracted driving, even though the car isn’t moving?

UI researchers discover vitamin C may offer new treatment option for multiple myeloma

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Whether in the form of orange juice or a little tangy tasting pill, vitamin C is what you’re told to take when you’re feeling under the weather. University of Iowa researchers in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Multiple Myeloma Program recently found evidence that mega doses of vitamin C delivered intravenously may offer new hope to people diagnosed with multiple myeloma. The results of...

Call for Arts and Humanities Initiative grant proposals

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development is accepting applications for the academic year 2017-2018 Arts and Humanities Initiative program. This program encourages leading edge scholarship, creative activities and interdisciplinary research. The deadline is Monday, March 27. Eligibility Guidelines: At the time of application, all University of Iowa personnel who are...

Former UI President Coleman to return with project exploring future of higher ed

Monday, February 20, 2017
Over the past three years, the Lincoln Project has traveled to campuses across the country to meet with leaders in higher education, government, and business to examine the challenges facing public research universities and begin formulating solutions. An initiative of the American Academy for Arts and Sciences, the project is particularly focused on current and changing financial models and how...

Innovative medical device developed at UI receives FDA clearance

Monday, February 20, 2017
A medical device developed at the University of Iowa that assists impaired hospital patients communicate with health care providers recently received regulatory clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The device, called the noddle, was developed by UI Communication Sciences and Disorders Professor Emeritus Richard Hurtig, now Chief Scientific Officer of the parent company...

Two UI-affiliated companies selected for Partnering for Growth’s Biotech Innovation Showcase

Thursday, February 16, 2017
University of Iowa affiliated companies Behavioral Diagnostics and CartilaGen are two of a dozen emerging startup companies selected to compete at the Partnering for Growth’s Biotech Innovation Showcase on March 21 in Ankeny, Iowa. The companies selected represent a cross section of biotech industry including agricultural technology, human health, animal health and bio materials.

UI faculty invited to submit proposals for 2018 Provost’s Global Forum

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
University of Iowa tenured, tenure-track, clinical, and research faculty are invited to submit proposals for the Provost’s Global Forum, the premier annual event on campus focused on international and global issues. The deadline for proposal submissions is April 1. The forum brings together experts from the faculty and leading voices from a variety of areas (business, technology, education...

Spring Creative Matters lectures offer speakers who push the envelope

Monday, February 13, 2017
Creativity animates life, connects people and is central to our human experience. That is the driving idea behind the Creative Matters lecture series, which continues this spring with a group of speakers who challenge us to think in new ways about the arts, sciences, business and engineering.

Iowa Social Science Research Center offering NSF grant workshop series

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Faculty, staff, students, and research administrators are invited to fine-tune their National Science Foundation (NSF) grant proposals at a specialized, eight-session workshop lead by George Malanson, Coleman-Miller Professor in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences.

Reed named chair of Army Research Laboratory Computational Sciences Technical Assessment Board

Friday, February 3, 2017
Staying “Army Strong” requires being on the cutting edge of research and technology.