Articles from October 2019

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It All Depends on 31 Syllables: A study of the power of Japan's medieval waka

Imagine if your social stature and your livelihood were dependent on your ability to write poetry and refer to the work of other poets. If there were poetry competitions among the elite that decided one’s worthiness. Or if the entire direction of a nation could be changed via 31 syllables.
Paula Valino Ramos and Joshua Weiner

Student athletes flex mental muscle in UI research labs

Two University of Iowa students are discovering that the skills and training that made them elite athletes are a surprisingly good fit with another role on campus – a researcher.
Connie Henderson

State Hygienic Lab welcomes new ambassador

Connie Henderson, laboratory manager at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, will serve as the ambassador to the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) in 2019 and 2020. Eleven years ago, the SHL launched the ambassador program. The annual initiative seeks to raise awareness about lab-related issues and strengthen partnerships with people and organizations that share SHL’s commitment to improving public...

XIMBIO representative available at Oct. 10 Research Services Fair

A representative with Ximbio, the world’s largest non-profit dedicated to broadening access to life science research tools, will be available at the University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) table during the Research Services Fair Oct. 10. The fair starts at 1 p.m. at Hancher Auditorium and concludes with a Science on Tap presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ximbio was created by Cancer...