Articles from January 2020

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Feb. 3 survey kicks off quest for major research questions

Bridge-building isn’t just about making connections, growing relationships, and finding common goals (though it’s all of those things). It’s also about taking action through hard and coordinated work, sweat equity, and a shared vision to close the gap between one thing and another. This spring, the University of Iowa’s Research Development Office (RDO), a unit within the UI Office of the Vice...
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Social media campaign seeks to inspire more undergraduate researchers

Several University of Iowa groups are coming together in February to encourage more undergraduate students to get hands-on experience conducting research and scholarship. Led by the UI Student Government (UISG), the Fall in Love with Research campaign kicks off its weeklong celebration of the university’s commitment to undergraduate research on Monday, Feb. 10. The five-day campaign will feature...
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Rosanne Cash will give free talk at Hancher on Feb. 7

Singer-songwriter and four-time GRAMMY award winner Rosanne Cash will host a Creative Matters event at Hancher Auditorium on the University of Iowa campus at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7. The event is free and open to the public. Cash will be joined on stage by writer A.M. Homes for a conversation about carrying her family’s legacy forward into her own life’s work, her creative process, and more. A question...
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Popular TED speaker Melissa Marshall to deliver workshops for UI researchers

Communications expert Melissa Marshall will visit the University of Iowa to lead three workshops for faculty, staff, postdocs, and students, on February 12, 2020. A former faculty member with the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State University, Marshall has spent the last decade presenting at Fortune 100 corporations, institutions and universities, to help scientists and...
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Arts and Humanities Initiative proposals are due March 3

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is now accepting applications for the spring 2020 Arts & Humanities Initiative (AHI) program. This program encourages leading edge scholarship, creative activities and interdisciplinary research. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The AHI program is open to all UI personnel in the arts and humanities disciplines who are...
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Downtown banners showcase University of Iowa student researchers

From investigating the dark side of the global art market, to launching rockets into space, to discovering new fossil species previously unknown to science, University of Iowa (UI) students are engaged in diverse and ground-breaking research and scholarly activities. Fifty-two of these student researchers are featured in the Dare to Discover downtown banner campaign starting January 1, 2020.