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UI researchers team up with ISU to develop nanovaccine for COVID-19

Monday, November 2, 2020
With federal funding from the Iowa Governor’s Office, researchers at the University of Iowa are working to help create a nanovaccine that would protect against the virus that causes COVID-19 and be administered via nasal spray rather than a needle. On Thursday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced she has set aside $2 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (or CARES) Act funding to...

Resource: Research and COVID-19

Thursday, October 29, 2020
The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research manages a Website to help guide faculty, staff, and student researchers, scholars, and creative artists as they work during the pandemic..
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Fall Undergraduate Research Festival goes virtual

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The annual festival, hosted by the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU,) will be held in short sessions via Zoom during the week of November 9-13, 2020. “Despite the challenges of the fall 2020 semester, University of Iowa undergraduates have collaborated with faculty mentors to participate in research all over campus, and remotely, that complements their academic studies and develops...

Hygienic Lab ambassador plays critical role in serving Iowa during COVID-19

Friday, October 16, 2020
If the State Hygienic Laboratory’s Coralville operation is headquarters in Iowa’s war on COVID-19, Connie Henderson is the lab’s forward scout and envoy to clinics across the state. Henderson, a retired laboratory manager at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, has served as an SHL Ambassador since 2019, providing expert guidance to the lab, helping SHL better connect with and meet the needs of...

Video of town hall on international engagement and foreign influence available online

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
A video and PowerPoint from the Office of the Vice President for Research’s (OVPR) Oct. 12 International Engagement (Foreign Influence in Research) Town Hall is now available online. Links to the materials may be found on the Division of Sponsored Programs’ (DSP) Website at The event was held in response to growing national concerns...
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OVPR will host a town hall on foreign influence on Oct. 12

Friday, October 2, 2020
In response to growing national concerns about the potential for foreign influence in academic research, a virtual town hall on international engagement in research is scheduled for October 12, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST. It is open to all University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students. The town hall will cover new federal regulations and disclosure requirements related to foreign influence in...

Register now for free webinar on research security Oct. 7

Friday, October 2, 2020
University of Iowa research faculty, post-docs, staff, and administrators are invited to participate in a free regional webinar on research security from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Central Time) Wednesday, Oct. 7. Hosted by the University of Minnesota and other institutions in Minnesota, the webinar will be led by the director of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Kelvin...
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OVPR accepting student nominations for Dare to Discover campaign

Friday, September 25, 2020
The Dare to Discover campaign will feature undergraduate and graduate student researchers from a wide range of disciplines in a digital campaign in early 2021. This is the fourth year for the student-focused campaign, which seeks to showcase the breadth of research, innovation, and creative works generated by student researchers and scholars at the University of Iowa. This is the first time that...

UI museums and libraries win $200,000 grant to expand senior programing in Iowa

Thursday, September 24, 2020
A $222,327 grant to the University of Iowa will allow an expansion of the Stanley Museum of Art's Senior Living Communities Program, which brings art programming and interactive activities to seniors in long-term care facilities in Iowa.

UI employees step up to help State Hygienic Lab with COVID-19 testing

Thursday, September 24, 2020
The State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) has been in the spotlight since the beginning of the COVD-19 pandemic. It’s won widespread praise—including from Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Board of Regents—for the dedication of its staff as it’s expanded its capabilities to meet explosive demand for testing. The lab is fast approaching having conducted half a million COVID-19 tests since February and...