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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.

New resource available to support international research

The administrative and regulatory challenges related to university research and scholarship are vast—and grow even more daunting when the work involves international partners. To help answer questions related to international research collaboration—from travel and disclosure requirements to invention reporting and federal regulations—the University of Iowa Division of Sponsored Programs has...

UI Research Foundation calls first post-doc hire win-win

In a joint venture with the Graduate College, the University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF), which helps campus inventors and creators protect and commercially license intellectual property (IP), has hired its first-ever post-doctoral student to support the office while acquiring first-hand experience of a potential and unique career path for new scientists. Sarah Sapouckey, who has a Ph.D. in...
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Engelhardt named 2019 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named University of Iowa cystic fibrosis and gene therapy researcher John Engelhardt, PhD, a 2019 Fellow. Engelhardt, who is professor and head of anatomy and cell biology in the UI Carver College of Medicine and director of the UI Center for Gene Therapy, is recognized for his work in developing gene therapies to treat cystic fibrosis (CF). The...
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Nominate top researchers, scholars, and innovators by Feb. 4

The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking nominations by Feb. 4 for leading researchers, scholars, and innovators among University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students. The Discovery and Innovation Awards recognize University of Iowa faculty, postdocs, professional staff, and students for exemplary contributions to research, scholarship, mentorship, and research administration....
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Legislators learn about space science, veteran care, and ag research during tour

Eight Iowa state legislators visited the University of Iowa campus Nov. 7 as part of the Office of the Vice President for Research’s annual Legislators in the Lab tour of research and scholarship activities. Participants included Sen. Chris Cournoyer, R-LeClaire, and Reps. Ross Wilburn, D-Ames, Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, Cindy Winckler, D-Davenport, Dean Fisher, R-Montour, Art Staed, D-Cedar...

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.