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Deadline for grant writing seminar is Sept. 12

Monday, April 11, 2016
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPR&ED) will host Peg AtKisson of Grant Writing Seminars and Workshops, LLC, for her “Write Winning Grant Proposals” seminar on Friday, Oct. 7. The registration deadline is Sept. 12. The seminar, designed for faculty members and administrative staff who have had some exposure to writing grant applications, either through...

SynderBio receives $25,000 in POCR funding

Monday, April 11, 2016
University of Iowa startup company SynderBio Inc. has received $25,000 from the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board Proof of Commercial Relevance (POCR) Fund.

Obermann Center’s Graduate Institute celebrates 10 years of public engagement

Friday, April 8, 2016
For almost 40 years, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies has served as both oasis and laboratory for researchers from across the world looking for space to dive deep into their disciplines while rubbing elbows and minds with experts from other fields. In 1978, the University House was renamed to honor a generous gift from University of Iowa alumni Esco and Avalon Obermann. Today, the center...

Voxello awards mount as company prepares to take noddle to market

Friday, April 8, 2016
With an anticipated launch this summer of its signature invention—a device that allows patients with physical impairments to communicate with hospital staff—University of Iowa spinout company Voxello continues to draw significant investor interest while clinical trials are underway.

UI Mobile Museum unveils new exhibits for 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016
The University of Iowa Mobile Museum, which updated its exhibits over the winter, launched its third season with a visit to Horace Mann Elementary School in Iowa City recently. Students, teachers, and staff were among the first to tour the revamped museum. The Mobile Museum launched in 2014 as a partnership between the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and two...

UIRIS routing forms system down for scheduled upgrade April 7-11

Friday, April 1, 2016
The University of Iowa Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) announced today that the UIRIS routing form system will be down for a major system upgrade from 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7 to 8 a.m. Monday, April 11. During that time, users will not able to create, edit, or approve proposal routing forms or non-monetary routing forms. In addition, they will not be able to access previously submitted...

New UI initiative offers funding, support for ambitious research projects

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Since becoming the University of Iowa’s Vice President for Research and Economic Development three years ago, Dan Reed has encouraged faculty to pursue more high-risk, high-reward research and scholarship proposals, both individually and in collaborative groups Reed says the intense competition for research funding and declining proposal success rates for conventional proposals means the time has...

Dare to Discover banners now in UCC

Thursday, March 24, 2016
The Dare to Discover banners may be down from the lightpoles around downtown Iowa City, but they're not gone.

Crowdfunding campaign supports effort to increase survival rate among Nigerian children

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
In Azeez Butali’s native country of Nigeria, approximately 2,300 children under 5 years old die each day from preventable diseases and circumstances, totaling 840,000 deaths per year.

Mangum elected National Humanities Alliance Secretary

Monday, March 21, 2016
Teresa Mangum, director of the Obermann Center, has been elected Secretary of the National Humanities Alliance Board of Directors, the largest humanities advocacy group in the country, located in Washington, D.C.