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Downtown banners showcase 70 exceptional Hawkeyes

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
As students grab coffee on the way to class and as Iowa Citians commute to work, they may run into familiar faces on—or above—the sidewalks. Banners in downtown Iowa City are highlighting the work of 70 University of Iowa undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers and scholars. The banners, the eighth installment of the Dare to Discover campaign, will be on display through mid...

Meet the new staff members in OVPR

Friday, December 30, 2022

OVPR seeks nominations for 2023 Discovery and Innovation Awards

Friday, December 30, 2022

New Book Matters series fetes campus authors across disciplines

Friday, December 30, 2022
While the University of Iowa has a legacy of producing literary titans, writing plays a crucial role in scholarship and creative activity throughout all academic disciplines. Book Matters, a new event series hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), will celebrate the written works of faculty members across campus. A companion program for Creative Matters, Book Matters will...

Community Engaged Scholars program offers workshops, seeks proposals

Thursday, December 15, 2022
The Research Development Office (RDO) is seeking applications for collaborative, 18-month OVPR Community Engaged Scholars proposals. The program supports community engaged research and scholarship partnerships that reciprocally benefit the University and Iowa communities. Working with the Office of Community Engagement, RDO will offer two workshops for interested applicants: Community-Engaged...

Iowa legislators visit campus for up-close view of UI research

Thursday, December 15, 2022
A delegation of Iowa legislators, staffers, and state officials visited the University of Iowa campus for an immersive experience with researchers who study aggressive cancer, manufacture pharmaceuticals, test new aircraft systems, and delve into biblical studies. Representatives Martin Graber, Dean Fisher, Representative-elect Matthew Rinker, legislative staffers, and officials from the Iowa...
derek mueller

I’m an election law expert who ran a polling station this election – here’s what I learned about the powerful role of local officials in applying the law fairly

Friday, November 11, 2022
Derek Muller is a nationally recognized expert in election law at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he studies and teaches about the role of states in the administration of federal elections. In late October he submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on a case that could drastically reshape U.S. elections, addressing the independent state legislature theory. But Muller doesn...