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Fulbright Map for 2024

16 students, alumni receive Fulbright awards to travel abroad in 2024-25

Friday, May 10, 2024
The students will teach English abroad, serve in local community organizations, enroll in graduate studies at cutting-edge universities, and conduct research and creative arts projects.
IISC students presenting in Dubuque

IISC celebrates Dubuque partnership

Thursday, May 9, 2024
The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities celebrated its community efforts with the City of Dubuque.
Headshot of Ashby Martin

Science of language

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Third-year doctoral student Ashby Martin sees numbers as language. His research on bilingual children examines the neurological impact of shifting between an individual's two languages.
Konna Zoga stands with her arms folded and a smile on her face in front of her lab bench. She wears a white coat and black glasses.

A path forward

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Fifth-year doctoral student Konstantina (Konna) Zoga's work advances research on bacterial biofilm infections on medical implants. Zoga came to Iowa to pursue her PhD in chemical and biochemical engineering after completing her previous degrees in Greece.
Kasturi Varadarajan

Varadarajan wins Graduate College's Outstanding Mentor Award

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Computer science professor has mentored 8 doctoral students to completion with a 9th in progress. He has also advised over 70 master’s students on course choices needed for completion of their programs.
Andrew Jezewski

Postdoc examines impact of fungal priority pathogen Cryptococcus

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Andrew Jezewski researches how Cryptococcus grows in the brain and how it tolerates carbon dioxide.
Jasmin Msuya stands with hand on hip in a white turtleneck with black stripes.

The role of language policy in supporting linguistic diversity

Friday, May 3, 2024
Doctoral student in the Literacy Culture and Language Education program, Jasmin Msuya studies language policy in Tanzania. Her experiences as an English teacher in Tanzania and a Swahili teacher in Iowa inform her research on educational language policies.
Graduate students with Dean Amanda Thein at Hawkeye Caucus 2024

Advocating and advising at Hawkeye Caucus

Friday, May 3, 2024
Graduate students from the University of Iowa attended Hawkeye Caucus in Des Moines to connect with legislators and present their research.
Alex Bezahler

PhD student Alex Bezahler earns prestigious Boren fellowship

Thursday, May 2, 2024
This political science scholar at the University of Iowa, used the fellowship to study Georgian and conduct fieldwork in Tbilisi, Georgia, next year.
Darius Stewart

Doctoral candidate receives prestigious Mellon/ACLS Fellowship

Thursday, May 2, 2024
Darius Stewart, a PhD scholar in English, is one of 45 graduate students nationwide to receive a competitive fellowship that includes an award of up to $50,000.