Articles from September 2013

Preserving sci-fi history

Peter Balestrieri make sure the history and the legacy live on through books in Special Collections.
Bob McMurray

Hands-on training: how to write and review grant applications

DeLTA Center, a UI interdisciplinary research center, developed a process in fall 2011 for awarding small research grants to doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars.

Sniffing out early-stage Alzheimer's diagnoses

Ph.D. student is looking at Alzheimer's disease from a different perspective: sense of smell.

Expanding the Ph.D. job market through public engagement

English Ph.D. graduate received the sense that there could be more to academia by participating in the Obermann Graduate Institute.

Grad students make innovation become reality

Students in the class Reimagining Downtown were challenged to make a positive impact on downtown Las Vegas.

Researching academic success among Ethiopian children

Berhan Gelan received an international fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for the 2013-14 academic year.

HIV: fighting virus with virus

Graduate student believes GBV-C research may lead to the development of new ways to treat HIV infection.
Brian Collins stands in front of Gilmore Hall

Philosophy teaches critical-thinking skills

Graduate student Brian Collins will co-teach a philosophy class to high school seniors in eastern Iowa.

Using math to map lung function

Ph.D. student helps model air flow in the human lungs.

Launching a public partnership

The UI's Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) and the City of Muscatine are launching a partnership focusing on key projects for the city's long-term sustainability.