Articles from May 2022

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CLAS Research Resource newsletter

Publication focuses primarily on CLAS graduate and undergraduate students.
API Advocacy Award Winners

Graduate College Staff Members Win API Advocate Award

Vivian Ta, a Grad Success program coordinator in the Graduate College, and Jacquelyne Chu, the college’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion coordinator, recently received 2022 Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) Advocate Awards from the University of Iowa’s Pan Asian Council (PAC).
Thomas Pak

Overcoming life's struggles to become 'triple threat'

Thomas Pak, who will receive joint doctorate in neuroscience and a medical degree through the UI Medical Scientist Training Program, aims to combine his interests in medicine, research, and advocacy to advance the welfare for all patients.
Rita Dove

A master of poetry comes home

Rita Dove returns to receive an honorary degree from the place that helped shape her.
Marissa Stewart

Proving patient care through pharmacy

Marissa Stewart is excited to apply her University of Iowa pharmacy training to better help those in need.
Tyler Strickland

Ready to direct on the field, in the peformance hall

Tyler Strickland will graduate having conducted the Hawkeye Marching Band on some of the biggest stages: Kinnick Stadium, a Big Ten Championship game, and the Citrus Bowl.
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First Master of Public Affairs cohort graduated in May

Travis Kraus, director for the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities, and the new cohort of graduating Master of Public Affairs (MPA) students reflect on the new MPA program and capstone experiences.
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Researching at the intersection of crime, deviance, and health

NSF GRFP recipient, Kendall Riley, plans to use GRFP funds to focus on research, gain tangible research skills, and create a mentorship program to help undergraduate students understand research and apply for graduate school.
Molly Hall-Martin

Fighting for Indigenous student representation in policy

For recent Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate, Dr. Molly Hall-Martin (Kul Wicasa Oyate/Lower Brule Lakota), students are at the center of everything she does, and they should be at the center of higher education policy.
Samantha Kruse

Finding the large impact of small materials

Samantha Kruse, a second-year Chemistry graduate student and a 2022 NSF GRFP recipient, studies how radiation impacts organic materials.