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David Cwiertny

New Sustainable Development Program trains students to improve society

The program will build on course work, community-engaged projects, and professional development experiences that will culminate in a master’s degree.
Left to left: University of Iowa students Alex Murra, Radha Velamuri, and Eliza Steere walk to the College of Public Health.

U2G program provides cost- and time-effective way to earn a graduate degree

Radha Velamuri is a junior studying biomedical sciences. She’s also a first-year Master of Public Health (MPH) student in epidemiology.
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UI grad alums collaborate on Hannibal manuscript

Collection of original academic articles and interviews link Hannibal to changes in television production, food culture, and pop psychology.
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Cultural Diplomacy Through Iowa’s International Writing Program

Christopher Merrill, director of the International Writing Program, and Dominika Słowik, 2021 fall resident, speak on the benefits and perspectives that Iowa’s International Writing Program provides.
Culpepper working within a fume hood in Scott R. Daly Research Laboratory

Searching for an Improved Anticancer Drug Candidate

From engineering to chemistry, Jonathon Culpepper, NSF-GRFP Fellow and GEM Consortium Institution Fellow, uses his expertise in metals to improve human health.
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Bringing Light to the Forgotten Works of Pauli Murray

Darcy Metcalfe, winner of the 2021 Spriesterbach Prize in the Humanities and Fine Arts division, aims to bring awareness to the health disparities in the medical field through her research in biomedical ethics.
Bernice Kubicek

Helping the Navy From a Landlocked State

Bernice Kubicek, a PhD student in electrical and computer engineering, is
studying active sonar target classification, with the ultimate intention of helping the Navy identify foreign objects in the ocean.
Center for the Book instructor teaching students in North Hall.

UI Center for the Book nears challenge goal

The program has raised more than $2.29 of the $2.5 million needed by Dec. 31, 2021, to receive the matching funds from the Windgate Charitable Foundation.
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Looking for Clues at the Scene of the Crime

Benton Purnell describes his work at the University of Iowa as “looking for clues at the scene of the crime.” When he was a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Purnell studied Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), a diagnosis defined by a lack of answers.
Brittany Allen

'Inside the Lab' series returns with stories from student researchers

A University of Iowa Technology Institute graduate student focused on preventing blindness in patients with age-related macular degeneration is getting first-hand experience with clinicians.