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  • Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:27pm

    Kaylia Duncan and Anna Lynch have contributed to the remarkable achievement of University of Iowa graduate students by each winning the 2014 Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Distinguished Thesis Award.

    Duncan, who earned her master’s degree in pathology in 2013, won the award in the biological and life sciences category for her thesis “Dynamics of Tumor Progression and Therapy Response in IL-6 and MYC Driven Plasma Cell Malignancy,” a study that uses a mouse model to determine patterns of tumor progression in cases of multiple myeloma.

    Lynch, who received...

  • Fri, 11/01/2013 - 1:18pm

    High blood pressure affects one in every three adults in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. In 2009, 44.8 percent of male deaths and 55.2 percent of female deaths resulted from high blood pressure.

    Despite these high morbidity rates, the underlying cause of high blood pressure, or hypertension, is unknown in most patients.

    One way our bodies regulate blood pressure is through balancing the amount of sodium retained at the cellular level. Daniel Collier’s research at the University of Iowa focuses on understanding how a protein called the...

  • Fri, 10/04/2013 - 2:02pm

    In these times of fiscal constraint, the State of Iowa is charged with finding new revenue sources to help fund its school districts.

    Historically, property tax has been the primary source of locally-generated revenue for public schools. However, school district income tax appears to be growing in popularity as a source of local financing.

    In the Summer 2013 issue of Public Budgeting & Finance, Phuong Nguyen-Hoang, assistant professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa, investigates the...

  • Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:18am

    Each work day brings a variety of projects to Washington’s Chamber of Commerce director Michelle Peiffer and Debbie Stanton, director of the Washington Public Library.

    This fall will be no exception.

    Washington Public Library
    Washington Public Library. Photo by Jeff Batterson, Batterson Photography

    The UI's Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) and the community of Washington...

  • Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:10am

    A memorial celebration for the late Kim Merker, founding director of the University of Iowa Center for the Book and former emeritus professor of English at the UI, will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, at Old Brick, 26 E. Market St., in Iowa City.

    A service is hosted by the UI Center for the Book from noon-2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

    After the service, a reception will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Mill Restaurant, 120 E. Burlington St. Pizza provided by the UI Center for the Book. Afterward, a memorial poker game will be...

  • Mon, 09/09/2013 - 4:27pm

    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.

    UI students in art, business, engineering, public health, rhetoric, and urban planning will work under the direction of UI faculty and Muscatine business and community leaders. The collaborative projects will address economic, health, cultural, social, and environmental priorities in Muscatine.

    As the City of Muscatine completes a new...

  • Fri, 09/06/2013 - 9:26am

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
    W401 PBB

    Looking for tools to launch your career? Attend the free Time Management workshop.

    At this workshop, you will learn to:

    • Minimize distraction
    • Analyze your workload
    • Implement expert time management strategies
    • Maximize your productivity
    • Extend your professional network across campus

    Presented by: Dr. Susan Johnson, MD/MS

    Register by Monday, September 9, 2013.

  • Fri, 09/06/2013 - 9:38am

    Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

    2520D UCC

    There are many external funding opportunities for graduate education that can support research, dissertation writing, travel, and more. Yet finding the right external funding at the right time can seem a daunting process. Students often wait too long to look for their opportunities.

    This workshop will offer you practical training, information, and follow-up resources to help you piece together the external funding puzzle. Topics will include:

    • types of funding for graduate education
    • academic...
  • UI Grad Success workshops
    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 8:54am

    Attend this hands-on workshop to learn about this fellowship program, which supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees.

    • Three years of support
    • $32,000 annual stipend
    • $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution
    • International research and professional development opportunities
    • XSEDE Supercomputer access. More information about the fellowship can be found...
  • Fri, 08/09/2013 - 12:02pm
    UI Grad Success

    If you missed the Graduate College Orientation and Welcome last week, you can still view info presented there.

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
    Iowa Memorial Union, Main Lounge



  • Thu, April 24, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
    283 Eckstein Medical Research Building (Seebohm Conference Room, EMRB)

    Do you appear as a professional online? Want to take control of your online presence?

    At this workshop, you will:
    • Discover how social media is used in job searches
    • Understand how professionals use social media
    • Learn about social media sites designed for academics
    • Begin creating your professional online identity

    Register by, Monday, April 21, 2014 -

    Campus experts for the Professional Identity workshop:

    • Jennifer Teitle, PhD,...

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