Graduate College News

D.C. Spriestersbach
August 06, 2015 | Awards, Spriestersbach, Montgomery

Grad students honored with dissertation prizes

Based on their excellence in doctoral research, three University of Iowa graduate students have been recognized for having the best dissertation in their fields at the UI in 2015.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Five graduate students win NSF Fellowship

Since 1952, the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) has been supporting outstanding graduate students to advance science and engineering research.

Andrew Nelson
March 25, 2015

The Best of the Best in 2014

A study by University of Iowa doctoral student Andrew Nelson and his colleagues on the most effective method for measuring radium in flowback water (FBW) has been selected one of the best papers of 2014 by the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters.

Michael O'Hara
March 24, 2015

O’Hara strives for student success

During his 35 years at the University of Iowa, Michael O’Hara has provided safe harbor for graduate students looking to alter their course in pursuit of academic excellence.

Amnon Kohen
March 24, 2015

Kohen transforms students into scientists

In 2009, Tatiana Mishanina began graduate school at the University of Iowa as a student. Five years later, she successfully defended her dissertation as a scientist.

MAGS Distinguished Thesis Award
April 08, 2014

UI sweeps MAGS Distinguished Thesis Awards

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.

Understanding high blood pressure
November 01, 2013

Understanding and treating high blood pressure

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 epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) regulates sodium excretion and sodium reabsorption in the kidney collecting duct.

Phuong Nguyen-Hoang
October 04, 2013

School district income taxes: new revenue or property tax substitute?

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

Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities
October 04, 2013

UI partners with the City of Washington, Iowa

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.

Muscatine partnership
September 09, 2013

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.


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