Graduate College News

Menah Pratt-Clarke
March 07, 2016

Education: The Key to Opportunity

The path to future success is paved with graduate education. Menah Pratt-Clarke suggests this is especially true for students from groups historically underrepresented in academia.

Marie Kim
February 19, 2016


The Iowa Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) provides training for both the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.

D.C. Spriestersbach
August 06, 2015

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
April 23, 2015

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.

Alzheimer's memory and emotion
September 24, 2014

Alzheimer's patients can still feel the emotion long after the memories have vanished

A new University of Iowa study further supports an inescapable message: caregivers have a profound influence—good or bad—on the emotional state of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

Mary Huff
September 18, 2014

Piecing together the memory puzzle

Growing up in the tiny rural town of Greenfield, Iowa, UI graduate student Mary Huff says she wasn’t aware of any researcher role models.

Name that song
May 28, 2014

Name that song (title)

Ever had one of those moments? You’re joyfully humming along to a song, but you can't remember its name. Why is the title slipping your mind?


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