Graduate College News

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.

Moral judgment
March 28, 2014

Arrested development: How brain damage impairs moral judgment

Would you lie on your income tax return to save money for your struggling family? Moral judgment calls like this one help weave the fabric of a civilized society.

Otoscope machine
December 19, 2013

Deafness in the genomics era

People with hereditary hearing loss must undergo multiple genetic tests for doctors to determine the exact cause. Testing for each possible genetic cause is expensive, time consuming, and often inconclusive.

Liturgical manuscripts
December 18, 2013

Award-winning dissertation provides insights about Renaissance women

The manuscripts, dating back to the 1500s, live in their original bindings. Given their age, these unspoiled specimens are a lovely find, with words beautifully written in either Latin or Italian on thin material made from calfskin, sheepskin, or goatskin.

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.

Christopher Kovach
July 09, 2013

UI ranked in Top 25 in postdoc survey

The Scientist ranks the University of Iowa among the top 25 institutions in the United States for postdocs for a second straight year in its 2013 “Best Places to work for Postdocs” survey.

Jacob Elkins
June 21, 2013

Calculating a better hip

For two years, Jacob Elkins worked as a surgical technician at the Reno (Nev.) Veterans Hospital. He witnessed many hip and knee replacement surgeries and quickly learned that these implants can fail.

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