Graduate College News

John C. Keller
September 17, 2012

Graduate Education: Its critical role in meeting society’s challenges

This article by Associate Provost and Graduate College Dean John Keller appeared as an op-ed in the Sunday edition of the Des Moines Register on March 18, 2012.

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August 31, 2012

Soto receives Spriestersbach Prize

Fabian Soto is “the graduate student of one’s career,” according to his faculty mentor.

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August 31, 2012

Elkins awarded Spriestersbach Prize

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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August 27, 2012

UI sees increase in international grad students

University of Iowa officials are expecting to see a rise in international students in the graduate programs this fall, a trend that exists at the national level.

August 22, 2012

The roots of human self-awareness

Ancient Greek philosophers considered the ability to “know thyself” as the pinnacle of humanity. Now, thousands of years later, neuroscientists are trying to decipher precisely how the human brain constructs our sense of self.

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August 16, 2012

Why are elderly duped?

Everyone knows the adage: “If something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.” So, why, then, do some people fall for scams and why are older folks especially prone to being duped?

August 06, 2012

Seeing the bright side of 'face blindness'

Tara Fall’s husband once emailed her a picture taken at a military dinner a few months before, of him and a nicely dressed woman. Fall spent a day stewing, angry at her husband for sending a picture of himself and another woman.

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July 13, 2012

Three Fulbright research grants for 2012-13

Three University of Iowa students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research internationally in 2012-13. This year's UI recipients are Lynne Ann Larsen, Andrea Rosenberg, and Sean Tolentino.

July 10, 2012

Breaking stereotypes, building connections

Two years ago, Patti Silvia was a drug addict with a 10-year prison sentence hanging over her head. Today, Silvia has beaten her addictions and will avoid prison.

June 27, 2012

Helping Dubuque, and Iowa, improve energy management

Power plants go online and offline on a routine basis. Alliant Energy is analyzing the Dubuque Power Plant to determine whether to shut it down in 2015.


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