McGregor featured on Iowa's Dare to Discover campaign

April 12, 2017


Karla McGregor was one of 51 Iowa researchers, scholars, and creators featured in UI's Dare to Discover banner campaign. The banners hang from poles throughout downtown Iowa City, along the Park Road bridge, and inside University Capitol Centre (UCC). McGregor's banner may be found in UCC.

Produced by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPR&ED), the banners—and a companion website at—highlight the exciting discovery and innovation occurring at the UI.

“The banners showcase the incredible work being done at the university, but they are also a challenge and an invitation to those inside and outside our institution to participate in innovative and creative work of their own,” said Dan Reed, UI Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

McGregor's banner, Dare to Liberate Language, reads as follows:

Words are the building blocks of communication. Without them, we can’t share an idea, verbalize affection, or tell our stories. As director of the Word Learning Lab within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGregor researches how people with developmental language disorders learn, remember, and use words. From 2012-2015, McGregor was the director of the DeLTA Center (Development and Learning from Theory to Application), which is an interdisciplinary research community at UI dedicated to exploring the processes of learning and development.

Congratulations, Karla!