Articles from May 2024

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CLAS art and art history professor and six students embark on journey across Iowa on handmade bikes

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Department of Art and Art History Professor Steve McGuire and six students will complete a 500-mile trip across the state on bicycles they made in his course.
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CLAS statistics and actuarial science professor publishes new book

Friday, May 24, 2024
Dale Zimmerman, professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, co-authored Spatial Linear Models for Environmental Data. The book was released by Routledge and CRC Press in mid-April.
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CLAS students gaining local journalism experience by reporting on Solon and Mount Vernon

Friday, May 24, 2024
The Daily Iowan has acquired two community newspapers. This acquisition allows students to receive firsthand experience reporting on these communities while still in college.
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Six CLAS faculty receive AHI project grants

Six University of Iowa faculty members will cultivate a wide range of scholarly and creative projects with the support of the Arts and Humanities Initiative (AHI).
John Prineas and Ned Bowden

Two CLAS professors named newest members of the National Academy of Inventors

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Chemistry professor Ned Bowden and physics and astronomy professor John Prineas are being recognized for their work developing patents in their respective fields.
Jan Wessel

CLAS faculty member researching brain region involved in control of attention

Monday, May 20, 2024
Researchers at the University of Iowa in a new study have linked a region in the brain to how humans redirect thoughts and attention when distracted.
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CLAS alumna wins 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Monday, May 20, 2024
University of Iowa alumna Jayne Anne Phillips has won the 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and three other Iowa Writers' Workshop graduates were named finalists for Pulitzer literary awards, which were announced May 6.
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CLAS staff members recognized for impactful work

Monday, May 20, 2024
Meet staff members from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences whose outstanding work has positively impacted those in the college, university, and beyond.
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CLAS history faculty member awarded NEH grant

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Alyssa Park, associate professor in the Department of History, will use the funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities to travel to South Korea to conduct research for her upcoming book.
Bob McMurray

CLAS professor named American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Four University of Iowa faculty members have been named 2023 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general-scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.