Articles from June 2024

An image of Art Building West on the University of Iowa campus

University of Iowa School of Art and Art History adds design to its name

Thursday, June 27, 2024
New name reflects the school’s longstanding focus on design and cross-disciplinary approach.
A student poses in front of a downtown banner

Nominate a student or postdoc for the downtown banner campaign

Members of the University of Iowa community can now nominate outstanding undergraduate, grad student, and postdoctoral researchers for the 2025 Dare to Discover banner campaign, which is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).
A portrait of Midha Ahmad

CLAS PBS graduate student explores coordination of brain and breathing rhythms during sleep

Monday, June 24, 2024
University of Iowa researchers, including graduate student Midha Ahmad, have uncovered a brain rhythm in the brain stem of sleeping infant rats that mirrors the rhythm in the cerebral cortex.
A portrait of Cathleen Moore

CLAS PBS professor receives NIH grant to research how to improve lifeguard training using virtual reality

Monday, June 24, 2024
Cathleen Moore, professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, will use the funds from the National Institutes of Health to develop techniques to make pools safer.
Teaching assistants and faculty from the Department of Mathematics pose for a photo with President Wilson.

Six CLAS mathematics teaching assistants honored with Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Monday, June 17, 2024
The Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award ceremony honors graduate students for their dedication to mentoring undergraduates each year. In May, 25 from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences were recognized.
Portraits of seven CLAS graduate students

CLAS awards seven graduate assistantships in writing, editing, community engagement

Monday, June 17, 2024
Graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will gain valuable experience in outreach, engagement, and writing that will benefit their career preparation.
CLAS celebrate during the annual staff celebration event

CLAS staff celebrate during annual appreciation event

Monday, June 17, 2024
Staff from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences gathered last month to celebrate their work during the annual celebration event.
Meng Zhou

CLAS computer science alum embarks on new role as assistant scientist at NASA

Monday, June 17, 2024
Meng Zhou, from China, recently earned his PhD in informatics from the University of Iowa and has embarked on a new role as an assistant scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Ravitej Uppu

CLAS physics and astronomy faculty member receives grant for fiber optics communication study

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
A University of Iowa quantum optics physicist has been awarded funding from the United States Air Force to advance how information is transmitted securely at the quantum level.
Sam Young playing the drums

CLAS School of Music faculty member found his way to Iowa without missing a beat

Monday, June 10, 2024
Acclaimed drummer Sam Young found his way to Iowa without missing a beat