The University of Iowa or Iowa was established in 1847 and was the first institution in America to admit women and men. Currently there are over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Iowa is known for its research in genetics, hydraulics, biocatalysts, agricultural medicine, biomedical engineering, biomedical science and pharmacology research and education. Iowa scientist are credited with advanced discoveries in Space Science. Iowa's teaching medical hospital is noteworthy for patient care.
Professional majors strengthen the mission of liberal arts colleges
Faced with declining enrollment and rising costs, some small liberal arts colleges have added professional and vocational majors, a decision University of Iowa researchers say has strengthened rather than undermined the mission ...
Researchers find East Coast hurricanes can flood the Midwest
Located hundreds of miles inland from the nearest ocean, the Midwest is unaffected by North Atlantic hurricanes. Or is it?
Green spaces don't ensure biodiversity in urban areas
Planting trees and creating green space in cities is good for attracting species, but it may not be enough to ensure biodiversity in built environments, a University of Iowa study has found.
Researchers find changes in agriculture increase high river flow rates
Just as a leaky roof can make a house cooler and wetter when it's raining as well as hotter and dryer when it's sunny, changes in land use can affect river flow in both rainy and dry times, say two University of Iowa researchers.
Researchers test whether Red Queen hypothesis makes species resilient
In Lewis Carroll's 1871 classic novel Through the Looking Glass, the Red Queen tells Alice: "Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place."
Study is first to examine pollution sources between urban and rural air in the Midwest
With warmer weather, it's time to get outdoors. And now you can breathe easy about it: A new study from the University of Iowa reports Iowa's air quality falls within government guidelines for cleanliness.
Information storage for the next generation of plastic computers
Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to research published on April 16 in the journal Nature Communications.
Study finds pigeons and other animals can place everyday things in categories like humans
Pinecone or pine nut? Friend or foe? Distinguishing between the two requires that we pay special attention to the telltale characteristics of each. And as it turns out, us humans aren't the only ones up to ...
More to biological diversity than meets the eye
Most of us already imagine the tropics as a place of diversity—a lush region of the globe teeming with a wide variety of exotic plants and animals. But for researchers Andrew Forbes and Marty Condon, there's ...
Researchers evaluate best weather forecasting models
(Phys.org) —Two University of Iowa researchers recently tested the ability of the world's most advanced weather forecasting models to predict the Sept. 9-16, 2013 extreme rainfall that caused severe flooding ...
Study finds evidence that stock prices can be predicted within a short window of time
A new study from the University of Iowa shows evidence that stock price movements are, in fact, predictable during short windows.
Study on the accuracy of voice votes finds that loud voices can skew results
The louder the voice, the cloudier the choice: So says research led by the University of Iowa, which found that a single loud voice can skew the result of voice votes, a common decision-making feature in ...
Researchers study evolution on the molecular level
The theory of evolution suggests that present-day organisms evolved from earlier life forms.
Juno spacecraft hears amateur radio operators say 'Hi'
(Phys.org) —Thousands of amateur (ham) radio operators around the world were able to say "Hi" to NASA's Juno spacecraft Oct. 9 as it swung past Earth on its way to Jupiter.
Love connection: Researchers develop algorithm for recommending online dating prospects
University of Iowa researchers may have come up with the right matchmaking formula for online dating sites: Pair people according to their past interests and online mating success, rather than who they say they're interested ...