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.
3D satellite, GPS earthquake maps isolate impacts in real time
When an earthquake hits, the faster first responders can get to an impacted area, the more likely infrastructure—and lives—can be saved.
UI researchers launch rockets in search of unseen parts of universe
Walk into the corner astronomy lab in the basement of Van Allen Hall, and you'll likely hear a student spontaneously burst into song while creating preliminary computer aided designs for an upcoming NASA ...
Farmers can better prevent nutrient runoff based on land characteristics
Farmers on a quest to keep more fertilizer on their fields—and out of Iowa's waterways—may have an easier time finding a solution, thanks to new research from the University of Iowa.
Study finds switchgrass removes PCBs from soils
University of Iowa researchers have found a type of grass that was once a staple of the American prairie can remove soil laden with PCBs, toxic chemicals once used for cooling and other industrial purposes.
Love online is about being real, not perfect
People using online dating services are searching for a perfect match, but not a perfect person.
Study finds Midwest flooding more frequent
The U.S. Midwest and surrounding states have endured increasingly more frequent flood episodes over the past half-century, according to a study from the University of Iowa.
Study suggests similarity between how pigeons learn the equivalent of words and the way children do
The more scientists study pigeons, the more they learn how their brains—no bigger than the tip of an index finger—operate in ways not so different from our own.
Researchers link smoke from fires to tornado intensity
Can smoke from fires intensify tornadoes? "Yes," say University of Iowa researchers, who examined the effects of smoke—resulting from spring agricultural land-clearing fires in Central America—transported ...
Satellites can improve regional air quality forecasting
Satellites planned for launch during the next several years may have an expanded role: Forecasting air-quality worldwide.
Crows join human, apes and monkeys in exhibiting advanced relational thinking
Crows have long been heralded for their high intelligence - they can remember faces, use tools and communicate in sophisticated ways.
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."