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February 4, 2005
Volume 42, No. 7


Small Wonder: Scientists explore the brave new (little) world of nanoscience
Grand re-opening reveals new and improved Burge
Hawkeye docs and trainers think fast and score with lifesaving move at football game dinner
Staff orientation offers some new tidbits for old-timers

news and briefs

News Briefs
Faculty, Global Scholars announced
Distinguished UI scholar of human rights to deliver annual Presidential Lecture
Nine receive Instructional Improvement Awards

January Longevity Awards



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Offices and Awards

Publications and Creations

Ph.D. Thesis Defenses

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TIAA Cref Unit Values

Learning and Development Courses

The University of Iowa

The University of Iowa

Nine receive Instructional Improvement Awards


Nine University of Iowa faculty members will receive the 2004-05 Instructional Improvement Award to support seven projects designed to improve classroom teaching. The University’s Council on Teaching presents the awards each year.

Gary Russell, marketing, Tippie College of Business, will purchase a site license for a data mining software package in support of the college’s Data Mining in Marketing course. The new software will help MBA students gain hands-on understanding of the strengths and limitations of data mining in the emerging field of customer relationship management.

Ahmed Souaiaia, religious studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will hire a skilled graduate student to help him develop and implement a talking dictionary of key terms in Islamic ethics and philosophy. On a secure web site, students will have an index of key terms from readings and lectures, a list of translations and definitions of the terms, and recordings of clear pronunciations of each term.

Jean Gordon and Kirrie Ballard, speech pathology and audiology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will help undergraduates make the leap from classroom to clinic with a multimedia library of materials based on actual cases of brain-damaged patients with speech-language disorders. Video clips will depict patients in the clinic setting and demonstrate techniques practitioners use to diagnose cases and develop treatment plans.

Ying Zhang, biostatistics, College of Public Health, will prepare a new course called Introduction of Data Mining in Health Informatics. The funds will pay for software and hiring a graduate student to prepare appropriate data sets for study in the course.

Scott Vogelgesang and Christopher Dyer, internal medicine, Carver College of Medicine, will purchase sophisticated patient simulator models for a course called Medical Procedures: Skills and Knowledge Based Instruction. Older models let students practice the sequence of events used in invasive medical procedures but provide inadequate training in realistic anatomical relationships, training that is necessary for the safe performance of the procedures.

Suhas Kalghatgi, anesthesia, Carver College of Medicine, will create videos that provide guidelines for preparing anesthesia machines and responding to equipment problems. The videos will supplement the Department of Anesthesiology’s traditional hands-on instruction, and students and hospital staff will find the videos available on a secure web server as well as on DVD.

Teresa Boese, nursing, will purchase equipment vital to the establishment of an environment that simulates the care of critically ill children. All pre-licensing nursing students will use the equipment during their two semesters in the College of Nursing’s clinical simulation laboratory.

compiled by Gary Kuhlmann



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