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January Events

BMindful Holy Days: Christmas - Julian calendar (Orthodox Christianity)

Sunday, January 7, 2024

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events....

Winter Institute for Teaching with Writing I: Making Writing Assignments Creative Across the Disciplines

Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tired of the "research paper" assignment? Bored reading reflection papers? Interested in using writing to promote student learning but not sure how to make it fun? Join us for a lively discussion of how to make writing assignments more creative and engaging. See examples of innovative assignments from instructors across campus, hear from a panel of faculty who have redesigned their approaches, and workshop ideas to use in your own courses....

Winter Institute for Teaching with Writing, Session II: Working with Graduate Students

Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Teaching Data Visualization and Communication: Do you struggle to teach your students how to best graph and visualize their data and then present their data? Join us for a one-hour workshop focused on helping students grasp principles of graphic design, data visualization (graphing and figure preparation), and effective slides for polished, persuasive presentations. After attending this workshop, you will have a clear set of expectations to share with your students on what makes for effective...

CANCELED - Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Jorge Vidal, PhD

Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The role of intracellular protein oxidation in pneumococcal pneumonia. Jorge Vidal, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology Center for Immunology and Microbial Research  University of Mississippi Medical Center

ACB Seminar Series - Samantha Wuebker

Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 11:00am to 12:00pm

CBD Graduate Student Samantha Wuebker will present a seminar on "MEMO1 is required for enamel formation and ameloblast morphology."

ACB Seminar Series - Timothy Nguyen

Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student in Genetics, Timothy Nguyen, will present a seminar titled "A tale of TFAP2 paralogs in midfacial development and dysplasia."

Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Education Lecture with Russell J. Ledet, MD, PhD, MBA (Human Rights Week 2024)

Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Russell J. Ledet, MD, PhD, MBA, triple board resident at Indiana University School of Medicine, will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Education Lecture during the 2024 UI Health Care Human Rights Week celebration....

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Michael Gale, Jr., PhD

Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Innate Immunity in RNA virus infection Michael Gale, Jr., PhD Professor, Department of Immunology University of Washington 

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop (Zoom)

Thursday, January 18, 2024, 10:00am to 11:00am

EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and then insert them into papers and format them in a style of your choosing. This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations. The class will be hands-on, and there will be time for questions at the end....

Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed (Zoom)

Thursday, January 18, 2024, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This hands-on session will help you improve your searching through best practices for basic and advanced searching and show you features for saving or exporting citations. The session will also help you understand medical subject headings (MeSH) and how they improve your search as well as the benefits of a MyNCBI account. PLEASE NOTE: Advance registration is required for Zoom. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30 minutes before the class time.

Hardin Open Workshops: NIH Data Management and Sharing Plans (Zoom)

Thursday, January 18, 2024, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

NIH will begin requiring a Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMSP) on all NIH funding proposals starting Jan. 23, 2023. This session will help you create a useful and well-written plan that meets the requirements and can be put into practice in your project. We’ll dig into each section of a plan, including: describing the types of data for your proposed project; standards for data and metadata; selecting a repository; addressing preservation and access requirements; and considerations for...

Skills for Educators Workshop: Clinical Teaching

Friday, January 19, 2024, 8:30am to 11:30am

Develop effective and efficient approaches to teaching in the context of patient care. Objectives:  Describe the challenges of clinical teaching Explore and critique a variety of opportunities and models for clinical teaching Identify five skills for effective, efficient clinical teaching

Big Ten Neuroscience Seminar Series

Friday, January 19, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The Big Ten Neuroscience Seminar Series highlights trainees and junior faculty from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in neuroscience. We meet virtually once each month—featuring one Big Ten institution—for presentations and discussion/networking. Seminars are scheduled for afternoons on the third Friday of each month. Zoom link is provided by the host institution. If not added in the event listing, please email iowa-neuroscience-institute@uiowa.edu the week of the seminar to...

Women In Micro & Immuno Coffee Hour

Monday, January 22, 2024, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for the Women in Micro & Immuno Coffee Hour. It is the monthly meeting from 11 a.m. to noon in 1289 CBRB. Enjoy coffee, pastries and contribute to the discussion! This is open to all—students, staff, postdocs, and faculty interested in promoting women in science (we have several male faculty in regular attendance and we appreciate the support!). Speakers change monthly. Contact: jessica-tucker@uiowa.edu for details.

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Seminar - Elizabeth Heller, PhD

Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Epigenetic editing for the study of psychiatric disease" Presented by Elizabeth Heller, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Lecture with Michele Norris (Human Rights Week 2024)

Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Michele Norris, Washington Post columnist and author, will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Lecture during the 2024 UI Health Care Human Rights Week celebration....

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Alice Telesnitsky, PhD

Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

How HIV-1 selects its genome: a tail of two nucleotides. Alice Telesnitsky, PhD Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology  University of Michigan Medical School

Pain Interest Group Presentation - Levi Sowers, PhD

Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 9:00am to 10:00am

"An introduction to the use of optogenetic and chemogenetic tools in behavior" Presented by Levi Sowers, PhD Assistant Professor Dept of Pediatrics University of Iowa

ACB Seminar Series - Jie Li & Samantha Wuebker

Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Jie Li, Cell and Developmental Biology Student in the Tina Tootle Lab, will present a seminar titled "Prostaglandins and their roles in Drosophila oogenesis." Samantha Wuebker, Cell and Developmental Biology Student in the Eric Van Otterloo Lab, will present a seminar titled "MEMO1 is required for enamel formation and ameloblast morphology."

Why We Compete: Global Health Case Competition Information Session

Thursday, January 25, 2024, 11:30am to 12:00pm

Start preparing for the 7th annual IPHPRP Global Health Case Competition!...

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Workshop - Emese Kovacs and Cierra Boyer

Thursday, January 25, 2024, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"Differentially Methylated Regions in Bipolar Disorder" Presented by Emese Kovacs Graduate student in Dr. Marie Gaine's lab "IRE1α as a negative regulator of β-cell compensation" Presented by Cierra Boyer Graduate student in Dr. Samuel Stephens's lab

Hardin Open Workshops - ORCiD: Open Researcher and Contributor ID (Zoom)

Thursday, January 25, 2024, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

What is ORCID? Why would you want one? This session will discuss ORCID, how researchers can benefit from having one, and how ORCID connects with other information systems. This will also be a hands-on workshop where everyone will have the chance to create their own ORCID and learn the most efficient ways to populate their profile with their publications....

12th Annual Intensive Fulbright Program Workshop

Friday, January 26, 2024, 9:30am to 11:30am

Are you interested in doing graduate study, research or creative work, or teaching English abroad—free of charge (U.S. citizens only)? Join International Programs for the 12th annual intensive Fulbright U.S. Student Program workshop to be held via Zoom. This session will cover application basics for undergraduate and graduate applicants from all fields. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students applying in 2024 should plan to attend; first-year students and sophomores are welcome....

Why We Compete: Global Health Case Competition Information Session

Monday, January 29, 2024, 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Start preparing for the 7th annual IPHPRP Global Health Case Competition!...

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Seminar - Samer Hattar, PhD

Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Beyond Vision: Impact of light on behavior" Presented by Samer Hattar, PhD Senior Investigator Chief of the Section on Light & Circadian Rhythms National Institutes of Mental Health

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Andrea Marzi, PhD

Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Pathogenesis of filoviruses. Andrea Marzi, PhD Senior Investigator Chief, Immunology and Molecular Virology Unit Laboratory of Virology, DIR, NIAID, NIH

Pain Interest Group Workshop - Louis Kolling, PhD and Micah Johnson

Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 9:00am to 10:00am

"Semaglutide: A dual intervention for metabolic dysfunction and psychiatric disorders?" Presented by Louis Kolling, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar in Dr. Catherine Marcinkiewcz's lab "Brain-wide local field potential connectivity patterns underlying an evoked migraine-related network" Presented by Micah Johnson Graduate student in Dr. Rainbo Hultman's lab

ACB Seminar Series - William Milanick & Danielle Talbot

Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 11:00am to 12:00pm

William Milanick, an Interdisciplinary Graduate Student in the Samuel Young Jr. Lab, will present a seminar titled "Elucidating the Roles of the α2δ Protein Family in Regulating Synaptic Function." Danielle Talbot, Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Student in the Tina Tootle Lab, will present a seminar titled "Fascin Controls Nucleolar Function and Morphology During Drosophila Oogenesis."

Why We Compete: Global Health Case Competition Information Session

Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 11:30am to 12:00pm

Start preparing for the 7th annual IPHPRP Global Health Case Competition!...

Microbiology Undergraduate Meet and Greet

Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Get acquainted with your Microbiology Undergraduate Support Team, including advisors, the Microbiology Undergraduate Student Association (MUSA) Director, and the Microbiology Undergraduate Director. They are here to assist you on your academic journey! Don't forget to savor the PIZZA!

Connecting Communities: Bend & Snack

Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Welcome to Spring 2024! The Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (Grad DEI) is excited to host the Spring Connecting Communities: Bend & Snack on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Iowa City ReUnion Brewery for a group fitness + social. Come and connect with other graduate & professional students and postdocs....