Interested in Informatics, Big Data, or working in Research? The University of Iowa is hiring!

At present we are searching for six new staff to support areas across the insitution.

Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) offers fellowship to current UI undergraduate students to work with faculty and P&S staff to perform research. Approximately 150 students are appointed each year as ICRU Research Fellows and are awarded a scholarship of either $2,000 during the academic year or $2,500 during the summer.

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is hosting our inaugural speaker in the IIHG Bioinformatics Lecture Series, Dr. Xiaoming Liu. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Science at the University of Texas Health Center at Houston.

Carver College of Medicine is organizing special program, Genetics: The Origins of Humans on February 18, 7 Pm - 8:30 Pm. Join the event for a discussion on how a genomic revolution has led to a flood of new discoveries about our shared ancestry, the genetic basis of human health, and the history—and possible future—of modern humans on Earth.

For more information and registration, visit

The Chronicle of Higher Education published an article on Computer Science and Humanities and how the two disciplines are coming together to offer courses and majors for people interested in computer science and humanities.

Please read the entire article at:

Title: Quasi-Likelihood Estimation of a Censored Autoregressive Model with Eogenous Variables

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Location: Reception at 3:00 p.m. in 241 SH / Talk at 3:30 in 61 SH

Please visit Statistics & Actuarial Science Department at for additional details.

Join us in welcoming Dr. Colin Wilder (Chicago) for faculty candidate talk on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 3:30pm in 2390 UCC (Executive Boardroom).
Currently working as Library (DH) faculty at University of South Carolina.
Dr. Wilder's work focuses on legal and intellectual history of early modern Europe wtih DH skills that include distant reading and topic modeling.

Join us in welcoming Dr. Matthew Noellert (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) for faculty candidate talk on Monday, Feb. 1 at 3:30pm in 1117 UCC (IP Commons).
Currently working as a post-doc at the Research Center for Chinese Social History, Shanxi University.
Dr. Noellert's work focuses is on land reform using archival data with DH skills that include GIS and conventional statistical principles.

Join us in welcoming Dr. Kenneth Sylvester (York University) for faculty candidate talk on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 4:30pm in 2520D UCC.
Currently working as Research Associate Professor at Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.
Dr. Sylvester's work focuses on land and environment in the North American West with DH skills that include GIS & Census.

Join us in welcoming Dr. Jo Guldi (UC, Berkeley) for faculty candidate talk on Monday, Jan. 25 at 3:30pm in 1117 UCC (IP Commons)
Currently Assistant Prof at Brown,
Work focuses on British Empire, strong multi-faceted Digital Humanities