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  • New Deal Youth Programs in Iowa

          During the Great Depression, youth, a group young enough to be in school, while old enough to enter the workforce, worried American political leaders. The fear was that they would follow the path of youth in Germany or…

  • Filmmaking In The Void

      Hi blog, Julianna here. This summer I’m working on a documentary film about my home state of Texas, hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), a pipeline headed for the border, and whatever happens when it reaches Mexico.…

  • Microtonal Iranian Intervals

    My name is Ramin Roshandel and I’m a 2nd-year PhD student in Music Composition. My summer project for the Studio comprised of two parts: first is the analytical part and the second is the compositional piece. For the first stage of…

  • Developing an App for a Children’s Museum

    I’m Jeremy, a PhD student in Educational Psychology and the Learning Sciences. I study and design informal learning environments. This summer, with the help from the Studio, I am prototyping an app for a new exhibit at the Iowa…

  • 1930s Nursing in Native Communities

    In the 1920s and 30s, the public health nurse or “field nurse” was an important figure on many Native American reservations. These healthcare workers were hired to provide health education and preventative medicine to Native…

  • Comparison of Groups with Different Patterns of Symptom Cluster Intensity across the Cancer Treatment Trajectory

    People undergoing treatment for cancer may experience a wide range of symptoms that can vary in their frequency and intensity. Experiencing multiple co-concurrent symptoms, also known as symptom clusters (SCs), can be highly distressing…

  • Mapping culture and geography of the Holy Land

    My project maps the Christianization of the Holy Land in the Late Antique/early Byzantine period (approximately 300-600 CE) using Christian literary references, pilgrimage itineraries, and various material remains throughout the region…

  • Place and The Tale of Genji

    The Tale of Genji, written in approximately year 1000, during Japan’s Heian Period, was penned by  Murasaki Shikibu, a mid ranking noble court lady who served the Empress. Widely considered to be the world’s first real…

  • The digital journey of an Audiologist

                   Audiology is a profession that involves studying about sound, ear and hearing. An Audiologist works with individuals and families of individuals with…

  • It’s the 4th of July!!

    Summer is here!! What can be more summer-like than the 4th of July, picnics, parades and, most of all, fireworks!  Fireworks have a long and (yes, I’ll say it) colorful history. Fireworks go back as far as 7th century China.…

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