Friday, September 13, 2019

WorldCanvass guests on October 9 will take us inside the groundbreaking history of space research at the UI, describe their research into 'chemo brain' or the cognitive deficits that can occur after chemotherapy, and detail a research collaboration that aims to provide weather and climate information to farmers to help them make key decisions at different times of the year. Join us at the next WorldCanvass for an intriguing conversation about research breakthroughs and the many unexpected but essential discoveries that flow from them. The live event is free and open to the public.  The program is held at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street, in Iowa City from 5:30-7 p.m., with a pre-show reception from 5-5:30 p.m.


Research at Iowa: Investigating Space, Cancer Treatments, and Iowa’s Bioscience Priorities

Segment 1 —5:30-6 p.m.
Iowa’s role in space research

Craig Kletzing—Donald A. and Marie B. Gurnett Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa

Segment 2—6-6:30 p.m.
Chemotherapy's effect on brain function

Sneha Phadke—clinical assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa
Kanchna Ramchandran—associate research scientist, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa

Segment 3—6:30-7 p.m.
Joint UI-ISU research to provide weather/soil intelligence to Iowa’s farmers

Marty Scholtz—vice president for research, University of Iowa
Jun Wang—professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering; assistant director, Iowa Technology Institute, University of Iowa
Brian Hornbuckle—professor, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University


WorldCanvass programs are recorded as audio podcasts and are available on iTunes, the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and the WorldCanvass website. University of Iowa International Programs produces the series in partnership with MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street. Audio production is provided by Kyle Marxen. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Amy Green in advance at or 319-335-1433.