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  • Friday, June 5, 2020 3:37 PM
    The Iowa Board of Regents this week approved a new name for the business management department at Iowa State University’s Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:59 PM
    Des Moines Area Community College announced today it plans to move a majority of its programs to real-time, virtual classes for its fall semester across its campuses. 

  • BY KATE HAYDEN
    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:11 PM
    Des Moines fintech startup Denim is now Denim Social after merging with St. Louis-based fintech Gremlin Social, which offers a social media content creation and management platform for financial service firms. 

  • Drake University student shares industry struggles as he prepares to graduate
    BY KATE HAYDEN
    Friday, May 8, 2020 6:00 AM
    Xavier Lechleitner is finishing his senior year of college at Drake University at home in Edgar, Wis., on his family’s cattle farm. When Lechleitner’s operations management class asked students to submit a video blog exploring the pandemic’s reach, Lechleitner focused close to home.

  • Computer scientists launch new search tool for COVID-19 researchers
    BY KATE HAYDEN
    Friday, May 8, 2020 6:00 AM
    After the White House called on researchers nationally to assist in COVID-19, Hridesh Rajan realized that the large body of published papers on coronaviruses and other epidemiology studies could offer “game-changing insights” for medical researchers -- but first, those researchers spend hours trying to find the right papers. Existing databases for published papers indexed keywords found throughout the papers, so one piece of published research with the term “coronavirus” written in passing during the introduction would be surfaced no matter how relevant the actual research is. 

  • Teaching public health in times of crisis
    BY KATE HAYDEN
    Friday, May 8, 2020 6:00 AM
    In the University of Northern Iowa’s Health, Recreation and Community Services Department, Disa Cornish and her colleagues are training the next generation of public health advocates in Iowa -- a generation that is witnessing firsthand a larger-than-life fight against COVID-19. Cornish shared with the Business Record how an ongoing pandemic influences teaching public health students. 

  • What does it take to keep research teams safe?
    BY KATE HAYDEN
    Friday, May 8, 2020 6:00 AM
    When Marty Scholtz thought about the University of Iowa’s research community rising to a challenge, he recalled the floods of 2008. “It was a monumental event on campus and shut down a lot of buildings and access. We had to pivot how we ran as a campus,” said Scholtz, vice president of research at UI.  The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Iowa mid-March is forcing the university to pivot yet again. 
     

  • Universities confront COVID-19
    BY KATE HAYDEN
    Friday, May 8, 2020 6:00 AM
    How has the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic changed research happening at Iowa universities? The Business Record reached out to the three regent universities to see how faculty and administrators are adjusting for priority research; plus, a senior student’s perspective as he finishes his year at Drake University.

  • A Closer Look: Brady Harris
    BY KATE HAYDEN
    Friday, May 8, 2020 6:00 AM

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:07 PM
    The New Bohemian Collective is offering its CoderDojo computer science program live online for children in grades 1-5, NewBoCo announced this week.

  • Friday, April 17, 2020 11:29 AM
    The Iowa Cyber Hub, a cybersecurity education partnership between Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College, is launching a series of videos at www.iowacyberhub.org to help newly remote workers adjust to new cybersecurity practices.

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:00 PM
    Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer based in Des Moines, announced today that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Pacific GeneTech, a biologics company that develops and commercializes next-generation vaccines for areas of high unmet or underserved needs in food safety and animal health, to license PGT's salmonella vaccine for poultry. 

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:00 PM
    Iowa State University’s Startup Factory has moved all weekly cohort meetings online to continue delivering the 52-week program, the organization announced this week.

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:59 AM
    Webspec, a Des Moines marketing and technology company, is offering free assistance to help Polk County businesses apply for a portion of the $100 million cash grants offered by Facebook to up to 30,000 small businesses in communities where Facebook operates.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, April 3, 2020 11:19 AM
    The Des Moines fintech company LenderClose announced Thursday it has made what it believes is the first-ever remote online notarization used to close a mortgage loan in Iowa. 

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