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Katharine Broton discusses her research on food insecurity. 

Jacob Priest, Director of the LGBTQ Counseling Clinic, shares his insights.

Jonathan Templin speaks about adaptive assessment.



Wesely co-PI on $1 million grant helping to create National Resource Center for Translation and Global Literacy

College of Education Professor Pamela Wesely is part of a team of colleagues across campus who produced a successful proposal for the U.S. Department of Education, resulting in a $1 million grant – one of the largest humanities grants at Iowa.

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Scanlan Family Foundation gives $15 million to name school mental health center, expand services to schools, veterans

Thanks to a generous $15 million gift from the Scanlan Family Foundation, the Iowa Center for School Mental Health has a new name – the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health.

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Lira receives NSF grant to advance learning technologies

Matthew Lira, assistant professor in educational psychology and learning sciences, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to investigate the role of gesture using physical feedback in STEM learning.

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UI REACH (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes) is a comprehensive transition program for students ages 18-25 years old with intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities.



Family Professional Partnership Tool

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Diane Brenneman CF Family, Training Director CHSC Kelly Von Lehmden, LEND Training Director  All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at
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AAUW Fellowship Session

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers prestigious fellowships for women working in any discipline. Their American Dissertation fellowship provides funding for the final year of Ph.D. dissertation completion (U.S. citizens or permanent residents), and the International Fellowship provides a year of support for graduate students who are citizens of a country other than the U.S. (Master’s, PhD, and other graduate degrees.)  Please see the AAUW website to determine eligibility...

Free Film Screening and Discussion: MIJA

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 7:00pm to 9:00pm
FilmScene (Chauncey)
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Latino Native American Cultural Center  Join us in a FREE movie screening of the documentary MIJA, at FilmScene at the Chauncey. After the film we will engage in a brief conversation about the pressures of first gen Latinx/a/o people in the U.S. and how to navigate these pieces. For more information regarding Latinx/a/o Hertiage Month feel free to visit our website: https:/...
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