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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.



Accessible Instruction

Monday, October 3, 2022 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Nathan DePuy, ETC Graduate Assistant How do we make learning accessible for all students, including those with special needs? During this session, we will discuss various approaches to instruction that focus on serving students requiring various special needs. This session aims to provide teachers with basic knowledge of Assistive Technology options that can be integrated into classroom instruction. We will also identify and...

My Curls, My Roots: A Conversation About Hair

Monday, October 3, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Latino Native American Cultural Center
This is being advertised by the BTLC! TLC Credit: IS (T) Please visit the Multicultural & International Student Support & Engagement homepage for more information. Presenter(s): Hosted by Latino Native American Cultural Center  Description: Come join in conversation about hair in the Latinx community. We will talk about navigating the world as a person with curly hair, tying in conversations about Anti-Blackness in the Latinx community regarding curly hair, and working to understand the...

Patient Provider Communication Part 1

Tuesday, October 4, 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: Debora Downey, PhD,  Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), Clinical Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology (CF-SLP) 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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