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Grade school children join hands in the middle

Scanlan Center for School Mental Health part of national collaboration to improve mental health services in schools

Friday, September 22, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Education’s Scanlan Center for School Mental Health is a partner organization in a new $2.6 million U.S. Department of Education grant that will support mental health services and professionals in schools.
Dave Conrads, Director of UI WILD, teaches law students at MNRA about the importance of bird banding in tracking species health, population, and migration.

Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative launches new field course at Iowa Law

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
With support from UI WILD and the UI College of Education, the College of Law’s Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative recently launched Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Law, a new interdisciplinary environmental law field course.
Tevin Middleton poses in the Lindquist Center.

Doctoral student Tevin Middleton receives funds to research school mental health

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral student Tevin Middleton is working to increase the number of minority students who pursue higher education and the counselor profession by addressing mental health services in schools.
Bettina "Tina" Hass smiles while posing in the Lindquist Center.

Education’s ‘walking Google’ says farewell

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
After 44 years at the helm of the College of Education’s Office of the Dean, Bettina (Tina) Hass is retiring Oct. 2.

Achrazoglou retires from career combining teaching and technology

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
John Achrazoglou retires after 38 years with the College of Education, dedicating his entire career to teaching at his alma mater.
A group of people stand in front of hay bales during an agricultural tour in Kosovo.

Agriculture businesses in the Peja region open to collaborate with public universities

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
The support of USAID’s Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education activity and Kosovo's agriculture businesses marks a significant milestone in the region's progress in training of future agriculturist at the public universities.
People examine plants in a field in Kosovo.

UI takes a people-centered approach in designing online courses

Monday, August 14, 2023
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and agriculture businesses in Kosovo are working to create pipelines for talented university students to help their businesses thrive.
Professor Nicholas Bowman stands by a table surrounded by standing students.

Bowman named new editor-in-chief of premier journal, Educational Researcher

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Two College of Education faculty members – Nicholas Bowman and Brian An – have been named as the new editor-in-chief and co-editor, respectively, for the Educational Researcher, the American Educational Researcher Association’s premier journal.
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ISU professors lead workshops on learning-centered classes for Kosovan professors

Monday, July 31, 2023
Iowa State University professors facilitated a series of training workshops to university students in Kosovo as part of the the Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education activity, funded by USAID and implemented by the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the Kosova Education Center.
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In the News: Bardhoshi provides tips to help kids develop healthier social media habits

Thursday, July 20, 2023
Summertime leads to free time, down time, and screen time, which means now is a good time for parents of teens and preteens to talk to their children about phone use, social media habits, and boundaries. Counseling Education Professor Gerta Bardhoshi provides helpful tips.
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Academy for Twice-Exceptionality empowers neurodivergent students

Wednesday, July 5, 2023
The Belin-Blank Center’s Academy for Twice-Exceptionality is a program that strives to ensure that neurodiverse students have a positive and fulfilling college experience.
A group gathers in Pizren, Kosovo, standing on front steps of building.

Experiential learning workshops yield insights on internships in agriculture

Friday, June 30, 2023
The Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education participants recently organized a series of highly informative training workshops titled "Structured Internships in Agriculture."
College of Education Dean Daniel L. Clay sits at the head of a conference table, leading a workshop with industry experts in Kosovo.

Partnership delivers workshops on industry-university strategic cooperation

Monday, June 26, 2023
University of Iowa College of Education Dean Daniel L. Clay recently led workshops that brought together representatives from private sector companies, industrial boards, professors, career centers, and research institutions as part of the Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education Activity.
Students exploring the horizon with binoculars during School of the Wild

In the News: School of the Wild expands to get hundreds of more Iowa kids into the woods

Monday, June 26, 2023
The University of Iowa is expanding its wilderness education program to reach 4,500 elementary school children this year, and it should bring the outdoor learning experience to more than 6,000 next year.
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UI faculty, alumni net grant to help LGBTQ+ students thrive on campus

Thursday, June 22, 2023
Jodi Linley, University of Iowa associate professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs, is part of a $500,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation for first-of-its-kind research on LGBTQ+ college students. The grant is in collaboration with HESA alumni Cindy Ann Kilgo and Alex Lange.
Alumna and veteran John Mikelson in front of a U.S. flag

Mikelson honored as small business champion for veterans

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Alumnus John Mikelson retired from the Army in 2004, but he has never stopped helping veterans and service members get the support they need. That's why he was recently recognized as the 2023 Small Business Administration (SBA) Veterans Small Business Champion of the Year.
A group of people tour a brewery bottling plant in Kosovo.

Kosovo's private sector takes an active role in preparing students for job market

Friday, June 9, 2023
As part of the Private Sector Partnerships for Strengthening Higher Education, the Iowa Consortium team visited partner businesses to cultivate collaborative opportunities for businesses and public universities
Two students walk along Lindquist Center on a sunny day.

Three College of Education students awarded scholarships to study abroad

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Out of thousands of applicants nationwide, seven students from the University of Iowa have been granted a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which awards each recipient up to $5,000 to study abroad.
Cassie L. Barnhardt, project director, with Armand Krasniqi, rector of the University of Peje “Haxhi Zeka.”

New partnerships with private sector strengthens higher education in Kosovo

Thursday, June 1, 2023
The latest USAID-funded activity entitled Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education (PSPSHE) in Kosovo kicked off Monday, April 24, 2023, at the National Library of Kosovo.  The Iowa Consortium, led by the University of Iowa (UI), in cooperation with its partners Iowa State University (ISU), and the Kosova Education Center (KEC), is implementing the partnership.
A group photo of UI alumni over the age of 80 being honored, sitting in a row of chairs.

Clothier, Townsend honored in ‘Eight Over 80’ celebration

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Two University of Iowa College of Education Alumni – Elizabeth Clothier and Orville “Speedy” Townsend – were among eight University of Iowa alumni honored during the 2023 Eight Over 80 Awards Celebration.