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Members of the Iowa Academy of Education pose for a photo. Top row left to right: Dan Clay (UI), Ann Gansemer-Topf (ISU), Pam Wesely (UI), Amanda Thein (UI), Liz Hollingworth (UI), Allison Bruhn (UI), Bob Reason (ISU). Second row left to right: Jeff Weld (UNI), Denise Crawford (ISU), Scott Ellison (UNI), David Hernandez (UNI), and Nick Bowman (UI)

UI’s Bruhn and Wesely inducted into Iowa Academy of Education

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
UI College of Education professors Allison Bruhn and Pamela Wesely were recently inducted into the Iowa Academy of Education. Membership to the academy is granted to those who show rigor and creativity in their scholarship. Inductees have outstanding scholarship related to teaching and learning.
Iowa City Pride Parade & Festival, June 17, 2023

Coleman garners national awards for ‘Banned Childhoods’ project

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
James Joshua (Josh) Coleman, assistant professor of English education, is the recipient of two Children’s Literature Assembly awards for his research on how activism challenges beliefs that ban LGBTQ+ children’s literature from libraries and schools.
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Iowa shares education analytics practices with colleagues from Kosovo's public universities

Monday, November 20, 2023
Staff from Kosovo's public universities are considering a new approach to embracing data with a series of education analytics training sessions provided by the University of Iowa as part of USAID's Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education Activity.
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Former Noyce scholars make an impact in Iowa’s high-needs schools

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Meet two Noyce scholar recipients who are now working in classrooms. Mathematics education undergraduates may be eligible for the scholarship, which provides $13,000 per year for up to two years.
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Counselor education faculty, students receive honors for research, teaching

Friday, November 10, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Education’s faculty and doctoral students have been honored for their work in counselor education by the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES).
A group  of people wearing netted caps tour the Institute for Agriculture Development in Kosovo.

UI supports industrial boards at Kosovan public universities

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
In the pursuit of strengthening higher education and promoting meaningful academia-industry partnerships, the USAID-funded Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education activity joins forces with three public universities in Kosovo to engage and empower industrial boards for the 2023-24 academic year.
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Reeve-Mendoza honored with 2023 Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award

Monday, November 6, 2023
Yareli Reeve-Mendonza is passionate about using her military experience to help other women veterans. To recognize her service, she is being honored with a 2023 Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award.
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Federal grant to bolster mental health evaluation, training, research, and innovation for schools

Thursday, November 2, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Education partners with three universities to scale up school mental health training and workforce expansion efforts nationwide.
Chuck Xander, Iowa’s new embedded counselor focusing on Veterans and military-connected students

Here to support students who served

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Chuck Xander, Iowa’s new embedded counselor focusing on Veterans and military-connected students, brings a great blend of empathy and expertise to the role because of his own military service and educational background.