Articles from November 2016

Bowman offers insight on diversity-themed courses

Associate Professor Nicholas Bowman offers his analyses-based insight on the impact of diversity-themed courses in this article appearing in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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Strong books for Strong Girls

A weekly after-school program founded by faculty in the University of Iowa College of Education is using books to talk with girls at local elementary schools about how to be strong.
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Grad student offers insights on celebrating points of pride

The University of Iowa’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Resource Center recently marked a decade of serving the community. While opening the center was a significant milestone in the university’s LGBTQ history, it is one of many accomplishments spearheaded by people committed to creating an inclusive, welcoming campus. Chanelle Thomas, a multicultural programs graduate assistant...
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Students gain global perspective on The Right to Rest and Leisure at International Day

At the beginning of November, hundreds of middle school students from around eastern Iowa attended the 20th Annual International Day at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.
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Ihrig earns honor named for her mentor

Lori Ihrig has earned one of the University of Iowa College of Education’s most prestigious awards, which is named after the very mentor that helped shape her career in science education. Ihrig, Supervisor for Curriculum and Instruction at the Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa College of Education, says she was touched to learn that she had earned the Yager Educational Accomplishment...
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Navy veteran embraces passion for science education

After serving in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserves, University of Iowa student Spencer Gibson is pursuing his dream of teaching science.

Flynn highlights STEM Innovator program encouraging entrepreneurial thinking in students

Leslie Flynn, Clinical Assistant Professor, a co-founder of the new STEM Innovator program, discusses the many benefits and opportunities offered to students through the program.
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Boddicker discusses veterans' mental health needs, benefits of I-SERVE

University of Iowa College of Education alumna Laura Boddicker tells her story, offers insight into mental health needs of veterans, and talks about the many benefits of the College of Education's I-SERVE program, which stands for Support, Education, Resources for Veterans and Enlisted.

Assouline comments on which students would benefit from skipping a grade

Susan Assouline, director of the Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Iowa, helped develop a tool called the Iowa Acceleration Scale to aid schools in deciding which kids would benefit from skipping a grade.