Articles from May 2020


Dunbar receives 2019 Regents Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards

Friday, May 22, 2020
Stephen Dunbar, professor in Educational Measurement and Statistics, was one of 12 honored with the 2019 Regents Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards. Each year, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, honors six faculty and six staff at the University of Iowa for their extraordinary contributions and sustained record of excellence. Dunbar has taught at the UI for 38 years and serves as Hieronymus...

A desire to help others communicate

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Inspired years ago by a school speech pathologist, New Jersey native and UI REACH lead mentor, Ally Valde, aims to make a similar impact—to help others who struggle with communicating—and has grown into an advocate for individuals with disabilities.

Building community on and off campus

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Gordon Louie is committed to creating a more welcoming and inclusive environment within higher education.

Figuring life out, together

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Learn about Laurence Chan's journey to the University of Iowa and his work in behavioral health psychology in Iowa Now. 

Honoring inaugural awardees of the Teaching and Learning Graduate Student Research Awards

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Graduate students, Ashley Rila and Kate Lechtenberg, were awarded Graduate Student Research Awards from the Department of Teaching and Learning for their research.

HESA Ph.D. student recognized for researching racial barriers in higher ed

Monday, May 18, 2020
Charles Martin-Stanley II was recognized as the 2020 graduate recipient of the Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award for his impactful research and community service.
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Getachew, Plakans honored with commitment to diversity award

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Elizabeth Getachew Elizabeth Getachew, doctoral candidate in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, and Lia Plakans, professor and departmental executive officer in the Department of Teaching and Learning were awarded the 2020 Audrey Qualls Commitment to Diversity Award. The Audrey Qualls Commitment to Diversity Award is named in memory of Professor Qualls who was a student and faculty member...

In the news: UI graduate student breaks barriers for Hawkeyes, raising disability awareness

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Andrea Courtney, clinical mental-health master’s program student, has been instrumental in raising the standard of disability accommodations for students on campus.

UI alumna Margot Allscheid awarded Fulbright to Spain

Margot Allscheid, an alumna in elementary education from the University of Iowa College of Education, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Spain for 2020-21.

Datchuk, Grooms honored with 2019-2020 Collegiate Teaching Awards

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Shawn Datchuk, assistant professor in special education, and Ain Grooms, assistant professor in educational leadership, were honored with the 2019-2020 Collegiate Teaching Awards.