Articles from April 2023

hands playing piano

In the News: Cohen discusses music making in prisons with IPR

Associate Professor Mary Cohen discusses how music programs can support personal and social growth for people experiencing incarceration.
Two students walk along Lindquist Center on a sunny day.

College of Education graduate programs move up in latest national rankings

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Five University of Iowa programs, including the College of Education’s Rehabilitation Counseling program which came in at No. 3, received a top-10 ranking in the recently released U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings for 2024.

Hand honored with Michael J. Brody Award

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Brian Hand,  a science education professor in the University of Iowa College of Education, was honored with the Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service.
Dignitaries gather at the National Library in Prishtina, Kosovo for the  Private Sector Partnership for Strengthening Higher Education.

USAID taps UI experts to connect higher education and private sector in Kosovo and Iowa

Monday, April 24, 2023
More than 20 University of Iowa faculty, students, and staff will be working with colleagues at universities in Kosovo over the next five years to strengthen ties between higher education and the private sector, thanks to a $4 million cooperative agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), partnering with Iowa State University and the Kosova Education Center.
HESA alumna Kelsey Ryder

In the News: HESA alumna Ryder receives Lola Lopes Award

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Kelsey Ryder, an alumna of the University of Iowa College of Education's Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program, and associate director in UI's Office of Student Financial Aid, is the recipient of the 2023 Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy. 
Liz Hollingworth

Hollingworth honored with LTEL 2023 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award

Monday, April 17, 2023
Liz Hollingworth, College of Education professor in Educational Leadership and director of the Center for Evaluation and Assessment, received the 2023 Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership (LTEL) Special Interest Group (SIG) 129 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award at the American Educational Research Association Annual meeting.
Educational Measurement and Statistics students talking in a Lindquist Center classroom

College of Education faculty, students share cutting-edge research at national meetings

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
More than 90 College of Education faculty and graduate students are presenting cutting-edge research at the American Education Research Association and National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) annual meetings. 
HESA doctoral candidate Nicole Tennessen

Tennessen seeks understanding of how data is used to support student success

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Nicole Tennessen's research explores how institutional data is used to support student success. Tennessen decided to pursue her doctorate at Iowa, thanks to the renowned and nationally ranked Higher Education and Student Affairs Program.
Educational Measurement and Statistics PhD student, Bladimir Padilla-Fuentes

Padilla-Fuentes explores Chilean admissions process

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Bladimir Padilla-Fuentes' research explores the academic and socioeconomic factors that impact university admissions in Chile. The Chilean native was drawn to the University of Iowa to pursue his doctorate, thanks to the internationally-recognized Educational Measurement and Statistics program.

Thomas awarded first UI Fulbright to Israel

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Dawn Thomas, who will receive a Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary English education from the College of Education in May 2023, is the winner of a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Israel for 2023-24.