Articles from May 2023

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.
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Coleman selected as national fellow to study book-banning practices and LGBTQ+ activism

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
James Joshua (Josh) Coleman, assistant professor of English education, is the recipient of a National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer postdoctoral fellowship to research book-banning practices and LGBTQ+ educational activism in the Midwest.
Kids outside sitting on the ground recording their findings during School of the Wild

Gazette: School of the Wild connects youth and nature with equity

Housed in the University of Iowa College of Education, School of the Wild partners with schools across the state to give kids an opportunity to learn about the natural world through immersion.
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Eight faculty-led projects funded by Seeding Excellence Initiative

UI's Office of the Vice President for Research has selected the winners of eight pilot grants--several of which are led by College of Education faculty--intended to sustain the continued growth of the campus research enterprise by providing competitive seed funding in strategic areas.
Allison Rowe

Rowe awarded AHI funding

Allison Rowe, a clinical assistant professor and program coordinator for Art Education, has been awarded AHI funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research.
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Pedek overcomes adversity, finds ‘true calling’ of teaching at Iowa

Thursday, May 11, 2023
Samantha Pedek knew she wanted to be a teacher ever since third grade. However, the 2023 graduate with a Master of Arts in Teaching in Science Education experienced a winding path and challenges along the way.

College of Education faculty recognized for research excellence

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Two College of Education faculty members – Seth King and Sherry Watt and the Multicultural Initiatives Research Team – were recently recognized for their exceptional research.

College of Education faculty honored for exemplary teaching, mentorship

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Two University of Iowa College of Education faculty members – Erin Barnes and Jodi Linley – were recently recognized with collegiate awards for their excellence in teaching and mentoring students.
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John Deere Foundation, Iowa join forces to boost school mental health

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
The John Deere Foundation supports teachers and students with a gift to the University of Iowa’s nationally leading Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, a partnership between the Iowa Board of Regents, Iowa Department of Education, and the University of Iowa’s College of Education.

Advocating for language maintenance through multilingual education

Third-year Literacy, Culture, and Language Education doctoral student Melanie Carbine, who is also a middle school math teacher in Maryland, recognizes the need for teachers to be versed in multilingual education practices.