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Iowa Now Minute - 9/11/14

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life

"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday in Iowa Now. Video

Coming Home: Jazz great Al Jarreau to speak at UI College of Education Sept. 18

Portrait of Al Jarreau

Six-time Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and University of Iowa graduate Al Jarreau will return to his alma mater for a public discussion and reception Thursday, Sept. 18, in advance of his Sept. 19 performance at the Iowa Soul Festival. Story

Read more, play more, and turn off the television when your child's program is over

Published
2014.09.09
Kids play games on a computer

UI associate professor of education Deborah Linebarger finds background television in a room where a child is present—even when he or she is involved in an activity completely unrelated to the television—can be detrimental. Story from: US News & World Report

US News & World Report

Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news

University staff, faculty, students, and alumni are accomplishing great things every day. See who's making news with awards, publications, promotion and tenure, and more. Story

Uniting people doing prison-related projects

Incarcerated in Iowa poster image, featuring inmate portrait

While it’s great that dozens of professionals, volunteers, scholars, and students will convene Sept. 6 at the “Incarcerated in Iowa” symposium on the University of Iowa campus, the event organizers are even more excited about what the collective will do going forward. Story

Public invited to suicide prevention workshop Sept. 10

UI Professor John Westefeld will present a 90-minute workshop on the warning signs, intervention strategies, and resources available for suicide prevention in the College of Education's Teacher Leader Center on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Story

Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news

University staff, faculty, students, and alumni are accomplishing great things every day. See who's making news with awards, publications, promotion and tenure, and more. Story

UI's Henfield discusses racial, equity gaps in ACT scores

Published
2014.08.20
Profesor Malik Henfield teaching in a classroom.

UI College of Education Counselor Education and Supervision Professor Malik Henfield provides expertise in addressing racial and equity gaps in ACT scores. Story from: Education Week

Education Week

Giving students the Iowa Edge

UI first-year students join hands to form a circle and must pass the hoop around without breaking their grip. Team building activities are designed to help participants in The Iowa Edge program build community with a group of peers before the semester begins.

University of Iowa students from underrepresented backgrounds had the chance to get “The Iowa Edge” before they started their education as Hawkeyes. Photo Feature

UI expert shares insights on suicide prevention

Published
2014.08.21
Portrait of John Westefeld in his office.

John Westefeld, a UI professor in the Counseling Psychology Program in the College of Education and a national expert in suicide prevention, provides insight into important questions to ask and steps to take to prevent suicide. Story from: thegazette.com

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