College of Education

'Human Right to a Clean Environment'

International Day offers middle schoolers new perspectives

More than 300 middle school students, primarily from Eastern Iowa, were in Coralville in mid November to participate in the 18th annual University of Iowa International Day for Human Rights. This year students learned about “The Human Right to a Clean Environment.”

Professional majors strengthen mission of liberal arts colleges

UI study finds students at liberal arts colleges reap the same educational gains, no matter their major

Faced with declining enrollment and rising costs, some small liberal arts colleges have added professional and vocational majors, a decision University of Iowa researchers say has strengthened rather than undermined the mission of the schools. The findings are being presented Friday at the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Honors Graduate students join Obermann institute

Eighteen University of Iowa students have been selected for the 2015 Obermann Graduate Institute sponsored by the UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. As Obermann Graduate Fellows, exploring how to combine public engagement with their research and teaching.

Media advisory: Students gather to learn about human rights Nov. 18

Members of the media are invited to attend the 18th annual University of Iowa International Day for Human Rights, featuring the human right to a clean environment on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

Cookie Monster teaches self-control

UI professor finds videos starring a favorite Sesame Street character helps preschoolers develop skills critical to school readiness

Deborah Linebarger, an associate professor in the UI College of Education's Department of Teaching and Learning, found preschoolers who watched videos of Cookie Monster practicing ways to control his desire to eat chocolate chip cookies had more self-control than preschoolers who didn't see the videos.


College of Education program helps veterans transition

I-SERVE provides resources and support

I-SERVE, Iowa Supports Education and Resources for Veterans and Enlisted, was created with the goal of helping facilitate successful transitions for veterans and enlisted into higher education at the University of Iowa.