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Regents approve naming of new residence hall, learning commons

A study room in the learning commons of the new West Campus Residence Hall. Architectural renderings by Rohrbach Associates PC.

The Iowa Board of Regents today gave the University of Iowa permission to name the new west campus residence hall and its learning commons after education leader Mary Louise Petersen and longtime housing and dining manager Theodore M. Rehder. Story

Media advisory: Fifth graders to launch balloons in collaborative UI education project April 25

Members of the media are invited to cover an event this Friday, April 25, when Shimek Elementary students release helium weather balloons that will carry cameras high into the sky to measure the curvature of the earth, thanks to a hands-on learning project with UI students and the School of the Wild. Story

Cedar Rapids middle schoolers to experience college life May 1

Approximately 200 middle school student members of the African American Awareness Program in Cedar Rapids will be on campus Thursday, May 1 to experience life as college students and participate in a book discussion. Story

UI professor introduces literature in new field

David Cassels Johnson, an assistant professor at the University of Iowa College of Education, has recently released a new book, "Language Policy." It explains critical theories, research methods and findings, while offering new ideas supported by empirical data collection on the topic. Story

Professors' new book impacts field of standardized testing

Two University of Iowa College of Education professors, Michael Kolen and Robert L. Brennan, have collaborated to publish a third edition of the book examining critical concepts in the field of testing: "Test Equating, Scaling, and Linking." Story

Mason, student advisors hold initial meeting on sexual misconduct

A board room full of middle aged and young adults speaking together over a large table.

The University of Iowa President’s Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct held its inaugural meeting with President Sally Mason and other campus officials this morning, receiving its charge, selecting leaders, and setting goals for future meetings. Story

UI welcomes young inventors to Invent Iowa competiton

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2014.04.19
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Elementary students throughout the state gathered at the University of Iowa Saturday, April 19, to showcase their inventions. It's part of a program geared toward getting young minds to make people's lives easier. Story from: KGAN

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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 sends silence packing with suicide awareness display

Suicide claims the lives of more than 1,100 college students each year. On Tuesday, April 22, the UI will host a suicide awareness display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Pentacrest west lawn. Story

UI distinguished alumna to discuss 'beyond test scores' April 23

portrait of Cynthia BoardSchmeiser

Cyndie Schmeiser, who has had an impact on the education of nearly every student in the United States through her work at ACT and the creation of the Common Core State Standards, will speak at UI College of Education’s Distinguished Speaker Series Wednesday, April 23, at 1 p.m. in N140 Lindquist Center. Story

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