More than 140 of the UI's most talented undergraduate researchers will showcase their work Wednesday, July 30, at the ninth annual UI Summer Undergraduate Research Conference. The event, sponsored by the UI Graduate College, will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Iowa Memorial Union and is free and open to the public. Story
The average American child is exposed to nearly four hours of background television a day; UI professor Deb Linebarger calls that an “astounding amount” and urges parents to use television “with a purpose.”
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Some 20 Iowa high school students participated in the Innovation Institute—a new two-week University of Iowa intensive summer program that focused on technical and entrepreneurial skills.
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Des Moines high school student Arun Velamuri plans to go into medicine some day and says a summer academic camp he attended at the University of Iowa helped him see what his life as a medical scientist might be like. Story
UI College of Education faculty and students are working to serve K-12 students whose families are migrant workers in Williamsburg, Iowa, alongside their English Language Learners teacher, a UI graduate and former migrant worker herself.
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Leaving the television on can be detrimental to children's learning and development, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. Researchers found that background television can divert a child’s attention from play and learning. Results appear in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Story
The UI College of Education Belin-Blank Center’s Advanced Leadership Seminar draws some of Iowa's and the Midwest’s top young minds to campus next week. The students will meet with community leaders including UI alumna and women’s sports icon Christine Grant and Iowa City Jazz Festival founder Marc Ginsberg, just to name a few. Story
Twenty top high school students from across Iowa will gather on the University of Iowa campus to participate in a two-week intensive summer program July 6-18 where they’ll learn technical and entrepreneurial skills to create their own working apps, which could earn them seed money to fund their own startup technology companies. Story