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Iowa Now Minute - 1/22/15

Iowa Now Minute - 1/22/15

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 on Iowa Now.
MLK illustration by Aubrey Hart, UI BFA Graphic Design '15

UI celebrates life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Annual program includes events from Day of Service to unity walk and Wycliffe Gordon lecture and performance
An annual University of Iowa celebration honoring the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. and addressing contemporary human rights issues will be held Jan. 19-31.

UI faculty publications roundup

The University of Iowa Office of Strategic Communciation will highlight publications by UI faculty of academic books and journal articles on a regular basis in Iowa Now.

Grants UI REACH awarded grant from Autism Speaks Family Services Committee

The University of Iowa REACH Program in the College of Education received a $25,000 grant from the Autism Speaks Family Services Committee. The award is from the second annual Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund, and the funds will be distributed to individuals for up to $5,

Honors Ihrig receives 2015 NARST Outstanding Paper Award

Lori Ihrig, administrator of curriculum and instruction at the University of Iowa College of Education's Belin-Blank Center, has been selected by the National Association for Research Science in Science Teaching (NARST), a world wide organization for improving science teaching and learning through

Grants UI among groups awarded grant to design new STEM course

The University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College, seven partner school districts and 25 STEM business and industry leaders have been awarded an Iowa Governor’s STEM Center grant to jointly design a STEM innovator course at the new Kirkwood Regional Center which opens in the fall of 2015. The one-

Video: December 2014 College of Education teacher education convocation

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, 4 p.m. Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge
The December 2014 College of Education teacher education convocation will be streamed live to "Iowa Now." Streaming will begin shortly before the ceremony begins. Archival video will replace the live stream on the "Iowa Now" page within 24 hours of the conclusion of the ceremony.

Grants Barron receives Innovation in Teaching and Technology award

Sheila Barron, statistician/biostatistician manager in the College of Education, received an Innovation in Teaching and Technology award worth $34,600. The award was for her project “An Interactive Simulation Environment for Learning Statistical Concepts.”
The Student Experience: Alissa Bornhoft

The Student Experience: Alissa Bornhoft

Academic challenges inspire future teacher to connect with all students
"The Student Experience" showcases University of Iowa students who excel academically—inside and outside the classroom. This installment features Alissa Bornhoft, whose struggles with her original area of study (math) eventually uncovered her heart's desire: teaching. These challenges shaped her teaching philosophy: "It's important to be able to connect with all students."