College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Drumming up new teaching techniques at the University of Iowa

Drumming up new teaching techniques

Music educators converge on UI campus to learn World Music Drumming
Two UI College of Education alumnae are creating an after-school drumming club in Mount Vernon, Iowa, as a result of participating in a World Music Drumming Workshop. That event, hosted by the UI and West Music, drew more than 60 music teachers from across the state and nation.
Liza Casella, 17, works with University of Iowa physics graduate student Patrick Wilcox (not pictured) at Van Allen Hall on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Casella's research is conducted through the UI Belin-Blank Center's Secondary Student Training Program.

Iowa City Press Citizen 17-year-old student researches telescopes, gamma rays

Telescopes for peeking at showers of light sparked by high-energy gamma rays have been a focus for Iowa City home-schooled student Liza Casella. For the past month, she has conducted research with UI astronomy and physics professor Philip Kaaret as part of the UI Belin-Blank Center's Secondary Student Training Program.

Honors Cole, MacGillivray named American Chemical Society Fellows

Renee S. Cole, associate professor of physical chemistry and chemistry education in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Leonard MacGillivray, professor of organic chemistry in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, were named as American Chemical Society Fellows.

UI students named to Dean's List for spring 2015

The University of Iowa is recognizing the undergraduate students named to the Dean's List for the 2015 spring semester.
student conducting research in lab setting

Shaping several generations of scientists

Summer high school research program makes UI ‘feel like home’
Just like her mom almost 30 years ago, Alexandra Chan is immersed in hands-on research on the University of Iowa campus. Chan is one of nearly 40 high school students from across the nation and globe participating in a rigorous, five-week summer residential research opportunity, the Secondary Student Training Program.

The Daily Iowan Study abroad benefits from improving Cuba/U.S. relations

The University of Iowa was one of the first schools to send students to study in Cuba. The UI has been able to send faculty and students to Cuba for the past 15 years or so, says Liz Wildenberg De Hernandez, an associate director of UI Study Abroad.

Becky Schmitz leads a group during a drumming workshop at the Iowa Memorial Union on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Iowa City Press-Citizen Music teachers drum up fun at IMU

Music teachers jammed to the sound of Tubano drums Thursday at the Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City. About 60 K-12 music teachers and others gathered for World Music Drumming workshops on the University of Iowa campus, hosted by the UI College of Education and West Music.

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