Academics

Donna Bohlmann looks over an online course assignment with Courtney Durst, a senior at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School.

Iowa Farmer Today Rural teachers, students seek AP classes

Small schools in rural communities often have a hard time finding enough students and teachers to offer Advanced Placement (AP) classes. In Iowa, the state has worked to deal with the problem by offering online AP classes through the UI College of Education’s Belin-Blank Center.

 Tai D. Matthews leads a lesson on ancient Greece in her 6th grade humanities class at the Paterson (N.J.) Academy for the Gifted and Talented

Education Week Poorest students often miss out on gifted education

STEM-talented middle school students in 11 high-poverty districts in rural Iowa are participating in the UI Belin-Blank Center’s STEM Excellence and Leadership program that will build a pipeline to high school AP courses.  Economically-vulnerable students often fall through the cracks without specialized programming, according to center director Susan Assouline.

Airbag inflator

The Gazette UI's Butler explains science behind recent airbag recall

University of Iowa provost and engineering professor P. Barry Butler, who hasn't been involved in the recall, was part of a team that worked with General Motors and Ford a decade ago on passenger air bag inflators. They created software to model combustion of the propellant, he said.

UI, Kirkwood partnership to help make it easier to get business degree

Business students earning an Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree at Kirkwood Community College will be able to transfer more easily into the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business thanks to a new degree program offered by the two schools.
Black and white photo of old building on campus

Old Gold: 'Mystery' of Fine Arts Building solved

Readers help UI archivist identify long-gone Iowa Avenue building
When University of Iowa archivist David McCartney asked readers for help in identifying a long-gone building on Iowa Avenue, they responded.
Graduates take photo in front of the Old Capitol.

Celebrating commencement

Sights and sounds from spring 2015 commencement weekend
This past weekend, thousands of UI students were joined by faculty, staff, and families as they celebrated their educational milestone at commencement ceremonies around campus.
Burk Brett

Oskaloosa Herald Oskaloosa native wins grant to teach English in Taiwan

Oskaloosa native Brett Burk has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Award to pursue an English Teaching Assistantship in Taiwan for 2015-16. Burk graduated from the University of Iowa in December 2014 with a B.A. in linguistics and an emphasis in teaching English as a second language (ESL).

College of Education Convocation - May 15, 2015

UI Video: Teacher Education Convocation 2015

Friday, May 15, 5 p.m., Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge
The UI College of Education Spring 2015 Teacher Education Convocation will be streamed live from "Iowa Now." Streaming will begin shortly before the ceremony begins Friday, May 15, at 5 p.m. Archival video will replace the live stream on the "Iowa Now" page shortly after the ceremony concludes.

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