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 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.

OneIT leaders seek feedback on TIER initiative project charters

Listening posts set for June 3-5
Leaders for the University of Iowa’s OneIT project have prepared draft project charters which address the university’s four information technology business cases related to the TIER initiative. The campus is encouraged to provide feedback via two avenues.

New studies contradict earlier findings on Rett syndrome

UI neuroscientist Andrew Pieper and colleagues at three other universities, show that bone marrow transplant does not rescue mouse models of Rett syndrome, a severe neurological disease that affects very young girls. The findings directly contradict seemingly promising results published in 2012, which initiated a clinical trial for human patients.
Jay Sieleman poses with a guitar

A true Blues Brother

A UI law alumnus preserves an American treasure—and earns a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award
In June, the University of Iowa Alumni Association will present Distinguished Alumni Awards to 14 outstanding nominees, including Jay Sieleman—a true blues brother. He's president and chief executive officer of the Blues Foundation in Memphis, which is now the largest and most renowned blues organization in the world.
A baby in sun glasses looks up at the sky.

UI College of Nursing website The ABCDEs of melanoma

University of Iowa College of Nursing experts encourage people to use the ABCDEs of melanoma—looking for asymmetry, borders, color, diameter, and evolving—to monitor their moles or brown spots to detect warning signs of skin cancer early.  

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.
The Student Experience: Brian Wall

The Student Experience: Brian Wall

Future doctor continuing to learn inside classroom and in the community
Future doctor Brian Wall is thankful for all the opportunities he’s had to learn more about his hometown, Iowa City, and the school he loves. He’s been involved in student organizations and community groups, all while double majoring in health and human physiology and Spanish.

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