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Professors' new book impacts field of standardized testing

Two University of Iowa College of Education professors, Michael Kolen and Robert L. Brennan, have collaborated to publish a third edition of the book examining critical concepts in the field of testing: "Test Equating, Scaling, and Linking." Story

Spotlight: Trading sandals for trash bags

Blake Rupe

For most students, summers are filled with bikinis and beach balls; however, for Blake Rupe, a UI graduate student from Ottumwa, Iowa, her beach gear consisted of safety gloves and sanitary bags as she conducted research on the garbage presence in Veracruz, Mexico. Story from: International Accents

International Accents

Faculty institute will offer strategies for strong classroom presentation

The UI Center for Teaching and ITS-Instructional Services are sponsoring a Faculty Institute, "Releasing Your Inner Performer: Strategies for Memorable Classroom Delivery" on May 19-20. The institute will provide an opportunity to learn, practice, and perhaps perfect a variety of classroom presentation skills. Story

Iowa Now Minute 4/18/2014

IowaNow Minute 4/18/2014Watch Iowa Now Minute, a weekly recap of the top stories at the University of Iowa.

See a roundup of recent University of Iowa activities, research, public engagement, and campus life in Iowa Now Minute. Video

Applications for Game-Based Learning Faculty Institute due May 2

Starting in May 2014, the Center for Teaching and ITS-Instructional Services will work with a group of UI faculty members who have identified a learning need in their students and would like to find or help devise a game to help students address that learning challenge. Story

Digital dentistry advances at UI


As dental technology expands, the UI College of Dentistry has kept up: “We want to make sure our students are getting the best education possible...” says Michael Kanellis, the associate dean for patient care. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

May 1 event highlights electronic textbook tips and challenges

illustration of tablet and a pile of 4 books

A May 1 presentation and panel discussion hosted by University of Iowa ITS Instructional Services will focus on the growing use of eTextbooks and the emerging uses of digital course content on the UI campus. Story

UI distinguished alumna to discuss 'beyond test scores' April 23

portrait of Cynthia BoardSchmeiser

Cyndie Schmeiser, who has had an impact on the education of nearly every student in the United States through her work at ACT and the creation of the Common Core State Standards, will speak at UI College of Education’s Distinguished Speaker Series Wednesday, April 23, at 1 p.m. in N140 Lindquist Center. Story

Off to philosophy camp

UI graduate students will lead Iowa Lyceum, a free summer program that introduces area high school students to philosophy, helping them build critical thinking skills and college readiness. Story

Hancher presents Gallim Dance in Space Place Theater

Andrea Miller has found a choreographic voice of her own after her time in Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company. That voice will be heard loud and clear when University of Iowa’s Hancher presents Gallim Dance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 at Space Place Theate. Story


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