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'Black Girls Do Science'

Elementary school girls attending the UI’s recent "Black Girls Do Science" camp learned that making lip gloss from Vaseline and Kool Aid is fun.

Some 70 elementary school girls learned that using Vaseline and Kool Aid to make lip gloss can be educational and fun when they participated in “Black Girls Do Science,” a one-day camp for girls in grades 4-8 held April 12 at the University of Iowa College of Engineering. Story

May 1 event highlights electronic textbook tips and challenges

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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

Court Street closure near new music building

A one block section of Court Street near the Voxman Music Building construction site will be closed April 21 to June 30. The closure will affect both the east- and westbound lanes of traffic and south sidewalk from Capitol Street to Clinton Street. Story

UI named mentoring center for minority graduate students

Phillip Kutzko speaking with his class

The University of Iowa has been awarded $1.2 million to establish one of only five University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring in the nation. The three-year grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recognizes the UI's long history of recruiting and educating minority students in STEM fields. 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

Juicing diet plans slim on nutrients

Published
2014.04.16
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Although so-called "juice cleanse" diets may be popular with students, Katherine Mellen, a UI lecturer in health and human physiology, says juicing has no documented health benefits. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

UI educator outlines benefits of foreign language instruction

Published
2014.04.16

Pamela Wesely, UI assistant professor of foreign language and English as a Second Language education, outlines the detrimental effects of planned foreign language cuts in the Iowa City school district. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Schiff, Levine to read from poetry April 24

University of Iowa faculty poets Robyn Schiff and Mark Levine will read from their work at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website. Story

Media Advisory: Women in Politics 2014: Historic and Current Perspectives

The Public Policy Center (PPC) will host a daylong symposium examining the role of women in American politics on Friday, April 18 in the Old Capitol Museum. The keynote speaker will be Amy Klobuchar, a U.S. senator from Minnesota. The symposium is part of the PPC's 25th anniversary celebration. Story

Information storage for the next generation of plastic computers

Inexpensive computers, cell phones, and other devices that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to research published in the journal Nature Communications. Story

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