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New research shows that how a parent responds to an infant's babbling can speed up the child's language development. Photo Illustration by Tim Schoon.
Published: 2014.08.27 | By Sara Agnew | 10:21 AM
Published: 2014.08.27
By Sara Agnew
10:21 AM
Parents who try to understand their baby's babbling let their infants know they can communicate, which leads to children forming complex sounds and using language more quickly. That’s according to a new study by the University of Iowa and Indiana University. Story
 

Parents, listen next time your baby babbles

A mother and her infant "talk" with each other.

Parents who try to understand their baby's babbling let their infants know they can communicate, which leads to children forming complex sounds and using language more quickly. That’s according to a new study by the University of Iowa and Indiana University. Story

UI professor maps out the roots of Ferguson civic unrest

Published
2014.08.26
Colin Gordon, University of Iowa

Robert Siegel talks with Colin Gordon, a history professor at the University of Iowa, about how the map of St. Louis County reveals some of the sources for the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Story from: NPR-All Things Considered

NPR-All Things Considered

UI professor explains demographic shifts in Ferguson

Published
2014.08.16
Beverly Scott of Chicago adds to the makeshift memorial in Ferguson, Missouri, for Michael Brown. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

Colin Gordon, a UI history professor who has studied housing in St. Louis, has emerged as an authority on demographic shifts and zoning restrictions in Ferguson, Missouri. Story from: Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Public invited to suicide prevention workshop Sept. 10

UI Professor John Westefeld will present a 90-minute workshop on the warning signs, intervention strategies, and resources available for suicide prevention in the College of Education's Teacher Leader Center on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Story

UI celebrates the dedication of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Diabetes Research Center

President Mason addressing a crowd

The University of Iowa dedicated the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center with a weekend of opening activities. The new facility features 20,000 square feet of advanced research space with cutting-edge medical equipment. Center researchers will pursue innovative diabetes research and find treatments and cures for the epidemic that affects more than 9 percent of the American population. Story

Galactic address

Join University of Iowa astrophysicist Cornelia Lang on a “Journey to the Center of the Milky Way Galaxy,” Wednesday, Sept. 10, at noon in the Iowa Theater, Iowa Memorial Union. Story

UI's Henfield discusses racial, equity gaps in ACT scores

Published
2014.08.20
Profesor Malik Henfield teaching in a classroom.

UI College of Education Counselor Education and Supervision Professor Malik Henfield provides expertise in addressing racial and equity gaps in ACT scores. Story from: Education Week

Education Week

UI expert shares insights on suicide prevention

Published
2014.08.21
Portrait of John Westefeld in his office.

John Westefeld, a UI professor in the Counseling Psychology Program in the College of Education and a national expert in suicide prevention, provides insight into important questions to ask and steps to take to prevent suicide. Story from: thegazette.com

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Media Advisory: UI celebrates the dedication of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Diabetes Research Center

Student student Samantha Osterhaus works in the new advanced laboratory space at the UI Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center.

Members of the media are invited to cover the University of Iowa's dedication of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Coralville Marriott Convention Hall. Story

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