April 2014 News

April 2014 News

The UI is addressing the cultural divide impeding growth in the number of minorities with doctorate degrees in STEM fields, establishing a new University Center of Exemplary Mentoring with a $1.2 million grant from the New York City-based Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The University of Iowa’s Hancher and Department of Religious Studies are collaborating to present Niyaz featuring Azam Ali on Thursday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Old Brick. The concert is free and open to the public.
Approximately 200 middle school student members of the African American Awareness Program in Cedar Rapids will be on campus Thursday, May 1 to experience life as college students and participate in a book discussion.
UI Chief Diversity Officer Georgina Dodge says Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling allowing states to prohibit public universities from considering race in admissions will not impact the UI, but she hopes the move will get society talking about differences between equality and equity.
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.
See a roundup of recent University of Iowa activities, research, public engagement, and campus life in Iowa Now Minute.
The University of Iowa's Public Policy Center will examine the role of women in politics and their representation in state and federal executive and legislative bodies, in a day-long symposium on Friday, April 18, at the Old Capitol Museum in Iowa City.
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.
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...
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a time when many civil rights organizations across the country committed to registering African-Americans to vote in Mississippi. Now, staff in UI Archives and the Historical Iowa Civil Rights Network are looking to capture the stories of the...

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