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Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 — Normally, Francis Degnin’s bioethics class would be spending the spring semester discussing hypothetical questions of ethics in the medical field. Instead, they’ve now found themselves discussing real life issues facing doctors and nurses around the globe, as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through nations and overwhelms health care systems...
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Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 — The University of Northern Iowa is committed to the success of its students no matter what — whether we’re together on campus, or taking classes at home from around the state. Even as our normal routines have taken a 180 degree turn, our faculty and leadership are working hard to ensure that our academic programs remain of the highest...
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Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 — The public is invited to join the UNI Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center for a virtual Earth Week celebration next week, with events taking place from April 20 through 24. Throughout the week, the RRTTC will be hosting informational sessions, Zoom discussions, activities, and more on their Facebook page.  Schedule of...
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Friday, Mar 27, 2020By Wendy Miller, UNI Department of Art​ As an artist, a parent, and an educator, I’m always creating and making art with different community groups. Now that we’re social distancing, I wanted to come up with ways to stay creative and stay connected to the people and the community I care about. You may be feeling the same...
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Friday, Mar 27, 2020 —   Darrell Kula knows the difference a bit of grace can make when life is about to pivot in the wrong direction.  In the Fall of 1967 Darrell was a UNI senior majoring in science education when his father died. The oldest of three children by ten years, Darrell knew he had to go home to run the family’s 160 acre grain and livestock farm,...
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Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 —   University of Northern Iowa biology major Ashley Campbell was elated to find out she’d been selected to present her research at the Iowa State Capitol in March. Every year, the Research at the Capitol event brings a small group of undergraduate students from all three regent schools together to highlight and celebrate undergraduate...
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Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 —   Students in the University of Northern Iowa's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry had the opportunity to take a one-of-a-kind research trip this spring. Just before the COVID-19 travel restrictions were announced, a small group of undergraduate students, led by UNI chemistry and biochemistry professor Josh Sebree, returned from a...
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Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 —   In the wake of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, students in UNI’s Department of Languages and Literatures are coming together to offer their help during a time of need. In particular, a group of students in Dr. Jennifer Cooley’s Translation class – who finished up their course just before spring break – are offering to volunteer their...
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Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 —   Colleagues: As has been announced, the Board of Regents has suspended face-to-face instruction from Monday, March 23 until Monday, April 6. The assumption is that courses will move to an online format during this time period. However, with the ever-evolving information we are receiving, I am considering this a fluid situation. As such,...
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Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 —   A new exhibit at the Grout Museum in Waterloo, called “Remember the Ladies: The Path to Suffrage,” will feature items from the personal collection of Cate Palczewski, professor of communication studies at the University of Northern Iowa. The exhibit explores the relationship between suffragists in Iowa and the Cedar Valley and the...

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