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Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — Aileen Sullivan, a UNI graduate, gave the keynote speech at the 2018 UNI Science Education Update in April. Sullivan, a chemistry educator at Ames High since 1996, was named 2018 Teacher of the Year by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. The conference shared the latest teaching methods and research with educators from across the state.
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — Gretta Berghammer, professor of theatre, is developing “To Touch the Moon,” a first-of-its-kind immersive theatre production for youth on the spectrum. Its debut will coincide with next year’s 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Immersion theatre blurs the line between actor and audience; participants are characters in the action from the...
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — UNI’s TESOL program was ranked No. 6 on BestColleges.com’s list of best online master’s programs in English language learning. The program also made the top ten in 2017. BestColleges.com also ranked UNI’s online master’s program in secondary education as...
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — The Women’s Chorus invites alumnae to a weekend of celebration as the ensemble enters its 130th year. An informal gathering is set for 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 at SingleSpeed Brewery in Waterloo. Tours of the music facilities will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 in Russell Hall, while alumnae rehearsal begins at 11 a...
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — The North American Review (NAR) will celebrate 50 years at UNI with a writing conference on campus from April 19-21. Writers, teachers and scholars from around the country will be invited to share their work and participate in writing workshops. The conference will be include a keynote speech by NAR contributing editor...
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — The SERTOMA Research Laboratory, a space dedicated to the advanced study of communicative disorders, recently wrapped up its 25th year of operation. The lab was completed in 1992 after SERTOMA clubs across the state raised money for its creation. Three projects are ongoing in the lab: Evette Edmister’s research into alternative...
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — The Department of Computer Science was awarded a two-year grant for $300,000 from the National Science Foundation. Three associate professors of computer science, Sarah Diesburg, Philip East and Ben Schafer, submitted the proposal, securing the biggest NSF grant in department history. It will fund UNI’s K-12 computer science education...
Earth Sampling
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — Working to restore wetlands and protect vulnerable plant life Across the country, wetlands are in danger. Factors such as changes in upstream watersheds, an increase in pollutants, invasive plant species and loss of natural processes like wildfires have all contributed to the decline of these valuable environments. Alumna Amy Husveth looks...
Chasing the Wind
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — Study of lake breeze attempts to improve ozone forecasting A massive research project aims to improve the quality of life for people along Lake Michigan, and Alan Czarnetzki, his equipment and his students are taking part in it. Czarnetzki, a University of Northern Iowa professor of meteorology, is working with the National Oceanic and...
Bringing everyone to the table
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — Classes in the Department of Technology construct conference table for the Department of Philosophy and World Religions                             Above: Students from Greenhalgh’s Capstone class pause for a photo with pieces of the table they are constructing. The Shaker theology, their understanding of...

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