College of HUMANITIES, ARTS & SCIENCES

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Addressing Local Topics with Science and Journalism
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — Sharing Environmental Science Through Storytelling Will Build Foundations for Positive Change Christopher Martin has identified a problem: Science is poorly reported on in the news media. The University of Northern Iowa professor of communication studies is trying to remedy that through Science in the Media, an organization created to...
Tom Hockey
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 — Professor has asteroid named in his honor Thomas Hockey has been immortalized in the sky. Hockey, a University of Northern Iowa professor of astronomy, was notified in December that asteroid number 25153, also known as 1998 SY53, has been formally named “Tomhockey.” This honor is in recognition of his work on the Biographical Encyclopedia of...
The Fort Penitentiary
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 — Class creates short videos from documentary footage At the oldest prison west of the Mississippi, the walls have a lot of stories. A collaboration between Humanities Iowa and filmmaker Dan Manatt shared some of those tales, as they produced a documentary about the old Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison called The Fort: 177 Years of...
Bringing History to Light with Science
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 — It’s not every day you prepare to perform an experiment on something over 100,000 years old. But for students working in the Instrumental Analysis course taught by Josh Sebree, assistant professor of chemistry, that’s just what they get to do. Thanks to a grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust secured by the UNI Museum, Sebree’s...
UNI and the YWCA working together
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 — What if you couldn't describe your symptoms to a doctor, communicate with your child's teacher or order the food you want at the meat counter? A collaboration between UNI and the YWCA of Black Hawk County is tackling language barriers and providing assistance for people who are learning a second language. UNI students head to the YWCA two...
A specimen of Sewellia is prepared for scanning
Monday, Dec 3, 2018 — Giving Students Access to Exciting Technologies Will Prepare Them For Their Futures UNI's Department of Biology brings anatomy class into the twenty-first century with micro-CT and 3D printer. The course is changing to mimic the dynamics of preprofessional programs such as veterinary and medical schools. Dissections will be done in...
Skull Prints, made by UNI Printmaking students
Monday, Dec 3, 2018 — The printmaking program at UNI is transformational; both in the work and for our students.  A single word keeps coming up when discussing printmaking: magic. Art professors Tim Dooley and Aaron Wilson liken catching the first glimpse of a print to the ‘reveal’ of a magic trick. The end product is hidden by the process, whether it be a...
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 — Soans Selected for Television Academy Foundation's 2018 Faculty Seminar Program Francesca Soans, Associate Professor of Digital Media, was one of 25 faculty selected nationally as a Fellow in the Television Academy Foundation's 2018 Faculty Seminar Program in Los Angeles  from November 5-9. The program connects faculty...
Chem students doing a lab
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 — It’s easy to walk out of University of Northern Iowa Chemistry Professor Josh Sebree’s class and wish you had decided to become a chemist. Listen to him describe the research projects of his Instrumental Analysis students and there’s a moment of clarity where you realize the ubiquity of chemical systems, that the rules and structures Sebree...
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 — Student and Faculty Research The communication sciences and disorders department, would like to commend its faculty members and students for their upcoming research presentations. Nine research projects co-authored by twenty-one students in the department were accepted for this year’s American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)...

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