CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Jan. 16, 2000
Colangelo inducted into Iowa Academy of Education
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa education professor Nicholas Colangelo,
director of the Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and
Talent Development, has been inducted into the Iowa Academy of Education.
Colangelo, the Myron & Jacqueline Blank Professor of Gifted Education
in the UI College of Education, was selected for his "scholarly contributions
to the field of education," in particular his research on gifted and
talented students. With the addition of Colangelo and one faculty member each
from Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa, the academy
has inducted a total of18 scholars from across Iowa since 1995 -- more than
half of them from the UI College of Education.
Last year the academy inducted James D. Marshall, a professor in and chair
of the College of Education's Division of Curriculum and Instruction, and
Robert E. Yager, a science education professor in Curriculum and Instruction.
The Des Moines-based FINE (First In the Nation in Education) Foundation
created the academy to inform educational policies and practices in Iowa through
scholarly works and analysis of significant education issues and trends.