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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.