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April 25, 2011

Eleven UI faculty members selected for Creative Campus Institute

Eleven University of Iowa faculty members have been selected to participate in a Creative Campus Institute co-sponsored by Hancher and the UI Center for Teaching. The three-day institute will be held May 16-18 with an emphasis on enhancing connections between Hancher student learning and community-based performing arts projects.

The institute will be conducted by Mathew Ouellett, Ph.D., director of the Center for Teaching, University of Massachusetts Amherst; and Iowa City playwright Sean Lewis, who has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the UI. Ouellett's efforts to foster faculty development, inclusivity in teaching, and social justice have been supported by grants from the Ford Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Lewis's work has been recognized by the Kennedy Center's Rosa Parks Award, and his one-man play, "Killadelphia," has toured the country to rave reviews. 

Creative Institute Faculty Fellows for 2011 are:

—-Loyce Arthur, Theatre Arts, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
—-Alison Bianchi, Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
—-Carolyn Colvin, Teaching and Learning, College of Education.
—-Charles Connerly, Urban and Regional Planning, Graduate College.
—-David Gould, Interdepartmental Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
—-Lena Hill, English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
—-Will Jennings, Rhetoric, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
—-Leonard Sandler, Clinical Law Programs, College of Law.
—-Linda Snetselaar, Epidemiology, College of Public Health.
—-Omar Valerio-Jimenez, History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
—-Rachel Williams, Teaching and Learning, College of Education.

The staff of Hancher sought and obtained a grant from the Doris Duke Foundation in support of the institute. At its completion, each faculty fellow will receive $1,000 that can be used for professional development, including conferences, books and supplies, and support for student research.

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MEDIA CONTACTS: Jean Florman, Center for Teaching, 319-335-6048, jean-florman@uiowa.edu; Rob Cline, Hancher, 319-335-3827, rob-cline@uiowa.edu; Steve Parrott, University News Services, 319-384-0037, steven-parrott@uiowa.edu