Jan. 10, 2012
UI professor to participate in White House event Tuesday; live stream available
A University of Iowa faculty member will participate in the White House launch of the American Commonwealth Partnership (ACP) Tuesday, Jan. 10 in Washington, D.C. The ACP is a yearlong initiative to promote higher education as an agent of democracy and a force for public good.
John Spencer, a UI professor of psychology and director of the Delta Center, will attend the event to discuss the possibility of the UI playing a leading role in a new initiative on "civic science" during 2012. The goal of this initiative is to re-think science as a tool of human empowerment and civic agency—making science more relevant in the daily lives of citizens and also changing the process of how science is done to invite reciprocal dialogue between scientists and citizens.
The event will be streamed live on the Internet from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday CST at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live.
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UI Rec Services offers kettlebell training
University of Iowa Recreational Services is now offering kettlebell personal training for individuals and small groups.
For more information and a list of training fees, visit: recserv.uiowa.edu/Apps/Programs/FitnessPrograms.aspx#Kettlebells.
UI Museum of Natural History hosts Storytime Adventures: 'Mammoths'
Join the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History for "Mammoths," the first program in the Spring 2012 Storytime Adventures Series, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, in the museum's Iowa Hall. The free public series features readings geared for elementary school children. Readings will be followed by activities that children can do both at the museum and at home.
The spring series will also feature "Geese" on Feb. 19, "Lions" on March 18, "Hummingbirds" on April 15 and "Turtles" on May 20.
The UI Museum of Natural History features four permanent galleries exploring natural history and emerging environmental research in Iowa and beyond. For more information call 319-335-0606, email email@example.com or visit http://www.uiowa.edu/mnh.
Mini Medical School offers sessions for girls, parents Feb. 4
The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, will host a Mini Medical School program for girls and their parents highlighting the positive role science and math can play in girls' health and careers.
The program runs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Medical Education and Research Facility on the UI health sciences campus in Iowa City and will feature concurrent sessions for girls in grades 6 through 12 and their parents.
A series of interactive sessions will allow the girls to explore the latest medical education technologies, learn about potential STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers, and investigate the biology behind how a girl's body develops.
The parents' program will focus on ways to support their daughters' engagement in math and science and also provide research and medical information about health of young girls and women.
Program presenters include UI faculty and current medical student and former Miss Iowa Anne Michael Langguth.
The Mini Medical School programs are free, but registration is required due to space limitations.
For more information or to register, visit http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/minimedicalschool or call 319-335-8886 or toll-free 877-MED-IOWA (877-633-4692).
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