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Technology helping things click in the classroom

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Photo by Tim Schoon.
   

Social networking sites. Personal response systems. Podcasting. High-def DVDs. Wiki software. Sounds like the sorts of things that students might use in their free time.

But many instructors at The University of Iowa are incorporating these tools in their courses, bridging the generational "digital divide" while engaging their students in their teachings.

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The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, and The University of Iowa are inviting all members of the University of Iowa community to attend the installation of Sally Mason as the 20th president of The University of Iowa at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, in Hancher Auditorium.

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AROUND CAMPUS…

  • Enrollment breaks records, shows progress toward diversity goals
  • Provost releases report of mentoring task force
  • Recognition sought for UI faculty and staff members for diversity efforts
  • "Best Doctors in America" lists 269 UI physicians
  • Benefits enrollment period nearly over—don’t be without health insurance!
  • W-2 forms will be available on HR Self Service web site
  • See which Learning and Development courses are right for you

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DISCOVERIES…

  • UI finding may eventually help tailor treatment for depression
  • UI study finds "runner's high" may also strengthen hearts
  • UI team discovers first moisture-sensing genes

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TRANSITIONS…

  • Recent deaths

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We don't mean that in a "Big Brother" surveillance kind of way. It just means we sent photographer Tom Jorgensen up in an airplane to capture the beautiful aerial views of campus that can be found on your average autumn day.

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Cynthia Joyce
Cynthia Joyce, UI ombudsperson
 
Cynthia Joyce wants to make one thing clear regarding her role as UI ombudsperson: when you seek her help resolving conflicts, you'll be speaking in confidence. Joyce speaks to fyi about her job, how she manages stress, and whether her role as mediator carries over to disputes between her children.

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“They ask me if they can work somewhere where they don't have to sell their souls.”

Steve Langerud
(National Law Journal, Oct. 25)

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Diana Davies

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