Category Archives: Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning: The Personal Genome

Advances in human genetics over the past 30 years have enabled the emergence and growth of a “recreational genetics” marketplace.

Maybe you have considered purchasing a DNA test yourself from one of the varied companies in this market. Join us to hear from Bryant McAllister, UI associate biology professor and associate chair for undergraduate education, who will illustrate the science underlying these…

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Assault: Facts vs. Fiction

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Our upcoming Lifelong Learning event will provide education on how to support victims of sexual assault and educate yourself on the facts and fiction surrounding these violent crimes.

Join Pamela Terrill, a sexual assault nurse examiner and Johnson County Sexual Assault Response Team (JCSART) coordinator, and Karen Siler, assistant director of the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP), for “Sexual Assault: Facts…

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Au Revoir, ‘Mural’

Get a glimpse of Jackson Pollock’s “Mural,” the University of Iowa Museum of Art‘s most prized painting, before it embarks on an international tour that includes a stop at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy.

Join us for, “Farewell to an American Treasure: An Evening with Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural,’” on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Sioux City Art Center….

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Take Cues from Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster is about more than devouring desserts.

Deborah Linebarger will share a new “Sesame Street” project, which utilizes the character to teach behavioral skills to preschoolers, during our upcoming Lifelong Learning session.

Join us Sunday, March 8, 2015, at the Iowa Children’s Museum for “Lessons from Cookie Monster,” where the UI associate professor of education and congressional consultant will also discuss…

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President Mason Reflects on UI History

Sally Mason, the 20th president of the University of Iowa, will present “The University for Iowa: A Legacy of Service and Engagement,” a journey through the institution’s history.

Join us on Monday, March 9, 2015, at Davenport’s Putnam Museum, for this rare opportunity. This free event, which is open to the public, will include refreshments, a cash bar, and a reception following…

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An Event for Readers and Music Fans

The recent digital revolution has upended the way audiences experience media. Though these technological advances had similar effects on journalism, media, and music, all three industries reacted differently. That’s the focus of “Music, Media, and Journalism: Surprisingly Bright Futures,” our upcoming Lifelong Learning session.

UI journalism professor Don McLeese, who is also a former Rolling Stone magazine columnist and Chicago Sun-Times pop music…

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Discover Your Child’s Digital Footprint

Tweet, like, snap: Do you know how to do these things? Research indicates that your teen or tween likely does. More than two-thirds of American teens have a presence on at least one social media site, and 93 percent go online daily.

Our upcoming Lifelong Learning session, “The Plugged-In Life of Teens and Tweens: What’s the Impact?,” will feature a discussion about…

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Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention

According to Suicide Awareness Voices in Education, suicide is the nation’s second-leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 24. Unfortunately, that statistic means that many people have had to face firsthand the tragic realities of life after someone commits suicide.

John Westefeld, a professor in the University of Iowa’s counseling psychology program, will lead a Lifelong Learning session on hope…

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Improving Health Care Delivery

Join us in Des Moines on Sunday, Dec. 7, for our newest Lifelong Learning session, “Telemedicine in Iowa: Improving Health Care Delivery.”

Patrick Brophy, UI director of pediatric nephrology, dialysis, and transplantation, as well as the assistant vice president for the university’s eHealth & eNovation Center, will lead the discussion, which is free to attend and open to the public.

Brophy will highlight the center’s…

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Stars, Galaxies, and Lifelong Learning

 

Join us in Urbandale for a Lifelong Learning session on what’s in the sky.

UI Physics and Astronomy Professor Philip E. Kaaret will explain how the universe became filled with stars, galaxies, and a whole periodic table of elements. He’ll discuss the formation of stars, the influence of the very first stars on the stars and galaxies that followed, and even where gold…

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