Spotlight on Public Engagement: William Ming Liu
Professor William Ming Liu’s portrait of a publicly engaged scholar is the first in a series sponsored by the College’s Strategic Planning Team 4 (Better Futures for Iowans). With these portraits, the members of Team 4 seek to help individuals in the College better understand the elements of Public Engagement. Our second portrait of a publicly engaged scholar in the College will be posted in November.
Will is a professor in the Counseling Psychology program and has been engaged with Iowa City’s Shelter House (SH) since 2003. His community partners are the staff at the Shelter House and specifically with Crissy Canganelli, Executive Director of the Shelter House. Read more here.
Busiest year ever for UI's Arts Share
Arts Share, the University of Iowa program that provides life-enriching arts experiences, had its busiest year ever during the 2013-14 academic year, with more than 300 events in 36 Iowa cities and towns, from Council Bluffs on the Missouri River to Clinton on the Mississippi and from Des Moines, population 200,000-plus, to Elk Horn, population 620-plus.
The programs included performances in music, dance, and theater as well as workshops in writing, printmaking, and sculpture. They took place in K-12 schools and community colleges as well as in local theaters, libraries, hospitals, neighborhood centers, and retirement communities. Read more here.
Strengthening the Link Between Field and Family
Thursday’s culinary walk kicked off the 13th annual Field to Family Festival, and there is still time for local residents to benefit from learning more about how food gets from the farm to their dinner table. Read more here.
FRIENDS is the only national organization dedicated solely to empowering young people who stutter and their families. Our mission is to provide support and education to children and teens who stutter, their families and clinicians. Read more here.
The UI is pursuing a renewable energy supply strategy that optimizes long-term supply and fuel price stability. As the UI transitions from dependency on fossil fuels and towards their goal of 40% renewable energy consumption on campus by 2020, they have implemented The University of Iowa Biomass Fuel Project. This project seeks to partner with landowners within a 50 mile radius of Iowa City to grow dedicated energy crops. Read more about the Biomass Fuel Project here.