Category: Announcements

Jane A. Gilotti Receives CLAS Teaching Award

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By , April 18, 2011 1:30 pm

CLAS Announces 2011 Collegiate Teaching Award Recipients
CLAS Dean Linda Maxson has announced the recipients of this year’s CLAS Collegiate Teaching Awards. The recipients were chosen by the College’s Teaching Awards Committee from nominations by students and colleagues.

“These awards are the highest recognition the College gives to faculty for their teaching,” said Dean Maxson. “Their teaching role includes the ways in which they mentor students, innovate in our course offerings, and involve students in research, as well as their hard work and achievements in classroom instruction. I am very pleased to be able to honor the commitment of our Collegiate Teaching Award winners to the College’s academic mission.”

Jane Gilotti, associate professor of Geoscience, teaches courses in structural geology and field methods. She prizes active learning and maintains a research program that establishes connections with organizations around the world to provide fieldwork opportunities for student majors. As the head of her department’s Undergraduate Committee, she revised the Geoscience core curriculum to be more easily completed in four years and to include more learning opportunities for students, which, in addition to her redesign of the field geology training program, has greatly increased the number of undergraduate majors. Students routinely rate her an excellent teacher who sets high standards and “inspire[s] [them] to learn more.” She recently completed a semester-long internship at ExxonMobil Exploration Co. and has worked in government, museums, and industry.


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Ann Budd named as F. Wendell Miller Professor

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By , March 11, 2011 2:09 pm

We are pleased to announce that Ann (Nancy) Budd was recently named as F. Wendell Miller Professor by Dean Maxson. This appointment is a five-year renewable term appointment beginning January l, 2011 and running through December 31, 2015. Dr. Budd’s appointment will be formally celebrated at the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences April Honors Celebration.



Christine Harms to receive the Mary Louise Kelley Staff Excellence Award

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By , March 8, 2011 9:20 am

Christine Harms was selected by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to receive the Mary Louise Kelley Staff Excellence Award. She will be recognized at the College’s Staff Recognition Reception on Tuesday, March 29, 2011.  The reception will take place in the second floor ballroom of the IMU from 2:30-4:00. Congratulations, Chris!

Tenure-Track Hydrology Position

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By , November 29, 2010 8:02 am

The Department of Geoscience is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialty in hydrogeology. The position is part of a significant university-wide initiative that seeks to build interdisciplinary expertise in water sustainability.

We seek an outstanding researcher and teacher with interests in groundwater, and who complements strengths in the Department and other campus organizations, such as IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering and the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research. Research involving field and laboratory studies of groundwater hydrology and water pollution will be considered a desirable quality. He/she is expected to develop an active, externally-funded program of research and to develop ties with other faculty in our department and across campus working in the environmental and hydrologic sciences and sustainability. In addition to attracting and mentoring graduate students, the successful applicant will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The appointment will begin August, 2011. A Ph.D. in geoscience or a related field is required by the time of appointment. Candidates must submit applications online at (requisition #58210). Attachments to the application should include a letter of application and curriculum vitae. The letter of application should include: a statement of teaching interests, evidence of teaching ability, and a statement that describes current and future research activities. Three letters of recommendation should be mailed to: Dr. Art Bettis, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geoscience, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 (Phone: 1-319-335-1831; e-mail:

Screening of applications begins November 30, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Bettis or Dr. Mark Reagan (Geoscience Department Chair; 319-335-1820; The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Alumni News Letter

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By , November 20, 2010 12:16 pm

As of the Summer 2010 edition, the alumni news letter will now be presented in a digital format. This and future editions may be found under “People > Almni”. Keep an eye out for our winter edition coming soon!


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By , November 16, 2010 9:46 pm

Welcome to our new PHP-driven website! Look for many exiting improvements in the next few weeks including personalized profiles and editable facility pages!