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UI Grad Students Invited to Apply for Civic Engagement Institute

The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies is accepting applications for a one-week interdisciplinary institute for University of Iowa graduate students to explore how civic engagement can enhance teaching, research, and creative work.

Obermann Graduate Fellows will discuss theories of engagement and meet with experts, including graduate colleagues, faculty members, and potential community partners. They will develop their own engaged projects, reconceiving their art, scholarship, or teaching to address community needs.

Applications are due Friday, Oct. 22, and the institute will take place Jan. 11-17. Stipends of $500 will be provided for up to 15 students. Graduate students in all fields and stages can apply.

Institute co-directors are Ken Brown, associate professor of management and organizations in the Tippie College of Business, and Rachel Marie-Crane Williams, associate professor of art education in the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more details on the institute and how to apply, visit

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