March 2019 RodCast Articles

Mastodon tusk on a lab table

Scientific Study, Conservation, and Interpretation of the Mammut Americanum (American Mastodon)

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 2:18pm - As you may have heard, UNI Museum’s “Preserving the Past: Unveiling the Tusk” exhibit is set to premiere in early April. Conservation, scientific study, and interpretation of the mastodon tusk have been underway for the past three years, thanks to a $306,258 heritage grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. This grant has enabled the UNI Museum to purchase state-of-the-art equipment necessary to complete a successful study and conservation of the tusk, including a climate-controlled, custom display case from Germany, a custom exhibit mount, an X-ray fluorescence scanner, and a digital touch-screen display, which can be used by the public to interact with the tusk. The grant has also enabled... Read More
Map of ScholarWorks use across the world

UNI ScholarWorks Hits Half a Million Downloads

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:17pm -   Since its formation in February 2015, UNI ScholarWorks has been collecting, preserving, and making research, creative and scholarly output from the University of Northern Iowa Community available to the world. UNI ScholarWorks has had a substantial impact on faculty and students at UNI, and we are pleased to announce that UNI ScholarWorks has recently surpassed half a million downloads worldwide. Here are just a few voices from the community who have benefited from the success of UNI ScholarWorks: “UNI ScholarWorks has allowed my undergraduate research to be viewed by people from around the world. Having my research available for professors at prospective colleges for graduate studies... Read More
Open Education Week 2019

Open Education Week, March 3-9, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 8:29am - Open Education Week is a global event that seeks to raise awareness of free and open sharing in education and the benefits they bring to teachers and learners.  Open education includes free and open access to platforms, tools and resources in education, including learning materials, course materials, videos, assessment tools, research, study groups, and textbooks, all available for free use and modification under an open license.   Local Events: Joint Iowa Regent’s Speaker during Open Education Week Speaker: Nicole Allen, Director of Open Educational Resources, SPARC Topic: Open Educational Resources Date: Friday, March 8, 2019 Time: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Location: Rod Library... Read More
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