4 years A Re-Imagined Graduate Education Infinite Collaborations
Working for the Public Good
with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
You’re Invited to Be Part of an HPG Certificate Design Sprint!
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Constructing the Humanities for the Public Good Graduate Certificate: A Co-Design Experiment in Building an Intellectual, Imaginative, Inclusive, and Equitable Learning Community
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Design Sprint Facilitators:
Ashley Cheyemi McNeil, Director of Education and Research, Full Spectrum Features; and former HPG Post Doctoral Fellow 
Eva Latterner, PhD
Assistant Director, University of Iowa Center for Teaching
Lunch provided. Register here.
For the last several years, administrators, faculty, staff, and graduate students have developed plans for a Mellon-funded Humanities for the Public Good graduate Certificate and Master’s degree (designed as a dual degree for current PhDs as well as a standalone MA). Are you teaching a course or workshop that aligns with HPG and might count toward the Certificate? Join us for a design sprint. We want to know how your courses or workshops might enrich the Certificate. We also want to keep expanding our rich intellectual community of innovative graduate educators connected by a commitment to imaginative, inclusive, equitable, and career-diverse education that weaves through the humanities, the arts, libraries, museums, and adjacent areas.
Engaged Humanities Programs
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As the University of Iowa Andrew W. Mellon-funded Humanities for the Public Good Initiative participants design a graduate Certificate and Master’s degree, we’ve consulted with many leaders in graduate education. They’ve shared creative experiments with a number of degrees–from Certificates, to Master’s degrees, to a Ph.D. 
Meet the HPG Summer Interns
Learn about HPG's wonderful summer interns and the work they will do with community partners around the country! Read more.
Apply to Develop a Graduate Humanities Lab Course in Summer 2022
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The Mellon Humanities for the Public Good Initiative invites applications from UI faculty and partners to design a Humanities Lab. We define a “Lab” as an applied, experiential approach to teaching and learning that offers graduate students meaningful ways to connect advanced studies in the humanities to both a social challenge and skills valued in multiple career settings. The Lab grant will be awarded to one or more humanities or humanities-adjacent faculty members who, along with collaborators, wish to host a Humanities Lab graduate course in 2022-2023 or 2023-2024. Funding is available to support planning teams and to support departments.

Due Date for Letter of Inquiry: We’ll begin reading applications April 19, 2022, and will accept applications through May 20, 2022

Listen to lab leaders from Berkeley, ASU, and Michigan. Watch here.
Opportunities for Graduate Students from Campus Partners & Beyond:
Apply for the PAGE Fellowship
Imagining America is thrilled to invite graduate students with an interest in public scholarship or artistic practice and activism to apply for the 2022-2023 PAGE Fellowship. PAGE Fellows participate in a yearlong working group in support of collaborative art-making, teaching, writing, storytelling and co-creating knowledge with and within community. We are artists, scientists, researchers, instigators, cultural leaders, care workers, and community activists.
Applications are due July 1st. Learn more.
Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology Opportunities
Intellectually Fruitful Diversity Exercises for Any Classroom
May 2, 2022
4:00-5:00 pm

Reimagining the Challenge of Difficult Dialogues
May 19, 2022
9:00- 10:00 am
Humanities Scholarship in Conversation:
Problem-solving with Podcasts
Check out the National Humanities Alliance's What Are You Going to Do with That? a podcast where we explore everyday folks’ decisions to study the humanities as undergraduates and follow their pathways to fulfilling careers. Listen here.
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WhatEvery1Says (WE1S): The Humanities in Public Discourse is an Andrew W. Mellon-funded project studying the humanities "crisis," the value of humanities, and how the public sees the humanities outside the academy. The WE1S project studied humanities reception in the media and created a valuable list of recommendations to help scholars improve public understanding of their work. Read more.
Kudos to Members of the HPG Community
Join us in celebrating long-time HPG collaborators Professors Anny-Dominique Curtius and Naomi Greyser as they receive the 2021-2022 Graduate College Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. The Graduate College will hold a Graduate Education Celebration event on Wednesday, May 4th, at 3:30 pm, in the Old Capitol Senate Chambers, where they will publicly announce the award.
Graduate College
Office of the Vice President for Research
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences