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Education expert in dual-language learning to visit UNI

October 15, 2013

Jill Uhlenberg, head, UNI Department of Curriculum & Instruction, 319-273-7671,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Expert on dual-language learning and professor emeritus of early childhood education at the University of Missouri, Columbia Linda Espinosa will visit the University of Northern Iowa from Tuesday, Oct. 29 to Friday, Nov. 1. UNI students, faculty and staff are invited to an informal presentation on Espinosa's research with children in poverty from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, in the Center for Multicultural Education. Throughout the week, Espinosa will also visit education classes to help students understand how to better serve low-income students and dual-language learners.

"We hope that Dr. Espinosa's visit will help the UNI community to gain insight into children of poverty and children who are dual-language learners, and especially how we can better prepare teachers to meet these children's needs and support them to be successful in school and society," said Jill Uhlenberg, head of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at UNI.

Espinosa has worked extensively with low-income minority students. She has published more than 70 research articles, book chapters and training manuals on how to establish effective educational services for low-income minority families and children who are acquiring English as a second language.

For more information, contact Uhlenberg at 319-273-7671 or