College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Des Moines Register Is Iowa native's novel a better 'Gone Girl'?

Just three weeks after it came out, Descent, a thriller by UI alumnus Tim Johnston about the disappearance of a teenage girl and her family's agony over it, is already in its third printing and made USA Today's top 100 bestseller list.

Honors Penny's book named outstanding academic title

Kindred by Choice , written by Glenn Penny, professor of history in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2015.

Mainstage Series to present 'Good Kids'

Production part of Big Ten Theatre Consortium Initiative
The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will present "Good Kids" by Naomi Iizuka as part of a rolling premiere commissioned by the Big Ten Theatre Consortium. This production will be on stage Feb. 5-8 and 11-15 in the David Thayer Theatre.

UI, Grinnell join forces to expand use of digital technology

Mellon Foundation awards $1.6 million grant to support collaborative efforts
Grinnell College and the University of Iowa have received a $1.6 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop humanities-centered collaborations that expand the use of digital technology among faculty and students.
2012 Irish Writing Program participant Ben TeBockhorst surveying the Irish coast. Photos courtesy of UI International Programs.

Students find their writing stride in Dublin

Study Abroad Fair Jan. 29 to feature array of short-term programs for UI students
Students on the UI’s summer Irish Writing Program have the opportunity to work with esteemed Irish writers and academics to hone their craft while taking in Dublin’s rich cultural and literary history. This is one of many programs to be represented at the spring Study Abroad Fair Thursday, Jan 29.
Iowa Now Minute - 1/22/15

Iowa Now Minute - 1/22/15

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life
"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday on Iowa Now.

Youth Ballet and School of Dance add to adult program

The University of Iowa Department of Dance outreach program—the University of Iowa Youth Ballet and School of Dance—has recently added a third level to their adult classical ballet program.
MLK illustration by Aubrey Hart, UI BFA Graphic Design '15

UI celebrates life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Annual program includes events from Day of Service to unity walk and Wycliffe Gordon lecture and performance
An annual University of Iowa celebration honoring the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. and addressing contemporary human rights issues will be held Jan. 19-31.

UI faculty publications roundup

The University of Iowa Office of Strategic Communciation will highlight publications by UI faculty of academic books and journal articles on a regular basis in Iowa Now.