College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Music Therapy students work with UI REACH

A career in music therapy

UI program gives students comprehensive education
The UI music therapy program, one of only two in the Big Ten, prepares students for careers as professional therapists.
Kevin Birmingham

Kevin Birmingham receives 2016 Truman Capote Award

Harvard instructor wins prestigious literary criticism prize
Kevin Birmingham, an instructor at Harvard University, has received the 2016 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin. The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop administers the award, the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism, on behalf of the Truman Capote Estate.
Nicholas Meyer on set with Leonard Nimoy during the shooting of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The photo is archived in the University of Iowa Libraries' Special Collections as part of a collection donated by Nicholas Meyer.

‘Star Trek’ filmmaker loves making voyage home

Nicholas Meyer to speak at UI Libraries exhibit
Nicholas Meyer will make an appearance May 20 at Shambaugh Auditorium in the Main Library in conjunction with the UI Libraries exhibition “50 Years of ‘Star Trek.’” Get some backstory before the event with this interview Meyer sat for in 2009.
young man studying in a booth

Financial status affects success of students with learning disabilities

UI study finds students with means to pay for special accommodations perform better than those with fewer resources
A new University of Iowa study found that only one third of undergraduates from 11 universities who reported having a learning disability were receiving accommodations.
scenes from commencement ceremony

Recapping commencement weekend

Thousands of graduates received degrees at spring ceremonies
Nearly 5,000 University of Iowa students received their degrees at spring 2016 commencement ceremonies May 12 through 14. Take in the sights and sounds from commencement weekend through Office of Strategic Communication photos and video.
Autism

Special World 'Children with autism can use gaze to map new words'

Special World comments on a new study involving a University of Iowa professor. Karla McGregor and fellow researchers found that though children with autism may take longer to learn new words than non-autistic children, they do so the same way as their peers: They follow their teachers' gaze.

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