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Giving students the Iowa Edge

UI first-year students join hands to form a circle and must pass the hoop around without breaking their grip. Team building activities are designed to help participants in The Iowa Edge program build community with a group of peers before the semester begins.

University of Iowa students from underrepresented backgrounds had the chance to get “The Iowa Edge” before they started their education as Hawkeyes. Photo Feature

Division of Performing Arts announces fall auditions for actors, singers, dancers

actor checking casting sheet

Auditions for University of Iowa theater, opera, and dance fall productions and performances will be held during the first week of classes, beginning on Monday, Aug. 25. Story

UI Youth Ballet and School of Dance offer fall programs

youth ballet participants on stage

Aspiring young dancers can develop their artistic expression this fall at programs offered through the University of Iowa Youth Ballet and School of Dance. Story

UI student reflects on internship in Sen. Grassley's office

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Randal Cooper, a UI student from Muscatine, says one of his best memories about working in Washington D.C. was a simple hello from Sen. Chuck Grassley. Grassley offers internships to college-age students who want to learn more about public service and government. Story from: Muscatine Journal

Muscatine Journal

UI researchers present studies at American Sociological Association meeting

University of Iowa researchers share their studies on the skill levels of mid-career American workers and community characteristics that make citizens more generous during the American Sociological Association annual meeting Aug. 17 and 18 in San Francisco. Story

The passion that drives innovation

WorldCanvass and FilmScene

UI International Programs’ monthly WorldCanvass program will kick off its sixth season with “The Passion That Drives Innovation,” on Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at FilmScene, 118 E. College St. Story

Some jobs cause working parents more stress

Working parents whose jobs tend to be viewed as agressive, weak, or impersonal—qualities inconsistent with parenting—are more likely to be stressed out than parents working in fields that don't imply a similar identity conflict. Story

UI professor sheds light on racial tensions in Ferguson

Riot police clear a street with smoke bombs while clashing with demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) Read more at

UI history professor Colin Gordon has emerged as a national authority on the demographic shifts in Ferguson, Missouri, and the larger St. Louis area, that some say underlies the boiling tensions between mostly black residents and predominantly white authorities. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news

University staff, faculty, students, and alumni are accomplishing great things every day. See who's making news with awards, publications, promotion and tenure, and more. Story

Spotlight: The show goes on

Iowa Alumni Magazine: Spotlight: The show goes on
UI opera performance

From the latest issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine, a look at the UI Opera Theatre program. Story from: Iowa Alumni Magazine

Iowa Alumni Magazine


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