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Uniting people doing prison-related projects

Incarcerated in Iowa poster image, featuring inmate portrait

While it’s great that dozens of professionals, volunteers, scholars, and students will convene Sept. 6 at the “Incarcerated in Iowa” symposium on the University of Iowa campus, the event organizers are even more excited about what the collective will do going forward. Story

Lasansky looms large for 80-year-old alumnus

Leon Hicks holding print

After graduating from Kansas State University in 1959, Florida-born Leon Hicks came to Iowa City to further his education as a painter. When he met former UI printmaking chair Mauricio Lasansky, his perspective on art was forever altered. Story

Iowa Now Minute - 8/28/14

Iowa Now Minute - 8/27/14

Welcome to season two of "Iowa Now Minute," a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday in Iowa Now. Video

UI professor shares his knowledge of Indian yoga master B.K.S Iyengar

Thousands of New Yorkers marked the first day of summer by practicing yoga in Times Square, during the 12th annual Solstice in Times Square. (AP)

UI Professor Frederick Smith shares his knowledge of the Indian yoga master B.K.S Iyengar who died last week at the age of 95. Story from: NPR - On Point

NPR - On Point

Parents, listen next time your baby babbles

A mother and her infant "talk" with each other.

Parents who try to understand their baby's babbling let their infants know they can communicate, which leads to children forming complex sounds and using language more quickly. That’s according to a new study by the University of Iowa and Indiana University. Story

UI professor maps out the roots of Ferguson civic unrest

Colin Gordon, University of Iowa

Robert Siegel talks with Colin Gordon, a history professor at the University of Iowa, about how the map of St. Louis County reveals some of the sources for the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Story from: NPR-All Things Considered

NPR-All Things Considered

UI professor explains demographic shifts in Ferguson

Beverly Scott of Chicago adds to the makeshift memorial in Ferguson, Missouri, for Michael Brown. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

Colin Gordon, a UI history professor who has studied housing in St. Louis, has emerged as an authority on demographic shifts and zoning restrictions in Ferguson, Missouri. Story from: Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Galactic address

Join University of Iowa astrophysicist Cornelia Lang on a “Journey to the Center of the Milky Way Galaxy,” Wednesday, Sept. 10, at noon in the Iowa Theater, Iowa Memorial Union. Story

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

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


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