College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

A crow flying

Crows are smarter than you think

A study involving the University of Iowa finds crows join human, apes, and monkeys in exhibiting advanced relational thinking
A newly published study involving the University of Iowa finds crows have the brainpower to solve higher-order, relational-matching tasks, and they can do so spontaneously. That means crows join humans, apes, and monkeys in exhibiting advanced relational thinking, according to the research. Results appear in the journal Current Biology.
2014 spring commencement

Commencement ceremonies

UI confers nearly 1,560 degrees in December
The University of Iowa will honor December 2014 graduates during a series of commencement ceremonies and other events, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20.
Iowa Now Minute - 12/11/14

Iowa Now Minute - 12/11/14

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 in Iowa Now.
Making their mark

Making their mark

UI grads finding rewarding work in Iowa TV news
You might recognize Forrest Saunders and Lauren Moss, two graduates of the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication, who now work at different eastern Iowa television stations.

Concerts showcase student choreography

All works choreographed by graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Iowa Department of Dance will come to life in the Graduate/Undergraduate Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 11-13, in Space Place Theater , 101 North Hall, UI Campus.

Collaborative performance takes stage Dec. 4-6

Dance, theatre, music, and art come together on one stage
Students from the UI Department of Dance, School of Music, School of Art and Art History, and Department of Theatre Arts will present an interdisciplinary performance created through the collaboration of choreographers, musicians, poets, composers, designers, and stage managers.

UI Theatre presents holiday show 'Striking 12'

Gear up for the holidays with the musical holiday delight "Striking 12," produced by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts. This production is on stage at 8 p.m. Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 10-13 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Mabie Theatre at the UI Theatre Building (200 N. Riverside Drive, Iowa City).

Regents approve new UI Master of Studies in Law degree

Program will be offered by the UI College of Law
The Iowa Board of Regents has approved a new master’s program that will allow those who want to learn more about the legal system do so without becoming an attorney.

Three UI scientists elected 2014 AAAS Fellows

The honors will be presented at the February 2015 AAAS meeting
Three University of Iowa faculty members have been awarded the distinction of 2014 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.