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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

UI professor discusses psychology behind political ads

Assistant professor Daryl Cameron

The Gazette asked Daryl Cameron, UI assistant professor of psychology, to analyze the tactics used in political ads that have been blistering the Eastern Iowa airwaves. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Investing in the arts

UI School of Music rendering, courtesy of LMN Architects

For more than seven decades, the West family has supported and serviced music education for countless people of all ages throughout Iowa, the region, and internationally. Now, with a recent gift to the University of Iowa, the family is providing crucial support to one of the area’s most ambitious ever arts initiatives. Story

Electing to enhance their job prospects

Andrea Jansa and Jimmy Centers at the State Capitol

Midterm elections are coming up, and a new U.S. president will be voted into office in just two years. While many voters dread the aggressive political campaigning that is sure to come, some students at the University of Iowa use the opportunity to advance their careers. Story

Climate pioneer James Hansen reflects on working with Van Allen

James Hansen reflects on his time as a student at the Unviersity of Iowa.Climate pioneer James Hansen reflects on his time as a student at the University of Iowa.

James Hansen visited the University of Iowa on Thursday, Oct. 16, to speak in the UI Public Policy Center’s “Meeting the Renewable Energy Challenge” symposium. Video

Experience the eerie and amazing at Creepy Campus Crawl Oct. 24

Have you ever wanted to visit the spooky and fantastical realms of your favorite books and movies? Get ready for adventure as you join us for the UI Pentacrest Museums' 9th annual Creepy Campus Crawl from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Story

Dance Gala taking flight

Dancer dancing

Get a sneak peak at Dance Gala 2014, which opens Oct. 16 in Space Place Theater. The performances will feature powerful energy and graceful flight, led by acclaimed University of Iowa faculty choreographers. Photo Feature

Obermann Center leading UI participation in Global Midwest humanities consortium

A new initiative to aid interdisciplinary researchers in the humanities has yielded Humanities Without Walls, a consortium of 15 universities throughout the Midwest. The University of Iowa will participate in the initiative through the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. UI faculty are encouraged to submit an application. Story

Robinson among National Book Award finalists

marilynne robinson portrait

Pulitzer Prize winner and Iowa Writers' Workshop faculty member Marilynne Robinson was named a finalist Wednesday for the National Book Award. Robinson was cited for Lila, the third of an Iowa-based trilogy that began with her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Reunited at the Writing University

students sitting with their former teacher on old capitol steps

Bernice Chauly, a diverse artist who has taught creative writing for three years in the American Degree Program at Taylor’s University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, encouraged three of her students to travel to Iowa City to pursue their undergraduate degrees in creative writing at the UI. Now she's joined them on the UI campus, participating in the International Writing Program. Story


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