Deborah Taffa, a Master of Fine Arts candidate in nonfiction writing, who is among the nearly 5,200 UI students graduating this weekend, is writing a book about growing up on a reservation and her complicated views on her ancestry. (Note: A paid subscription may be required.)
Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen
Jacqueline Victoria Brookes, an actress and UI alumna who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in dramatic art in 1951, died at the age of 82 after appearing in numerous films, television shows, and in New York Off Broadway productions.
Story from: The New York Times
2013.05.17 | By University Communication and Marketing | 09:33 AM
When you exercise, how loud is the music piping through your iPod earbuds? Do you know? The campus organization UI SAFE can test your device's volume levels (courtesy of Johnny, a specially equipped mannequin) and let you know if your exercise soundtrack is being played at a safe level.
Hearing conservation is the auditory equivalent of brushing to protect your teeth or putting on sunscreen to protect your skin. The campus organization UI SAFE offers advice and programming that helps guard against hearing loss in the future. Video
Ellen Lewin, UI professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies and anthropology, writes about lesbian and gay parenthood, and how society is taking baby steps toward marriage equality.
Story from: Huffington Post
Top high-school musicians from throughout the Midwest and other parts of the United States are converging on the University of Iowa for the 2013 Iowa Summer Music Camps. The camps, which run June 9-28, will include nine free concerts. Story
The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History will hold a two-week intensive program called Foil Workshop in Printmaking from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 3-7 and June 10-14, in Studio Arts Building in Iowa City. Story
A group of University of Iowa faculty are headed to northwest Iowa May 21-24 as members of the 8th annual Faculty Engagement Corps, stopping in Orange City, Okoboji, Estherville, Spencer, Lester, Le Mars, Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, and Storm Lake. Story
From Tuesday, May 21 to Friday, May 24, follow the University of Iowa's 2013 Faculty Engagement Corps tour of northwest Iowa, including Orange City, Okoboji, Estherville, Spencer, Lester, Le Mars, Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, and Storm Lake. Story
Social shifts, along with cultural differences, are among the top reasons unmarried parenting has become more common, says UI associate sociology professor Mary Noonan in a story on the rise of unwed parenting nationally and locally.
Story from: The Gazette