Kim Merker, founder of the UI Center for the Book, and designer, typesetter, and printer of some of the most beautiful books made in America in the late 20th century, died of cancer in Iowa City at age 81.
Story from: The New York Times
Four University of Iowa undergraduate students and 20 UI graduate students have received Stanley Awards for International Research to conduct research abroad or pursue learning activities in international studies that are not available on the UI campus. Story
Thomas Langer, a recent UI graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with an emphasis in human rights, traveled to India last summer to explore the role and impact of new social media upon the Tibetan diaspora living in exile.
Story from: International Accents
UI alumnus Lem Genovese, who received his bachelor's degree in general studies in 1987, is now a veteran folk singer and author, his perspectives honed by four decades of songwriting and performing and his 20 years of service in the U.S. Army and National Guard.
Story from: Veterans Today
As head of brand communications at Anheuser-Busch, UI alumna Lisa Weser formulates PR strategies for the brewing company's U.S. brands, including Budweiser. She recently was involved in developing and promoting the Budweiser Clydesdale TV spot that aired during the 2013 Super Bowl. Story
Pat Mason-Browne, senior associate director of Academic Programs and Student Development in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, co-authors a column on female adult learners, the special challenges they face returning to college, and the ways universities can support them.
Story from: Academic Advising Today
Chinese author Mo Yan (photo, right), a 2004 participant of the UI International Writing Program (IWP), recently assumed the post of chairing the newly-established Beijing Normal University International Writing Center.
Story from: China Daily