Graduate College

student conducting research in lab setting

Shaping several generations of scientists

Summer high school research program makes UI ‘feel like home’
Just like her mom almost 30 years ago, Alexandra Chan is immersed in hands-on research on the University of Iowa campus. Chan is one of nearly 40 high school students from across the nation and globe participating in a rigorous, five-week summer residential research opportunity, the Secondary Student Training Program.

Old Gold: Iowa alumna key in Chicago’s African-American literary movement

UI archivist notes centennial of poet Margaret Walker’s birth
Margaret Walker’s poetry collection "For My People" received top honors in the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 1942. UI archivist David McCartney says the work is as timely now as it was then.
illustration including writer's excerpts

Developing voices a world away

Women in Bahrain and Jordan build community of writers and explore artistic identity through IWP distance-learning course
Nearly 20 women in Bahrain and Jordan participated in A Room of One’s Own: Developing the Authorial Voice, a distance-learning course offered by the UI International Writing Program. The course focused on issues of artistic identity while fostering participants’ authorial voices and building a community of women writers.

UI researchers find ending Medicaid dental benefit costly

Study of California’s program found trips to the emergency room increased
An UI study finds states gain little when dropping adult dental coverage. Researchers say adults in California made 1,800 more hospital visits annually for dental care after losing the benefit. California spent $2.9 million each year, 68 percent more before eliminating the benefit. Results in the journal Health Affairs.
Jay Sieleman poses with a guitar

A true Blues Brother

A UI law alumnus preserves an American treasure—and earns a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award
In June, the University of Iowa Alumni Association will present Distinguished Alumni Awards to 14 outstanding nominees, including Jay Sieleman—a true blues brother. He's president and chief executive officer of the Blues Foundation in Memphis, which is now the largest and most renowned blues organization in the world.
Graduates take photo in front of the Old Capitol.

Celebrating commencement

Sights and sounds from spring 2015 commencement weekend
This past weekend, thousands of UI students were joined by faculty, staff, and families as they celebrated their educational milestone at commencement ceremonies around campus.
World map showing countries where Fulbright scholars will travel

Thirteen UI students, alumni receive Fulbright Awards for 2015–16

Funds will be used for research, writing, teaching abroad
Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Read about the University of Iowa recipients and their projects.

Campus investment results in record number of Fulbright placements

13 UI students have been awarded Fulbright awards for 2015–16
A record number of UI students and alumni have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards this year thanks to hard work among faculty and staff and a growing number of resources for students across campus.
Students in cap and gown at graduation

University of Iowa graduates to celebrate commencement

Ceremonies begin May 14; wrap in early June
About 5,100 University of Iowa students will mark educational milestones as they receive their degrees at spring 2015 commencement ceremonies. Ceremonies begin Thursday, May 14, with the College of Pharmacy commencement and end Friday, June 5, with the College of Dentistry. All other ceremonies will be held May 15-16.

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