Graduate College

Kevin Birmingham

Kevin Birmingham receives 2016 Truman Capote Award

Harvard instructor wins prestigious literary criticism prize
Kevin Birmingham, an instructor at Harvard University, has received the 2016 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin. The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop administers the award, the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism, on behalf of the Truman Capote Estate.
bill bryson at commencement

'I love Iowa'

Best-selling author Bill Bryson may return to the UI to research his next book
Best-selling author Bill Bryson returned to his home state to receive an honorary degree from the University of Iowa. Bryson offered advice and commentary during a campus tour.
scenes from commencement ceremony

Recapping commencement weekend

Thousands of graduates received degrees at spring ceremonies
Nearly 5,000 University of Iowa students received their degrees at spring 2016 commencement ceremonies May 12 through 14. Take in the sights and sounds from commencement weekend through Office of Strategic Communication photos and video.
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25 years at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Robinson had profound effect on many aspiring authors
When Marilynne Robinson began teaching at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she quickly became an influential instructor and nationally respected figure. Now, after 25 years, she retires from the workshop having inspired many.
Bill Bryson

Author Bill Bryson to receive honorary degree from UI

Bryson will attend May 13 Graduate College commencement ceremony
Bill Bryson is the author of 21 nonfiction books, his most recent being "The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island."
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University of Iowa graduates to celebrate commencement

Ceremonies begin May 12, will wrap in early June
This year, about 4,930 University of Iowa students will be recognized at spring 2016 commencement ceremonies, which begin May 12 with the College of Pharmacy commencement, and end June 3.
Engineered Cancer Vaccine, Kawther Ahmed: UI Three-Minute Thesis Winner

Can you explain cancer vaccines in 180 seconds?

Pharmacy graduate student wins Three-Minute Thesis Competition
Kawther Ahmed, a fifth-year graduate student in the UI College of Pharmacy, won the UI's Three-Minute Thesis Competition with a presentation about her cancer-vaccine research.
University of Iowa Graduate College Commencement - May 13, 2016

Video: Graduate College commencement ceremony

A video recording of the spring 2016 UI Graduate College commencement ceremony is now available for viewing. The event took place at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13.
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Full partner

For seven decades, Susan Boyd has been as much a part of UI life as Sandy
Though Sandy Boyd’s accomplishments have been many, his wife, Susan, made her own impact on the life and the history of the University of Iowa. Maybe more so, says Sandy.
sandy boyd standing in front of old cap

Thanking Sandy

Looking back on Sandy Boyd's six-decade career at UI on his retirement
Willard "Sandy" Boyd arrived at the University of Iowa in 1954 and served as professor, provost, and president. Few have left as great a mark on the university as he has in his six decades of service.

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