Graduate College

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.
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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.
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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.

Honors Willis among Pulitzer finalists in poetry

Elizabeth Willis, professor of poetry in the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her collection “Alive: New and Selected Poems.”

Honors Robinson named to the 'Time' 100

Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and F. Wendell Miller Professor of English and Creative Writing in the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2016.
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Bringing the Old Capitol to the State Capitol

Hawkeye Caucus paints Des Moines rotunda black and gold
Hawkeye Caucus Day brings 85 University of Iowa students representing 50 UI programs to the State Capitol in Des Moines to shake hands and exchange ideas with state legislators.

24 UI colleges and graduate programs in national top 25

Latest rankings from ‘U.S. News & World Report’ released March 16
Twenty-four graduate colleges and programs at the University of Iowa are listed among the 25 best in the nation, according to the latest rankings from "U.S. News & World Report."
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Beyond professor prep

More graduate students are moving into careers outside academia
John Keller, associate provost for graduate education and Graduate College dean, says that like those in many other colleges, only 20 percent of the UI’s Ph.D. students will become professors. To address this trend, the Graduate College is working to prepare its students for non-academic careers.
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Teaching community outreach

The UI to partner with Mason City, east-central Iowa communities on sustainability initiatives
UI faculty and students will partner with Mason City and a five-county region in east-central Iowa on community-betterment projects ranging from art to urban revitalization. The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities will lead the effort, which will take place during the 2016–17 academic year.

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