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Eating cookies with Mandela

Susan Rice, Nelson Mandela, and Secretary of State Warren Christopher emerge from a meeting after negotiations witih Ron McMullen in the background.

Instead of refusing a meeting, Nelson Mandela ran out the clock on the U.S. Secretary of State by making small talk and serving cookies to a U.S. delegation. Story

Welcome, all

welcome tent for UI alumni

The University of Iowa Alumni Association strives not only to enrich the lives of members of the Hawkeye family but also to support the growth, spirit, and legacy of the university. Story

The science of evolution

stylized DNA strand

Today the overwhelming majority of scientists in Iowa, the United States, and across the world agree that biological evolution explains the diversity of life on our planet. Story

Common ground

bright star burst like light

Scientists and people of faith, and those who are both, can learn a lot from one another about the incredible universe we all live in. Story

Health pledge

treadmill runners

The University of Iowa is seeking to become a Blue Zones Worksite, and the last piece of the puzzle is a personal pledge from at least 25 percent of our employees to commit to at least one healthy behavioral change. Story

Community collaborators

Carolyn Colvin

You may have heard terms like public engagement, civic engagement, public scholarship, community-based research or participated in discussions on the importance of outreach. And maybe you wondered what these words mean in the context of your work/life at the university and as an Iowa resident. Story

The Masterpiece Unfinished: Remembering friend and artist Larry Nowlan

Kinnick sculpture

For the millions who will step onto the University of Iowa campus in the years to come, their visits will be made richer because of a man whose time with us was far too short. Story

Cultural diplomacy's 'strange truths'

Chris Merill

Who could guess that in the heart of the Karakum Desert we would be introduced to a romance writer from our own country? Such is the beauty of cultural diplomacy: we learn strange truths; dispel stereotypes and correct misimpressions; meet one another on common ground, this time in a library. Story

Living in a digital world

social media icons

Living a life immersed in technology has become part of the culture for digital natives and one unfamiliar to many parents and educators. Adults need to work on finding ways to help teens navigate the social dilemmas of a digital world. Story


portrait of Katherine Valde wearing HOUSE party T-shirt

UI undergraduates have elected new student government leaders from the HOUSE Party (Helping Our University and Students Engage,) which aims engage both students and the university community at large. Story


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