Achievements

Honors UI students win $25K from Iowa Economic Development Authority for startup business

University of Iowa student Eric Pahl and recent graduate Dalton Shaull recently won $25,000 from the Iowa Economic Development Authority for their startup business, called Organizer. Shaull was motivated to start the project after watching his friend fight off a disease as he waited for a transplant.
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.

The Gazette 'Iowa universities see more graduates, high achievers'

The University of Iowa announced a record 14 students and alumni have landed Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research, attend graduate school, pursue creative work, or serve as English teaching assistants overseas in the 2016–17 season. That total tops last year’s record-breaking tally of 13 UI Fulbright placements.

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Record 14 UI students, alumni receive Fulbright awards for 2016-17

Funds will be used for research, writing, teaching abroad
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to increase understanding between people of the United States and other countries by providing participants opportunities to study, teach, conduct research, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

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