Arts

Music Therapy students work with UI REACH

A career in music therapy

UI program gives students comprehensive education
The UI music therapy program, one of only two in the Big Ten, prepares students for careers as professional therapists.
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.
Nicholas Meyer on set with Leonard Nimoy during the shooting of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The photo is archived in the University of Iowa Libraries' Special Collections as part of a collection donated by Nicholas Meyer.

‘Star Trek’ filmmaker loves making voyage home

Nicholas Meyer to speak at UI Libraries exhibit
Nicholas Meyer will make an appearance May 20 at Shambaugh Auditorium in the Main Library in conjunction with the UI Libraries exhibition “50 Years of ‘Star Trek.’” Get some backstory before the event with this interview Meyer sat for in 2009.
two women playing flute

UI flutist graduating on a high note

Duncan headed to Juilliard
This fall, Emily Duncan, a University of Iowa graduating senior, will begin a two-year master's program in flute performance at the Juilliard School in New York City.
people applauding marilynne robinson

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.
woman inside studio arts building

A farewell to Menards

UI’s Studio Arts programs moving from the building that has been their home since the 2008 flood
The UI's Studio Arts programs have been in temporary quarters since the 2008 flood damaged their main buildings. This week, the departments are moving back to campus and into a new building.
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.

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.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will play a free outdoor concert at Hancher Auditorium on Sept. 16, along with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

New Hancher season bursting with exceptional artists

Free outdoor concert, gala, return of Broadway, new 'Nutcracker' among highlights
Preservation Hall Jazz Band! Steve Martin and Martin Short! "The Book of Mormon"! The first season of shows at the new Hancher Auditorium is jam-packed with wonderful acts. Hancher donors can purchase tickets now; the general public can purchase tickets June 10.

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