Arts

Black and white photo of old building on campus

Old Gold: 'Mystery' of Fine Arts Building solved

Readers help UI archivist identify long-gone Iowa Avenue building
When University of Iowa archivist David McCartney asked readers for help in identifying a long-gone building on Iowa Avenue, they responded.

New engineering requirement builds a bridge to the creative arts

Applies to all entering first-year undergraduate students in fall 2015
Beginning in fall 2015, all entering students in the UI College of Engineering will be required to take at least three semester hours of credit in the creative arts. The new requirement is the latest addition to an educational toolkit that uniquely prepares student engineers to enter the work force.
The Student Experience: Jessica Pray

The Student Experience: Jessica Pray

Opera singer's holistic UI education yields personal, professional growth
Talented singer Jessica Pray came to the UI for its comprehensive program—one where she could develop her voice, and develop herself as a whole. She graduates this month with two degrees (music; ethics and public policy) and many steps closer to her dream of being an opera singer.

Their next experience

Graduating subjects from 'Student Experience' series provide updates
Several individuals previously featured in our "Student Experience" series are graduating this month. We reached out to them to find out what plans they have after graduation.
The Student Experience: Alex Zeppieri

The Student Experience: Alex Zeppieri

Engineering major develops sustainable furniture from cork...and it's comfy
Sustainability via serendipity: A course cancellation led Alex Zeppieri toward the path of designing and constructing environmentally sustainable furniture. It was a wonderful intersection of his two primary areas of study: engineering and art.

Addressing community issues through arts

UI, ISU, Iowa Arts Council partner on Arts Build Communities initiative
A partnership between the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, will offer support for arts projects that uniquely address civic challenges and community issues through the arts.
Inti-Illimani group shot

Hancher kicks off Summer of the Arts concert series with Inti-Illimani

Band was in exile from native Chile for 15 years
Hancher will present Inti-Illimani, a folk music ensemble from Chile, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, on the Iowa City pedestrian mall, next to the Sheraton Hotel. The free performance will kick off the Summer of the Arts Friday Night Concert Series.
Iowa Now Minute 4/30/15

Iowa Now Minute - 4/30/15

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life
This week's Iowa Now Minute features an extra innings walk-off win, Phil on campus, and a modern masterpiece in Italy.

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