University of Iowa School of Music students Jordan Pullman and Tessa Hoffman rehearse their roles for their performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Gondoliers" on Tuesday, June 30th. The comedic opera is being directed by Nicholas Wuehrmann and will perf

Feeling like pros

UI summer opera roles come with financial incentive this year
For the first time, the University of Iowa's School of Music is paying cast members of the summer opera.
Stanley Plumly

Stanley Plumly receives Truman Capote Award

Maryland's state Poet Laureate has been awarded the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism by the UI for his most recent book.
Young students work on projects in their 3D design and printing class at M.C. Ginsberg on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The class is offered through the University of Iowa's Belin-Blank Center and is the first of its kind to be taught in a private, commercial s

Iowa City Press-Citizen Students building hover cars with 3D design

Hover cars soon will fly at M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, where middle-school students began taking a class on 3D design this past week. The class is one of several offerings for students in grades 6-8 through the University of Iowa College of Education Belin-Blank Center's one-week Junior Scholars Institute.

Sharon Jones, Chris Thile, and Bobby McFerrin

Hancher announces 2015-16 performances

Sharon Jones, Bobby McFerrin part of final season before new Hancher facility opens in fall 2016
The University of Iowa’s Hancher has announced its lineup of performances for the 2015-2016 season. Season highlights include Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, mandolinist Chris Thile performing Bach, Ellis Marsalis, and Bobby McFerrin. Tickets go on sale Aug. 24.
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.