himie voxman portrait from 2002

A visit to Himie Voxman's hometown

RAGBRAI riding to Centerville on July 27
On Wednesday, July 27, RAGBRAI will reach Centerville, the birthplace of Himie Voxman, the University of Iowa's music director for 26 years.
Creston Farmers' Market

Celebrating southern Iowa's famers' markets

UI film to showcase local producers near RAGBRAI route
The UI Department of Cinematic Arts is partnering with the Southern Iowa RC&D, a nonprofit organization based in Creston, to promote farmers' markets in southern Iowa, where RAGBRAI is passing through.

The Wall Street Journal Priest reviews Bakke's 'The Grid'

Tyler Priest, associate professor of history and geography, examines The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future, which looks at how the vast network that arose to provide electricity in a centralized and standardized fashion is “being colonized by a new logic: little, flexible, fast, adaptive, local.”

The Gazette Iowa inmates sewing usher uniforms for new Hancher Auditorium

Hancher Auditorium contracted with Iowa Prison Industries to manufacture usher uniforms for use when the new building opens this fall. The uniforms are a statewide collaboration, designed by students from Iowa State University and selected by University of Iowa students, says Executive Director Chuck Swanson.

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Iowa City Press Citizen UI program explores the science of art

A program offered by the UI's Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship brought high school business teachers to Iowa City's Lasansky Studio to learn the scientific principles behind the art of printmaking. 

lisa dondlinger with violin

Des Moines Register UI alumna releasing solo violin album

University of Iowa alumna and Grammy-nominated artist Lisa Dondlinger’s musical talent has led her to performances with such superstars as Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, and Stevie Wonder. Now, the former Miss Iowa plans to release her own album this year.

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New Play Initiative promotes work of female playwrights, actors, directors

Big Ten collaboration proposed by UI director of performing arts going into its fifth year
A unique collaboration among Big Ten theater departments is commissioning plays starring, written by, and directed by women as part of its New Play Initiative.
Erica Cole and Herky

Chemistry Herky

Sophomore seamlessly synthesizes success from research, theater, jewelry design, and 'mascot security'
University of Iowa sophomore Erica Cole’s passion for chemistry, theater, jewelry design, and Herky Security helps her skillfully combine the arts and sciences. Her chemistry faculty mentor says Cole "epitomizes the kind of liberal arts student we want at Iowa."
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will play a free outdoor concert at Hancher Auditorium on Sept. 16, along with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Hancher tickets go on sale to public Friday

Ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. online, by phone, and at the Hancher Box Office in Old Capitol Town Center
Tickets for the majority of the new Hancher Auditorium’s opening season go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, June 10. Tickets to "The Book of Mormon" will go on sale Aug. 5.
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.