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NPR-Morning Edition A backseat biography of life and love

University of Iowa undergraduate student Kara Masteller interviews her grandfather, James Kennicott, about finding love and dealing with life after an Alzheimer's diagnosis for a UI course–related Intergenerational StoryCorps project—all from inside her Buick.

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Hancher to present ambitious Taylor Mac work

'Whitman vs. Foster' to take Mabie Theatre stage Dec. 5
The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present Taylor Mac's "1846-1856 Whitman vs. Foster: Songs Popular Near the Breaking Point" on Dec. 5 at the E.C. Mabie Theatre. The performance is drawn from Mac’s larger work, "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music."
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The first dance

Graduate/Undergraduate dance concerts will take stage Nov. 19–21
The University of Iowa Department of Dance will present its first performances of the season, featuring the work of graduate and undergraduate students, at 8 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, Nov. 19–21, in Space Place Theater.

Realities converge in 'Arcadia'

Latest UI Theatre Mainstage production begins run Nov. 13
The UI Department of Theatre Arts will continue its Mainstage season Nov. 13 with Tom Stoppard’s "Arcadia." The play alternates between the early nineteenth century and the present day, and secrets of the universe are discovered or unearthed again.
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Academic Panoramic: Snapshots of the UI student experience

In order to see the full academic picture found at the University of Iowa, you’ll need to look in all directions. Academic Panoramic provides a look at a cross section of the UI educational experience, from philanthropy and public health to theatre arts and sports analytics.
University of Iowa students aren't just clowning around

Academic Panoramic: Follow the nose

UI theatre students shed inhibitions as they step into the world of clown
Students participating in the theatre class Movement Styles: Clown learn to "follow their nose," or confront their vulnerabilities, to create a unique clown character.
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Finding direction in film

Cambodian filmmaker completes International Writing Program residency
In 2012, up-and-coming Cambodian filmmaker Polen Ly left medical school to pursue his true passion. He's been plenty busy since, including a productive stint at the University of Iowa International Writing Program this fall.

Second public meeting on Art Building set for Nov. 16

The University of Iowa will hold the second of two public meetings to discuss the proposed repurposement (Feasibility and Adaptive Reuse Study) of the existing 1936 Art Building. The meeting is set for Nov. 16 in Room 2520D of University Capitol Centre.
Engineering students work with printmaker and adjust professor Deanne Wortman

Engineering creative exchange

Artist Deanne Wortman connects engineering, art students through new Nexus program
Deanne Wortman, a printmaker, was hired to lead the College of Engineering's new Nexus of Engineering and Art program, one that puts the college at the forefront of a national trend.
actors perform the play out of bounds

Hancher, Working Group Theatre go 'Out of Bounds' to combat bullying

Play will run in Iowa communities also engaged in Hancher art project
Students in seven Iowa communities will confront cyberbullying through art as the University of Iowa’s Hancher and Iowa City’s Working Group Theatre collaborate to present "Out of Bounds" to middle and elementary schoolers in November.