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Title Page of The First Folio

UI Libraries to host Shakespeare's First Folio exhibition in 2016

UI designated as official Iowa stop for prestigious nationwide tour
The University of Iowa Libraries has been selected as the host site for the state of Iowa for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. The tour will take place in 2016; specific touring dates will be announced in April.

Wells family establishes fund to provide scholarships for UI students from Van Buren County

Gift will benefit students in the UI Henry B. Tippie College of Business for generations to come
The family of Wayne and Jean Wells has established a new scholarship fund for University of Iowa students from Van Buren County who are pursuing a business degree. The gift provides an endowed fund that will pay out scholarships annually in perpetuity, helping generations of Southeast Iowa students.
photo of industrial manufacturing plant at night

Anthropocene, front and center

Obermann symposium March 5-7 to offer rich selection of lectures, performances, and art related to "Age of Man"
If a geological age can have a “moment,” the Anthropocene is having its right now. Increasingly popular and recognizable, the term was coined 15 years ago by Nobel laureate and atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen to denote the present geological time interval. The Anthropocene will be front and center at a three-day interdisciplinary Obermann symposium on the UI campus, March 5-7.

UI selects rural schools for rigorous STEM program

Belin-Blank Center empowers high-ability, middle school students through rigorous, extracurricular math and science program
University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development empowers high-ability, middle school students in rural districts through a rigorous, extracurricular math and science program.

Board of Regents announces search committee for UI president

The Iowa Board of Regents has named the 21 members of the University of Iowa Presidential Search and Screen Committee. The committee is charged with identifying candidates for board consideration, in conjunction with the search consultant, Parker Executive Search, to serve as the next president of the UI.
Ingrid Ukstins Peate and a student overlook the Laguna Lejia area.

Researcher finds Chilean clues to Earth's climate change history

Sediment samples from an Andean lake can fill in data about the Younger Dryas
A picturesque Chilean lake may hold the clues to one of Earth's largest climate change events, and give scientists predictions about future climate change. A group of University of Iowa researchers digs through the evidence.
Deborah Elizabeth Whaley

Iowa City Press-Citizen UI's Whaley: 'Embrace our shared humanity'

Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, an associate professor in the American Studies Department and African American Studies Program at the University of Iowa, writes a guest column about homelessness prior to the showing of  "The Homestretch," a documentary that follows three homeless teenagers, that will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 24, at FilmScene.

UI expert testifies before presidential 21st century policing panel

Sandra Ramey proposes nationwide initiative to improve police health and wellness
Sandra Ramey, a police health expert in the UI College of Nursing, proposed a national intervention program to improve police officer health, before President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which met in Washington on Monday.

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