Alumni & Friends

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7 perfect places to study

Where will you camp out before finals?
Looking for just the right place to prep for final exams? Check out these often-overlooked spots on campus.
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Full partner

For seven decades, Susan Boyd has been as much a part of UI life as Sandy
Though Sandy Boyd’s accomplishments have been many, his wife, Susan, made her own impact on the life and the history of the University of Iowa. Maybe more so, says Sandy.
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Thanking Sandy

Looking back on Sandy Boyd's six-decade career at UI on his retirement
Willard "Sandy" Boyd arrived at the University of Iowa in 1954 and served as professor, provost, and president. Few have left as great a mark on the university as he has in his six decades of service.
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UI computer scientists develop algorithm to measure life satisfaction on Twitter
New research by University of Iowa computer scientists uses Twitter data to study how satisfied users are with their lives.

Des Moines Register Making insurance careers sexy to millennials

Thomas Berry-Stoelzel, professor of finance in the Tippie College of Business and director of the Vaughan Institute of Insurance and Risk Management, helps analyze how the insurance profession can attract more millennials. 

ASL and Deaf Studies Certificate/Minor at UI

A minor in ASL? Sign me up!

ASL students discuss the value of certificate and minor programs at the UI
Students taking advantage of the University of Iowa's minor or certificate in American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies learn valuable skills and find a new sense of community.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will play a free outdoor concert at Hancher Auditorium on Sept. 16, along with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

New Hancher season bursting with exceptional artists

Free outdoor concert, gala, return of Broadway, new 'Nutcracker' among highlights
Preservation Hall Jazz Band! Steve Martin and Martin Short! "The Book of Mormon"! The first season of shows at the new Hancher Auditorium is jam-packed with wonderful acts. Hancher donors can purchase tickets now; the general public can purchase tickets June 10.

Honors UI professor one of world's most influential ophthalmologists

Edwin Stone, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Iowa and is the director of the Wynn Institute of Vision Research, was named in "The Ophthalmologist’s" 2016 Power List of the world's 100 most influential people in ophthalmology.
Seamans Center annex exterior

Fresh opportunities to prepare graduates for global workforce

Seamans Center annex will provide new collaborative learning spaces, high-tech tools for engineering students, faculty
Construction is underway on the South Annex, a 65,000-square-foot addition to the UI Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences. Opening in the fall of 2017, the addition will create opportunities for students, faculty, and staff and help the college prepare its graduates for a global job market.