Kevin Birmingham

Kevin Birmingham receives 2016 Truman Capote Award

Harvard instructor wins prestigious literary criticism prize
Kevin Birmingham, an instructor at Harvard University, has received the 2016 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin. The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop administers the award, the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism, on behalf of the Truman Capote Estate.

Traveling orthopedic surgeons improve rural care

Study finds outreach clinics significantly increase access to orthopedic care
Most rural hospitals lack full-time orthopedists, but a new study from the University of Iowa finds that visiting consultant clinics (VCCs) staffed by visiting orthopedic surgeons from larger communities can improve patient access to orthopedic care by up to 50 percent.
Nicholas Meyer on set with Leonard Nimoy during the shooting of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The photo is archived in the University of Iowa Libraries' Special Collections as part of a collection donated by Nicholas Meyer.

‘Star Trek’ filmmaker loves making voyage home

Nicholas Meyer to speak at UI Libraries exhibit
Nicholas Meyer will make an appearance May 20 at Shambaugh Auditorium in the Main Library in conjunction with the UI Libraries exhibition “50 Years of ‘Star Trek.’” Get some backstory before the event with this interview Meyer sat for in 2009.
Students walking with three residence halls shown in the background

A nod to Quad

Second-oldest University of Iowa residence hall coming down
Despite a rich and varied existence that has involved academic scholarship, military training, and strawberry pie, Quadrangle Residence Hall will soon be no more. View historical photos of the UI's second-oldest residence hall, which will be razed over the summer to make way for a new pharmacy building.
bill bryson at commencement

'I love Iowa'

Best-selling author Bill Bryson may return to the UI to research his next book
Best-selling author Bill Bryson returned to his home state to receive an honorary degree from the University of Iowa. Bryson offered advice and commentary during a campus tour.
young man studying in a booth

Financial status affects success of students with learning disabilities

UI study finds students with means to pay for special accommodations perform better than those with fewer resources
A new University of Iowa study found that only one third of undergraduates from 11 universities who reported having a learning disability were receiving accommodations.
Cover of 1958 general catalog

Old Gold: The course catalog, or UI's 'wish book'

Archived publications serve as important university resource
Through the years, the General Catalog has offered a wealth of information about the university: awards and scholarships offered, campus maps, enrollment data, names of faculty and staff, graduation requirements, and more.