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Old Gold: Solving Fine Arts Building history mystery

Archivist seeks clues on long-gone Iowa Avenue building
The University of Iowa archivist is turning to readers for their thoughts, ideas, and even speculation about a nagging mystery: a long-gone building that once occupied a prominent place in downtown Iowa City, not far from the Old Capitol.
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Considering imaginative power of the prairie

UI faculty, staff among presenters at humanities festival in Des Moines
The Iowa Humanities Festival considers the imaginative power of the prairie as presenters from colleges, universities, and cultural institutions across Iowa highlight the humanities in the Midwest.
Aerial View of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library on June 13, 200

UIAA Lifelong Learning event highlights flood restoration in Cedar Rapids

Deadline to register for free discussion is April 21
On Thursday, April 23, the University of Iowa Alumni Association is holding an event during which representatives from UI Libraries, the National Czech and Slovak Museum, and the African American Museum will display and discuss items restored after the flood of 2008, and explain how their organizations united to preserve an important piece of the community’s cultural heritage.

Old Gold: Scrapbooks depict early life of 50-year-old Sailing Club

Summer reunion planned to mark club's anniversary
The UI Sailing Club was established 50 years ago in response to the growing national popularity of recreational sailing. It was such a hit that the club hosted its first Big Ten regatta on Lake Macbride just one year later. A reunion is planned this summer.

25 UI colleges and programs in national top 25

Latest rankings from 'U.S. News & World Report' released Tuesday
Twenty-five graduate colleges and programs at the University of Iowa are listed among the 25 best in the nation, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Overall, the UI has 52 graduate colleges and programs ranked by U.S. News, which published the graduate rankings on Tuesday.
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.
UI Library learning commons

Embracing the future, preserving the past

UI librarians discuss the modern library at Feb. 11 Lunch and Learn
In the not-too-distant past, the distance between you and the vast collections at University of Iowa Libraries was dictated by geography. But changes in the ways information is discovered, shared, and used are transforming university research libraries and opening access to anyone with a computer.

Old Gold: Inventory of film archives turns up football classic

Footage found of Iowa's 1939 upset of Notre Dame
On the 75th anniversary of Iowa's 1939 football upset of Notre Dame, the University of Iowa has posted online rare film footage of the contest. The footage includes plays from the game as well as views of Iowa Stadium (now Kinnick Stadium), the Hawkeye Marching Band, the Scottish Highlanders, and thousands of fans.

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