UI archivist notes centennial of poet Margaret Walker’s birth
By: David McCartney | 2015.07.14 | 11:40 am
Margaret Walker’s poetry collection "For My People" received top honors in the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 1942. UI archivist David McCartney says the work is as timely now as it was then.
Readers help UI archivist identify long-gone Iowa Avenue building
By: David McCartney | 2015.05.18 | 03:43 pm
When University of Iowa archivist David McCartney asked readers for help in identifying a long-gone building on Iowa Avenue, they responded.
Archivist seeks clues on long-gone Iowa Avenue building
By: David McCartney | 2015.04.10 | 10:12 am
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.
UI faculty, staff among presenters at humanities festival in Des Moines
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2015.04.08 | 03:11 pm
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.
Deadline to register for free discussion is April 21
By: Kathryn Howe | 2015.03.25 | 03:45 pm
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.
Summer reunion planned to mark club's anniversary
By: David McCartney | 2015.03.23 | 04:24 pm
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.
Latest rankings from 'U.S. News & World Report' released Tuesday
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2015.03.10 | 01:58 pm
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.
UI designated as official Iowa stop for prestigious nationwide tour
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2015.02.26 | 10:52 am
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.