Bruce Harreld, Terry Branstad and Hayden Fry before going on stage at FryFest

Whirlwind weekend for next president

Bruce Harreld made the rounds after being named the University of Iowa's 21st president, experiencing full-on Hawkeye spirit at FRYFest, touring spaces dedicated to academic innovation, and meeting faculty, staff, alumni, and friends before a rousing victory at Kinnick Stadium.
Harreld visits Learning Commons

Hub for innovation

Learning Commons tour focuses on what's now and what's next
Incoming President Bruce Harreld made the Main Library Learning Commons one of his first campus stops, getting an up close look at how the UI is changing teaching, research, and the academic experience.

Old Gold: Iowa alumna key in Chicago’s African-American literary movement

UI archivist notes centennial of poet Margaret Walker’s birth
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.
Black and white photo of old building on campus

Old Gold: 'Mystery' of Fine Arts Building solved

Readers help UI archivist identify long-gone Iowa Avenue building
When University of Iowa archivist David McCartney asked readers for help in identifying a long-gone building on Iowa Avenue, they responded.
Black and white photo of old building on campus

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.
prairie photograph

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.