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Total eclipse of the moon

The moon in various stages of its eclipse appears in the sky above the Old Capitol on Tuesday morning.

A few intrepid stargazers were out on the University of Iowa Pentacrest early Tuesday morning to watch the total lunar eclipse which was visible early Tuesday over Iowa City. Story

Samuelson: Let children play with food

WAMC Northeast Public Radio: Samuelson: Let children play with food
messy baby

It seems like a mess just waiting to happen, but Larissa Samuelson, UI associate professor of psychology, is demonstrating that playing with one's food might be a beneficial part of the learning process. Story from: WAMC Northeast Public Radio

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

History's greatest mass theft

Jim Leach

As the Nazis murdered millions of people, they also perpetrated the greatest mass theft in history, says former congressman Jim Leach. He’ll offer his perspective on the topic Tuesday, April 22, at noon in Room 2520D University Capitol Centre. Story

New York musicians to play at Old Capitol

Come enjoy a free public recital by renowned New York musicians in the Senate Chamber of the University of Iowa Old Capitol Museum at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28. Cellist Nicholas Canellakis, pianist Michael Brown, and guest bassist Mark Bernat will perform. Story

Schlievert comments on new bacterial genome study

flesh-eating bacteria binds to human cell

Patrick Schlievert, a UI microbiologist who first described flesh-eating bacteria in 1987, said a new study pinpointing the four mutations that changed the harmless organisms into gruesome infectious pathogens shows that future mutations will depend on gene movement. Story from: The Verge

The Verge

Old Gold: Hawkeyes fight for civil rights

African-American children gather around a voter registration booth in the early 1960s

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a time when many civil rights organizations across the country committed to registering African-Americans to vote in Mississippi. Now, staff in UI Archives and the Historical Iowa Civil Rights Network are looking to capture the stories of the students who contributed to the effort. Story

UI Confucius Institute on the rise


The UI Confucius Institute, an international nonprofit program supported by the Chinese government to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching, and facilitate cultural exchanges, has grown exponentially since its inception eight years ago. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

Workshop grad Shacochis a finalist for 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Bob Shacochis portrait

Writers’ Workshop graduate Bob Shacochis on Monday was named a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Shacochis was nominated for his work "The Woman Who Lost Her Soul." The 2014 prize went to Donna Tartt, for her best-selling novel "The Goldfinch." Pulitzer winners and finalists are announced simultaneously. Story

Northwestern art history professor to lecture April 15

Ann C. Gunter, professor of art history, classics, and humanities at Northwestern University, will give a free, public lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in Room 116 of Art Building West. Story

Workshop alum Savich to read April 23

University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Zach Savich and Hannah Brooks-Motl will read from their new books of poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website. Story



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