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UI alum Samuel D. Hunter receives MacArthur 'genius grant'

samuel d. hunter portrait

Playwright Samuel D. Hunter, who received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in 2007, has been named a winner of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “genius grant.” Story

Cedar Falls girl to be honorary Kid Captain when Hawkeyes take on Pittsburgh

portrait of Margaret Schafer

When Margaret Schafer was 11, she started experiencing severe pain in her legs, hips, and shoulders. Her local physician thought it was just growing pains, but Margaret’s parents, Ben and Amy, worried the problem was more serious. Story

Old Gold: Studying the cosmos from campus

Early 1900s photo of campus observatory building

Before an observatory was placed atop Van Allen Hall in the 1960s, students had opportunities to view the night sky from a number of locations you might not have known about. Story

Cy-Hawk series game ball arrives in Iowa City

Group photo by the Nile Kinnick statue.

Before the Cy-Hawk football series kicked off Saturday afternoon, the University of Iowa Army ROTC cadets carried the game ball into the Beat State Week Pep Rally. Photo Feature

Former UI professor Gronbeck, renowned media expert, dies at 73

Bruce Gronbeck

Bruce Gronbeck, a University of Iowa professor emeritus described as one of the most prominent scholars of rhetoric and media in the world, died Wednesday during a visit back to UI where he was being honored by the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as an alumni fellow. He was 73. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Dickerson receives Patriot Award from PGA of America

Headshot of Jim Dickerson.

Finkbine Golf Course and Blue Top Ridge Golf Course's Jim Dickerson has been named the 2014 Patriot Award recipient by the PGA of America. Story

Bequest from alumnus provides $7.8 million for genetics research at the UI

portrait of Franklin Trueblood and Elsie Foerstner

University of Iowa alumnus Franklin D. Trueblood’s lifelong interest in medical innovation inspired an estate gift that will dramatically enhance cutting-edge genetics research in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Story

Family makes gift in memory of famed UI printmaker Mauricio Lasansky

Phil Lasansky seated in the Gallery

A gift from the family of internationally renowned artist Mauricio Lasansky honors his legacy as a groundbreaking printmaker and distinguished professor who helped shape the University of Iowa’s pioneering contributions to the world of arts education. Story

Study finds drop in kids' hospital-related infections


University of Iowa infectious disease specialist discusses a decrease in the number of children developing infections related to their care while in the hospital over the last seven years, citing a cultural shift and good research as having the biggest influence. Story from: U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news

University staff, faculty, students, and alumni are accomplishing great things every day. See who's making news with awards, publications, promotion and tenure, and more. Story


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