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Behind the canvas

A look at the UI College of Law portrait tradition UI alumna Susan Hargus creates a portrait of College of Law Professor Emeritus William Buss.

The University of Iowa College of Law honors long-serving faculty with the opportunity to have their portrait join colleagues from the present and the past in the oldest law school west of the Mississippi. Video

UI distinguished alumna to discuss 'beyond test scores' April 23

portrait of Cynthia BoardSchmeiser

Cyndie Schmeiser, who has had an impact on the education of nearly every student in the United States through her work at ACT and the creation of the Common Core State Standards, will speak at UI College of Education’s Distinguished Speaker Series Wednesday, April 23, at 1 p.m. in N140 Lindquist Center. Story

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

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

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

Renowned chocolate makers return home

Iowa City Press-Citizen: Renowned chocolate makers return home
Mast brothers

UI alumnus Michael Mast and his brother and business partner returned to the UI to share their story of success in the craft chocolate business and to help the Friends of the University Libraries celebrate its 50th anniversary. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI Hospitals and Clinics to celebrate transplant success

Comments from a NASCAR driver and a meeting between a heart transplant recipient and the family of her donor will highlight the annual Donate Life celebration at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15. Story

One chance to see great golf

Ian Vandersee talks with reporters

Fans of the University of Iowa baseball and softball teams have almost 40 combined opportunities to watch their favorite teams compete on campus in Iowa City in the spring. The Hawkeye men’s golf team has one chance to show their fans what they can do on the course. Photo Feature

Students treated to freebies in honor of spring

Student eating a Dilly Bar

Spring is always greeted with welcome arms on campus, but this year's frigid Midwestern winter has made the change in temperatures even more inviting for embraces in Iowa City. Photo Feature

Workshop grads Kelsey, Bogue Hartigan to read April 18

University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates Karla Kelsey and Endi Bogue Hartigan will read from their new books of poetry from Omnidawn Press at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, 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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