Iowa City poet and Iowa Writers' Workshop alumnus James McKean will read from his new collection of poetry, "We Are the Bus," winner of the 2011 X.J. Kennedy Prize, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website. Story
Although Latinos represent a growing economic, political, and cultural force in the U.S., they’re often the subject of misconceptions and damaging stereotypes. UI faculty and staff help set the record straight—starting with a little-known part of Iowa history.
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Ayana Mathis, University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumna, will read from "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie," the most recent pick for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in a free reading at the Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City. Story
The University of Iowa School of Music will present a free recital by faculty member Jonathan Allen at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the University Capitol Centre recital hall. Allen will perform on trombone and will be accompanied by School of Music alumnus Daniel Kubus on piano.
The University of Iowa School of Music will present a free alumna recital by soprano Emily Truckenbrod at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in the University Capitol Centre recital hall. Truckenbrod, accompanied by Linda Perry on piano, will perform works by George Frideric Handel and Richard Strauss, among others.
Dan Beachy-Quick and Sally Keith, alumni of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will read from their poetry at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the UI Writing University website. Story
College is a common place for Cupid's arrow to strike, and the University of Iowa campus is no exception. According to Alumni Records, more than 45,000 UI graduates (out of some 252,000 living alumni) have a spouse who also has a UI degree. Story
An increasing number of University of Iowa students are choosing to not only study abroad but also to work and volunteer overseas. The university is ranked 46th, among schools of its size, in the number of students graduating and joining the Peace Corps.
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Gary Barta, the University of Iowa’s director of athletics, sat down with staff of hawkeyesports.com to discuss everything from academic excellence in the classroom to facility improvements.
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