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Calling all K-12 artists, essayists

The UI Chief Diversity Office and the UI Homecoming Committee are launching two contests for youth as part of the 24th Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival—the art and essay contests are an opportunity for K-12 youth to share their ideas about the importance of cultural diversity. Story

University of Iowa, Pappajohn bring startup program to Des Moines


University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will launch Venture School in Des Moines in September after a successful pilot year teaching entrepreneurs about a popular method of startup businesses. Story from: Des Moines Register

Des Moines Register

UI DeGowin Blood Center teams up with Coralville police, fire departments for friendly competition

The DeGowin Blood Center at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has joined forces with Coralville Police and Fire Departments for the first Battle of the Badges Blood Drive on Friday, July 25. Story

UI Mobile Museum heads to Winnebago Rally, RAGBRAI

Mobile Museum

The University of Iowa Mobile Museum will visit the Winnebago Grand National Rally in Forest City, July 22, as part of an extended trip across northern Iowa. Story

Attend Department of Cultural Affairs' 'Community Conversations'

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is coming to your community to help connect Iowa culture across the state through its Community Conversations. For people in the Iowa City area who would like to provide input, a Community Conversation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, in the Coralville Public Library. Story

UI entrepreneurship campers create new ice cream flavor

entrepreneurship campers

Fifth and sixth-graders created a tasty ice cream treat this week as part of the week-long Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship camp at the UI, which shapes young minds on how to network, budget, and make a product. Story from: KCRG


Learning from leaders

Christine Grant portrait

The UI College of Education Belin-Blank Center’s Advanced Leadership Seminar draws some of Iowa's and the Midwest’s top young minds to campus next week. The students will meet with community leaders including UI alumna and women’s sports icon Christine Grant and Iowa City Jazz Festival founder Marc Ginsberg, just to name a few. Story

UI President Mason holds first in series of media availabilities

President Mason met with media to discuss flood recovery, student scholarships, researchUI President Sally Mason meets with media - July 10th, 2014

University of Iowa President Sally Mason met with reporters Thursday morning in the first of a series of media availabilities planned throughout the academic year. Video

Pollock mural debuts at Sioux City Art Center


A 70-year-old mural by iconic American artist Jackson Pollock is being prepped for its Siouxland unveiling; Mural has undergone rejuvenation at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles and is on loan from the University of Iowa Museum of Art through the end of March 2015. Story from: Sioux City Journal

Sioux City Journal

Sioux City Art Center welcomes Jackson Pollock's 'Mural'

art patrons viewing 'Mural'

The newly-restored Mural by Jackson Pollock, will travel all over the world in the next few years, but Sioux City will be its temporary home from now until April 2015 as part of a state-wide program for sharing the University of Iowa art collection. Story from: KITV



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