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Robinson among National Book Award finalists

Published
2014.10.15
marilynne robinson portrait

Pulitzer Prize winner and Iowa Writers' Workshop faculty member Marilynne Robinson was named a finalist Wednesday for the National Book Award. Robinson was cited for Lila, the third of an Iowa-based trilogy that began with her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI dedicates $126 million biomedical hub

John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

The University of Iowa ushered in a new age of accelerated research in biomedicine with the formal opening on Wednesday of the $126 million John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building. The 256,000-square-foot building on the UI health sciences campus will house “high-risk, high-reward” research in diabetes, deafness, and brain science as well as complex diseases affecting the heart and lungs. Story

Pella girl, 11, to be Kid Captain when Iowa takes on Maryland

Marijka Michmershuizen portrait

University of Iowa Children's Hospital doctors diagnosed Marijka Michmershuizen with Job syndrome—an extremely rare immune disorder that causes skin rashes, respiratory infections, weak bones, and retention of baby teeth, among other things. Story

Past, present, future

UI Library learning commons

The next Hawkeye Lunch and Learn in Des Moines will offer an insider’s view of University of Iowa Libraries as a statewide resource focused both on meeting the needs of 21st century students and researchers and on collecting and maintaining historical materials. Story

UI hosts dedication ceremony for $126 million Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

Exterior of Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

The University of Iowa will hold a dedication ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 15, for the $126 million John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building, which will house “high-risk, high-reward” research in diabetes, deafness, and brain science as well as complex diseases affecting the heart and lungs. Media tours start at 3:15 p.m., followed by a dedication program, ribbon-cutting ceremony, and public reception, and tours. Story

Come experience the best at Dance Gala 2014

dancers performing

The University of Iowa’s Dance Gala 2014 will feature the best in dance and choreography – powerful energy, graceful flight, and electrifying performances – including those led by internationally acclaimed Department of Dance faculty choreographers Charlotte Adams, Armando Duarte, Jennifer Kayle, and Nichoals Leichter, along with special guest choreographer Esther Baker-Tarpaga. Story

UI law professor has ties to Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi

Published
2014.10.10
University of Iowa Professor Lea VanderVelde poses with Kailash Satyarthi and her husband, UI Professor Johannes Ledolter on her back porch during one of Satyarthi’s visits to Iowa City.  Read more at http://thegazette.com/subject/news/nobel-peace-prize-winner-satyarthi-has-iowa-ties-20141010#zTI9qQEAgYOw4iWm.99

Sen. Tom Harkin and University of Iowa law Professor Lea VanderVelde co-nominated the Indian child rights activist to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, the body that distributes the prestigious prize. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Gifts and grants

Gifts and grants is a roundup of research grants obtained by University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students that spans the spectrum of disciplines—from science and social science to the art and humanities—that will be published in Iowa Now on a regular basis. Story

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

Gold and Black Take Me Back

Marching band in the homecoming parade.

University of Iowa fans and followers soaked in a tremendous atmosphere over the weekend for the 102nd edition of Homecoming on campus. Photo Feature

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