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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

Old Gold: Exploring history through maps

1930 campus map

The University Archives’ online campus maps collection in the Iowa Digital Library reveals perspectives that shed light on campus features that have endured or are long gone. Story

UI helps preserve images of Iowa's small towns

Published
2014.06.10
A view of Walnut Street, north of Howard, in Colfax's historic business district. Colfax is a town in Jasper County.

The Office of the State Archaeologist and the UI Digital Library are shooting and preserving photos as an historical document of Iowa's vanishing small towns. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Learning Commons spikes UI library use

Published
2014.05.15
learning commons

Even though Liz Dankle had been a student on the UI campus for two years before the new $14.5 million Learning Commons opened in fall 2013, she says she almost can’t remember her academic life without the space. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Hancher, UI Libraries receive grants, Raghavan selected for Fulbright

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

University of Iowa Libraries named 'Library of the Year'

The University of Iowa Libraries has been named a “Library of the Year” by the U.S. Government Printing Office. Story

University of Iowa's Conservation Lab celebrates 30 years of saving books

Published
2014.04.30
book conservation

With tools like an ultrasonic welder and a book freeze dryer, the University of Iowa Conservation Lab helped Iowa museums and libraries recover from 2008 flooding. Flood restoration work was just one of the latest undertakings for the lab, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

History and fiction in an Irish bog

Author Erin Hart and musician Paddy O’Brien will help the University of Iowa Libraries Conservation Lab kick off its 30th anniversary celebration on Thursday, May 1, starting at 7 p.m. Story

UI symposium examines women in politics

The University of Iowa's Public Policy Center will examine the role of women in politics and their representation in state and federal executive and legislative bodies, in a day-long symposium on Friday, April 18, at the Old Capitol Museum in Iowa City. 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

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