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Discover Your University

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 (all day)
Discover Your University returns this spring with three days full of opportunity to explore campus: April 18, May 21, and June 19. All faculty and staff are encouraged to participate individually or as a team from their department or unit. Registration is now open for spring events through My Training.
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Filmscene | Common Ground

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 6:30pm to 9:30pm
FilmScene
Come to Filmscene for a screening of the Common Ground documentary on Wednesday, May 22. Common Ground details the money, power, and politics behind our broken food system. After the film, a panel discussion will be held with Iowa Valley RC&D Executive Director Jason Grimm, IIHR's own Kate Giannini, Natasha Wilson from West Fork Farmstead, and Tommy Hexter from the Iowa Farmer's Union. The event is a pay-what-you-can admission with a suggested price of $10 per person, with proceeds directly supporting the Grow program.

Live from Prairie Lights | Colin Hamilton

Thursday, May 23, 2024 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Iowa City native Colin Hamilton will read from his new book, The Discarded. "In Hamilton's metafictional work, an unnamed librarian reflects on books pulled from the library's shelves and relegated to obscurity—and, by extension, the purposes of libraries in general. Hamilton's clear devotion to "the morgue" of discarded books is oddly inspiring; there's something mesmerizing about the collective encyclopedia of knowledge they comprise as a whole, even if many of the parts seem less than...

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Traffic changes coming to I-80/First Avenue interchange in Coralville on May 23

As progress continues on the Interstate 80/First Avenue interchange at exit 242 in Coralville, please be aware of these traffic changes that will take place starting May 23. The changes could affect your commute to and from work if you are an employee at the University of Iowa Health Care Iowa River Landing clinic, or are a patient receiving care there.

Eye safety: Viewing the April 8 solar eclipse

A solar eclipse is set to grace the skies of the United States on Monday, April 8. Watching a solar eclipse can be an extraordinary experience, but looking directly at the sun can seriously damage your eyes. Dr. Ian Han, ophthalmologist and retina specialist at the University of Iowa, shares these safety tips.

Westbound I-80 on-ramp at 242 to close for reconstruction

The on-ramp to westbound Interstate 80 will be closed from Tuesday, April 2, until mid-June.

Need activities for your kids this summer? Check out this list of local summer camps

We know finding enough activities to keep your kids busy during the summer can be challenging. We hope this list of local summer camps and other resources can help.
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Herky parades across campus

Graduation Herky—which was part of the 2014 iteration of the community’s Herky on Parade public art project—has become one of the most iconic figures on the University of Iowa campus. This year, 23 new Herky statues have been placed across campus as part of the 2024 rendition of Herky on Parade. 

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