Honors Library of Congress to hold special event honoring Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson, professor emerita at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will be honored at the Library of Congress with a special event titled Fiction, Faith and the Imagination on Monday, April 3. The event will be live-streamed on the Library’s YouTube site at

Honors Four UI faculty members win top teaching award

Four University of Iowa faculty members have won the 2017 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of their years of outstanding teaching. The recipients are Meenakshi Gigi Durham, Julie Jessop, Russell Larsen, and Thomas Oetting.

Honors Diversity Catalyst Award recipients announced

Six people have been selected to receive 2016–2017 Diversity Catalyst Awards, which are sponsored by the Chief Diversity Office and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.

Honors Cohen awarded 2016 Citizen Diplomat Award

Mary Cohen, associate professor in the School of Music and the College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning, has been awarded the 2016 Citizen Diplomat Award for her nonprofit organization, the Oakdale Prison Choir.