College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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MFA student’s art helps him overcome trauma of childhood abuse

MFA student Robby Scott was born near Oakland, California, into a family with quick tempers, abusive tendencies, mental illness, and unfortunate affections for drugs and alcohol. Now married and planning to stay in Iowa to teach art, Scott says his craft helps him put his life in perspective.

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.

Graduate College Grad students bring science to the public

The Iowa City Science Booster Club, a partnership between the University of Iowa and the National Center for Science Education, supports local science education by providing a platform for fun, community-based science events. What’s the secret of the booster club’s success? Graduate student involvement.

The Daily Beast Jim Leach: Why we must save the National Endowment for the Humanities

Former congressman Jim Leach writes in defense of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and touts the organization’s support of “vitally important intellectual work.” The visiting professor in the UI College of Law and former chairman of the NEH says that “the humanities are America's stock and trade.”

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Hancher performance blends dance and architecture with unique connection to the UI

Jessica Lang Dance brings critically acclaimed ‘Tesseracts of Time’ to Iowa City
Choreographer Jessica Lang and architect Steven Holl, who designed both the UI’s Art Building West and Visual Arts Building, have teamed up to produce the dance “Tesseracts of Time,” which Jessica Lang Dance will perform at Hancher on March 23.

11 UI graduate programs in national top 10

Latest rankings from ‘US News & World Report’ released March 14
The University of Iowa also has 24 colleges and graduate programs listed among the 25 best in the nation, according to the latest rankings released Tuesday from “U.S. News & World Report.”