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Dancers in Company helps UI students gain professional experience, engage with communities

33-year-old program brings dance performances to audiences across Iowa while students learn how to be part of a touring company
For 33 years, Dancers in Company has afforded University of Iowa dance students the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be part of a professional touring company. In the process, the student-performers get to share their art with audiences in towns across the state through performances, workshops, and demonstrations.

UI researchers reverse high blood pressure in offspring of hypertensive rats

Findings may open new avenues of research to prevent transfer of health conditions from mothers to children
University of Iowa researchers have demonstrated how harmful health complications passed from mother rats to their offspring can be reversed. The tests may point the way toward preventing the transfer of certain health conditions from human mothers to their children.
ray mentzer in france

UI religious studies professor Raymond Mentzer knighted by France’s Ministry of Education

Mentzer will be decorated as a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes académiques June 12 for his service and contributions to French culture and education
The French government has named Raymond Mentzer, the Daniel J. Krumm Family Chair in Reformation Studies at the University of Iowa, a knight in the Order of Academic Palms for his service and contributions to French education and culture. Mentzer will be decorated on June 12 in Paris.

Top ‘New York Times’ editor visits UI for annual Informatics Showcase

Matthew Ericson manages visual storytelling across the newsroom, got his start at ‘The Daily Iowan’
“The New York Times” uses big data to tell big stories. Leading the visual storytelling effort at the “Times” is UI alumnus Matthew Ericson, an early advocate of visual journalism and a former staff member of the University of Iowa’s “Daily Iowan.”
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Historic marathon performance to inaugurate UI’s majestic Klais organ

Celebrated organist Kevin Bowyer will perform Sorabji’s Second Organ Symphony Feb. 10
Celebrated organist Kevin Bowyer will perform Sorabji’s monumental Second Organ Symphony for the inauguration of the University of Iowa’s new Klais organ beginning at noon on Feb 10. The performance will last about eight-and-a-half hours—but you can catch the finale if you arrive at 8 p.m.