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First Folio

UI Libraries hosts Shakespeare's First Folio

The University of Iowa Libraries has launched Shakespeare at Iowa, a special exhibition of Shakespeare’s First Folio and a statewide celebration to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
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Celebrating Shakespeare at Iowa

First Folio exhibition comes to the UI
Four hundred years after Shakespeare's death, the University of Iowa will celebrate his life and work with events headlined by the "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare" exhibition, which will on display in the UI Main Library Gallery from Aug. 29 through Sept. 25.
Kayt Conrad.

Pianos don't play well underwater

Kayt Conrad recounts the Division of Performing Arts' race against the 2008 flood
In the wake of the 2008 flooding of the Iowa River, Kayt Conrad and her team had to scramble to find new facilities that could accommodate Division of Performing Arts students and faculty. But first, they had to save the pianos.
Band poses on stairs

UI Symphony Band celebrates 50th anniversary of Soviet Union tour

Members recall curtain calls, questionable translations
In the spring of 1966, in the midst of the Cold War, the University of Iowa Symphony Band embarked on a historic European tour, including a 19-day stretch in the Soviet Union. Fifty years later, former members are returning to Iowa City for the milestone reunion.

The New York Times The Innovation Campus: Building Better Ideas

The University of Iowa's new Visual Arts Building, designed by Steven Holl Architects, incorporates many elements of the STEM-focused innovation campus in hopes of mixing the disciplines of science and art, as well as their modes of instruction, says art professor and studio division coordinator Steve McGuire.

James Alan McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor emeritus at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, died July 27 in Iowa City. He was 72.

McPherson remembered at the Iowa Writers' Workshop

Pulitzer Prize winner and Iowa Writers' Workshop professor emeritus James Alan McPherson died July 27. He was 72.
A noble human being. Generous beyond words. A perfect leader. Honest and brave. Compassionate. Former students and colleagues of Iowa Writers’ Workshop professor emeritus James Alan McPherson say those words best describe the teacher, mentor, and friend who influenced and nurtured generations of writers.
UI study finds reporting crimes reduces chance of future victimization.

KCRG TV 9 UI study: It’s better to call police

It's worth it to call police, according to a University of Iowa study. The study found victims who report crimes to police are 22% less likely to be a victim again. The only exception was for victims of burglary, who saw no decline in the risk of being re-victimized.

Should crime victims call the police?

UI study finds reporting crimes to police reduces likelihood of future victimization
New research from the University of Iowa finds that individuals who report being victims of crime to police are less likely to become future victims of crime than those who do not report their initial experiences.