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students in writing master class

Iowa high schoolers learn from UI’s celebrated Nonfiction Writing Program

The Lloyd-Jones Residency was established to give Iowa high school students a college experience through intensive writing master classes
A group of 26 students from seven high schools across Iowa got to study with faculty and graduate students in the UI’s Nonfiction Writing Program through the Lloyd-Jones Residency for Versatile Writing. “I thought this only happened in the movies,” said one participant after attending a graduate student reading.
graduate leaping off rock while others watch

Looking back at spring 2017 commencement ceremonies

...and forward to the final commencement, for the College of Dentistry, May 26
UI graduates celebrated a series of commencements May 11–14. From the Carver College of Medicine to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Hawkeyes cheered and shed some tears at the closing of an important chapter in their lives. Read a recap and check out some photos of the festivities.
Garth Greenwell, Yaa Gyasi, and Adam Haslett with book covers

Three Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumni win big in literary awards season

Garth Greenwell, Yaa Gyasi, and Adam Haslett, among others, recognized nationally
Alumni from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop won an exceptional number of national literary awards in this year’s awards season. The novels of three alumni in particular—Adam Haslett, Garth Greenwell, and Yaa Gyasi—received numerous honors. Workshop director Lan Samantha Chang says alumni were heavily represented in all categories of literary award.

The Wall Street Journal Britain’s next pressing question: Paper or parchment?

The U.K. House of Commons has long used vellum, made of calfskin, to record its acts—but some parliamentarians believe it’s finally tree time. Professor Timothy Barrett, a University of Iowa expert on European paper, says well-made paper stored somewhere cool with low humidity will survive for centuries, if not millennia.

graduates at commencement

University of Iowa graduates to celebrate commencement

Ceremonies begin May 11, wrap May 26
About 4,800 UI students will receive their degrees at spring 2017 commencement ceremonies, which begin May 11 with the College of Pharmacy and end on May 26 with the College of Dentistry. All other ceremonies will take place May 12–14. Read on for college-specific information, including links to live video.
University of Iowa Graduate College Commencement - May 12, 2017

Video: Graduate College commencement ceremony

A video recording of the spring 2017 UI Graduate College commencement ceremony is now available for viewing. The event was held Friday, May 12.

Honors Laurian receives Faculty Service Award from IISC

Lucie Laurian, associate professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, received the 2016–17 annual Faculty Service Award presented by the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC).
elementary students interview an older gentleman

UI grad students take humanities-based approach to community development in Delmar, Iowa

Program engages community’s youth with older residents to help create path forward for town
A team of University of Iowa graduate students and their professor are bringing together longtime Delmar, Iowa, residents and students at the local K–6 school to renew a sense of community and revitalize the small eastern Iowa town.

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