Graduate College

UI students studying water quality

UI wins $3 million grant to launch water sustainability graduate program

Students will dive deep to train for STEM careers inside, outside of academia
A new Sustainable Water Development graduate program, inaugurated with a grant from the National Science Foundation, will prepare UI students for careers as engineers, entrepreneurs, professors, or in other professions in the STEM fields.
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Fossils central

UI digitizing its collection to make fossils more accessible to public
The University of Iowa is digitizing its fossil collection to make the more than 1 million specimens more accessible to researchers and to the public. The fossils span a vast range of Iowa's geological history, from 500 million years ago to the near-present. It's located in Trowbridge Hall.
Kevin Birmingham

Kevin Birmingham receives 2016 Truman Capote Award

Harvard instructor wins prestigious literary criticism prize
Kevin Birmingham, an instructor at Harvard University, has received the 2016 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin. The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop administers the award, the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism, on behalf of the Truman Capote Estate.
bill bryson at commencement

'I love Iowa'

Best-selling author Bill Bryson may return to the UI to research his next book
Best-selling author Bill Bryson returned to his home state to receive an honorary degree from the University of Iowa. Bryson offered advice and commentary during a campus tour.
scenes from commencement ceremony

Recapping commencement weekend

Thousands of graduates received degrees at spring ceremonies
Nearly 5,000 University of Iowa students received their degrees at spring 2016 commencement ceremonies May 12 through 14. Take in the sights and sounds from commencement weekend through Office of Strategic Communication photos and video.
people applauding marilynne robinson

25 years at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Robinson had profound effect on many aspiring authors
When Marilynne Robinson began teaching at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she quickly became an influential instructor and nationally respected figure. Now, after 25 years, she retires from the workshop having inspired many.
Bill Bryson

Author Bill Bryson to receive honorary degree from UI

Bryson will attend May 13 Graduate College commencement ceremony
Bill Bryson is the author of 21 nonfiction books, his most recent being "The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island."
graduate gives a thumbs-up at commencement

University of Iowa graduates to celebrate commencement

Ceremonies begin May 12, will wrap in early June
This year, about 4,930 University of Iowa students will be recognized at spring 2016 commencement ceremonies, which begin May 12 with the College of Pharmacy commencement, and end June 3.
Engineered Cancer Vaccine, Kawther Ahmed: UI Three-Minute Thesis Winner

Can you explain cancer vaccines in 180 seconds?

Pharmacy graduate student wins Three-Minute Thesis Competition
Kawther Ahmed, a fifth-year graduate student in the UI College of Pharmacy, won the UI's Three-Minute Thesis Competition with a presentation about her cancer-vaccine research.

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