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Donika Kelly reads Mary Oliver

Friday, February 23, 2024
On this podcast, Donika Kelly joins Kevin Young to read “One Hundred White-Sided Dolphins on a Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver, and her own poem “Sixteen Center.” Kelly is the author of two poetry collections, and the recipient of an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, a Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and a Kate Tufts Discovery Award. A founding member of the collective Poets at the End of the World, she teaches at the University of Iowa.

University of Iowa's Caitlin Clark breaks NCAA women's basketball scoring record

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Caitlin Clark, the University of Iowa basketball phenom, is now officially in the history books.

University of Iowa Solves One Big Problem, and Perhaps a Bigger One

Friday, February 16, 2024
Last year, donors contributed $500 million to support local news. And that’s in addition to the tens of millions of dollars of operating losses at billionaire-owned newspapers like the Washington Post and L.A. Times. Then on Jan. 29, higher education joined the fight. That’s when the University of Iowa’s Daily Iowan announced it had acquired two nearby community papers: the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Sun, and the Solon Economist.

Long-range: How college basketball player Caitlin Clark aimed for history

Thursday, February 15, 2024
The University of Iowa's basketball player Caitlin Clark is set to break the NCAA's all-time points record. The hype is palpable and fans are putting their money down!

What Drives Kaveh Akbar? The Responsibility of Survival

Friday, February 9, 2024
Kaveh Akbar, director of the English and Creative Writing major at Iowa and associate professor, had a raging addiction and little reason to believe his life would turn out well. Now he has a debut novel, “Martyr!,” which makes you want to “get up and yell.”

From church to the mosque, faith and friends help Iowa’s African immigrants and refugees build a sense of home

Friday, February 9, 2024
Brady G'Sell, assistant professor in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies, and Osamamen Oba Eduviere, a PhD candidate in Religious Studies, write about how Iowa has become “a home away from home” for a growing population of African immigrants.

Ads, food and gambling galore: 5 essential reads for the Super Bowl

Friday, February 9, 2024
Thomas Oates, chair of the Department of American Studies and associate professor, contributes to this article about a range of football-related topics leading up to Super Bowl LVIII, from the partisan food divide to the numbers behind the biggest gambling bonanza in league history.

Performing arts in Iowa

Wednesday, January 3, 2024
On this edition of Iowa Press, our guests are Jeff Chelesvig, president and CEO of Des Moines Performing Arts, and Andre Perry, executive director of Hancher Auditorium and the Office of Performing Arts and Engagement at the University of Iowa. They discuss the value of performing arts to Iowa and Iowans, as well as the variety of facilities and programming both administrators oversee.

Here's what happens when the sun's 'wind' disappears near Earth and Mars

Monday, December 18, 2023
The sun constantly spews gas and particles charged with electricity into space at a million miles per hour. The stream, known as the solar wind, helps ward off rays that are harmful to Earth and can help create the northern lights on planets. One day last December, it disappeared as it approached both our planet and Mars. In response to the sudden lull in the solar wind, the protective magnetic layer surrounding each planet unexpectedly expanded, according to scientists and a recent study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics.