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Is Jamel Brinkley the best short-story writer of his generation?

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Jamel Brinkley, assistant professor at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, talks about his new collection of short stories, "Witness." The book follows his widely celebrated 2018 debut collection, “A Lucky Man,” which was a finalist for a National Book Award, the John Leonard Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.

Nigerians with HIV are stigmatised: study shows support from family and friends is crucial to well-being

Monday, August 28, 2023
Oluwafemi Atanda Adeagbo, assistant professor at the University of Iowa, and Oluwaseun Abdulganiyu Badru, a PhD student in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at Iowa, co-authored this story on The Conversation about the importance of support from family and friends in helping reduce stigma associated with HIV in Nigeria.

What the pope’s visit to Mongolia says about his priorities and how he is changing the Catholic Church

Monday, August 28, 2023
Kristy Nabhan-Warren, professor and V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Chair in Catholic Studies, published an article in The Conversation, an independent news organization dedicated to unlocking the knowledge of academic experts for the general public. As a scholar of Roman Catholicism, Nabhan-Warren describes how Pope Francis' official travels are part of his decade-long effort to rebrand the Roman Catholic Church as a religious institution that centers on the poor.

University of Iowa president discusses Mercy Hospital's bankruptcy, academic freedom and more

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson discusses the UI's move to acquire Mercy Hospital of Iowa City and shares her thoughts on academic freedom, the independence of public universities, and more.

How well-managed dams and smart forecasting can limit flooding as extreme storms become more common in a warming world

Monday, July 31, 2023
As rising global temperatures make extreme storms more common, the nation’s dams and reservoirs – crucial to keeping communities dry – are being tested. California and states along the Mississippi River have faced similar flood control challenges in 2023. Managing these flood control systems is a careful balancing act. Do managers release water to make room for the storm’s runoff, increasing the risk of flooding downstream, or hold as much as possible to protect downstream farms and communities, which could increase the chance of larger floods if another storm comes through?

Iowa writer Jesus “Chuy” Renteria wins Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award

Monday, July 17, 2023
Poets & Writers announced on July 14 the winners of the 2023 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award: David Ehmcke for poetry and Jesus “Chuy” Renteria for fiction.

Smithsonian Visionary Award honors UI artist Chunghi Choo

Monday, April 10, 2023
The Smithsonian Visionary Award will be presented to two outstanding metal artists, including Chunghi Choo, University of Iowa F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Art and an elected fellow of the American Craft Council. Choo is being recognized as a metalsmith who creates aesthetically and technically unique metal artworks using electroforming to produce fluid, organic shapes.

Meet the Queen Kong of Hoops, Iowa’s Caitlin Clark

Thursday, March 30, 2023
Her name is Caitlin Clark. She was just named the Naismith Player of the Year, for the top women’s b-baller in the country. And if you watch her this Friday night against the undefeated South Carolina on ESPN in the NCAA women’s Final Four, bring your inhaler, because she’ll take your breath away.

How Iowa’s Caitlin Clark Became College Basketball’s Must-See Star

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
As last Sunday’s NCAA Elite Eight game between the Iowa and Louisville women’s basketball teams unfolded, the court at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena seemed to become a Broadway stage with an invisible spotlight tracking one player: the Hawkeyes’ Caitlin Clark.