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student and instructor working in bike-building course

Two disciplines. Two wheels. One elite program.

Unique bike-building classes combining art and engineering set worldwide standard
The University of Iowa’s world-renowned bicycle frame–building courses bring together art and engineering students to answer the question “How do you build a bike?” Conceived by art professor Steve McGuire in 2010, Fabrication and Design: Hand Built Bicycle has become the model for how to build a university bike-building course.
Teresa Mangum portrait

Humanities research and the human condition

Humanities scholars use unique interpretive tools to investigate topics from gerontology to genetics, criminology to cancer, women’s rights to war, race-related violence to utopian futures. Obermann Center director Teresa Mangum spotlights the humanities research happening across the UI campus.

Family's gift creates Bucksbaum Early Entrance Academy at the UI

Academy is unique among public research universities
The University of Iowa has established an early entrance academy for high-ability 10th-graders, making it among the first of such academies at a public research university in the nation.
UI graduate students help at Lincoln Elementary School's Hollywood STEAM Day.

Iowa City Press-Citizen UI participates in Hollywood STEAM Day at Lincoln Elementary School

Lincoln Elementary hosted its Hollywood STEAM Day, featuring rooms throughout the school dedicated to teaching students, and parents, how science, technology, engineering, and math interact with art and Hollywood movies. UI faculty and graduate students from several different departments and colleges participated in the event.

Iowa Now Minute - 1/22/15

Iowa Now Minute - 1/22/15

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life
“Iowa Now Minute” is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday on Iowa Now.
Washington Public Library

UI partners with the city of Washington, Iowa

UI graduate and undergraduate students in art, business, engineering, and library science are working under the direction of UI faculty on projects in the city of Washington, Iowa. The students are collaborating with community leaders at the Washington Public Library, the Washington Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Washington.
A woman's reflection in a mirror that has mannequin legs sticking out from under it.

Scenes from ArtsFest 2013

This year’s theme centered on technology and art
ArtsFest, held Friday in the University of Iowa’s Studio Arts Building, was a free, interactive art experience presented by graduate and undergraduate students in the UI School of Art and Art History that featured artwork by the students, as well as demonstrations and hands–on opportunities in studio art and art history.

UI hosts classics conference

Discussions on ancient Mediterranean world and lasting influences
The University of Iowa hosts a conference this week at which leading regional scholars will talk about the ancient Mediterranean world and its lasting influence on art, architecture, literature, and society. The Classical Association of the Middle West and South annual meeting begins Wednesday and runs through Saturday.