‘The Iowa Review’ features veterans’ writing with Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award

Winner, runners up from 2016 published in Spring 2017 issue
“The Iowa Review,” one of the most respected literary magazines in the country, is bringing veterans’ work to a wider audience through the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans writing contest. The contest honors Jeff Sharlet, a Vietnam veteran, anti-war activist, and founder of “Vietnam GI.”
Music Therapy students work with UI REACH

A career in music therapy

UI program gives students comprehensive education
The UI music therapy program, one of only two in the Big Ten, prepares students for careers as professional therapists.

College of Dentistry New smiles for five veterans

Julie Holloway, chair of the Department of Prosthodontics, participates in an annual event called National Prosthodontists Awareness Week. Since 2011, Dr. Holloway’s department has used that week to provide free dentures for veterans and those in need who lack dental health benefits.

Boosting mothers' moods

UI-VA project aims to help rural female veterans tackle postpartum depression
A University of Iowa researcher is working with the Veterans Administration on a pilot program to help female veterans suffering from postpartum depression.

Grants The Iowa Review receives NEA Art Works grant to support writing by veterans

The National Endowment for the Arts announced on Dec. 8 that The Iowa Review, the literary magazine at the University of Iowa, will receive a $10,000 NEA Art Works grant to support the publication of creative writing by U.S. military veterans and active-duty service members.
rendering of veterans tribute

A place to honor veterans

Outdoor garden, memorial area will be created near UI Main Library
The University of Iowa is paying homage to Armed Services veterans by creating an outdoor garden and memorial area near the Main Library in Gibson Square. Site preparation and landscaping are already finished, with final completion expected in spring 2016.

Like son, like father: Dentistry professor helps UI veterans transition from military to studies

Rick Williamson's commitment to UI veterans stems from witnessing his son's struggles adapting to collegiate and civilian life
After his son’s harrowing war experience and difficulty assimilating to college and civilian life, College of Dentisry’s Rick Williamson has played an active role in helping veterans at the University of Iowa transition successfully from military service to higher-education studies and careers.