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MFA student’s art helps him overcome trauma of childhood abuse

MFA student Robby Scott was born near Oakland, California, into a family with quick tempers, abusive tendencies, mental illness, and unfortunate affections for drugs and alcohol. Now married and planning to stay in Iowa to teach art, Scott says his craft helps him put his life in perspective.
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Former UI President David Skorton returns to campus for March 30 talk

Presentation will focus on how STEM and liberal arts fields nourish one another
Former UI President David Skorton, now secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, will return to campus March 30 to present the talk “Education and What We Value: How STEM and the Liberal Arts Nourish Each Other.”
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Med students have their Match Day moment

Soon-to-be graduates learn where they will spend their residencies
On Match Day (March 17), soon-to-be graduates of the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine learned where they will spend their residencies.

Poets & Quants Tippie program reacts to accelerated Wall Street hiring schedules

Wall Street financial firms have accelerated their hiring process for college interns, and the UI’s Hawkinson Institute of Business Finance is among the business school leaders in adapting to the new schedule, ensuring finance majors continue to get good placements and good jobs after graduation. 

Iowa City Press-Citizen Would you be ready to enroll at UI at 17? 16? 15?

The Iowa City Press-Citizen spotlights the first intake of students at the Martin and Melva Bucksbaum Early Entrance Academy, part of the Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Iowa College of Education. 

The Daily Beast Jim Leach: Why we must save the National Endowment for the Humanities

Former congressman Jim Leach writes in defense of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and touts the organization’s support of “vitally important intellectual work.” The visiting professor in the UI College of Law and former chairman of the NEH says that “the humanities are America's stock and trade.”

11 UI graduate programs in national top 10

Latest rankings from ‘US News & World Report’ released March 14
The University of Iowa also has 24 colleges and graduate programs listed among the 25 best in the nation, according to the latest rankings released Tuesday from “U.S. News & World Report.”
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UI marketing students help develop new brand to aid Iowa town seeking tourists

Students from the University of Iowa’s Marketing Institute, part of the Tippie College of Business, have teamed up with the city of Maquoketa to boost tourism in the eastern Iowa community. It’s a win-win: Maquoketa gets more visitors, and the UI students get real-world marketing experience.

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