The University of Iowa's new Visual Arts Building, designed by Steven Holl Architects, incorporates many elements of the STEM-focused innovation campus in hopes of mixing the disciplines of science and art, as well as their modes of instruction, says art professor and studio division coordinator Steve McGuire.
James Alan McPherson, professor emeritus at the Iowa Writers' Workshop who was the first black writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, died on Wednesday in Iowa City. He was 72.
Tyler Priest, associate professor of history and geography, examines The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future, which looks at how the vast network that arose to provide electricity in a centralized and standardized fashion is “being colonized by a new logic: little, flexible, fast, adaptive, local.”
Hancher Auditorium contracted with Iowa Prison Industries to manufacture usher uniforms for use when the new building opens this fall. The uniforms are a statewide collaboration, designed by students from Iowa State University and selected by University of Iowa students, says Executive Director Chuck Swanson.
A program offered by the UI's Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship brought high school business teachers to Iowa City's Lasansky Studio to learn the scientific principles behind the art of printmaking.
University of Iowa alumna and Grammy-nominated artist Lisa Dondlinger’s musical talent has led her to performances with such superstars as Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, and Stevie Wonder. Now, the former Miss Iowa plans to release her own album this year.