Arts

Band poses on stairs

UI Symphony Band celebrates 50th anniversary of Soviet Union tour

Members recall curtain calls, questionable translations
In the spring of 1966, in the midst of the Cold War, the University of Iowa Symphony Band embarked on a historic European tour, including a 19-day stretch in the Soviet Union. Fifty years later, former members are returning to Iowa City for the milestone reunion.

The New York Times The Innovation Campus: Building Better Ideas

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.

Benj Revis works in his lab.

The UI's professional glassblower

Benjamin Revis custom designs and repairs equipment for researchers and artists alike
The University of Iowa has employed an on-campus glassblower for more than a century. Benjamin Revis, the UI's current professional scientific glassblower, custom designs and repairs equipment for researchers and artists alike. His shop is located in the Chemistry Building, but he performs work university wide.
himie voxman portrait from 2002

A visit to Himie Voxman's hometown

RAGBRAI riding to Centerville on July 27
On Wednesday, July 27, RAGBRAI will reach Centerville, the birthplace of Himie Voxman, the University of Iowa's music director for 26 years.
Creston Farmers' Market

Celebrating southern Iowa's farmers' markets

UI film to showcase local producers near RAGBRAI route
The UI Department of Cinematic Arts is partnering with the Southern Iowa RC&D, a nonprofit organization based in Creston, to promote farmers' markets in southern Iowa, where RAGBRAI is passing through.

The Wall Street Journal Priest reviews Bakke's 'The Grid'

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.”

The Gazette Iowa inmates sewing usher uniforms for new Hancher Auditorium

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.

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Iowa City Press Citizen UI program explores the science of art

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. 

lisa dondlinger with violin

Des Moines Register UI alumna releasing solo violin album

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.

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