Ali Hval, a UI graduate student in art, helped officials from the city of Clinton, Iowa, and the UI’s Office of Outreach and Engagement unveil the mural she designed and painted at a ribbon cutting July 6. Hval’s mural adorns the historic Jacobsen Building in downtown Clinton.
Professor emeritus Hans Breder passed away Sunday at age 81. Breder founded the internationally renowned and highly influential Intermedia program in the UI’s School of Art and Art History in 1968; Breder directed Intermedia from its establishment until his retirement in 2000 and remained a prolific artist throughout his life.
Research completed by Leslie Schwalm, UI professor of history and gender, women’s, and sexuality studies, has inspired a play written by UI graduate student Margot Connolly. Arts Share is bringing Cross-Examined, a play about the desegregation of Keokuk schools, to libraries in Keokuk and Coralville, Iowa.
Colleen Theisen, outreach and engagement librarian at the University of Iowa, talks about the collection of rare miniature books held in the UI Libraries’ Special Collections. Some of these books measure less than 0.25 inches, and many date back to the 1800s.