Student group educates those interested in ordering a genetic test or interpreting the results
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2017.04.24 | 09:06 am
UI students are helping Iowans better understand their ancestry and their DNA. Under the supervision of faculty adviser Bryant McAllister, associate professor in the UI Department of Biology, the students participate in monthly meetings to educate those in the community interested in ordering a DNA test or interpreting results.
Students get first taste of performing celebrated operetta on world-class stage
By: Chris Peters | 2017.04.20 | 01:53 pm
UI Opera Theatre and the UI Symphony Orchestra are bringing Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” to the Hancher stage. “We really wanted something that everybody could come to,” says Bill Theisen, associate professor and director of opera. The operetta will be UI Opera Theatre’s inaugural Hancher performance.
By: Cristóbal McKinney | 2017.04.19 | 03:36 pm
The home stretch of your college career can be a busy and emotional time, and sometimes important details just slip through the cracks. As you’re getting ready to graduate, here’s a list of things to help you wrap up and prepare for your next adventure.
Sheri Salata reflects on her time at the UI and the importance of generosity
By: Cristóbal McKinney | 2017.04.19 | 10:25 am
Sheri Salata, University of Iowa alumna and former executive producer of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” comes to campus April 27 for a Life with Phil Talk, part of the UI Foundation’s Phil Was Here program. Salata says the UI has a “small-town feeling with big university opportunities.”
Dixon Memorial Concert to feature UI alumnus Zimmermann and pianist Garrick Ohlsson as guests
By: Chris Peters | 2017.04.17 | 04:33 pm
Acclaimed conductor and UI alumnus Gerhardt Zimmermann and pianist Garrick Ohlsson will join the UI Symphony Orchestra in a concert honoring the late James Dixon, the symphony’s former director and Zimmermann’s professor. “Iowa Now” recently sat down with Zimmermann to talk about his career and teacher.
A conversation with Jasmine Mangrum and Josh Schoenfeld, VP and president of Graduate and Professional Student Government
By: Joe Sherlock | 2017.03.23 | 09:22 am
Ahead of their Free Speech Day: Challenges of the First Amendment in Modern America event, “Iowa Now” sat down with Jasmine Mangrum and Josh Schoenfeld, vice president and president, respectively, of UI Graduate and Professional Student Government, to get their take on free speech issues on college campuses.
Presentation will focus on how STEM and liberal arts fields nourish one another
By: Cristóbal McKinney | 2017.03.21 | 03:42 pm
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.”
Jessica Lang Dance brings critically acclaimed ‘Tesseracts of Time’ to Iowa City
By: Chris Peters | 2017.03.15 | 11:26 am
Choreographer Jessica Lang and architect Steven Holl, who designed both the UI’s Art Building West and Visual Arts Building, have teamed up to produce the dance “Tesseracts of Time,” which Jessica Lang Dance will perform at Hancher on March 23.
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2017.03.13 | 12:17 pm
The annual “Cancer in Iowa” report issued by the State Health Registry of Iowa, based at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, will be released March 22 at a 10 a.m. presentation. After formal remarks and a Q&A session, the presenters will be available for one-on-one interviews.