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students in writing master class

Iowa high schoolers learn from UI’s celebrated Nonfiction Writing Program

The Lloyd-Jones Residency was established to give Iowa high school students a college experience through intensive writing master classes
A group of 26 students from seven high schools across Iowa got to study with faculty and graduate students in the UI’s Nonfiction Writing Program through the Lloyd-Jones Residency for Versatile Writing. “I thought this only happened in the movies,” said one participant after attending a graduate student reading.
Large wooden letters spelled out P-H-I-L on the Pentacrest during Phil’s Week to call attention to the impact of philanthropy on the UI campus.

Phil’s Week: Campus celebrates philanthropy

Sixth annual event expands to four days highlighting the impact of donations to the university
For the sixth year in a row, the University of Iowa recognized the impact of philanthropy with a spring celebration facilitated by the UI Foundation, the university’s designated fundraising organization.
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Former Oprah Winfrey executive producer and UI alumna will visit campus to talk philanthropy

Sheri Salata reflects on her time at the UI and the importance of generosity
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.”

The Des Moines Register Tom Brokaw’s ‘stuff’ in Iowa is a window into his life

Kyle Munson takes a look at the collection of papers and personal artifacts recently donated to UI Libraries by UI alumnus and legendary newsman Tom Brokaw.

The Brokaw Collection represents a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his decades-long career as a respected NBC journalist, including everything from leather-bound calendars to homemade valentines.

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'For Iowa. Forever More' campaign raises $1.975 billion

More than 272,000 individuals contributed to historic fundraising endeavor
On Feb. 6, the University of Iowa and the University of Iowa Foundation announced the successful conclusion of For Iowa. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa. The campaign yielded $1.975 billion from more than 272,000 alumni and friends of the university.

Appointments Strack, Usachev named J.P. Long Professors of Pharmacology

Stefan Strack and Yuriy Usachev, both professors of pharmacology, have been appointed to endowed professorships named for a former chairman of the department, John Paul Long. The five-year appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Honors Wolf named Callaghan Chair in Sports Medicine

Brian Wolf, professor in the University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, has been appointed the John and Kim Callaghan Chair in Sports Medicine. The five-year appointment became effective Dec. 1.
The Ted Pacha Family Club will be part of the north end zone renovations at Kinnick Stadium. The club will be named in honor of Ted Pacha, who made a $5 million gift toward the fundraising campaign for the project.

Kinnick renovation project receives leadership gift

Ted Pacha, a longtime Hawkeye supporter, makes major commitment to Kinnick Edge Campaign
Iowa City resident Ted Pacha and his wife, Deb, have made a $5 million leadership gift to the Kinnick Edge Campaign, which will help with renovations to the north end zone at Kinnick Stadium.

The Smithsonian Tom Brokaw’s historic cache of papers will be preserved

Tom Brokaw, a noted journalist whose career has spanned over five decades, announced that his personal papers will be preserved at the University of Iowa Libraries. The collection, including Brokaw’s brushes with some of history’s most fascinating and frustrating events, will become available to students and scholars beginning in 2017.

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