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Provost reflects on three decades of commitment to the University of Iowa

P. Barry Butler will leave the UI to become president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University next month
Provost P. Barry Butler will leave the University of Iowa to become president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on March 13. Join “Iowa Now” as we take a look back at Butler’s 30+ years at the UI.
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Dancers in Company helps UI students gain professional experience, engage with communities

33-year-old program brings dance performances to audiences across Iowa while students learn how to be part of a touring company
For 33 years, Dancers in Company has afforded University of Iowa dance students the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be part of a professional touring company. In the process, the student-performers get to share their art with audiences in towns across the state through performances, workshops, and demonstrations.
mackenzie phillips speaking with people in belize

Student studies UI effort to help sustainable entrepreneurs in small Belize town

Every year, UI faculty member Bob Walker takes a group of entrepreneurial students to consult with small-business owners in San Pedro Columbia, Belize. Last fall, UI student Mackenzie Phillips visited on her own as part of a research assignment and found that Walker’s efforts have made a big difference.
ray mentzer in france

UI religious studies professor Raymond Mentzer knighted by France’s Ministry of Education

Mentzer will be decorated as a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes académiques June 12 for his service and contributions to French culture and education
The French government has named Raymond Mentzer, the Daniel J. Krumm Family Chair in Reformation Studies at the University of Iowa, a knight in the Order of Academic Palms for his service and contributions to French education and culture. Mentzer will be decorated on June 12 in Paris.
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UI Fulbright alumna leads push to help minority students apply for, receive fellowship

UI, State Department want program to be more diverse
Noaquia Callahan, a Fulbright alumna at the UI, has founded a pilot program to help students from underrepresented groups learn about applying for the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright grants, among others. The Diversity International Scholarship Academy kicks off this spring.

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