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Old Gold: 1962 campus concert featured both Al Jarreau and Simon Estes

UI archivist recalls early performance by acclaimed singers
Many people know that Al Jarreau and Simon Estes are alumni of the University of Iowa, but can you imagine the two luminaries being on the same concert bill? UI archivist David McCartney looks back at the evening they performed on campus.
student at laptop

10 events to make finals week less stressful

The Iowa Memorial Union and UI Libraries will host events during finals week to help students recharge between study sessions and make the final push to winter break.

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.

1908 photo of corner of Wabash and Congress in Chicago

Old Gold: What Chicago, UI looked like 108 years ago

Alumni photo collection depicts life when Cubs won 1908 World Series
On Nov. 2, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, ending a 108-year-old championship drought. To give a sense of how long it had been since the “Lovable Losers” won it all, UI Archivist David McCartney shares an alumni photo collection featuring Chicago and the UI campus in 1908.
New Creative Space in UI College of Engineering

Engineering library opens new Creative Space

Users can explore new technology, including virtual reality, 3-D scanning
University of Iowa students have a new resource to explore the latest in virtual reality, 3-D scanning and modeling, and wearable technology.
Early drawing of Herky

Old Gold: Wishing Herky a happy birthday

UI archivist details recent acquisitions that celebrate 68-year-old mascot
In 1948, the business manager for the UI athletics department held a pair of contests: one to create a university mascot and another to name it. And, thus, Herky the Hawk was born. UI Archivist David McCartney details two recent acquisitions that help celebrate Herky's 68th birthday.

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