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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The book brigade of 2008

Nancy Kraft organized a human chain of volunteers that moved books one at a time out of the flood-threatened Main Library basement
Nancy Kraft watched the rain fall in May 2008 and felt a sense of foreboding. In the end, she and a chain of volunteers had to move books from the UI Main Library's basement to avoid the rising waters of the flooding Iowa River.
First Folio

UI Libraries hosts Shakespeare's First Folio

The University of Iowa Libraries has launched Shakespeare at Iowa, a special exhibition of Shakespeare’s First Folio and a statewide celebration to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
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Celebrating Shakespeare at Iowa

First Folio exhibition comes to the UI
Four hundred years after Shakespeare's death, the University of Iowa will celebrate his life and work with events headlined by the "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" exhibition, which will be on display in the UI Main Library Gallery from Aug. 29 through Sept. 25.
Nicholas Meyer on set with Leonard Nimoy during the shooting of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The photo is archived in the University of Iowa Libraries' Special Collections as part of a collection donated by Nicholas Meyer.

‘Star Trek’ filmmaker loves making voyage home

Nicholas Meyer to speak at UI Libraries exhibit
Nicholas Meyer will make an appearance May 20 at Shambaugh Auditorium in the Main Library in conjunction with the UI Libraries exhibition “50 Years of ‘Star Trek.’” Get some backstory before the event with this interview Meyer sat for in 2009.

University of Iowa journal publishes newly found Whitman writings

Collaborative scholarship brings poet’s work to the fore
The University of Iowa journal "Walt Whitman Quarterly Review" ("WWQR") has published a newly discovered work by Walt Whitman, "Manly Health and Training." The new, book-length work was discovered by University of Houston Ph.D. candidate Zachary Turpin and appears in its entirety in "WWQR, " an online-only, open-access publication.