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Daily Iowan wins 3 Pacemaker awards

Friday, December 1, 2023
The Daily Iowan was named national Newspaper, Online, and Multiplatform Pacemaker winners by the Associated Collegiate Press on Oct. 30 and was one of only three college news organizations in the country to win all three awards.

Writers' Workshop graduate wins the 2023 National Book Award for Fiction

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Justin Torres, a 2010 graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, won the 2023 National Book Award for Fiction at the 74th National Book Awards Ceremony & Benefit Dinner in New York City on Nov. 15.

UI holds top public nursing, writing programs in ‘US News’ rankings of best universities

Friday, September 15, 2023
The University of Iowa improved its national ranking in undergraduate nursing programs to No. 4 and is tied for No. 1 among public universities, while also remaining the best public writing program in the country, according to the latest rankings published by U.S. News & World Report.

Is Jamel Brinkley the best short-story writer of his generation?

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Jamel Brinkley, assistant professor at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, talks about his new collection of short stories, "Witness." The book follows his widely celebrated 2018 debut collection, “A Lucky Man,” which was a finalist for a National Book Award, the John Leonard Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.

What the pope’s visit to Mongolia says about his priorities and how he is changing the Catholic Church

Monday, August 28, 2023
Kristy Nabhan-Warren, professor and V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Chair in Catholic Studies, published an article in The Conversation, an independent news organization dedicated to unlocking the knowledge of academic experts for the general public. As a scholar of Roman Catholicism, Nabhan-Warren describes how Pope Francis' official travels are part of his decade-long effort to rebrand the Roman Catholic Church as a religious institution that centers on the poor.

UI author’s book named to Barack Obama’s 2023 Summer Reading List

Friday, August 11, 2023
What Napoleon Could Not Do, a literary novel written by Derek (DK) Nnuro, curator of special projects at the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, recently received a unique honor when President Barak Obama named it to his 2023 summer reading list.

Iowa writer Jesus “Chuy” Renteria wins Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award

Monday, July 17, 2023
Poets & Writers announced on July 14 the winners of the 2023 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award: David Ehmcke for poetry and Jesus “Chuy” Renteria for fiction.

CLAS faculty member E Cram wins 2023 Rhetoric Society of America Book Award

Monday, July 17, 2023
The Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) has announced E Cram as the winner of its 2023 Book Award for their 2022 work titled Violent Inheritance: Sexuality, Land, Energy, and the Making of the North American West. This award is presented annually to the best publication by an RSA member published during the current academic year.

The Daily Iowan receives numerous awards from Society of Professional Journalists

Monday, April 10, 2023
The Daily Iowan won top honors in seven of nine categories—including best student newspaper, best TV newscast, and best website—in a regional journalism competition run by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

Chang wins 2023 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for latest novel

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Elizabeth M. Stanley Professor in the Arts at Iowa, won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for her novel, The Family Chao.