Latest Writing News

The Daily Iowan named Online Pacemaker winner

Thursday, November 11, 2021
The Daily Iowan in October was named an Online Pacemaker winner by the Associated Collegiate Press for 2020—21. The Pacemaker is considered the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism.

Renteria explores growing up as Mexican American in West Liberty, Iowa

Monday, October 11, 2021
In his new memoir, Chuy Renteria, public engagement coordinator at Hancher Auditorium, explores dance and growing up as Mexican American in West Liberty, Iowa.

NWP Professor Melissa Febos's book lights up the media in 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
The University of Iowa—renowned worldwide for creative writing—has struck literary gold again, thanks to Melissa Febos, associate professor of English in the Nonfiction Writing Program.

Iowa holds two top-10 programs in ‘US News’ rankings of best universities

Monday, September 13, 2021
The University of Iowa improved its national ranking to No. 33 among public universities, while for the second consecutive year boasting the top public writing program in the country and a top-10 nursing program in the latest rankings published by U.S. News and World Report.

Nabhan-Warren publishes new book, Meatpacking in America

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
University of Iowa V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Chair in Catholic Studies Kristy Nabhan-Warren has authored a new book that explores the meatpacking industry and the immigrant experience.

Nugent named editor of The Iowa Review

Monday, August 2, 2021
Lynne Nugent has been named editor of The Iowa Review. She is the seventh editor in the half-century history of The Iowa Review and the first nonwhite person (she is Asian American) to serve in that role.

Jennings receives Doug Trank Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Will Jennings, associate professor of instruction, received the Rhetoric Department’s Doug Trank Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring.

Whaley co-authors book on comics studies

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
University of Iowa Professor Deborah Whaley has co-authored a new book about the field of comics studies.

Whaley receives 2021 HistoryMakers Award

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Deborah Whaley, professor of African American Studies, was one of seven scholars chosen for the HistoryMakers 2021 Faculty Innovation in Pedagogy and Teaching fellowships.

Chang named Berlin Prize fellow

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Lan Samantha Chang was named a 2021-22 Berlin Prize fellow, awarded to scholars, writers, and artists who represent the highest standards of excellence in their field.