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39th annual Presidential Lecture: Proud Legacy, Promising Future

Thursday, February 17, 2022
This year’s 39th annual Presidential Lecture features presentations from three of Iowa’s most distinguished areas: health care, writing, and space physics.

4 Iowa professors win prestigious NEH grants

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Four University of Iowa faculty members were awarded the nation’s most prestigious humanities scholarship, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants. The NEH awarded $24.7 million to 208 humanities projects nationwide.

39th Presidential Lecture will highlight 3 areas of UI distinction

Thursday, January 20, 2022
This February, in conjunction with the University of Iowa’s 175th anniversary, the Presidential Lecture Series will feature presentations from three distinguished UI faculty members—Craig Kletzing, Christopher Merrill, and Patricia Winokur.

Publishers Weekly reviews Samantha Chang's new novel, The Family Chao

Monday, December 6, 2021
Publishers Weekly reviews the new novel by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, calling the book "thoroughly entertaining" and a "triumphant return" for Chang.

Anthropology professor publishes book about health research participation in Mexico

Monday, December 6, 2021
An anthropology professor has published a book about the participation of men in research involving HPV occurrence in a city in Mexico.

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.