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Jennifer Buckley wins Outstanding Book Award from Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Jennifer Buckley, associate professor in the Departments of English and Theatre Arts at the University of Iowa, has earned the 2020 Outstanding Book Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Her book, Beyond Text: Theater and Performance in Print after 1900, was published in 2019 by the University of Michigan Press.

Misery and megalomania: How David Adjmi became a playwright

Monday, July 13, 2020
University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop graduate David Adjmi's new memoir “Lot Six” traces the Syrian-Jewish enclave that spawned him, the instructor who unnerved him, and the biting comedy that made his name.

Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez helping Spain reexamine its Golden Age

Friday, June 19, 2020
Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez is playing a prominent role in bringing to light the work and legacy of women writers during Spain's "Golden Age," a period of flourishing in arts and literature in Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries. The associate professor of Spanish literature in the University of Iowa Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and interim chair of the Department of French and Italian...

The Daily Iowan named nation's Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The Society of Professional Journalists on May 12 named The Daily Iowan the 2019 Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper in the country.

UI breaks record with 24 Fulbright awards

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
A record number of 24 University of Iowa students and alumni from a range of creative, academic, and scientific fields have been chosen from among more than 10,000 students nationally to receive a prestigious Fulbright award to conduct research, teach English, or undertake creative projects abroad.

UI faculty members use Guggenheim fellowships to advance research

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
UI faculty members David Gompper and H. Glenn Penny will use their $50,000 Guggenheim fellowship grants to take a year off from teaching to focus solely on their research.

'GMA' Book Club: 3 powerhouse authors share their Black History Month book picks

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Kiley Reid's debut novel, "Such a Fun Age," is taking the literary world by storm. Reid graduated from Iowa in May 2019 with an MFA in creative writing.

The Daily Iowan named 2020 Newspaper of the Year in Iowa

Monday, February 10, 2020
The Daily Iowan was named the Iowa Newspaper Association’s 2020 Newspaper of the Year on Feb. 7. The award marks the first time the DI has won the association’s top honor since 1981.

Ana Merino wins the Premio Nadal for 'El mapa de los afectos'

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
University of Iowa professor Ana Merino won the Premio Nadal, one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in Spanish literature, for her first novel, El mapa de los afectos.

Samuel D. Hunter’s own private Idaho

Friday, December 6, 2019
The 2007 graduate of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop left his home state 20 years ago. While rehearsing his new play, “Greater Clements,” he drove through the lonesome landscapes that still inspire his work.