Welcome to the family: How a UI alum helped unearth a new species of early man

In Nov. 2013, an expedition that would have a profound impact on our understanding of our human ancestry commenced at the Rising Star cave system in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Funded by the University of Witwatersrand (“Wits”) and the National Geographic Society, the excavation was part of a particularly social media-savvy engagement with science. National […]

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Osheroff’s ‘Shipwrecked!’ brings ‘brash and brave’ comedy to Riverside Theatre

SHIPWRECKED! An Entertainment Riverside Theatre — Through Sunday, Oct. 18 (times vary) The inaugural show of Riverside Theatre’s current season starts things off with warmth and wonder, in a production of Donald Margulies’ delightful 2007 play SHIPWRECKED! An Entertainment — The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself). Fans of the classic […]

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Local opera troupe brings Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ to Iowa City


Mozart’s Così fan tutte Locations, dates and times of performance vary (see below) Iowa City Concert Opera, one of eastern Iowa’s newest performing groups, will present their inaugural production this weekend: a concert version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s well-known opera Così fan tutte. The plot of the show — who’s title translates roughly to “So […]

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