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Tonight at Hancher: ‘Soil’ is as real as it gets

Soil Strauss Hall, Hancher — Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Hancher hosts a world premiere this week: the multimedia dance theatre production Soil, directed by University of Iowa Assistant Professor of Dance Michael Sakamoto. The final performance is tonight, Feb. 9 at 7:30 pm in Strauss Hall, an intimate space that is making its […]

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Coach Ferentz’s 10-year, $45 million contract extension

Following an undefeated regular season that culminated in losses in the Rose Bowl and Big Ten Championship game, the University of Iowa announced a 10-year contract extension for head football coach Kirk Ferentz, that will also include a salary increase to $4.5 million dollars per year. The announcement was made on Sept. 6 by UI […]

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‘Iowa Review’ annual reading at Prairie Lights

Reading: ‘Iowa Review’ Prairie Lights Bookstore — Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. The fall 2016 issue of the Iowa Review is on shelves, and the University’s beloved journal will be hosting their annual Iowa City reading at Prairie Lights tomorrow, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. Editor Harry Stecopoulos will be hosting local artists Jenny […]

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UI students may now indicate preferred name, gender, sex and pronoun via Inclusive Student Records Inative

The Inclusive Student Records Initiative has launched on the University of Iowa’s Office of the Registrar website, and, for the first time, students will be able to provide their desired name and pronoun, as they’d like it to be displayed on their applications and in the student record systems, as well as in the instructor […]

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Hawks soar at Big Ten Media days

This week in Chicago it’s been all about the Big Ten Media days, and Kirk Ferentz and his Iowa Hawkeyes football team have found themselves center stage. The defending West Division champ Hawks and cross-division foe Ohio State absorbed most of the spotlight. ESPN polled current players regarding their pick for the conference’s defensive and […]

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Iowa Young Writers’ Studio artists unveil flash prose

Every summer the University of Iowa welcomes high school-aged artists from around the country and the world to Iowa City for the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio (IYWS). Accepted students have the option to study poetry, fiction or creative writing with practicing artists and University of Iowa professors. Author and Writers’ Studio instructor Christine Utz encouraged […]

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Old Capitol Museum celebrates four decades as a museum and historic landmark

Old Capitol Museum 40th Anniversary Celebration Old Capitol Museum — Sunday, July 3 at 2 p.m. On Sunday, the Old Capitol Museum will celebrate 40 years of being a National Historic Landmark — the only one in Iowa City — and a museum. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can enjoy a historic atmosphere […]

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Iowa City named to ‘Drunkest Towns’ list

Iowa City was named the nineteenth drunkest town in the U.S. according to 24/7 Wall St. which published the list. Over 23 percent of Iowa Citians reported drinking to excess. Last fall, the University of Iowa was named the number two party school in the country, according to Playboy magazine. 24/7 Wall St. used data […]

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Lessons learned in UI Theatre program inform Samuel Summer’s ‘Green Room’ performance

Green Room FilmScene — through Thursday, May 12 Wehrenberg Galaxy 16 Cine — through Thursday, May 12 Marcus Sycamore Cinema — through Wednesday, May 11 During his senior year at the University of Iowa, theatre major Sam Summer faced a tough choice: continue with his education, which had become catastrophically unaffordable, or move to Portland, […]

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UI asked to explain delayed crime alert with #ExplainIowa campaign

The hashtag campaign #ExplainIowa began today, demanding an explanation from¬†University of Iowa officials for their lag time in issuing a crime alert following a reported assault. The alleged assault occurred on Saturday, Apr. 30 and was not reported to Iowa City Police Department until Monday, May 2. The University of Iowa did not issue a […]

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Marilynne Robinson to retire from Workshop

F. Wendell Mills Professor of Creative Writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Marilynne Robinson will teach her last class Friday. Robinson’s work has been awarded with the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Orange Prize, two National Book Critics Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. For the past 25 years, Robinson has taught graduate fiction workshops as […]

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