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Iowa City’s first Archives Crawl will highlight history and artifacts

Hosted by the Obermann Center, Saturday’s crawl will draw the eye to hidden gems and tease the center’s upcoming symposium Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence and Social Justice, starting March 1. […]

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Meet the UI’s first female drum majors, leaders and entertainers during WWII

When UI drum major Analisa Iole stepped onto the Kinnick Stadium football field this past fall, she was celebrated as the Hawkeye Marching Band’s first female major since WWII. But who were Iole’s predecessors, the women who served as leaders in the community while U.S. service members (including Nile Kinnick) were overseas? […]

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UI symposium Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence and Social Justice draws top scholars

Human memory is a tricky thing. It’s all too brief: How well can you recall your grandmother’s voice? Did your best friend in elementary school have green eyes or blue? It’s fickle, too: Your high school locker combination may be etched in stone while your ATM card PIN continually eludes you. And it’s notoriously unreliable: studies have shown that even the clearest memories formed during high-stress events are often flat out incorrect, and that each time you bring an old memory to the surface, you risk smudging it as you refile it again. […]

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DJ Spooky’s ‘Explorer I Remix’, featuring sounds made by Van Allen radiation belts, will premiere at Witching Hour

DJ Spooky’s new Explorer I Remix emerged from a collaboration between this visiting artist and a group of University of Iowa scientists, musicians, librarians and archivists. It will celebrate the 60th anniversary of a satellite launched in 1958 used to discover Earth’s radiation belts (known as the Van Allen belts in honor of UI scientist James Van Allen). […]

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Iconic TV journalist Tom Brokaw to donate papers to UI

Tom Brokaw, a 50-year veteran of television news, announced yesterday that he will donate his papers and memorabilia to the University of Iowa Library. “I spent one year there and I had a double major: beer and coeds,” Brokaw said of his time at the university during an interview segment on the NBC Today Show. […]

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