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An outstanding year for Iowa literature

July 23, 2018
Each year dozens of Iowa faculty, staff, students, and alumni get their work published, win prizes, draw accolades, and earn awards. Here are some highlights from the many writing and writing-related programs in the 2017–18 academic year.

RAGBRAI 2018: Iowa JPEC students promote pass-through towns

July 23, 2018
When the RAGBRAI pass-through towns are announced, faculty advisor and JPEC lecturer Bob Walker and his students offer them promotional assistance. They’ve done so for four years in a row, and this year are working with eight towns, including Templeton.

Aiming for nationwide buzz

June 28, 2018
As a third class of Mandela Fellows attends the Young African Leaders Initiative held at the University of Iowa, 2017 YALI attendee Isaac Quaidoo is building on his experience in Iowa, taking a new, more ambitious view of his honey and bee product business in Ghana.

UI students, faculty make a difference in Mason City

June 5, 2018
The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities is working with Mason City on roughly 20 projects throughout the community, ranging from updating the comprehensive plan to designing murals to developing an aging-in-place campaign. Several UI groups are focused exclusively on the North End, aiming...