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Distinguished Hawkeye helped advance racial equality in the US

February 21, 2018
Luther Smith’s achievements were many. A Tuskegee Airmen pilot, he was a decorated World War II hero. He experienced discrimination throughout his life, especially after the war when he worked as an aerospace engineer, a time when few black men or women held such positions. He was also a Hawkeye.

Dance Marathon tops $3M mark

February 5, 2018
It’s another year to remember for the University of Iowa Dance Marathon community. Dance Marathon 24 raised $3,011,015.24 to help fund pediatric cancer research at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Experience the Work of Grant Wood Fellow Joe Osheroff

January 30, 2018
Joe Osheroff, the current Grant Wood Fellow in Interdisciplinary Performance, brings a new face to the Grant Wood Art Colony as well as to many students. An actor and director, Osheroff’s passion lies in mask making. The University of Iowa Museum of Art will host him on February 12 for his...

Old Gold: Papers shed light on civil rights struggle

January 10, 2018
UI archivist David McCartney discusses the significance of papers donated to the University of Iowa by civil rights advocate Eric Morton who, along with a UI student, worked to register African Americans to vote in the 1960s. Several documents from the collections are on display at the Coralville...