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Another Medal Caps Gable’s Golden Career

The Iowa wrestling icon headlines the UIAA’s latest Distinguished Alumni Awards class.

Distinguished Alumni 2017 Awards Ceremony

Vince Nelson – Friend of the University Award

V.C. Patel – Faculty/Staff Award

Doug True, 71BS – Faculty/Staff Award

Nancy J. Humbles, 97MA – Faculty/Staff Award

Nancy Frank Hauserman, 76JD – Faculty/Staff Award

Dan Gable – Faculty/Staff Award

Steven Davis, 01BS, 03MS – Young Alumni Award

Thomas J. Wickham Jr.,…

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Where are they Now: Robert Gallery

Former NFL player Robert Gallery at his home in Pleasanton, Ca. on February 9 , 2016. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn, courtesy of the Players’ Tribune)

Hawkeye football great Robert Gallery, 03BA, is among the players listed on the ballot for the 2018 class for the College Football Hall of Fame, it was announced Thursday. Iowa Alumni Magazine caught up with…

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Always a Hawkeye: #UIGrad17

About 4,800 newly minted University of Iowa graduates joined the alumni family this past weekend in commencement ceremonies across campus.

With smartphones pocketed under their gowns, students shared highlights from graduation on social media.

Here are a few of our favorite posts from #UIGrad17:

#UIGrad17 our family likes the University of Iowa.. 7 graduates (and counting) since 1963. Go Hawks!!!


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Running Bare Because They Care

Brisk weather didn’t slow the nearly 75 students who took part in the Future Alumni Network’s Nearly Naked Mile on April 1. The annual event marked its ninth year this spring.

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Bringing an Ancient Craft to the World

A group of University of Iowa alumni visited bag weavers in Laos in March. Standing, from left to right, are Bill Newbrough, Cherie Shreck, Cheryl Arvidson, and Bob Shreck. Photo courtesy of the Cheryl Arvidson.

The following article was submitted by Cheryl Arvidson, 69BA, a Des Moines native and former editor at the Daily Iowan who is…

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Hawkeye Legends Lend a Hand

Former Hawkeye football players Abdul Hodge, fourth from left, and Chuck Hartlieb, fifth from left, joined members of the Paradise IOWA Club during a recent fundraiser for the Brett Greenwood Foundation.

Hartlieb, Hodge, Long, and Gable team up with IOWA Clubs this spring.

Members of the Paradise IOWA Club cheer on their Hawkeyes from more than a thousand miles away in…

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Spring Webinars Will Help You Achieve Career Satisfaction


With this new season comes fresh opportunities to receive expert business advice that will help you grow in your career.

The University of Iowa Alumni Association invites all students and alumni to participate in our free career webinars every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. (CST and CDT). Join us live online for these upcoming sessions:

March 15, 2017: “Build Stronger Relationships…

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Holocaust Survivor and UI Alumnus Returns to Campus with New Book

Holocaust survivor Michael Bornstein, a 1966 doctoral graduate of the University of Iowa, will return to campus this month to read from his new book, Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz.

One of the youngest living survivors of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp, Bornstein will make a special stop at his alma mater while on…

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FAN-tastic Student Group


Goodbye, S.T.A.T. Hello, FAN!

The UI Alumni Association’s student organization has a new name. With the start of this semester, Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) has become the Future Alumni Network (FAN).

A staple of the UIAA for 37 years, the student organization celebrated its transition from S.T.A.T. to FAN with a launch party in January at the Iowa Memorial Union.

While FAN…

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Dexter Edson Smith: Our First Alumnus

An engraving of the University of Iowa’s Old Capitol, as it appeared in the 1860s. Image courtesy of UI Special Collections.

The University of Iowa has conferred 378,186 degrees since its founding in 1847, according to the most recent count by the Office of the Registrar in June 2016. That includes 112,575 BAs, 13,377 MDs, 20,527 PhDs, and exactly one BS in…

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