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Iowa Alumni Magazine receives prestigious award

In Iowa Alumni Magazine’s December 2015 issue, senior associate editor Shelbi Thomas told the fascinating story of a group of “underground astronauts”—including one UI alumna—who burrowed into the depths of Africa to make a breakthrough scientific discovery.

The feature, titled “Rising Stars of Anthropology,“ was recognized this week with a prestigious Circle of Excellence award from CASE, the Council for Advancement and…

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Around campus

Willard “Sandy” Boyd once said, “People, not structures, make a great university.” Perhaps no one over the past 60 years has made the UI greater than the former president himself. Watch this video of the president emeritus in which he explains why the UI is a special institution, then check out the video from Boyd’s retirement celebration earlier this month.

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From the IAM vault

Iowa City played host to the USA Olympic Wrestling Trials in April, and with the Rio Summer Games ahead this year, we revisit IAM’s 1995 cover story on Iowa’s most famous Olympian: Dan Gable. The profile, “Man of the House,” is an intimate portrait of wrestling icon at the end of his Hawkeye coaching career.

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Golden age: Historic UI graduation photos

It’s cap and gown season in Iowa City, and with thousands of new graduates joining our alumni family, it’s a fitting time to reflect on past UI commencements. Check out our historic photo gallery of graduation day from past decades.

A graduation ceremony is held at the Field House in the 1930s. Photo courtesy UI Special Collections’ Fred W. Kent…

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Magazine spotlight

It’s a presidential election year, and for many UI students, it marks their first chance to participate in the political process. In “Fight for the Future,” we followed some of UI’s most politically active students and chronicled their efforts surrounding Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.

Read the feature story from the April issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine here.

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Star Trek filmmaker on UI: ‘This is the place that shaped me’

Writer, director, and producer Nicholas Meyer, 68BA, is pictured at the University of Iowa Main Library’s current exhibit, “50 Years of Star Trek.”

Before it was the director’s chair in Hollywood, it was the seats of Iowa City’s movie theaters.

As a University of Iowa student, Nicholas Meyer wrote film reviews for the Daily Iowan, publishing some 400 columns before he…

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Open for Business


Whether you’re a new graduate searching for your first full-time job or a seasoned professional preparing for retirement, you’ll want to check out the UI Alumni Association’s free weekly career webinar series. All you need is an Internet connection to watch experts give valuable career advice on everything from networking to negotiating a salary.

Mark your calendars now to join us…

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Meet the UIAA’s 2016 Voyagers student volunteers

All travelersAll travelers

The UIAA has been sending students overseas for volunteer service trips since 2005 with Magid Scholarships. Pictured here is Lily Allen-Duenas, who worked with children in Romania in 2010.

Cuba lies less than 100 miles from Florida, but for decades, few Americans have visited the neighboring island nation.

In June, two University of Iowa students will experience Cuba firsthand as part…

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Takin’ Care of Business

Are you ready to launch your career, take the next steps toward a promotion, or find a new job in a different field? The University of Iowa Alumni Association offers a FREE webinar series to help you reach your career goals!

Join national experts each week online to receive valuable career tips and strategies on topics such as salary negotiation, interview…

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Need Career Advice? We Can Help!

Your UI Alumni Association membership includes access to our free weekly career Webinars, where national experts offer valuable tips and insights to help you reach your professional goals.

Here’s a list of upcoming events you can participate in from the convenience of your home computer:

“Business Relationships That Last: Five Steps to Transform Contacts” on March 16, 2016, 7-8 p.m. CDT, where…

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