Category Archives: Alumni updates

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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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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Hansen: ‘We’re close to the point of no return’

Iowa alumnus and climate activist James Hansen earns an international award.

After studying under renowned UI physicist James Van Allen in the 1960s, James Hansen went on to make his own indelible mark in the scientific world by being among the first researchers to raise a red flag about climate change.

Today, four years after retiring as the longtime director of the…

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Tom Brokaw’s Papers Find a Home at UI

Tom Brokaw is introduced before the Iowa football game against Michigan on Nov. 12 at Kinnick Stadium. Photo: Brian Ray/hawkeyesports.com.

Tom Brokaw spent his career reporting on what was new in the world. Now, Brokaw has turned his attention to history—and he’s partnering with the University of Iowa to help preserve it.

The legendary NBC newsman and one-time University of Iowa…

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Alumni Vets Present the Colors at Kinnick

In honor of Veterans Day, a group of University of Iowa alumni and military members will present the colors before Saturday night’s Hawkeye football game.

The university’s ROTC program and the UI athletics department began the alumni color guard tradition last season, and it continues this weekend with three veterans and one current National Guard member leading the pregame ceremony ahead of…

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