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Button up for prize-filled football Fridays

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz shows off one of last year’s rivalry buttons, “Cat-Nipped,” ahead of the September 2015 game against the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Black and Gold Fridays and rivalry buttons returning to campus

The UI Alumni Association and the UI Athletics Department once again invite you to show your Hawkeye pride and win cool prizes by wearing black and gold…

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Celebrating Sandy


Willard “Sandy” Boyd is pictured at the University of Iowa College of Law in this undated photo from the 1950s. Photo courtesy UI Special Collections’ Frederick W. Kent Collection of Photographs.

Willard Boyd never had much time for formalisms as University of Iowa president.

He and his family stayed put at their off-campus address rather than moving into the President’s House…

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Alumni Make Their Mark on UI Game Balls


Members of the Dallas-Fort Worth IOWA Club toured the Big Game USA football factory this spring in Dallas. Hawkeye alumni and friends signed the inside lining of the game balls that will be used by the Iowa football team this season.


Members of the Dallas-Fort Worth IOWA Club toured the Big Game USA football factory this spring in Dallas. Hawkeye alumni…

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UI celebrates ‘inspiring’ year for flood recovery

Photos from the flood of 2008 hang in the Pentacrest during a community celebration June 15. Three major arts buildings are opening this year after the original facilities were destroyed by the flood.

Eight years ago this month, the view from atop the Pentacrest was one of devastation.

Today, it’s one of inspiration.

The University of Iowa community came together June 15…

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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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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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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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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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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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A Hardwood Huddle

Join the University of Iowa Alumni Association in Des Moines on Saturday, Dec. 20, for a Hy-Vee Big Four Classic Hawkeye Huddle!

Along with the National I-Club, we’ll welcome you to Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center, from 2 to 4 p.m. for a fun event before we cheer the Hawkeyes to victory over the Northern Iowa Panthers.

The game starts at…

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