June 2012 News

June 2012 News

International Writing Program alumnus Roberto Ampuero, who is both a UI faculty member and Chile's ambassador to Mexico, recalls his childhood living near the Nobel-winning poet Pablo Neruda.
Two multicultural Greek-letter organizations were founded at Iowa: Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity and Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority.
Journalism alumna Elyssa Shapiro works with educators, community organizations, and professional artists across the state to provide creative arts workshops for children with disabilities.
Seven University of Iowa minority students completed their doctorates in math in 2012, a record number for a department already recognized as a national leader in its efforts to promote diversity within its Ph.D. program.
Promising dancer Venezia Manuel, who will be a freshman at the University of Iowa this fall, is profiled.
Every spring, a small group of faculty sets out to see Iowa through the eyes of folks outside Iowa City. They meet with Iowans and listen to stories of triumph and challenge, and they return with a new perspective on the state, their students and their lives as UI faculty.