A six-foot-high bronze sculpture of an elegant woman in high heels graces the entrance lobby of the Iowa Memorial Union. Since 2007, the sculpture has dignified this space, exuding confidence among University of Iowa students who study there.
“I suspect that people walk by and don’t realize what they’re seeing,” says Susan Boyd, Iowa City art supporter and wife of former University of Iowa President Willard “Sandy” Boyd.
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stef shuster recalls the frustration experienced when filling out the Institutional Review Board (IRB) application to conduct graduate research.
“It was very formulaic, and so many of the questions were constructed in a binary way,” says the 29-year-old University of Iowa doctoral student in sociology who is conducting research on transgender communities and identities—and whose name is intentionally lowercase.
CrossingBorders.us is a new online space for local art, journalism, and storytelling that strives to reflect the changing community of Iowa City. The site highlights outreach efforts of University of Iowa faculty and students working in southeast Iowa City through narratives, photo essays, forums, documentaries, and news reports.
Older adults are becoming increasingly vulnerable when making real-world decisions about such things as medical and financial issues.
Natalie Denburg, assistant professor of neurology and faculty member in the neuroscience graduate program, researches why this is the case using an experimental gambling task designed to mimic real-world decision-making.
Diversity and ethnic identity were part of everyday life during André Brock’s adolescence in New York City. But he was not forced to confront the realities of his own racial identity until he attended graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.