Filter Results

Upcoming Events


The University of Iowa has determined that until the risk of COVID-19 exposure is reduced, all non-essential events will be offered through a virtual format. We are following the university's recommendations and are planning exclusively virtual events until further notice. We hope you will join us. If you don't see the university event you are looking for, please also visit events.uiowa.edu.

June 22, 2021
Dive in with the Stanley: David Hockney
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)
Where: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA US 52242

Enjoy a fun, informative hour with Director Lauren Lessing and film critic Uri Lessing as they dive into the details of a work from the museum´s collection and bring it to life.

This week, Lauren and Uri explore David Hockney´s "In Despair." They will go live on Instagram at 7:00 p.m. June 22 to take a deep dive with you into what you see when looking at the artwork. the artwork.

The program will be saved to Instagram TV if you are not able to join us live.

Follow the Stanley on Instagram: @uistanleymusem

Contact: Kimberly Datchuk 319-335-1727

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Research

June 24, 2021 - October 28, 2021
Connections and Convos with the Iowa Women´s Leadership Network
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

Join the Iowa Women´s Leadership Network for Connections and Convos, an online opportunity to grow, develop, and talk with fellow Hawkeye women. This recurring event is about you and for you-and will be held on the fourth Thursday of every month. All you need is a computer, internet access, and a cozy place to connect. 

Register today!

Contact: Kim Chickering 319-467-3527

Departments: Center for Advancement

June 29, 2021
The Future of Personalized Genomic Medicine: Applying to Genetic Counseling Graduate Programs
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CDT)

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) is hosting an information event on Personalized Genomic Medicine: Applying to Genetic Counseling Graduate Programs. At this information session a panel of genetic counselors will speak about their personal experience applying to genetic counseling training programs as well as their daily activities and role in personalized genomic medicine. This opportunity is a great way for students to discuss first hand the application process, job growth and ask questions in a small group setting. Please note we can only speak to our personal experience and cannot evaluate or advise which graduate program may be the best fit for you.

Contact: Iowa Institute of Human Genetics 319-335-3688

Departments: Human Genetics, Center for Advancement, College of Public Health, Off Campus, Carver College of Medicine

June 29, 2021
Dive In with the Stanley: Lil Picard
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)
Where: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA US 52242

Enjoy a fun, informative hour with Director Lauren Lessing and film critic Uri Lessing as they dive into the details of a work from the museum´s collection and bring it to life.

This week, Lauren and Uri explore Lil Picard´s American flag. They will go live on Instagram at 7:00 p.m. June 29 to take a deep dive with you into what you see when looking at the artwork.

The program will be saved to Instagram TV if you are not able to join us live.

Follow the Stanley on Instagram: @uistanleymusem

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Contact: Kimberly Datchuk 319-335-1727

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Research

July 6, 2021
Dive In with the Stanley: Giorgio de Chirico
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)
Where: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA US 52242

Enjoy a fun, informative hour with Director Lauren Lessing and film critic Uri Lessing as they dive into the details of a work from the museum´s collection and bring it to life.

This week, Lauren and Uri explore Giorgio de Chirico´s "Le Muse inquietanti" [The Disquieting Muses]. They will go live on Instagram at 7:00 p.m. July 6 to take a deep dive with you into what you see when looking at the artwork.

The program will be saved to Instagram TV if you are not able to join us live.

Follow the Stanley on Instagram: @uistanleymusem

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Contact: Kimberly Datchuk 319-335-1727

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Research

July 12, 2021 - July 25, 2021
Write Now: 175-Word Micro Story Contest
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (CDT)

Mark your calendars for our UI Alumni and Friends 175-Word Micro Story Contest, a free writing competition in recognition of the UI's upcoming 175th anniversary. You don't have to be an Iowa Writers' Workshop grad-or even remember your spelling bee vocabulary words from last year-to participate in the contest, which is open to a variety of age groups.

Learn more: https://www.foriowa.org/write-now/

Contact: Katie Harris (319) 467-3436

Departments: Center for Advancement

July 14, 2021
Chat From the Old Cap: Malcolm Christie
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CDT)

Join former Hawkeye football offensive lineman and Iowa graduate Malcolm Christie (97BA) as he shares stories about his time as a student-athlete for legendary coaches Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz. He will share his unlikely journey full of pitfalls and redemption, with a fair share of humor -a candid and provocative conversation. Christie will also discuss an endowment he created in Fry´s honor.

Christie is a current board member and alumni liaison for the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication´s Professional Advisory Board. He´s had an extensive career in corporate leadership and fundraising and has worked for Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Way, and most recently, as development director for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) in Southern California. 

Through all of Christie´s professional accomplishments, never lost was his adoration for the state and University of Iowa along with his profound love for both Fry and Ferentz. Before leaving UNCF, Christie decided to pay tribute to Fry and show his unwavering respect by creating the UNCF Hayden Fry Endowment, which will provide support for students of color to attend the University of North Texas, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Iowa-the three schools where Fry coached.

"I wouldn't be who I am today without the University of Iowa," says Christie, "All the liabilities I had became assets for me. That's why it's important for me to give back to Iowa-not just with my money, but with my time. I'm proud I was born and raised in Jersey City, but I truly grew up in Iowa."

Register now to join Christie for this virtual event.

Fellow Professional Advisory Board member, and former Iowa student, Isaiah Scales will host. Scales currently works as a creative services manager for Disney in Los Angeles.

Chat From the Old Cap is a series of virtual engagement sessions featuring Iowa alumni and friends sharing stories from their careers, backgrounds, and the university that unites us. 

Contact: Tony Hakes 319-467-3391

Departments: Center for Advancement

October 11, 2021 - October 16, 2021
University of Iowa Homecoming 2021
All Day ()

Save the Date: Homecoming 2021, October 11-16

Mark your calendars for Homecoming week, which culminates with the Oct. 16 Hawkeye football game versus Purdue. In the meantime, share your favorite past Homecoming memories by emailing uimagazine@foriowa.org. Your letters may be published in an upcoming issue of Iowa Magazine.

Contact: Heather Wilensky 319-335-3305

Departments: Center for Advancement

Related Content

Playmaker: Derrell Johnson-Koulianos

Morris's new book, Black Faces of War, gathers the stories of black servicemen and women, from the Revolutionary War to the present.

Former Hawkeye tackle Tristan Wirfs had a breakthrough year with the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Photo: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Former Hawkeye Tristan Wirfs (left) won a Super Bowl title in February with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tristan Wirfs is normally big on setting goals. "I usually write sticky notes and put them on my mirror," says Wirfs, a former All-American tackle for the University of Iowa football team who just wrapped up his rookie season in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "I didn't write any goals this year because just having a season was my goal." For Wirfs, it proved to be a season to remember after his Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas Chiefs, 31-9, in Super Bowl LV. Not only did Wirfs start all 20 games of his rookie season, but he was on the field for 1,280 plays?allowing just one sack and having just one penalty called against him. At the end of the season, he was selected to Pro Football Focus' All-Rookie Team. "I love being in the huddle with him," says quarterback Tom Brady, who clinched his seventh Super Bowl ring and first with Tampa Bay. "[Tristan's] got a great maturity for a younger player. Obviously, he's very talented, but he's got a great attitude and really works hard." It ended up being the 16th time in the last 17 seasons that a former Hawkeye was in the Super Bowl. This time around, there were four Hawkeyes?Wirfs and Anthony Nelson (18BBA) for the Bucs and Anthony Hitchens and Ben Niemann (18BS) for the Chiefs. We caught up with Wirfs to talk about the past season, his time as a Hawkeye, and his efforts to support University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. You had a tremendous rookie season?all while playing against the best of the best. Who was the toughest defensive player you went up against this season? I went up against a lot of tough guys, and they all have something a little bit different that they do. Khalil Mack (Chicago Bears) is pretty good, strong, and fast at the same time. You don't know what he's going to throw at you. Cam Jordan (New Orleans Saints) is a big edge rusher. If he lines up super wide and gets a full head of steam, he's powerful. Brian Burns (Carolina Panthers), Joey Bosa (Los Angeles Chargers), and Za'Derius Smith and Preston Smith (Green Bay Packers) are all tough to prepare for, too. I had a lot of fun going up against all those guys. Photo: Tampa Bay Buccaneers As a rookie, former Hawkeye Tristan Wirfs started all 20 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His stellar first year earned him a spot on the Pro Football Focus' All-Rookie Team. As an offensive lineman, one of your bigger jobs is protecting your quarterback. What was it like competing with veteran quarterback Tom Brady? It was awesome. So many of my buddies texted me asking about Tom Brady, and it was really cool to play with him this past year. He's a great leader. He came into the program like a general. Experiencing his leadership?firsthand?was unreal. There were around 30 former Hawkeyes in the NFL this season. What does it say to have so many Hawkeyes competing at the highest level? I feel like Iowa is underrated, development wise, when it comes to preparing you for the NFL. With how many guys Coach Ferentz has gotten into the league, I think that speaks for itself. How did your time at the University of Iowa prepare you for life in the NFL? Playing at Iowa was a big part of turning me into who I am today. Coach Ferentz runs his program at Iowa like a professional team. He does his best to turn us into better men, good husbands, good fathers, and good people in the community. My mom was also a huge part of that, but Coach Ferentz continued that at Iowa. Before competing in the Super Bowl, you had two weeks off. What were COVID-19 protocols and testing like during the time leading up to the game? All season long, we were testing once a day, wore masks, and wore trackers. If someone tested positive, they could use the tracker to tell how much time you spent next to a person who tested positive. Leading up to the Super Bowl, the NFL changed testing to twice a day?testing once in the morning when we got to the facility and then again in the afternoon before we left. They took a lot of precautions to make sure no one was sitting out that game. You aren't the only former Iowa Hawkeye with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What was it like reconnecting with teammate Anthony Nelson? I loved it. Anthony and I were here at Iowa together for two years, and we had some really good battles. Making the transition from Iowa to Tampa Bay?having someone I knew down here? made it easier. When I got down here last June, he invited me to do a conditioning workout with some other teammates. He also helped me find my apartment. It's been fun to get together and compete together again. Photo: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Through the My Cause My Cleats campaign, Tristan Wirfs chose to deck out his size 17 cleats in black and gold to raise awareness for University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Each year, NFL players can pick a cause that is important to them and represent their chosen organization on custom-designed cleats through My Cause My Cleats. Can you talk about why you chose University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital? When I was at Iowa, I spent a lot of time at the children's hospital. My experiences there really put in perspective what I get to do daily. Those kids are up there getting poked and prodded with needles all day. Going there to hang out with them for 15 minutes?putting a smile on their faces or hearing them laugh?is great. What I get to do isn't that hard compared to what they're going through. So putting UI Stead Family Children's Hospital on my cleats was an obvious choice, and I gave the cleats to a girl, Kendra Hines, from my hometown [of Mount Vernon]. I've known her for quite some time. She has Down syndrome and has had quite a few procedures at the children's hospital. My mom and Kendra are neighbors, so my mom used Facetime and I got to see her with the cleats. It felt great to do that for her. You also helped raise funds for UI Stead Family Children's Hospital through your NFL Combine experience. Can you talk about that? I asked people to donate a certain dollar amount for every inch of my vertical jump. I ended up breaking the vertical jump record (36.5 inches) for offensive linemen, and we ended up raising more than $6,000 for the kids. What are your goals for next season? I'll be back to train at Iowa during the offseason, but I need to sit down and think about my goals. I'm not sure yet. Getting back to the Super Bowl could certainly be at the top of the list.

The leadership of the University of Iowa Center for Advancement

We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Statement unless you have disabled them in your browser.