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Enjoy the best moments of 2023 in this photo gallery, video

From electrifying sporting events and breathtaking performances, to proud achievements in the classroom, 2023 has been a year to remember at the University of Iowa. Relive all of the amazing moments with this photo gallery and video.

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On Demand: Holidays with the Hawkeyes

What better way to start the holidays than by celebrating the Hawkeyes. Enjoy warm season’s greetings from campus in this special program, which features holiday performances by the UI School of Music, from the comfort of your home.

Graduates at fall 2023 commencement

Photo gallery celebrates fall 2023 graduates

Nearly 1,700 students received their degrees last week during fall 2023 commencement, marking the momentous occasion with loved ones before representing the Hawkeyes in a variety of fields. Check out this photo gallery to relive the special weekend.

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Building on more than 175 years of progress

Since welcoming its inaugural class of 124 students in 1855, the UI has grown into a top institution with more than 30,000 students. Now, the launch of the historic Together Hawkeyes campaign promises to transform the campus once again. To celebrate this new period of progress, let’s look back on how far we’ve come and what’s on the horizon.

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Ring in the new year with the Hawkeyes at the Citrus Bowl

Whether you’re traveling to Orlando, Florida, or watching from home, here’s everything you need to know to cheer on the Iowa football team when it meets Tennessee in the Citrus Bowl. The game will be televised on ABC at noon CST on Monday, Jan. 1. Happy New Year and Go Hawks!

Caitlin Clark shooting a layup at an Iowa game

Happy holidays! Get discounted tickets to see Iowa basketball teams at Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Stuff those stockings with Iowa basketball tickets discounted exclusively for faculty and staff. The Hawkeye men (Dec. 29) and women (Dec. 21, Dec. 30, Jan. 2) host four games over break and you’re invited to join the fun with student ticket pricing. Simply enter STUDENT4ADAY in the promo code box and make some noise for the Hawkeyes. Tickets are general admission and limited to four per order while supplies last.

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UI grants to fund five faculty projects in the arts, humanities

The Office of the Vice President for Research’s Arts and Humanities Initiative will fund five projects that allow Iowa faculty to create new scholarly and creative works. Read more about the projects, from creating a concerto with a Grammy-nominated composer to filming a documentary about a family of artists.

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UI research details how solar wind disappeared on Mars

Last year, the continuous solar wind on Mars suddenly ceased. The rare event was captured by the Solar Wind Ion Analyzer instrument on MAVEN, which was designed and built at Iowa. A group of researchers recently published a study on what occurred, co-authored by Jasper Halekas, professor in the UI Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Sarah, Hailey, and Katie Kingsbury

3 sisters hear call to help patients at top-ranked Iowa programs

Some sisters share hobbies, but these three share a career path. Sarah, Hailey, and Katie Kingsbury all were accepted into Iowa’s clinical doctoral program in audiology, ranked No. 2 nationally and consisting of just six to 12 students. While having similar beginnings, each sister is forging their own path to helping others.

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UI to preserve early Czech recordings with help of Grammy Museum grant

Thanks to a grant from the Grammy Museum Grant Program, early Czech music soon will be more accessible to the UI community, the state of Iowa, and listeners everywhere. The funds will be used by the UI’s Rita Benton Music Library to digitize and preserve early Czech music, poetry, stories, and comedy from 1903 to 1908 that is preserved on more than 170 wax cylinders donated to the university.

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