The University of Iowa

Creative Matters: Anne Bogart, theater director

Anne Bogart is one of the three Co-Artistic Directors of SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is a professor of theatre at Columbia University, where she runs the Graduate Directing Program.

She was a recipient of a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, the Richard B. Fisher Award, a USA Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and received the 2016 Alfred Drake Award from Brooklyn College.

Van Jones

Van Jones is the founder of Dream Corps, a justice incubator with an overarching goal to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity. A Yale-educated attorney, author of three New York Times nonfiction bestsellers, and a CNN contributor, Jones worked as an adviser to the Obama White House.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, and Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times #1 best-selling author. Her seventh book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, was published in September 2018 to critical acclaim and became an instant New York Times bestseller.

Embracing Complexity Lunch Series: Kinan Azmeh's CityBand

Join Hancher's Micah Ariel James and Chuy Renteria for a conversation with Kinan Azmeh's CityBand about the intersection between art and identity. Hancher’s Embracing Complexity project takes a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to building understanding of contemporary Islamic cultures and Muslim identity. This conversation will be recorded for distribution on the podcast Hancher Presents.

Science on Tap

Amb. McMullen (Ambassador in Residence, UI Department of Political Science) was the US Ambassador to the State of Eritrea, which is part of the Horn of Africa, from 2007-2010. During this presentation, he will share his experiences and insights into the politics of the Horn of Africa that contribute to the dynamic nature of war and peace in the region.

Speaker: Ambassador Ronald McMullen (Ambassador in Residence, Department of Political Science)

Light entrees, snacks, and refreshments will be available for purchase from the Stanley Café.

Stanley presentation of Catlett Holdings feat. Rufus Reid

In celebration of Rufus Reid's residency week with Hancher The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art will be showing its Elizabeth Catlett holdings. Dr. Joyce Tsai will pull the prints and present. Each session is limited to 25 participants. You will be contacted with a confirmation after sign up.

Rufus Reid will be a special guest on October 10 12:00pm-1:00pm. Other showings are:



Ticket Limit: Two per person.
Available in person only at the Hancher Box Office; not available by phone or online.
UI students with valid ID: Available Friday, September 21, 10 am–5:30 pm.
General public, ID required: Available Monday, September 24, 10 am–5:30 pm.


Science on Tap

The US Southwest is a stunningly beautiful and diverse region, with dramatic variation in physical environments and human cultures that developed in place over thousands of years. Momix's Opus Cactus at Hancher illustrates the Sonoran Desert in the south; to the northeast, University of Iowa researchers have studied Puebloan communities. Archaeologist Margaret Beck will describe her research with Matt Hill into Puebloan life during the Spanish colonial era, including use of the adjacent Great Plains as a refuge.

Science on Tap

Music therapy is provided in many settings, with a variety of individuals, to improve quality of life. Music therapy can be used in medical settings to help patients reduce pain perception and anxiety. Pain and anxiety after a surgery can be difficult for anyone to deal with, but it can be especially difficult for adolescents (and their parents) who undergo painful orthopedic surgery.