The University of Iowa

Urban Bush Women

Hair & Other Stories investigates issues of body image, race, gender identity, economic inequity, and more. Urban Bush Women—a contemporary dance company committed to pushing the boundaries of storytelling through spoken word, movement, and singing—enacts the everyday pursuit of the extraordinary.

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.

Storm Large

When Storm Large came to Club Hancher last season, she blew the doors off the place—so we’re taking the tempest outside. Bursting onto the scene on Rock Star: Supernova and then forging her own eclectic career, Large is a force of nature. From jazz standards to driving rock-n-roll, Large can do it all.

Diana Ross

From her early days as the leader of The Supremes to her landmark solo career, Diana Ross helped shape the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and paving the way for contemporary music. Don’t miss the concert event of the summer at Hancher.

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.

Science on Tap

Achieving educational equity remains a fundamental challenge in education policy and practice. This presentation will describe the work of the Equity Implemented Partnership which aims to improve the equitability of school experiences and outcomes for students in the Iowa City Community School District by making data-informed decisions, drawing on research-based solutions, and using an inclusive decision-making process.

Science on Tap

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges graduate students to communicate their research in three minutes or less in non-specialist language. Participants represent a diverse array of disciplines and areas of study, and reflect the passion and thirst for discovery common among all of Iowa's graduate students. This year's winners will join Science on Tap to showcase some of the diverse research being done on campus including second language acquisition, human toxicology, pharmaceutics and translational therapeutics, and geographical and sustainability sciences.

Science on Tap

Television shows like CSI and Silent Witness have created an exaggerated, rapid-fire perception of laboratory science. In reality, identifying the source of harmful exposures involves a network of specialists, advanced analytical methodology, and time. It is critical to accurately characterize the source of exposure in order to reduce the prevalence of acute and chronic illness.  Using case studies of pathogenic and chemical exposures, Drs.