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Uncovering Hawkeye History: The Stories That Define Us

Artistic innovators. Athletic breakthroughs. Life-changing discoveries.

Since 1847, the University of Iowa has broken barriers and blazed new trails as a beacon for learning, creativity, and collaboration. Join university archivist and storyteller David McCartney and leading experts from multiple fields to uncover the hidden stories that define Iowa.

Don't miss this interactive, four-part online series exploring the University of Iowa's widespread impact.

Before the celebrations begin for our 175th anniversary next month, we'll dig deep into our storied past—and look ahead to a bright future—to uncover what makes Iowa a dynamic university that's always moving forward. 

February 1 – Educating Iowa: A University of Exploration (1847–1897)
February 8 – Breaking Barriers: Arts, Athletics, and Medicine (1898–1947)
February 15 – Endless Innovation: An R1 Research Institution (1948–1997)
February 22 – The Next Chapter: Blazing New Trails (1998–2047)


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