Community Partner Spotlight: Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development

In Summer 2019, three graduate students (Paul Schmitt, Marie Culpepper, and Kathleen Shaughnessy) completed eight-week internships at Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development (IVRC&D), as part of an opportunity to explore how their academic training might translate into a variety of professions and workplaces. IVRC&D Executive Director Jessica Rilling shares a few details about the organization and its efforts to support and lift up the local community.

Humanities Graduate Education for the World’s Work Symposium: Reflection & Summary

On September 13 - 14th, with support from the Mellon Foundation and the University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Vice President for Research, the symposium brought together scholars and higher education advocates from across the nation, including speakers from seven institutions and two national associations representing eight states.

Humanities Graduate Education for the World’s Work: A Symposium

September 13–14, 2019 With generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Vice President for Research, the symposium brought together scholars and higher education…

Congrats to the Inaugural HPG Summer Interns!

2019 HUMANITIES FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD INAUGURAL CLASS OF SUMMER INTERNS The following humanities and humanities-adjacent University of Iowa PhD students have been competitively selected to spend this summer working with local arts and culture organizations on specific projects. They…

National Experiments in Career Diversity: Humanities for the Public Good Working Symposium

March 8, 2019  | Iowa City Public Library | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Across the country, leaders of PhD programs in the humanities face a conundrum. How can a department honor the subjects, methods, and practices of their disciplines while…

Mentoring with Diverse Humanities Careers in Mind: ImaginePhD Workshop for UI Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff

March 7, 2019 | Gerber Lounge, 3rd floor EPB | 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | ...with pizza! Across the country, humanities departments are designing more student-centered graduate programs. Many of those programs are re-envisioning the nature of mentoring as a more…