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9:1

Student-to-faculty ratio

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350 +

Annual public performances

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450

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Events

Humanities for the Public Good Closing Symposium: A Celebration promotional image

Humanities for the Public Good Closing Symposium: A Celebration

Friday, March 1 10:00am to Saturday, March 2, 2024 3:30pm
Iowa City Public Library
This symposium is a culmination of the Obermann Center’s multi-year grant from the Mellon Foundation focused on the transformation of humanities graduate education, Humanities for the Public Good. During the last four years, over 100 faculty, staff, graduate students, and visiting speakers have envisioned and created a host of ways that graduates from humanities PhD programs can fuse their studies in specific disciplines with skills and learning experiences that prepare them to adapt the methods...

Student Recital: Ida Cornelia Beam Residency

Friday, March 1, 2024 1:30pm
Voxman Music Building
Student Recital: Ida Cornelia Beam Residency The students that worked with Martin Katz, 2024 Ida Cornelia Beam Visiting Guest Professor, will perform. The School of Music is incredibly excited to welcome Martin Katz as a 2024 Ida Cornelia Beam Visiting Guest Professor. His residency will be from Sunday, Feb. 25 until Friday, March 1. He will be working extensively with students across all studios in the School of Music, giving a lecture on what it takes to be a great collaborator...
Where is the Beat in That Note? How Musical Expertise Affects Music Perception promotional image

Where is the Beat in That Note? How Musical Expertise Affects Music Perception

Friday, March 1, 2024 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Voxman Music Building
Two experiments in rhythmic perception show how music psychology and performance science can add to our knowledge of human perception and cognition.

Faculty Chamber Recital: Tribute to Willie Ruff

Friday, March 1, 2024 7:30pm
Voxman Music Building
Faculty Chamber Recital: Tribute to Willie Ruff Katy Ambrose, horn William Menefield, piano This concert is free and open to the public.  View the program here: https://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/islandora/object/ui%3A30962
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