Breaking Barriers: Arts, Athletics, and Medicine (1898–1947)

Feb 8, 2022

04:30 PM

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Uncovering Hawkeye History: The Stories That Define Us

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.

Breaking Barriers: Arts, Athletics, and Medicine (1898–1947)

February 8

4:30 p.m. (CST)

Zoom Webinar

The UI frequently travels rare air—whether it’s fielding the nation’s first Black intercollegiate athlete, establishing the country’s top-ranked creative writing program, or developing breakthrough treatments and cures.

  • Lan Samantha Chang (93MFA), Iowa Writers’ Workshop director and acclaimed author
  • Quinn Early (87BA), Hawkeye football star and film producer
  • Patricia Winokur (88R, 91F), professor of internal medicine - infectious diseases

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