Events Calendar

Hancher Auditorium

141 Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52242

Upcoming Events

University Orchestra and Choirs Concert

Presented by the UI School of Music Timothy Stalter, conductor PROGRAM Messa di Gloria Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) Kyrie Gloria Credo ...

11/29 7:30pm
Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard is a musical force, equally respected as a jazzman and as a composer and performer of music for film—including the full catalogue...

12/1 7:30pm
Science on Tap - The History and Future of Automated Driving

Speaker: Dr. Dan McGehee (Director, National Advanced Driving Simulator; Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) This talk will discuss...

12/7 5:30pm
Straight No Chaser

Ten guys. No instruments. One unmistakable sound. A cappella powerhouse Straight No Chaser is bringing the holiday cheer to Hancher Auditorium. Since a video...

12/8 7:30pm
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, "A Celtic Family Christmas"

It truly is a family affair when Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy bring their Celtic—by way of Cape Breton, Canada—music to the stage for a holiday party....

12/13 7:30pm

Recent Events

Dance Gala 2017


Dance Gala 2017


Recent Activity

Craig Dresser

Craig Dresser left a positive review 10/7/2017

This was a wonderful talk. Ms. Wilson discussed not only the intersection between creative endeavors and politics, but also how that can be a positive thing rather than just an intimidating one. Smart, funny, self-reflective, I feel like I could listen to Ms. Wilson speak all day. Thanks to everyone involved for making this event happen.

Jean Donham

Jean Donham left a positive review 9/30/2017

What a charming and talented performer! Thank you, Hancher for sharing this experience with our community!

Brian Cariveau

Brian Cariveau left a positive review 4/20/2017

We continue to awake with peices from Pirates Of Penzance earworms playing in our heads. Bravo!

Samuel Gire

Samuel Gire left a review 3/29/2017

There was a lot of time spent introducing. I understand that people have a lot of successes, but when you list 500 of them, you forget all the ones in the middle. The speeches made reference to other people a lot, and I wanted to hear more about what the speaker thought personally. He was a very good speaker, though. Very funny and personable. I just wanted to hear more about his own experiences.

Karlyn Larson

Karlyn Larson left a positive review 3/30/2017

It was a delightful evening from start to finish. The 3 minute presentations were interesting, the musicians fabulous and Dr. Skorton was, as usual, entertaining and insightful.

Erica Larson

Erica Larson left a positive review 3/30/2017

Very informative. I especially enjoyed the exchange between Dr. Keller and Dr. Skorton.

Ellen Lewin

Ellen Lewin left a negative review 3/30/2017

I thought it was vapid and full of platitudes about the glories of graduate education. Considering that the Graduate College has been systematically undermining the quality of such education at the UI, the self-congratulatory tone of Dean Keller was hard to swallow. I always admired David Skorton, but he seems to have become a consummate bureaucrat. I thought perhaps he would take on some of the issues that are starkly important for such institutions as the Smithsonian under the Trump administration, but not a word. And considering all that, the lack of a Q&A with the audience was a serious problem.

Susan Assouline

Susan Assouline left a positive review 3/30/2017

Very uplifting presentation. So incredibly professional and articulate (not a surprise). Perfect complement to the graduate student 3-minute presentations and jazz performance. The Q & A was also great!
Wonderful evening.

Lucy Choisser

Lucy Choisser left a positive review 3/30/2017

This event was a gift from the University to faculty, staff and community members welcoming David Skorton back and hearing his views and wisdom. The after lecture dialogue was especially enjoyable, and the student presentations were inspiring.

Daisy Wang

Daisy Wang left a positive review 2/22/2017

IT WAS AMAZING. I was very moved by all the pieces and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Very well organized and beautiful.