Events Calendar

Hancher Auditorium

141 Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52242

Upcoming Events

Brian Stokes Mitchell with the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra

“The last leading man” comes to Hancher Auditorium to perform with University of Iowa student musicians under the baton of Dr. William LaRue Jones. A star of...

3/28 7:30pm
UI Symphony Orchestra w/ Brian Stokes Mitchell- Ticketed Event

“The last leading man” comes to Hancher Auditorium to perform with University of Iowa student musicians under the baton of Dr. William LaRue Jones. A star of...

3/28 7:30pm
Science on Tap - Metabolism: What it is and How to Keep that Youthful Bounce

Presenter: Charles Brenner (Professor, Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine) Description: Metabolism is our body’s operating system. Every idea...

3/29 5:30pm
Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic

Part of Embracing Complexity Created by Hamid Rahmanian, a Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker and visual artist, Feathers of Fire is an ambitious...

4/4 7:30pm
Bassem Youssef - Mission Creek Festival

From 2011 to 2014, Bassem Youssef hosted the satirical news program Al-Bernameg (The Show) in Egypt, earning a reputation as that country’s Jon Stewart....

4/7 7:30pm

Recent Events

Elias Quartet


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.