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The University of Iowa

Fall 2013


Kick-starting the Class of 2017

UI president talks tuition freezes, fundraising, and

Paper or pixels?

Letter from Tom Rocklin

What's coming up on campus?

Good for business

Student phone calls to alumni help improve people skills, raise funds


One for the books


What's coming up on campus?

Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

Located to the northeast of UI Hospitals and Clinics, this new facility will contain six floors of research labs, with experts working on some of the most pressing biomedical issues of our time, including cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.

Completion projected for June 2014

Children's Hospital drawing

Children's Hospital

Across the street from Kinnick Stadium, this new 14-level, 192-bed health care facility will unite children’s medical services in one building and enhance patient care for Iowa’s youngest patients. Student philanthropy Dance Marathon has pledged $5 million to the building.

Completion projected for March 2016

West Campus Residence Hall drawing

West Campus Residence Hall

This new residence hall will house 501 students. Floor plans call for pods of 26 to 28 students in double rooms living in communities based on common academic goals and interests. It is the first residence hall to be built on campus since 1968.

Completion projected for May 2015

Hancher Replacement rendering

Hancher replacement

This project replaces the flooded Hancher Auditorium, which has been closed since 2008 and is slated for demolition. The new facility, which will include an 1,800-seat auditorium with two balconies and separate rehearsal space, will be located to the north of the current location.

Completion projected for May 2016

Iowa Memorial Union renovation rendering

Iowa Memorial Union renovation

The basement of this student activity hub has been closed since it flooded in 2008. A mitigation project includes a complete lower-level renovation and the construction of a permanent floodwall integrated into the landscaping.

Completion projected for June 2015

Art Building replacement

Art Building replacement

The Art Building was yet another victim of 2008 flooding, so a new home for many studio arts programs is being constructed just northwest of Art Building West. The original portion of the 1930s-era Art Building, which includes Grant Wood’s studio, will be preserved.

Completion projected for June 2014

School of Music replacement

School of Music facility replacement

The School of Music’s 450 students have been utilizing interim facilities across campus since Voxman Music Building was flooded in 2008. A new facility under construction in downtown Iowa City will include 200- and 700-seat recital halls.

Completion projected for August 2016


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