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Pentacrest then

The University of Iowa then and now

Browse a collection of striking photos from Iowa's past alongside images from the present day.
UIowa campus in spring

39th annual Presidential Lecture: Proud Legacy, Promising Future

This year’s Presidential Lecture features presentations from three of Iowa’s most distinguished areas: health care, writing, and space physics.
UIowa president Barbara Wilson

Installation ceremony for President Barbara Wilson will be Feb. 25

The installation ceremony for the University of Iowa’s 22nd president, Barbara Wilson, will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Hancher Auditorium.
A woman (Gul Rukh Mehboob ) standing outdoors with the University of Iowa Old Capital building in the background

Artist celebrates UI’s rich history, global impact

University of Iowa PhD student Gul Rukh Mehboob's watercolor painting of Old Capitol was selected to celebrate the university’s 175 years as an institution and to commemorate the installation of President Barbara Wilson.
University of Iowa capitol building historical drawing

Things We Love About the University of Iowa at 175

In celebration of the university’s 175th anniversary, here are some rousing facts from its past and present that every loyal Hawkeye should know.
University of Iowa commencement from 1910

175 years, more than 400,000 degrees

Since its founding in 1847, the University of Iowa has delivered life-changing experiences in and out of the classroom. See our impact in this infographic.
Profile photo of Iowa experimental psychologist Ed Wasserman and a pigeon

Iowa Psychologist Ed Wasserman Investigates the Origin of Innovation

The Ponseti Method. The butterfly stroke. Field of Dreams. These are just a few of the Iowa-hatched ideas that have changed the world during the University of Iowa’s 175-year history.
Black and Gold History

175 years: Black and gold history

2021 also marks 100 years since the business school was elevated to college status. To commemorate these huge milestones, we are taking a look back in time with a flashback tour to the start of it all!
Photo from 1937 of three male students studying in a Quandrangle dorm room

Old Gold: Residence Hall Life Over the Years

A new library exhibit offers a glimpse into 175 years of student life at the University of Iowa.
An aerial photograph of the Pentacrest at the University of Iowa at dusk, looking west.

UI to mark 175 years in 2022

The University of Iowa will celebrate its 175th anniversary in 2022, with special events and activities planned throughout the academic year, including special exhibits at UI Libraries and Pentacrest Museums.