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guzman
October 26, 2017

Student Finds Gentrification Hits Too Close to Home

Jaime Guzmán has seen the effects of gentrification first-hand. The 4th year PhD student in communication studies is examining the impact of gentrification on lower-income communities of color, starting with his hometown of East Los Angeles, a Latinx and migrant community, predominantly of Mexican heritage.




kiruna
September 28, 2017

Photos Bring Environmental Issues into Focus

In the summer of 2016, Nicole Miller traveled to Northern Sweden to research a recent land victory of the indigenous Sami people. Land right victories are rare in the history of the Sami, and she wanted to learn more about it.

When Miller arrived in the Swedish town of Kiruna, she learned of another impending problem—the towns of Kiruna and Malmberget (120 km south of Kiruna) are sinking. 



ramasasa
August 31, 2017

Award-Winning Lamont Clarinetist Finds Inspiration and Opportunity Daily 

Lamont senior Guillermo Ramasasa did not start out his musical career by choice. “My dad put me into music by force,” he said with a smile, to carry on the legacy of his saxophone-playing grandfather, who shares his name. It was not an auspicious beginning: the clarinetist wanted to play trombone, but his band director handed him a trumpet instead. It didn’t go well. “The first day I took my trumpet home, I broke it,” he laughed.

alicia mountain poetry prize
August 25, 2017

Creative Writing Student Awarded Poetry Prize

The University of Iowa Press has awarded PhD creative writing student Alicia Mountain its 2017 Iowa Poetry Prize for her book of poetry High Ground Coward. Since 1987, the prize has been awarded annually for an unpublished poetry collection. Only poets with previously published work were eligible until 2001, when the award was opened to all poets.

smith
July 27, 2017

Student Uses Policy Expertise as a Voice for Urban Social Change

Morgan Smith has seen the truth firsthand: local policymaking is the best way to enact social change. Drawn to the analytical rigor of economics and the practical applications of public policy, Smith chose to double-major in the two subjects, which has helped shape his overarching interest in and approach to urban policy.

 

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Walid Hedidar — July 2017
Student's Research Gets a Boost from AHSS Grant
Quinn Goodrich — May/June 2017
Life Experiences Shape Grad's Artwork
Anthony Adu — March/April 2017
Student Discovers All the World's a Stage
Jimmy Hessler — January/February 2017
Student Uses Soccer to Instill Community Values
Rebekah Lee — December 2016
A Love of Spanish and Teaching takes Student to South America
Elaine Penagos — November 2016
Grant Leads to Exploration of Latinx Religious Devotion
Chris Glassman — October 2016
Lamont Senior Slides to Victory
Cassy Hite — September 2016
Endless Possibilities in Store for First-Year Student
Peter Leach — August 2016
Student Advisory Council President Leads in Life and Academia