Articles from February 2022

Maya Mahony

A novelist's vision of hope

Maya Mahony, an MFA student in fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, has been passionate about immigration justice for quite some time, and those themes find their way into her stories.
Karina Kruth

Stumbling Across a Life Passion

When Karina Kruth moved to Iowa in 2009 to pursue a PhD in biochemistry, she did so with the intention of ultimately pursuing a career in patent law. Instead, she “stumbled across a life passion.”
Aaron Pang

Moving from the Stage to the Page

First-year Nonfiction Writing MFA student Aaron Pang uses performance and writing to share insights into life with a disability.
Headshot photo of White

Uncovering the long-term effects of safety net programs

Sociology PhD candidate KaLeigh White studies the ongoing effects of safety net programs on recipients’ wellbeing, health, and sense of autonomy.
Old Capitol water color painting

Artist celebrates UI’s rich history, global impact

Graduate student Gul Rukh Mehboob's watercolor painting of the Old Capitol was selected to celebrate the university’s 175 years as an institution and to commemorate the installation of President Barbara Wilson.
Mallory Tollefson

Imagining the Possibilities of Personalized Medicine

Fifth-year Biomedical Engineering PhD student Mallory Tollefson, who was awarded the 2021-2022 AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship, is using 3-D models of proteins to explore the possibilities of genome sequencing in personalized medicine.