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Arts courses will be offered as planned for the fall semester

UIMA's Big Boy wrapped in plastic sheeting.  
Photo by Tim Schoon.  

The University of Iowa will be back in business in the fall, and that will include the departments most affected by the flooding: the School of Music, the Department of Theatre Arts, and the School of Art and Art History, all of which are located next to the Iowa River on the arts campus.
"This university is known for its commitment to the arts, and we will honor that commitment to the fullest," says University of Iowa president Sally Mason.


Audio slide show: Cleaning up as waters go down

Experience the sights and sounds of the vast cleanup efforts taking place on the University of Iowa arts campus. Whirring drills, thudding hammers, and powerful water pumps provide the soundtrack to the work being done to remove flood-damaged materials from Art Building West and the UI Museum of Art.

Play the slide show...


Flood of 2008: Your stories of hard work, unity, sadness

At the Main Library, saving UI history

University Book Store settles into another temporary home

Preserving film from around the world

Emergency efforts on arts campus made a difference

Facilities Management's invaluable army of volunteers

News keeps flowing at the Daily Iowan

Rescuing, mourning pianos in School of Music



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President Mason thanks faculty, staff for efforts

"Dear Faculty and Staff,

Your response to the Flood of 2008 has been and continues to be magnificent. You have worked tirelessly to protect our campus. You have continued providing essential services throughout this unprecedented natural disaster. You have provided and continue to provide shelter for friends and neighbors whose homes were flooded. You have helped those same friends and neighbors as they begin what will be a long process of grieving and recovery."




“Our losses will be huge, but what we have saved will be even greater."

Donald Guckert
(Chronicle of Higher Education, June 27)

More quotes...

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Barbara Eckstein along Iowa River

Barbara Eckstein

A student of places builds community



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