February 2010

Live Discussion with Yasser Abdel-Latif, Feb. 26th, 2PM


The Writing University website will host an online chat with International Writing Program alum Yasser Abdel-Latif at 2:00 p.m. (CST) Friday, Feb. 26th. Abdel-Latif will discuss modern literature in Egypt, his experience in Iowa among IWP writers, as well as his philosophy of teaching writing.

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Miniature Books Collection at the UI Libraries

A tiny collection of books held in Special Collections is dwarfed by the library's other five million volumes. These 4,500 itsy-bitsy books are “miniatures.” From pocket-size to micro-miniature, most books in the collection were donated by one person, Charlotte M. Smith. The gift inspired others to add to the collection. Visitors may get an up-close look at the miniatures in Special Collections on the third floor of UI Main Library.

UI 'Student Book Collection Competition' Announced


The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is calling all book-collecting students to enter its first Student Book Collection Competition. The contest is sponsored by the CLAS, University Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives, and the Center for the Book.

Geoffrey Becker reading

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