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News

Oct 2019

Karen Carcia, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the University of Iowa Center for the Book, has been honored with the Emerging Educator award from the College Book Art Association, the international professional organization of book artists in higher education. The competitive award is given...

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Cat Liu poses in the UICB letterpress studio., Isabella Myers poses in the UI Libraries Conservation Lab.
Apr 2019

After many months of research, language study, and proposal writing, 2019 MFA graduates Cat Liu and Isabella Myers have been awarded Fulbright fellowships for research in, respectively, China and Cambodia. 

Cat will go to paper mills and the Jinling Scriptural Press in Nanjing, China, to...

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Feb 2019

The Center for the Book was well represented at the 2019 CODEX Book Fair, perhaps the world’s preeminent convention to show and sell fine press publications and artist books. It takes place every other year in Richmond, California. Five UICB alumni had tables, as well as three of our instructors...

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Jan 2019

Congratulations to Dong Dong for receiving this award! You can read more about Dong and her work at UI Libraries here.


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Jan 2019

Congratulations to MFA candidates Shoko Nakamura and Krista Narcisso! They were awarded Caxton Club Grants for the 2018-2019 application cycle. 

Shoko Nakamura uses everyday things, such as doughnuts, tulips, sandwiches, and cats as subjects for her artist's books. For her thesis project,...

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Events

Applications to the UICB MFA and Certificate due February 1st

February 1, 2020

The application deadline for Fall 2020 start for for all UICB Programs is February 1st, 2020. Information about admissions to each program can be found at the links below.

UICB MFA program

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Incoming MFA Exhibition and Reception

January 24, 2020

Please join incoming UICB MFA's Keren Alfred, Kimberly McCarthy, and Madison Bennett for their opening reception this Friday evening. Their show will run until 1/31/2020.

UICB in search of papermaker: review of applications begins January 15, 2020

January 15, 2020

The University of Iowa Center for the Book is hiring a papermaker. This is a 2-year, 50% Instructional Faculty Track position, in the MFA in Book Arts Program. In addition to teaching, the successful applicant will have access to the Paper Production Facility on the Oakdale Campus (pics here)....

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UICB Open House

December 13, 2019

Exhibits from UICB studio classes in lettering arts, papermaking, bookbinding, artist books, and letterpress printing will be on display. Work from UICB Faculty will be on display in the K.K. Merker Gallery. Ladies Typographic Union 2020 calendars will be available for purchase. $25 gets you a...

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Iowa Bibliophiles: My Life with Paper*--A talk with Tim Barrett

December 11, 2019

My Life with Paper*
(A most rewarding ride, with only a few diversions)

Join Tim Barrett, director of the UI Center for the Book and papermaking specialist, as he recounts his 47 year engagement in the craft, science, history and aesthetics of handmade paper. Tim will have paper...

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