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Get to Know Barbara Wilson, Iowa's New President

Barbara Wilson has always been captivated by the power of words, recognizing that what we speak and write matter.

That fascination naturally drove her to become a book lover, communication professor, and researcher who has studied the impact of media on children. But Wilson never imagined her passion for words would one day lead her to Iowa City—a UNESCO City of Literature—where on July 15 she became the 22nd president of the University of Iowa.

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