Charlotte Adams, a professor of dance at the University of Iowa since 1998, is reigniting her passion for performing via “Dancing on the Ceiling.”Lying on the floor was more appealing to her when she went back in the studio in May, she said with a laugh. She’s preparing for an evening of solo performances by six women ages 48 to 66 from across the country, who have accumulated more than 200 years of critically acclaimed experience as dancers, teachers and choreographers.
While Hancher’s Embracing Complexity initiative is bringing artists with Islamic cultural ties to Iowa City, nine University of Iowa students are fanning out across the state to gather the stories of Muslims living in Iowa. Enrolled in an independent study program through the UI theater department, they are spending the fall interviewing 30 to 50 Muslims of varying ages in urban and rural areas, from Iowa City and Cedar Rapids to Des Moines, Elkader and beyond.
Singer Azam Ali said she is “as American as you can be,” yet recently had racial insults hurled at her while shopping at a popular global foods store in Los Angeles. Born in Iran and raised in India from ages 4 to 14, she and her family came to the United States 1985. She became a citizen in 1990, while still a teenager. “I’ve been American longer than I’ve been any other identity,” she said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".