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UI continues to improve services for sexual assault survivors

New “soft space” interview room first of its kind in Johnson County
On Nov. 20, University of Iowa organizations dedicated a new “soft space” interview room designed to decrease stress and anxiety for survivors reporting sexual assault and other crimes to law enforcement.
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UI senior named Rhodes scholar

Jeffrey Ding excited to make the most of Oxford opportunity
Jeffrey Ding, a senior from Iowa City, was selected as one of 32 American Rhodes scholars on Nov. 22 from a field of 869 applicants; 90 are named worldwide.
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UI celebrates global giving with Gold Tuesday

UI faculty, staff, friends, and alumni can support the UI on Gold Tuesday (Dec. 1) a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

UI TIER Update: Nov. 20

As the UI moves forward with the Iowa Board of Regents' TIER project, campus leaders are committed to keeping colleagues informed. Here are the latest developments across academic and business cases.

Gifts Lauridsen Family Law Commons to open in late 2016

Students in the University of Iowa College of Law once again will have access to a collaborative learning space thanks to some generous Iowa Law School donors.

UI tightens security policies ahead of Purdue home football game

The UI Department of Athletics and UI Police ask that fans arrive early and come to the game prepared for a more extensive screening process modeled after the National Football League, which places restrictions on purses and handbags.
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Get to Know...Amy Brewster

Former Peace Corps volunteer builds relationships across campus and engages international alumni
The "Get to Know" series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and their outside interests. Today, we visit with Amy Brewster, International Programs' constituent relations manager.
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Old Gold: Civil rights activist donates rare material to UI

UI archivist cultivates friendship with key player in 1964 voter registration effort
Though Eric Morton had never been to Iowa, his friendship with University of Iowa student Steve Smith during a 1964 voter registration effort was so strong that he decided to leave his civil rights–related papers to the Department of Special Collections at UI Libraries. There they are housed alongside Smith’s.
UI seniors Jade Manternach and Hyejung Kim meet for the first time during the International Buddies kickoff event on Friday, Sept. 19

Enrollment of international students at UI soars

UI in top 50 for international student enrollment, has No. 1 study abroad program in India
The UI has the 47th-highest international student enrollment in the nation, out of 1,485 institutions in 2014-15, and is the No. 1 study abroad program in India, with no other U.S. college or university sending more students there, according to data released as part of the Open Doors Report.

UI honors five with Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Memorial Awards

Inaugural event honors members of the armed forces for exceptional service
The University of Iowa honored five members of the armed forces for exceptional service to both their country and the Hawkeye community with a new award on Thursday night.