Diversity

students at the challenge course

Building bridges via Iowa Edge

Program eases transition for first-generation students, those from underrepresented backgrounds
Iowa Edge is offered to students who come from underrepresented backgrounds and first-generation college students. The idea behind the program is to ease student concerns and ensure that participants successfully transition into college life at the UI.

Old Gold: Iowa alumna key in Chicago’s African-American literary movement

UI archivist notes centennial of poet Margaret Walker’s birth
Margaret Walker’s poetry collection "For My People" received top honors in the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 1942. UI archivist David McCartney says the work is as timely now as it was then.

Honors Peeples to be honored at AIChE Conference

Tonya Peeples, College of Engineering associate dean for diversity and outreach, and director of the Ethnic Inclusion Effort for Iowa Engineering program, has been selected by the Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) as a recipient of its new Pioneers of Diversity Award.
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Developing voices a world away

Women in Bahrain and Jordan build community of writers and explore artistic identity through IWP distance-learning course
Nearly 20 women in Bahrain and Jordan participated in A Room of One’s Own: Developing the Authorial Voice, a distance-learning course offered by the UI International Writing Program. The course focused on issues of artistic identity while fostering participants’ authorial voices and building a community of women writers.

University of Iowa strengthens commitment to diversity and inclusion

Chief Diversity Office to offer new certificate program for faculty and staff
Beginning this fall, the University of Iowa Chief Diversity Office will offer a non-credit bearing certificate program for faculty and staff who want to gain skills to contribute to the creation of a campus climate that supports safety and success for everyone at the university.
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Comparing law across the globe

Law course helps build connections, dialogue with international students
A unique University of Iowa law course has created an opportunity for Iowa students to build relationships with their counterparts on the other side of the world.

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