Diversity

Maria Nunez-Hernandez in lab

The UI's science guides

Iowa Biosciences Academy encourages underrepresented students to attend graduate school
For 16 years, the Iowa Biosciences Academy has helped UI undergraduates from groups underrepresented in the sciences navigate their academic paths, including paid research work with faculty mentors, career counseling, and help with graduate school applications.
Maj. Chris Guderski rappels about 66 feet from the rafters to the court in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

ROTC from the rafters

Rappelling demonstration marks 100th anniversary of Reserve Officers' Training Corps
To help the Iowa ROTC Detachment celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, the UI Army ROTC cadre conducted a rappelling demonstration in Carver-Hawkeye Arena during the UI wrestling meet on Feb. 5.
theme semester wordmark

UI unveils second Theme Semester: Just Living

Classes, events to focus on social justice
UI leaders ask campus and community to engage in thoughtful discussion and understanding of differences.
Sherry Watt meets with a group

Dialogue across differences

Watt selected as Chief Diversity Office's inaugural faculty fellow
Sherry Watt was recently selected as the UI Chief Diversity Office’s inaugural faculty fellow, a cornerstone of the university’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
georgina dodge lecture

Chief Diversity Office shares update on diversity and inclusion

Progress being made, but work still ahead
The University of Iowa is making progress, but there’s still work to be done to advance diversity and inclusion, and create a welcoming environment for all. That was the message during the Chief Diversity Office’s Update on Diversity and Inclusion.
Dancing during Power Hour

Six things to do this spring

Don't miss these landmark moments on the UI campus this semester
The University of Iowa's spring semester promises to be eventful. Make sure to add these six events to your calendar!
color portrait of Sam Watkins in front of MLK portrait

Get to Know…Sam Watkins

Graphic design student paints image for MLK poster
The "Get to Know" series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and outside interests. Meet senior graphic design student Sam Watkins, who painted eight portraits of Martin Luther King Jr. that comprise an Iowa Memorial Union exhibition called "Keep Moving Forward."

Student housing campaign targets prejudice

Increasing diversity prompts effort to make all campus residents feel at home
Concerns about race relations on college campuses made national news last fall. At the University of Iowa, where the first-year class is the most diverse in school history, there is an effort afoot to ensure that the residence halls provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all 6,000 residents.

A message of inclusion

The University of Iowa reaffirms its commitment to diversity, decency, and respect
University of Iowa administrators ask for community support rejecting instances of harassment and hateful behavior and upholding the UI's policies for diversity and inclusiveness. Officials also applaud the efforts of students, faculty, and staff who have gone beyond a mere personal commitment and have organized collective anti-discrimination action.

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