Diversity

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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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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