Safety

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Medicine Iowa Motion-sensing tools deployed in war on pathogens

By employing a video game system’s computer vision in a hospital room, a University of Iowa research team is pioneering an automated approach to track interactions between health care workers and patients, capturing previously elusive data to support the work of hospital epidemiologists.

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Working to improve our campus climate for everyone

The report of a racially motivated attack and subsequent investigation has been difficult for our University of Iowa community. Regardless of the outcome, this incident highlighted a level of fear and distrust on our campus that must and will be addressed.

9 tips to avoid phishing scams

For starters, don't respond to the initial contact
As part of its ongoing education and awareness efforts, the UI Information Security & Policy Office is reminding the campus to always be vigilant of “phishing” attacks—scams that use emails or phone calls to solicit personal or confidential information that the scammer uses illicitly.

Fourth finalist named for director of public safety position

Scott Beckner visiting Thursday, May 12, and Friday, May 13
On Wednesday, May 11, the UI announced the fourth candidate for the position of assistant vice president and director of public safety. Scott Beckner, director of public safety at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, will visit campus May 12 and 13.

Third finalist named for director of public safety position

Douglas Tripp visiting Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10
On Sunday, May 8, the UI announced the third candidate for the position of assistant vice president and director of public safety. Douglas Tripp, senior director of safety and security for Orange County Public Schools in Florida, will visit campus May 9 and 10.
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Our university will not tolerate racist actions

President Harreld: "We will not tolerate anything but a safe and inclusive campus for students of all backgrounds. No one should feel that their race or any aspect of their identity makes them a target. This kind of violence is unacceptable and must be denounced by the entire community."

A message to the university community

On May 4, the University of Iowa Police Department issued a Crime Alert after learning one of our students reported a racially motivated attack. We are saddened and outraged by the horrible event that transpired Saturday evening. This kind of violence is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Second finalist named for director of public safety position

Adam Garcia visiting Monday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 3
On Sunday, May 1, the UI announced the second candidate for the position of assistant vice president and director of public safety. Adam Garcia, director of police services at the University of Nevada, Reno, will visit campus May 2 and 3.

First finalist named for director of public safety position

Marc Cossich visiting Tuesday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 27
On Tuesday, April 26, the UI announced the first candidate for the position of assistant vice president and director of public safety. Marc Cossich, executive director of public safety and chief of police at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, will visit campus April 26 and 27.
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A new home base for changing the world

With a new, widened scope, UI women’s center gets bigger location
In addition to providing educational programming about preventing violence and discrimination, the UI Women’s Resource & Action Center offers a safe, welcoming space for students and community members, and its volunteers learn skills that last a lifetime.

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