Diversity

Diversity

Main Page Content

Dodge stresses equity in education

Published
2014.04.22
Georgina Dodge

UI Chief Diversity Officer Georgina Dodge says Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling allowing states to prohibit public universities from considering race in admissions will not impact the UI, but she hopes the move will get society talking about differences between equality and equity. Story from: KGAN

KGAN

Spotlight: Trading sandals for trash bags

Published
2014.04.08
Blake Rupe

For most students, summers are filled with bikinis and beach balls; however, for Blake Rupe, a UI graduate student from Ottumwa, Iowa, her beach gear consisted of safety gloves and sanitary bags as she conducted research on the garbage presence in Veracruz, Mexico. Story from: International Accents

International Accents

Iowa Now Minute 4/18/2014

IowaNow Minute 4/18/2014Watch Iowa Now Minute, a weekly recap of the top stories at the University of Iowa.

See a roundup of recent University of Iowa activities, research, public engagement, and campus life in Iowa Now Minute. Video

UI symposium examines women in politics

The University of Iowa's Public Policy Center will examine the role of women in politics and their representation in state and federal executive and legislative bodies, in a day-long symposium on Friday, April 18, at the Old Capitol Museum in Iowa City. Story

UI named mentoring center for minority graduate students

Phillip Kutzko speaking with his class

The University of Iowa has been awarded $1.2 million to establish one of only five University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring in the nation. The three-year grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recognizes the UI's long history of recruiting and educating minority students in STEM fields. Story

UI distinguished alumna to discuss 'beyond test scores' April 23

portrait of Cynthia BoardSchmeiser

Cyndie Schmeiser, who has had an impact on the education of nearly every student in the United States through her work at ACT and the creation of the Common Core State Standards, will speak at UI College of Education’s Distinguished Speaker Series Wednesday, April 23, at 1 p.m. in N140 Lindquist Center. Story

Old Gold: Hawkeyes fight for civil rights

African-American children gather around a voter registration booth in the early 1960s

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a time when many civil rights organizations across the country committed to registering African-Americans to vote in Mississippi. Now, staff in UI Archives and the Historical Iowa Civil Rights Network are looking to capture the stories of the students who contributed to the effort. Story

UI hosts community summit on sexual assault

Published
2014.04.12
Georgina Dodge

The UI Department of Communication Studies held a community summit to raise awareness about rape culture: "People need to understand that it does take all of us within the community to get some traction on this," said UI Chief Diversity Officer Georgina Dodge. Story from: KGAN

KGAN

Top student employees

Student at work on a computer with a simulated human avatar.Dave Bein talks about his work with the Virtual Soldier Research lab in this video from fall 2012. Bein was just named the UI and State of Iowa student employee of the year. Video by David Gamradt.

Dave Bein, a third-year mechanical engineering major originally from Silvis, Ill., has been named the State of Iowa student employee of the year, one of seven University of Iowa students recognized for exemplary performance in campus jobs. Video

Celebrating diversity catalysts

The UI Chief Diversity Office invites members of the campus and community to celebrate distinctive and innovative diversity contributions at the 15th annual Diversity Catalyst Award Reception Tuesday, April 15, in the Second Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union. Story

Pages

Subscribe to Diversity