The rainbow flag was out in full force for the Iowa City Pride Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 17.

Iowa City comes together for Pride Parade and Festival

Monday, June 19, 2023
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Pride Alliance Center finds new home on Melrose Avenue

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
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Finding Joy in Early Black Writing

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Latest DEI News

2 trials, 1 theme: White men taking law into their own hands

Friday, December 10, 2021
Ashley Howard, assistant professor of African American Studies, was interviewed by The Associated Press regarding the racial violence surrounding the trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and the men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery.

UI faculty, staff, and students recognized with First-Generation Awards

Thursday, November 11, 2021
.Four Hawkeyes were recognized at the First-Generation Students Awards and Recognition Ceremony Nov. 11 as part of the weeklong National First-Generation College Celebration.

5 honored with 2021 Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Five University of Iowa alumni and faculty who served their country in roles ranging from medical and preventative care for military personnel to organizing air war efforts during the Gulf War are being honored virtually with the 2021 Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award.

UI professor creates intellectual hub for Korean studies

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Hyaeweol Choi helped create the Korean Studies Research Network, an intellectual hub intended to expand the study and visibility of Korean history, society, and culture in the Midwest.

Hollingworth named to Big Ten Equality Coalition Executive Committee

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Liz Hollingworth, educational leadership professor and interim DEO in the University of Iowa College of Education, has been named to the Big Ten Equality Coalition Executive Committee for 2021-22.

Welcome to the fall 2021 semester, Hawkeyes!

Thursday, August 26, 2021
The University of Iowa welcomed students back to campus for the start of the fall 2021 semester and celebrated the return to an in-person experience with numerous OnIowa! events to help get them acclimated to campus.

Nugent named editor of The Iowa Review

Monday, August 2, 2021
Lynne Nugent has been named editor of The Iowa Review. She is the seventh editor in the half-century history of The Iowa Review and the first nonwhite person (she is Asian American) to serve in that role.

The long road to more accurate portrayals of Black LGBTQ people on television

Thursday, June 24, 2021
Alfred L. Martin Jr., assistant professor of media studies, authored this essay about the history of Black gayness in television and how representation can signal acceptance and normalcy that can be important for Black queer boys and men.

UI leaders, students honored at Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Two exceptional female University of Iowa leaders and educators were awarded the Susan C. Buckley Distinguished Achievement Award for Staff and May Brodbeck Distinguished Achievement Award for Faculty at the University of Iowa’s annual Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women on April 7

An Author Replies To The Unspeakable In Her 'Elegy' For Lynching Victim Mary Turner

Monday, March 22, 2021
A March 7 story about the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer whose May 2020 killing of George Floyd ignited a nationwide racial reckoning, shows why Rachel Marie-Crane Williams' new book is so essential right now. Williams is an assistant professor in the School of Art and Art History and Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies.

Sara Sanders named dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Sara Sanders has been named dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) after serving in the role as interim since July 2020. She will begin in the permanent role on March 15.

Reimagining Campus Safety Action Committee seeking feedback

Thursday, February 25, 2021
The University of Iowa is asking community members for feedback on three campus safety prototypes developed by the Reimagining Campus Safety Action Committee.

UI professor separates fact from fiction in ‘Judas And The Black Messiah’

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Simon Balto, assistant professor of history and African American studies at the University of Iowa, who’s currently working on a biography of Fred Hampton, says as beautifully as the film was shot and acted, “We didn’t really get a movie that had a lot to say coherently about what the Panthers were doing and why that was important.”

Tippie students capture diversity case competition honors

Friday, January 29, 2021
A team of University of Iowa students from the Tippie College of Business recently took third place in the National Diversity Case Competition.

Liz Tovar named executive officer for diversity, equity, and inclusion

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Liz Tovar has been named executive officer for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at the University of Iowa.

Campus Climate Survey results help define DEI priorities for 2021-22

Monday, January 25, 2021
Results of the 2020 Campus Climate Survey show that, on average, University of Iowa faculty, staff, and postdoctoral scholars feel valued and satisfied with the university and within their respective departments and units.

UI to implement 5 key DEI initiatives

Monday, January 25, 2021
In order to continue improving diversity, equity, and inclusion across campus and address specific areas outlined in the 2020 Campus Climate Survey results released earlier this week, the University of Iowa will implement five new initiatives.

Hawkeyes positioned for success despite these challenging times

Thursday, January 21, 2021
It goes without saying that life has been difficult and stressful for all of us, especially over the past year.

12 from UI included on 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America list

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
A former University of Iowa postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine worked with the biomedical journal publisher Cell Press to create a list of 1,000 Black scientists who are leaders in their fields.

Vyas receives early career achievement award from NASPA

Monday, November 16, 2020
Yashwant Prakash Vyas, assistant director of Diversity Resources in the University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, was awarded the 2020 NASPA Region IV-East Outstanding New Professional Award.