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

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Pride Alliance Center finds new home on Melrose Avenue

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Finding Joy in Early Black Writing

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Latest DEI News

A message from President Harreld and Provost Fuentes on the killing of George Floyd

Monday, June 1, 2020
The anger, sadness, and fear felt by our community, and specifically Black communities across our nation, over the killing of George Floyd are justified.

Vyas receives Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars staff award

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Yashwant Prakash Vyas, assistant director of Diversity Resources in the University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, was awarded the 2020 Edward S. Blankenship Outstanding Staff Award from Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars.

Search firm for new associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion to meet virtually with stakeholders

Thursday, April 16, 2020
The search firm assisting with the hiring of a new University of Iowa associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion will host virtual meetings with campus stakeholders on April 21-22 to understand the job and the preferred qualities in potential candidates.

UI’s first postdoc faculty fellows announced

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Four postdoctoral scholars comprise the University of Iowa Office of the Provost’s first cohort in the Provost’s Postdoctoral Faculty Fellowship Program. The program is intended to serve as a pipeline to tenure-track positions.

UI begins strategic planning process for 2021 to 2026

Thursday, April 9, 2020
The University of Iowa has announced the members of the Strategic Plan Development Group that will lead the development of the UI Strategic Plan 2021–2026.

Co-chairs named for associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion search

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The co-chairs will lead a committee tasked with selecting the next associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Student Disability Services office to move to University Capitol Centre

Thursday, January 23, 2020
The University of Iowa Student Disability Services (SDS) office, currently located in the basement of Burge Residence Hall, will move into a temporary location on the first floor of University Capitol Centre.

Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will continue to advance the DEI Action Plan in coming year

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
To reach the goals outlined in the Excellence through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan, the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will continue to work on critical tasks and collaborate with campus partners.

UI awarded $1M grant to train students who speak ASL as vocational rehabilitation counselors

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Thanks to a nearly $1-million-dollar federal grant received by the University of Iowa College of Education, individuals who are deaf or with hearing loss will be able to receive services from vocational rehabilitation counselors who speak American Sign Language (ASL).

Schwalm named a North American Teaching Partner with the Colored Conventions Project

Monday, September 9, 2019
Leslie Schwalm, University of Iowa professor of history and chair of the Department of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, has been named as a North American Teaching Partner with the Colored Conventions Project.

A fall welcome message from President Harreld

Thursday, August 29, 2019
President Harreld welcomes new and returning Hawkeyes to campus for the fall semester and discusses some of the upcoming decisions and potential changes at the university in the coming year.

Back-to-school, in photos

Thursday, August 29, 2019
In the days before the start of classes, new students came together to bond with one another and learn about the Iowa experience. Check out a photo gallery of their experiences, including Iowa Edge activities, Kickoff at Kinnick, Convocation and the Block Party, and more.

Celebrating those who are 1stGen@Iowa

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Angela Lamb, assistant director of academic support and retention at University College, talks about her experience as a first-generation college student, as well as some of the programs and initiatives available to first-generation students at the University of Iowa.

Being a member of the Hawkeye family is about more than wearing black and gold

Monday, August 26, 2019
In this welcome message to campus, President Harreld and Provost Montse Fuentes outline Iowa’s principles and present university resources available to the Hawkeye community.

Associate VP for diversity, equity, and inclusion resigning, moving to Office of the VP for External Relations

Thursday, August 15, 2019
TaJuan Wilson, University of Iowa associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, has chosen to resign his current position and move to the Office of the Vice President for External Relations to support special projects for the university.

UI, DMACC partner to increase diversity in math education

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
A new collaborative project between the University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College aims to increase the number of secondary school mathematics teachers from underrepresented communities in Iowa teaching in high-need school districts.

Webinars help international students acclimate to Iowa before they leave home

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The University of Iowa’s International Programs office produces a series of 10 pre-arrival webinars for incoming students that provide information about being successful at UI and life in Iowa City and the U.S.

First-year rural students learn research through special Iowa program

Monday, July 8, 2019
A select group of first-year students from rural Iowa communities is learning about research as Rural Scholars. The program was created five years ago by Scott Shaw, associate professor of chemistry, who wasn’t exposed to research as an undergraduate.

University of Iowa PhD student talks about how free and once-captive African Americans came together in Colored Conventions during the 1800s

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
University of Iowa PhD student Dwain Coleman talks about how in the 1800s, free and once-captive African Americans came together in what were called Colored Conventions. Coleman is involved in the first pilot satellite partner of the acclaimed national Colored Conventions Project.

UIowa’s Afro House, A Safe Space for Black Students

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Since 1968, the Afro-American Cultural Center at the University of Iowa has served as a welcoming and empowering space for the university’s Black students, faculty and staff to find community, engage in activism, receive support and culturally engage with others on and off campus.