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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Kedibona “Kedi” Ochs hopes to create a classroom for students that fosters inclusivity and compassion. Ochs, who was recently awarded the spring 2019 Mary Maxine Redmond Scholarship, was also selected as the spring 2019 College of Education commencement speaker.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
The University of Iowa has been chosen to participate in the 2019–20 inaugural First Forward cohort by the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and the Suder Foundation.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Recognizing the desire for family and friends of international students to share in the joy of commencement, the University of Iowa recruits volunteers to interpret the ceremonies in different languages.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Elizabeth Lara has been hired as the new diversity, equity, and inclusion director in the Graduate College.
Friday, April 19, 2019
UI alumni Tanner Salinas, a graduate of the UI REACH program, is a guest services employee for the Chicago Cubs. “In my mind, I think, yes, I have a disability, but I can do whatever you can do ...,’’ says Salinas, who has cerebral palsy.
Monday, April 15, 2019
Cassie Harrington has been named to serve as the interim student diversity, equity, and inclusion liaison in addition to her current position as assessment and evaluation program coordinator in the college’s student affairs office.
Monday, April 15, 2019
TaJuan Wilson, executive director of Student Programs and Diversity and assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, has been named the University of Iowa’s new associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion. He will begin on June 28.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Results from the University of Iowa’s first-ever comprehensive campus climate surveys show that a vast majority of respondents say they are satisfied with their decision to work at the UI or satisfied with the overall campus experience.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
University of Iowa graduate student Andrew Tubbs uses personal experiences and his passion for the arts to support and advocate for people with disabilities on campus and in the community.
Monday, March 25, 2019
Born with cerebral palsy, no one thought Tanner Salinas would live. Twenty-four years later, Salinas is a college graduate thanks to the UI College of Education's REACH program, and is working for the Chicago Cubs.
Sunday, March 24, 2019
A university search committee has announced the final candidate for the new associate vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Iowa.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Iowa Law student Winnie Uluocha established an endowment that will help cover the costs of visits to the College of Law for students from underrepresented groups. Uluocha, a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at Iowa Law, hopes the endowment will create a more diverse campus.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
A university search committee has announced the first candidate for the new associate vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Iowa.
Monday, March 4, 2019
Katrina Sanders, University of Iowa College of Education associate professor, has been awarded a 2019 Sabbatical Research Grant, funded by the Lily Endowment through the Louisville Institute, to complete a book titled, "The Rise and Fall of Black Catholic Education in a Changing South, 1886-1976."
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
The University of Iowa search committee for the new associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion has selected four final candidates. The candidates will visit campus in March to participate in public forums and meet with administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
Friday, January 25, 2019
A $285,000 grant from the Iowa Governor’s STEM Council will help the University of Iowa expand its STEM Innovator program, which encourages Iowa middle and high school students to become entrepreneurs or consider careers in innovative STEM fields.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
The latest episode of IPTV's Greetings from Iowa features the Oakdale Community Choir, directed by UI Associate Professor of Music Education Mary Cohen.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Cedar Falls native Matt Slykhuis once flew Army air ambulances into combat zones in Afghanistan. Now he's training for a quieter military career as a Masters in Accountancy student at UI's Tippie College of Business.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
An International Programs initiative pairs international and domestic students to forge new connections and lasting friendships.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
The University of Iowa College of Education is collaborating with K–12 schools in a new program to encourage gifted students in rural areas of Iowa to take rigorous STEM classes and pursue careers in those fields.