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College of Engineering research scholar to attend MIT conference

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Mechanical engineering research scholar Min-yeong Moon will attend 2018 Rising Stars workshop

Matsalyn Brown keeps her Tai Dam culture alive in Iowa

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Matsalyn Brown, executive assistant to three consecutive deans of the Tippie College of Business, came to Iowa with her family as part of former Governor Robert Ray's initiative to bring displaced people from Southeast Asia to the state. A member of the Tai Dam, Brown is keeping traditions alive.

Hancher programming director aims to develop unique collaborations—and make artists’ dreams come true

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Hancher Auditorium’s new programming director, Paul Brohan, says he plans to maintain and honor Hancher’s traditions while pushing forward on new initiatives and developing unique collaborations.

First report released from the UI employment practices review

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The law firm conducting a review of the University of Iowa’s employment policies and practices has submitted its first report. It includes an analysis of the university’s community policies on human rights, anti-harassment, sexual harassment, anti-retaliation, and violence, as well as policies specific to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

College of Engineering administrator champions diverse ideas and cultures, helps organize UI Powwow

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
As director of diversity programs and K–12 outreach in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, Tracy Peterson looks for ways to increase STEM learning opportunities for minority children. A citizen of the Navajo Nation, he also helped revitalize the annual UI Powwow, an event spotlighting Native American culture.

First-gen VP’s parting gift to the UI

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Lilián Sánchez, vice president of University of Iowa Student Government and a first-generation student, has helped organize the inaugural First-Generation Summit to help others overcome obstacles she faced as the first person in her family to attend college.

Distinguished Hawkeye helped advance racial equality in the US

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Luther Smith’s achievements were many. A Tuskegee Airmen pilot, he was a decorated World War II hero. He experienced discrimination throughout his life, especially after the war when he worked as an aerospace engineer, a time when few black men or women held such positions. He was also a Hawkeye.

Old Gold: Inspired by book, exhibit documents past experiences of African American students

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
An exhibit at the University of Iowa Main Library complements “Invisible Hawkeyes,” a 2016 book by two University of Iowa professors that explores the experiences of African American students on campus in the early to mid-20th century.

Working with college students perfect fit for social justice advocate

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Tab Wiggins, UI assistant director for multicultural programs, says she believes she was called to fight against the status quo. At first, she thought that meant a career in law. Then she thought she would teach high school. But as an undergraduate, she discovered her niche: working with college students.

Lena Hill on the importance of diversity at Iowa

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Lena Hill, associate professor of English and African American Studies and senior associate to the president, discusses the importance of continuing the University of Iowa's historic commitment to diversity. Hill also serves as the interim chief diversity officer and associate vice president at the UI.

Chief Diversity Office will work to improve campus climate in coming year

Thursday, January 18, 2018
The Chief Diversity Office outlined four priorities for the coming year at the office's annual Update on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Jan. 17.

UI Conversation Center: From classroom idea to changing lives on campus, in community

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
To help international students feel more involved on campus, a group of students developed the Conversation Center and a class that goes with it.

UI students to be honored for photography on campus and abroad

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
UI students studying abroad and international students in Iowa City have had their photos selected for the 2017 International Programs Annual Photo Contest as part of International Education Week. The UI was also one of only four U.S. schools to receive the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.

UI math class teaches important lessons behind ‘Hidden Figures’ story

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
After reading the book “Hidden Figures,” UI mathematics professor Cynthia Farthing created a course to teach students about women’s contributions to science and technology, and to encourage them to advocate for gender equality in the workplace.

Schott discusses how rural Iowa towns are responding to larger Latino populations

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Jeff Schott, director of the UI's Institute of Public Affairs, says increased Latino immigration has revived many Iowa towns, but the change can prove difficult.

Athletic department supporting University of Iowa with additional funding

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair Gary Barta explains a new way that the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is contributing to the University of Iowa.

A message from President Harreld: Why we are here

Thursday, August 17, 2017
University of Iowa President J. Bruce Harreld welcomes Hawkeyes back to Iowa City and reaffirms the UI’s commitment to maintaining a safe and inclusive campus where civil discourse and the respectful exchange of ideas can thrive.

University of Iowa celebrates opening of Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall

Friday, July 28, 2017
Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the dedication of the Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall, the University of Iowa’s newest and largest residence hall. Named for renowned sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett, the 303,000-square-foot building offers an impressive view of the Iowa River on the east side of campus.

Play based on UI professor’s research brings history to life in Keokuk and Coralville, Iowa

Friday, June 16, 2017
Research completed by Leslie Schwalm, UI professor of history and gender, women’s, and sexuality studies, has inspired a play written by UI graduate student Margot Connolly. Arts Share is bringing Cross-Examined, a play about the desegregation of Keokuk schools, to libraries in Keokuk and Coralville, Iowa.

President Harreld on public universities’ role in the democratization of higher education

Thursday, June 15, 2017
University of Iowa President J. Bruce Harreld discusses how public universities contribute to the continuing democratization of of higher education in the United States.