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

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Pride Alliance Center finds new home on Melrose Avenue

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UI professor tackles barriers to higher education for low-income and first-generation students

Thursday, May 18, 2017
A University of Iowa study shows that college admission officers are more likely to accept low-income students if they have a better understanding of the high schools those students attend. The findings will be discussed at a May 22 symposium at the UI College of Education.

Graduating finance major promotes cultural understanding, competence

Thursday, May 11, 2017
José Diaz, from Melrose Park, Illinois, is graduating from the UI with a degree in finance and will soon be working at JPMorgan & Chase’s Chicago office. Diaz came from humble beginnings and is positioning himself to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged and marginalized groups.

Brathwaite elected representative for National Black Graduate Student Association

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Don Brathwaite, a graduate student in the department of epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, was elected as the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA)’s North Central Regional Representative at the organization’s 29th national conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Improving teamwork with diversity

Monday, April 24, 2017
Students in the UI Tippie College of Business are asked to explore how their diverse identities allow them to make unique contributions to the teams they are a part of. Lecturer Pamela Bourjaily designed the exercise, which has been used every semester since the fall of 2015.

Finkbine Dinner celebrates 100-year milestone

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and alumni received some of the institution’s highest honors on April 11 at the 100th Finkbine Dinner.

UI College of Education grad student awarded grant from ALGBTIC

Monday, March 27, 2017
Haley Wikoff, a graduate student in the College of Education, and Meredith Rausch, an alumna of the College of Education, were the co-recipients of a $500 grant from ALGBTIC.

Watchwords: Free speech on college campuses

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Ahead of their Free Speech Day: Challenges of the First Amendment in Modern America event, “Iowa Now” sat down with Jasmine Mangrum and Josh Schoenfeld, vice president and president, respectively, of UI Graduate and Professional Student Government, to get their take on free speech issues on college campuses.

Diversity Catalyst Award recipients announced

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Six people have been selected to receive 2016–2017 Diversity Catalyst Awards, which are sponsored by the Chief Diversity Office and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.

UI receives prestigious award for campus internationalization

Thursday, March 9, 2017
The University of Iowa is one of only four schools in the United States to receive the prestigious 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

UI Fulbright alumna leads push to help minority students apply for, receive fellowship

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Noaquia Callahan, a Fulbright alumna at the UI, has founded a pilot program to help students from underrepresented groups learn about applying for the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright grants, among others. The Diversity International Scholarship Academy kicks off this spring.

UI College of Engineering partners with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for annual design challenge

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Hong Kong University students are working with UI students as part of the Virtual International Project Team program, a year-long design challenge that prepares students to work across borders. Long-standing partner Aix-Marseille University in France will continue to participate.

University to honor legacy of MLK

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The university will celebrate the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Service on Jan. 16 as well as a number of other events, including a lecture by writer and digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi, film screenings, symposiums, and more.

Theme Semester 2017: Our Lives Online

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
How have the Internet and technology changed us? Let’s take a closer look. Our Lives Online events begin with the UI’s WorldCanvass program at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and speaker Luvvie Ajayi at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Old Gold: Researching Seymour Gray Jr., civil rights activist and Hawkeye

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
UI archivist David McCartney is seeking to learn more about a 1965 graduate and political activist from Des Moines. Can you help?

Best campus clicks of the year

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Photographers in the University of Iowa’s Office of Strategic Communication submitted a gallery of some of their favorite work from 2016.

LGBTQ clinic at the University of Iowa offers relief

Monday, December 19, 2016
Built from the ground up out of a collective “dream,” today the University of Iowa LGBTQ clinic serves thousands of patients from all over the Midwest and has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as “a leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.”

A new leader for the UI Department of Biology

Monday, December 5, 2016
On July 1, 2016, Diane Slusarski became departmental executive officer of the University of Iowa Department of Biology. Slusarski is the first woman to lead the department, and she aims to set a new course while being an example of female leadership in a STEM field.

Kilgo receives Diversity Catalyst Award

Friday, December 2, 2016
Cindy Ann Kilgo, a doctoral candidate in educational policy and leadership studies, was one of six recipients to be given the Diversity Catalyst Award by the UI Chief Diversity Office.

UI earns No. 1 ranking in university website accessibility

Monday, November 28, 2016
The University of Iowa ranks first in the nation in an assessment of how accessible its websites are to people with disabilities.

Maintaining an inclusive campus

Friday, November 18, 2016
The University of Iowa continues to be a destination for international students and has implemented several new programs to help make their adjustment to life in the United States, Iowa City, and on the UI campus as smooth as possible.