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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Universities’ veterans groups to march 344 miles toward increased awareness of suicide

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
This week, veterans groups at the Universities of Iowa and Nebraska will be using a 344-mile ruck march not to build strength but to build awareness about one of the most serious issues facing veterans today: suicide.

Honoring the University of Iowa’s veterans

Monday, November 14, 2016
The University of Iowa Veterans Association and Iowa Reserve Officers’ Training Corps honored Iowa’s veterans during the week of Nov. 6–12 with a reveille ceremony and the fourth annual Veterans Day flag display on the west lawn of the Pentacrest.

UI leads consortium to increase diversity and dual-career recruitment

Monday, November 14, 2016
A new nonprofit regional job consortium will help the University of Iowa and area employers build a diverse employee base and recruit dual-career couples.

Timeline of LGBTQ milestones at the University of Iowa

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Iowa has long been a trailblazer in working to become a more inclusive and welcoming institution for LGBTQ+ individuals. Read about these significant milestones in the university’s journey.

Celebrating points of pride

Thursday, November 10, 2016
The University of Iowa’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Resource Center recently marked a decade of serving the community.

UI honors five with Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Memorial Awards

Monday, November 7, 2016
The University of Iowa will honor five members of the armed forces for exceptional service to both their country and the Hawkeye community on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Learning the law across cultures

Monday, November 7, 2016
The Global Ambassadors Program is aimed at providing a built-in support system for Iowa Law’s international student body.

5 GIS projects that are changing the way we understand racism

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Within the fields of history and journalism, the use of geographic information systems (GIS) has greatly changed the way we visualize, understand, and analyze racial bias within the United States and around the globe. One such project, by UI history professor Colin Gordon, receives recognition in Forbes.

Calling all bilingual teachers: Iowa wants you

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Lia Plakans, associate professor of education at the University of Iowa, discusses the high demand for bilingual teachers in Iowa.

African American students and alumni build community at the UI

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Co-organizers Lena Hill and Michael Hill are providing students with the opportunity to meet and develop mentoring relationships with African American alumni.

Old Gold: MLK’s campus lecture more than 50 years ago remains relevant

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
During a 1959 visit to the University of Iowa campus, Martin Luther King Jr. stressed what he saw as a growing obstacle to social progress: apathy.

#HawksDontHate on social media

Monday, September 12, 2016
The #HawksDontHate social media campaign encourages members of the University of Iowa community to build a more inviting, inclusive space for students to interact in online.

UI names residence hall after Elizabeth Catlett

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The UI has proposed naming the Madison Street Residence Hall after renowned sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett, the first African American woman to receive an MFA at the University of Iowa.

A place that feels like home

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
This summer, the UI embarked on an ambitious project to make long-term investments in the university’s four cultural and LGBTQ resource centers: the Afro-American Cultural Center (Afro House); Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC); Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Resource Center (LGBTQRC); and Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC).

Enrollment now open for UI employee diversity certificate program

Thursday, August 25, 2016
University of Iowa administrators hope to increase participation in an employee workshop series about supporting diversity on campus. Faculty and staff can now register for classes in this year's Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) certificate program.

Back-to-school briefing

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
It can be hard to keep up with everything happening on such a large and bustling campus. So as you get into the groove of another academic year, here are 10 things you might not know about, but should.

New students gain an edge at Iowa

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The Iowa Edge program offers extra support to students who come from underrepresented backgrounds, as well as to those who are the first in their family to attend college. The program's purpose is to ease students' concerns and ensure that participants successfully transition into college life at the UI.

New Play Initiative promotes work of female playwrights, actors, directors

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
A unique collaboration among Big Ten theater departments is commissioning plays starring, written by, and directed by women as part of its New Play Initiative.

A 'Gateway' for business education

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Brooke Kelley knew pretty much from the start she would come to the University of Iowa when she was among the first high school juniors to participate in Tippie Gateway, which introduces students from underrepresented groups to college and careers in business.

Putting the UI's values into practice

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Last week, the University of Iowa began preparations to announce the latest in its ongoing efforts to make this diverse campus and surrounding community more welcoming, safe, and inclusive. The recent events in Orlando now reaffirm the critical importance of those efforts.