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Pride Alliance Center finds new home on Melrose Avenue

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'Two colleges where diversity works'

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
University of Iowa education professor Cassie Barnhardt and Nick Bowman, director of the UI Center for Research on Undergraduate Education, offer insight on efforts to improve racial environments on college campuses.

Just Living Student Ambassadors win 2016 Engaged Campus Award

Monday, May 23, 2016
UI Just Living Student Ambassadors named winners of the 2016 Engaged Campus Award.

Cedar Rapids schools celebrate African American achievement at UI campus visit

Monday, April 25, 2016
About 100 Cedar Rapids students spent the day on the UI campus for the 10th annual African American Achievement Program, spearheaded by the UI College of Education, to inspire students to prepare for college life and to pursue their dreams.

A minor in ASL? Sign me up!

Monday, April 25, 2016
Students taking advantage of the University of Iowa's minor or certificate in American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies learn valuable skills and find a new sense of community.

Tippie initiatives encourage more women to become business leaders

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Under Dean Sarah Gardial, the Tippie College of Business has made it a priority to encourage more women to aggressively pursue business leadership positions.

'As necessary as food': Latino Native American Cultural Center at the UI

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
For 45 years, the Latino Native American Cultural Center has advocated on behalf of Latino and Native students and provided them with a home away from home, especially for those who feel isolated.

A new home base for changing the world

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
In addition to providing educational programming about preventing violence and discrimination, the UI Women’s Resource & Action Center offers a safe, welcoming space for students and community members, and its volunteers learn skills that last a lifetime.

Student groups organize black-owned business panel

Monday, March 28, 2016
Tippie College of Business sophomore John Akpan wants his fellow students to know there are resources available to help black professionals and business owners succeed in Iowa. To highlight that, he's helped organize a dinner and panel discussion about black-owned businesses in the state.

CIC member universities influence research, education far and wide

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
We all know that the University of Iowa has rivals across the fields, courts, pools, and tracks of the Big Ten Conference, but lesser known is the long-standing, high-impact collaborations the UI has with these same universities.

Celebrating women in engineering

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Consistently above the national average for female engineering student enrollment, the UI engineering program's unique small-college atmosphere at a Big Ten university, research opportunities in the health sciences, and emphasis on collaboration over competition are among the top reasons administrators and students say women choose to study here.

Creating community for the science-minded

Monday, February 29, 2016
Harrison Freund, a sophomore computer engineering student at the University of Iowa, wanted to build a community for LGBTQ students interested in STEM fields. He is preparing to apply for official student organization status and accreditation with oSTEM, a national LGBTQ STEM organization.

'Black Art; Real Stories' expands the UI's discourse

Monday, February 22, 2016
Last fall, "Black Art; Real Stories," a publication led by University of Iowa students, published its first print issue and launched its website to showcase the writing of black undergraduates.

The UI's science guides

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
For 16 years, the Iowa Biosciences Academy has helped UI undergraduates from groups underrepresented in the sciences navigate their academic paths, including paid research work with faculty mentors, career counseling, and help with graduate school applications.

ROTC from the rafters

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
To help the Iowa ROTC Detachment celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, the UI Army ROTC cadre conducted a rappelling demonstration in Carver-Hawkeye Arena during the UI wrestling meet on Feb. 5.

UI unveils second Theme Semester: Just Living

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
UI leaders ask campus and community to engage in thoughtful discussion and understanding of differences.

Dialogue across differences

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Sherry Watt was recently selected as the UI Chief Diversity Office’s inaugural faculty fellow, a cornerstone of the university’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Chief Diversity Office shares update on diversity and inclusion

Thursday, January 21, 2016
The University of Iowa is making progress, but there’s still work to be done to advance diversity and inclusion, and create a welcoming environment for all. That was the message during the Chief Diversity Office’s Update on Diversity and Inclusion.

Six things to do this spring

Thursday, January 21, 2016
The University of Iowa's spring semester promises to be eventful. Make sure to add these six events to your calendar!

Honoring the human values that the King holiday epitomizes

Monday, January 11, 2016
Join the campuswide celebration! Faculty, staff, students, and community members will participate in lectures, discussions, and cultural arts presentations. All events are free and open to the public.

Get to Know…Sam Watkins

Monday, January 11, 2016
The "Get to Know" series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and outside interests. Meet senior graphic design student Sam Watkins, who painted eight portraits of Martin Luther King Jr. that comprise an Iowa Memorial Union exhibition called "Keep Moving Forward."