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

Iowa City comes together for Pride Parade and Festival

Monday, June 19, 2023
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Pride Alliance Center finds new home on Melrose Avenue

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
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Finding Joy in Early Black Writing

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
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Overwhelming majority of UI faculty, staff, students report feeling valued, engaged

Thursday, January 19, 2023

UI students, faculty, staff honored with 1stGen@Iowa awards

Friday, November 11, 2022

Grant will assess public perception of tap water in Des Moines

Monday, October 24, 2022

UI honors 30 faculty and staff award winners

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Latest DEI News

Community celebrates Iowa City Pride 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022
The Iowa City Pride celebration took place Saturday, June 18, in downtown Iowa City. Thousands of people, including many members of the University of Iowa community, took part. Events included a parade, music, food, art, and vendor booths.

Carver College of Medicine’s DEI director named one of 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Nicole Del Castillo, MD, MPH, was recently named one of “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” by the National Minority Quality Forum. The annual awards are given to leaders who have pushed for equitable change in health care while building sustainable, healthy communities. Del Castillo, director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Carver College of Medicine, is involved in...

Kelly wins 2022 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in poetry

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Donika Kelly, assistant professor in the department of English, won the 2022 Anisfield-Wolf book award in poetry with her collection titled The Renunciations.

Ernst named diversity, equity, and inclusion director

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Associate Professor Erika Ernst has been named the inaugural director of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.

2021 student Campus Climate Survey data show strong sense of belonging

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Results of the 2021 Campus Climate Survey show an overwhelming majority of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who took the survey report feeling like they belong at the University of Iowa or in their program of study.

Iowa named national leader in women's leadership, representation

Thursday, March 24, 2022
With President Barbara Wilson leading the institution and a majority of colleges led by women , the University of Iowa was named a national leader in gender equality in a 2022 study by the Eos Foundation.

UI faculty make impact in translating diverse population into representation in West Liberty

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
For about 10 years, West Liberty has had a Latino-majority population but it wasn't until this year that the city was represented by a Latino-majority city council. Alongside Dana Dominguez, Omar Martinez, Jose Zacarias, Cara McFerren, and Diane Beranek serve on the council, along with Mayor Katie McCullough.

UI video series to address diversity progress on campus

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
The University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is highlighting the institution’s advances toward becoming a more inclusive community by producing a video series titled The Journey to Unity Update. Weekly installments will feature conversations between community members fro

Experts talk about aging effects of prison time

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Criminologists at the University of Iowa were guests on Iowa Public Radio's "River to River" program to talk about their study examining how prison time accelerates biological aging among African Americans.

Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 2021: The Young People Shaping Tomorrow

Friday, December 17, 2021
Pareen Mhatre, an undergraduate student in the College of Engineering, is featured on Teen Vogue's "21 Under 21" list for her advocacy work in support of immigrants.