Latest Campus News

UI announces bold new vision for performing arts, Hancher

Thursday, March 10, 2022
New Office of Performing Arts and Engagement will elevate Hancher’s role on campus as it grows to become university-wide hub for the development, production, and presentation of performing arts.

Nachte Raho makes thrilling return to Hancher Auditorium

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
The University of Iowa hosted the 2022 Nachte Raho dance competition March 5, 2022 inside Hancher Auditorium

VP for Legal Affairs Carroll Reasoner announces retirement

Thursday, March 3, 2022
University of Iowa Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel Carroll J. Reasoner has announced that she will retire once her successor is hired.

Highlights from Iowa’s 175th anniversary weekend

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
The University of Iowa officially celebrated its 175th anniversary on Feb. 25—27 with two key events, the installation of Barbara Wilson as the university’s 22nd president and the 2022 Presidential Lecture.

Campus community can provide feedback on UI's 2022-27 Strategic Plan

Thursday, February 17, 2022
As development of the University of Iowa’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan continues, the Strategy Team overseeing the process is seeking additional feedback from the campus community.

39th annual Presidential Lecture: Proud Legacy, Promising Future

Thursday, February 17, 2022
This year’s 39th annual Presidential Lecture features presentations from three of Iowa’s most distinguished areas: health care, writing, and space physics.

Richard O. Jacobson Foundation gives $70 million to expand health care for Iowans

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
This is the largest donation the University of Iowa has received in its 175-year history.

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

UI commits funding to recruit, retain faculty with new program

Thursday, February 3, 2022
A new program created in 2021 to recruit and retain faculty, including those from underrepresented backgrounds, has committed more than $4 million to support 25 positions in its first year.

Search committee announced for university ombudsperson

Thursday, February 3, 2022
After more than 15 years at the university, long time Ombudsperson Cynthia Joyce has announced she will retire. A search committee has been tasked with finding the next university ombudsperson.

Chuck Swanson to retire from Hancher Auditorium

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Chuck Swanson, longtime executive director of Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa, has announced his upcoming retirement.

Iowa recognized by EPA as top green power user

Thursday, February 3, 2022
The University of Iowa, which recently became a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partner, is recognized on several of the EPA’s Top Green Power Partner Lists.

UI creates Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award

Thursday, January 27, 2022
The University of Iowa has created a new award to recognize and retain outstanding tenured faculty.

4 Iowa professors win prestigious NEH grants

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Four University of Iowa faculty members were awarded the nation’s most prestigious humanities scholarship, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants. The NEH awarded $24.7 million to 208 humanities projects nationwide.

Transformational Faculty Hiring Program will provide funding to attract outstanding faculty in strategic areas

Thursday, January 20, 2022
The University of Iowa Office of the President and Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost are launching a program to hire tenured faculty who can have a transformational impact on the university because of their expertise in strategic areas of scholarship and teaching.

39th Presidential Lecture will highlight 3 areas of UI distinction

Thursday, January 20, 2022
This February, in conjunction with the University of Iowa’s 175th anniversary, the Presidential Lecture Series will feature presentations from three distinguished UI faculty members—Craig Kletzing, Christopher Merrill, and Patricia Winokur.

Old Capitol dome regilding to begin in spring

Thursday, January 20, 2022
The University of Iowa is moving forward with a recommendation to regild the Old Capitol dome. Work is expected to begin this spring and be complete by the start of the fall 2022 semester.

Legendary Iowa space physicist Donald Gurnett dies

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Donald Gurnett, a pioneering space scientist whose career as a student, teacher, and researcher at the University of Iowa spanned more than 60 years, died on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. He was 81.

UI to embark on 10-year facilities master plan

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
The University of Iowa will begin planning the next 10 years of facilities construction and upgrades, creating much-needed academic space at the core of campus and modernizing the delivery of education and patient care to Iowans.

State lab rushing $9.2M expansion to help with COVID-19

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
The University of Iowa has until June 30, 2023, to complete a federally-funded, $9.2 million expansion of its State Hygienic Lab, which has served Iowa’s public health needs for more than a century and processed about 1.6 million COVID-19 specimens over the past nearly two years.