UI Chief Diversity Office

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Dialogue across differences

Watt selected as Chief Diversity Office's inaugural faculty fellow
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.
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Chief Diversity Office shares update on diversity and inclusion

Progress being made, but work still ahead
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.
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University of Iowa conducting campus climate survey on sexual misconduct

All degree-seeking students receiving invitation to participate on Oct. 26
The University of Iowa will conduct a campus climate survey to examine sexual misconduct occurring on campus, including sexual harassment, dating violence, stalking, and sexual violence. All degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate, and professional students will receive an email invitation to complete the Speak Out Iowa online survey on Monday, Oct. 26.
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New UI initiative to help strengthen diversity, inclusion proving to be popular

BUILD certificate program for faculty and staff offers ongoing education
So far, a new program offered by the UI Chief Diversity Office designed to help faculty and staff strengthen diversity and inclusion has received a great deal of interest. The BUILD (Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity) initiative, a non-credit bearing certificate opportunity, started offering classes this fall.

Celebrating diversity catalysts

UI honors students, staff, faculty at April 28 award reception
The University of Iowa Chief Diversity Office invites members of the UI campus and community to celebrate distinctive and innovative diversity contributions at the 16th annual Diversity Catalyst Award Reception Tuesday, April 28.

Award-winning author to present 'A Deeper Black: Race in America' Feb. 25

Ta-Nehisi Coates to speak, moderate community conversation
The University of Iowa is presenting “A Deeper Black: Race in America,” a lecture by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent with The Atlantic and author of “The Beautiful Struggle,” on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Englert Theatre. At the conclusion of the lecture, Coates will moderate a community conversation.
MLK illustration by Aubrey Hart, UI BFA Graphic Design '15

UI celebrates life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Annual program includes events from Day of Service to unity walk and Wycliffe Gordon lecture and performance
An annual University of Iowa celebration honoring the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. and addressing contemporary human rights issues will be held Jan. 19-31.
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Welcome back, everybody

Campus and community events welcome new and not-so-new students
From job and food fairs to open houses for cultural centers, the University of Iowa organized a variety of activities during Welcome Back Week 2014 to ensure students got to know the campus and community and have a successful start to the new academic year.