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UI religious studies professor Raymond Mentzer knighted by France’s Ministry of Education

Mentzer will be decorated as a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes académiques June 12 for his service and contributions to French culture and education
The French government has named Raymond Mentzer, the Daniel J. Krumm Family Chair in Reformation Studies at the University of Iowa, a knight in the Order of Academic Palms for his service and contributions to French education and culture. Mentzer will be decorated on June 12 in Paris.
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UI Fulbright alumna leads push to help minority students apply for, receive fellowship

UI, State Department want program to be more diverse
Noaquia Callahan, a Fulbright alumna at the UI, has founded a pilot program to help students from underrepresented groups learn about applying for the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright grants, among others. The Diversity International Scholarship Academy kicks off this spring.
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UI announces it will be coal-free by 2025

UI Power Plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet its goal
The University of Iowa will divest fully from coal as a campus energy source by 2025. UI officials, led by President Harreld, announced the goal, which will come from the university increasing its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources.
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$96.9 million Iowa Watershed Approach shifts into high gear

Watershed management authorities across the state identifying ways to reduce runoff and flood damage
Cities, counties, and other groups, including the UI, are organizing regional watershed management authorities (WMAs) and hiring project coordinators as the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA), a $96.9 million program, enters its first official year and kicks off work to reduce flood risks and improve water quality across the state.

Top ‘New York Times’ editor visits UI for annual Informatics Showcase

Matthew Ericson manages visual storytelling across the newsroom, got his start at ‘The Daily Iowan’
“The New York Times” uses big data to tell big stories. Leading the visual storytelling effort at the “Times” is UI alumnus Matthew Ericson, an early advocate of visual journalism and a former staff member of the University of Iowa’s “Daily Iowan.”

Search committee to replace Rocklin sets aggressive timeline

Composition of search committee announced
The search committee for the next vice president for student life held its first meeting this week and adopted an aggressive timeline that would conclude the hiring process in late June or early July.

liveWELL marks 10 years of progress

UI program encourages healthy living
Since its launch in 2006, the liveWELL program has demonstrated 10 years of health improvements for faculty and staff. That translates into improved performance and value to the University of Iowa.

Nationally recognized UI staff give 5 tips for performance reviews

The Academic Advising Center’s staff on how to get the most out of your performance review
Paula Kereszi and Courtenay Bouvier, both of the UI’s Academic Advising Center, provide tips for how to make the performance review process work for you and your team.