Diversity

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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.
engineering students and faculty working on design challenge

UI College of Engineering partners with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for annual design challenge

Program emphasizes international collaboration, broadening students’ perspectives
Hong Kong University students are working with UI students as part of the Virtual International Project Team program, a year-long design challenge that prepares students to work across borders. Long-standing partner Aix-Marseille University in France will continue to participate.
MLK Week poster

Division of Student Life University to honor legacy of MLK

The university will celebrate the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Service on Jan. 16 as well as a number of other events, including a lecture by writer and digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi, film screenings, symposiums, and more.

Luvvie Ajayi, author, speaker, and digital strategist, will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber as part of Theme Semester programming and Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration of Human Rights Week.

Theme Semester 2017: Our Lives Online

Internet, technology the focus of spring 2017 Theme Semester
How have the Internet and technology changed us? Let’s take a closer look. Our Lives Online events begin with the UI’s WorldCanvass program at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and speaker Luvvie Ajayi at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Person on bridge photographing sunset reflected on river

Best campus clicks of the year

University of Iowa photographers select favorite photos from 2016
Photographers in the University of Iowa’s Office of Strategic Communication submitted a gallery of some of their favorite work from 2016.
diane slusarski portrait

A new leader for the UI Department of Biology

Diane Slusarski is first woman to head the department
On July 1, 2016, Diane Slusarski became departmental executive officer of the University of Iowa Department of Biology. Slusarski is the first woman to lead the department, and she aims to set a new course while being an example of female leadership in a STEM field.

Honors Kilgo receives Diversity Catalyst Award

Cindy Ann Kilgo, a doctoral candidate in educational policy and leadership studies, was one of six recipients to be given the Diversity Catalyst Award by the UI Chief Diversity Office.
Mike Hoenig, program coordinator in the Center for Disabilities and Development, relies on accessibility features to work efficiently in his job. Hoenig has been blind since birth, and uses a screen-reading program on the computer.

UI earns No. 1 ranking in university website accessibility

Concerted effort made websites more accessible to people with disabilities
The University of Iowa ranks first in the nation in an assessment of how accessible its websites are to people with disabilities.

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