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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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Maintaining an inclusive campus

UI continues to be a destination for international students
The University of Iowa continues to be a destination for international students and has implemented several new programs to help make their adjustment to life in the United States, Iowa City, and on the UI campus as smooth as possible.
The UIVA’s Veterans Day Flag Display on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2016.

Honoring the University of Iowa’s veterans

UIVA, ROTC mark Veterans Day with morning reveille, flag display
The University of Iowa Veterans Association and Iowa Reserve Officers’ Training Corps honored Iowa’s veterans during the week of Nov. 6–12 with a reveille ceremony and the fourth annual Veterans Day flag display on the west lawn of the Pentacrest.

Timeline of LGBTQ milestones at the University of Iowa

As the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Resource Center celebrates a decade of serving University of Iowa students, “Iowa Now” notes significant milestones in the university’s journey toward being an inclusive and welcoming institution for LGBTQ individuals.
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Celebrating points of pride

UI reflects on milestones in creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ community
The University of Iowa’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Resource Center recently marked a decade of serving the community. While opening the center was a significant milestone in the university’s LGBTQ history, it is one of many accomplishments spearheaded by people committed to creating an inclusive, welcoming campus.