Michael Hill, associate professor of English.

African American students and alumni build community at the UI

Students gain new opportunity to connect with African American alums
Co-organizers Lena Hill and Michael Hill are providing students with the opportunity to meet and develop mentoring relationships with African American alumni.
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#HawksDontHate on social media

Student government campaign encourages students to ‘down vote hate’ online
The #HawksDontHate social media campaign encourages members of the University of Iowa community to build a more inviting, inclusive space for students to interact in online.
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UI names residence hall after Elizabeth Catlett

Madison Street Residence Hall will carry the name of renowned African American alumna
The UI has proposed naming the Madison Street Residence Hall after renowned sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett, the first African American woman to receive an MFA at the University of Iowa.
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A place that feels like home

UI makes long-term investment in four LGBTQ and cultural resource centers
This summer, the UI embarked on an ambitious project to make long-term investments in the university’s four cultural and LGBTQ resource centers: the Afro-American Cultural Center (Afro House); Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC); Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Resource Center (LGBTQRC); and Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC).

Enrollment now open for UI employee diversity certificate program

Workshop series focuses on creating a welcoming, inclusive campus environment
University of Iowa administrators hope to increase participation in an employee workshop series about supporting diversity on campus. Faculty and staff can now register for classes in this year's Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) certificate program.
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Back-to-school briefing

10 things faculty and staff should know going into the fall semester
It can be hard to keep up with everything happening on such a large and bustling campus. So as you get into the groove of another academic year, here are 10 things you might not know about, but should.
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New students gain an edge at Iowa

Iowa Edge offers support to first-generation college students and those from underrepresented backgrounds
The Iowa Edge program offers extra support to students who come from underrepresented backgrounds, as well as to those who are the first in their family to attend college. The program's purpose is to ease students' concerns and ensure that participants successfully transition into college life at the UI.
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New Play Initiative promotes work of female playwrights, actors, directors

Big Ten collaboration proposed by UI director of performing arts going into its fifth year
A unique collaboration among Big Ten theater departments is commissioning plays starring, written by, and directed by women as part of its New Play Initiative.