Diversity

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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.
Iowa Edge participants

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.

A 'Gateway' for business education

Iowa student “fell in love” with Tippie College of Business after attending program that encourages students from underrepresented groups to consider careers in business
Brooke Kelley knew pretty much from the start she would come to the University of Iowa when she was among the first high school juniors to participate in Tippie Gateway, which introduces students from underrepresented groups to college and careers in business.

Putting the UI's values into practice

Last week, the University of Iowa began preparations to announce the latest in its ongoing efforts to make this diverse campus and surrounding community more welcoming, safe, and inclusive. The recent events in Orlando now reaffirm the critical importance of those efforts.
ASL and Deaf Studies Certificate/Minor at UI

A minor in ASL? Sign me up!

ASL students discuss the value of certificate and minor programs at the UI
Students taking advantage of the University of Iowa's minor or certificate in American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies learn valuable skills and find a new sense of community.

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