Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The rainbow flag was out in full force for the Iowa City Pride Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 17.

Iowa City comes together for Pride Parade and Festival

Monday, June 19, 2023
The Iowa City Pride celebration took place Saturday, June 17, in downtown Iowa City. Thousands of people, including many members of the University of Iowa community, took part. Events included a parade, music, food, art, and vendor booths.
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Pride Alliance Center finds new home on Melrose Avenue

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
The Pride Alliance Center (Pride House), a home away from home for LGBTQ students at the University of Iowa, is moving to a new, larger location, offering a blank canvas for students to creatively rebuild the space.
Tara Bynum

Finding Joy in Early Black Writing

In a recent PBS installment of Amanpour and Company, Tara Bynum, professor of English and African American Studies at Iowa, talks about her new book, Reading Pleasures: Everyday Black Living in Early America, which explores the ways that four early Black writers named and expressed happiness and joy despite being enslaved.
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Overwhelming majority of UI faculty, staff, students report feeling valued, engaged

Thursday, January 19, 2023
Results from two important campus surveys administered in 2022 show that an overwhelming majority of University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students who took the surveys say they feel valued and engaged.
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Office of the State Archaeologist at UI protects ancient burial sites across the state

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
The University of Iowa’s Office of the State Archaeologist is tasked with uncovering Iowa’s Indigenous past; however, the most rewarding part for these archaeologists isn’t finding hundreds of artifacts in the ground each year, but making connections with local Native American tribes.

UI students, faculty, staff honored with 1stGen@Iowa awards

Friday, November 11, 2022
Six Hawkeyes were recognized at the First-Generation Student Awards and Recognition Ceremony on Nov. 10 as part of the weeklong National First-Generation College Celebration.
Don Smith, an artist of Cherokee descent, was named "Lelooska" when he was formally adopted by Nez Perce tribe and later as "Gixken" (chief of chiefs) by the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples of British Columbia. Smith's house screen is based on an identical image pa

Native American Heritage Month: Stanley Museum of Art features important works of Indigenous art

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
To celebrate Native American Heritage Month, the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art pulled together a shortlist of objects created by Indigenous North American artists for us to learn about.
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Dance Gala returns to Hancher with themes of mental health, inclusivity

The University of Iowa Dance Gala will perform at Hancher Auditorium for the first time in two years — and will include a poignant performance inspired by mental illness.

Grant will assess public perception of tap water in Des Moines

Monday, October 24, 2022
A University of Iowa research team has received a grant to study public confidence in tap water.

UI honors 30 faculty and staff award winners

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Thirty University of Iowa faculty and staff members were honored with the UI’s 2022 Faculty and Staff Awards for achievements ranging from excellence in service to leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

UI assistant professor begins postdoctoral fellowship at McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
University of Iowa Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies Tara Bynum began a nine-month term as the Barra Sabbatical Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s McNeil Center for Early American Studies on Sept. 1.

Class of 2026 brings excitement, energy to campus

Thursday, September 8, 2022
The University of Iowa welcomes another academically accomplished cohort of students this fall.