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5 reasons you should apply for a passport at the UI Passport Office

The University of Iowa Passport Office serves both the UI community and the general public. Here are five reasons why you should use the office located in University Capitol Centre (UCC). 

Tips, guidance, and resources for instructors to adapt to AI in the classroom

While the rapid evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) over the past year is changing the way we work, teach, and learn, the university’s mission to provide a transformational educational experience that prepares our students for success remains the same.  How can you, as an educator, most effectively respond to AI in the classroom? Here are a few steps and tips to guide you as we approach the fall 2023 semester.

Late-night closures through Aug. 11 at I-80/I-380 intersection

Tuesday, August 8, 2023
UPDATE: Additional closures have been announced for Aug. 13—17. The I-80 eastbound to I-380 northbound ramp will be closed nightly Sunday, Aug. 13, through Friday, Aug. 18. Traffic will be detoured to exit 240, Coral Ridge Avenue/IA 965.
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UI experts: Protect your hearing by knowing, adjusting to your environment

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
As the heat cranks up, so do the sounds of summer. Whether you’re cheering at the ballpark, attending a music festival, or simply taking care or your lawn, the decibel level of the great outdoors can have short-term and long-term effects on your hearing.
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New real-time parking dashboard helps you find parking quickly

UI Parking and Transportation has created a public parking dashboard to help you find available parking in campus facilities. The dashboard refreshes every 15 seconds to provide real-time parking availability and includes links to facility information.
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What you need to know when RAGBRAI comes to town July 28-29

Thursday, July 20, 2023
The 50th edition of RAGBRAI—the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa—will stop overnight in Coralville on Friday, July 28. To accommodate the event expected to bring as many as 40,000 people to the community, several streets will be closed and increased bicycle and pedestrian traffic will cause delays in the Coralville and Iowa City areas.
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UI expert: Set boundaries, lead by example when considering your child's social media use

Monday, July 17, 2023
Summertime leads to free time, down time, and screen time, which means now is a good time for parents of teens and preteens to talk to their children about phone use, social media habits, and boundaries.  
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5 steps to easy email etiquette

Do you ever struggle with email? It’s one of the main methods of communication in our professional lives, but we often find our inboxes buried in sometimes mixed messages. We’ve put together a few guidelines to help make sure your work emails are effective and efficient.
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UI expert Charles Stanier explains poor air quality from Canadian wildfires

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
The bright blue sky we’re accustomed to seeing over the Old Capitol dome recently has been disguised by a smoky haze from wildfires in Canada. The smoke has resulted in an air quality advisory issued for eastern Iowa and other parts of the state, disrupting some outdoor activities and putting people with certain health conditions on alert.
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Know the signs of heat stroke

As we prepare for the hottest months of the year, it’s good to know the symptoms and signs of when your body needs to cool down. Read more about warning signs and how to prevent heat stroke.
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Summer sun safety: 3 ways to protect your skin

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Swimming in the pool, attending a ballgame, or just sitting on your outdoor patio are all enjoyable summer activities. But without appropriate application of sunscreen or other forms of sun protection, you may find yourself walking away with a sunburn.
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Traffic alert: Downtown streets closing Friday morning for Iowa Arts Festival

Make note that several streets in downtown Iowa City that will be closed from 6 a.m. Friday through late Sunday for the annual Iowa Arts Festival. These closures could affect your commute and parking.