News and updates for faculty and staff


President Wilson welcomes you back to campus, shares excitement for semester

As the spring semester begins, President Barbara Wilson is continuing to visit various departments, units, and programs across campus to learn more about the exceptional research, scholarship, and creative work that takes place here. "We should all be proud of our accomplishments here at Iowa and excited about our future."

Overwhelming majority of UI faculty, staff, students report feeling valued, engaged

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. The results of the 2022 Campus Climate Survey and 2022 Working at Iowa Survey also highlight key areas for improvement.


Search committee co-chairs, members announced for College of Engineering dean

Sara Sanders, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Jun Wang, the James E. Ashton Professor of Engineering and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, have been named co-chairs of the search committee for a new dean of the College of Engineering. A group of faculty, staff, and students will join them in the search.

UI Health Care to address health care access gap in southeast Iowa City

University of Iowa Health Care announced on Wednesday it will address a health care access gap in Iowa City’s southeast neighborhood by planning more primary care services in this underserved area. In addition, the planned southeast Iowa City facility will enhance the university’s ability to train future physicians to help address the shortage of physicians across the state.


Iowa Memorial Union to undergo major renovation to better serve students

As the IMU prepares to celebrate its 100th birthday in 2025, the university is looking to its future and how the building can continue to serve as a hub for student activity and support. Planned renovations to the IMU beginning in summer 2024 will add a new well-being and mental health center, bringing together​ several key services for students. Meeting space, ballrooms, and multipurpose rooms will be updated, renovated, or added, as will food service options.

Take part in MLK Celebration of Human Rights, Unity Week activities

The University of Iowa campus community can participate in numerous events this month to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and to celebrate human rights and the ways our campus has become more welcoming and inclusive over the past year. Check out the full list of events for MLK’s Celebration of Human Rights and Unity Week and consider participating.


Strategies for teaching with emerging artificial intelligence technologies

Advancements in artificial intelligence, like ChatGPT, have captured the attention of higher education, generating conversations about student use and academic integrity. The Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology developed a brief guide to address some of the most frequently asked questions about ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence tools.

Enroll, make changes to vision insurance now through Feb. 28

The annual open enrollment period for University of Iowa voluntary vision insurance plans is now through Feb. 28. If you would like to enroll for coverage, cancel coverage, add or change the members enrolled, or move from one plan to another, you must complete a new enrollment form. You can access the form on the University of Iowa World Insurance Associates website. All new enrollments and changes will be effective April 1.


Are you the parent of a future Hawkeye? Register for Hometown Hawkeyes event

The University of Iowa Office of Admissions will host a Families of Hometown Hawkeyes event Jan. 25 for you to learn more about the next steps for your student to become a Hawkeye. Due to very limited space, registration is required to attend, and we ask that your student does not attend the event. The deadline to register online is Friday, Jan. 20.

Stanley Creates: Portraits in Green, inspired by Lee Krasner

Did you know that the average human eye can detect more shades of green than of any other color? Green also has many meanings and interpretations, such as wealth, peace, springtime, and envy. Join us as we examine and learn about the abstract painting Portrait in Green (1969) by Lee Krasner. Then we’ll create our own abstract artwork using just one color—green. Registration is required.


Are students from your classes on these lists? Fall 2022 dean’s list, president’s list released

The University of Iowa recognized nearly 8,000 dean’s list honorees, more than 800 president’s list honorees, and more than 2,000 graduates for the fall 2022 semester. Check out the complete lists on Iowa Now.

Cambus service increasing for spring semester

The academic schedules for Cambus routes are back in service. Several routes–including 31 Red Route, 32 Blue Route, and 35 Interdorm–will have expanded service for the spring semester because staffing has increased.

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