News and updates for faculty and staff


Traffic alert: Construction of new road underway on west side of campus

If you work on the west side of campus and regularly use Newton Road, you’ll want to pay close attention to this construction project that is expected to last until the end of the year. While Newton Road will remain open, some transit stops will be temporarily relocated, and some traffic delays are to be expected.

Record-setting play written by Iowa alumnus wins 5 Tony Awards

A play written by Iowa Playwrights Workshop alumnus David Adjmi won five Tony Awards on June 16, including Best Play, after becoming the most Tony-nominated play in history, with 13 nods in 10 categories. Adjmi’s Stereophonic chronicles a mid-1970s rock band on the brink of stardom as it records a new studio album. It debuted on Broadway in April 2024.


IT problem? The ITS Help Desk is here for you

Information Technology Services (ITS) provides free technology help to University of Iowa employees and students. Whether you need help resetting your HawkID password, using a Microsoft 365 application, or setting up two-step log-in with Duo Security, the ITS Help Desk is ready and available for you.

Institutional Data Policy: Understand the data you access and how to keep it safe

Most people who work at the university have access to some form of institutional data. You’re responsible for knowing what sort of data you work with and the kind of protection it needs. Improperly sharing any bit of this data—intentionally or not—can breach trust, privacy, policy, or law. Learn why this matters.


UI will review lease, future of Macbride Nature Recreation Area

Over the next year, a University of Iowa committee will engage the community regarding its use of Macbride Nature Recreation Area. The UI leases the land from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and will conduct the review as part of a standard process. Popular UI WILD programs will continue to take place at Macbride this summer.

Meet UIPD’s newest officer: K9 Bella

The University of Iowa Police Department has added a new K9 to its team. K9 Bella — a German shepherd trained in explosives detection, tracking, and article search — will work alongside her handler, Officer Daniel Huggar. The pair was matched earlier this spring and recently completed training at Ironheart Training Center in Ottawa, Kansas.


Photo gallery: Campus, community celebrate Pride 2024

The Iowa City Pride celebration took place Saturday, June 15, 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. Enjoy these photos from the event.

Staff Council recap: New president Makur Jain offers vision for upcoming year

At the June Staff Council meeting, new president Makur Jain offered her vision for the upcoming year, which includes focusing on staff as individuals. Her themes will include well-being, growth, and empowerment. Jain also encourages all staff at the university to share their ideas to improve the staff experience at Iowa. Read more about the June meeting.


EVENT: Downtown Iowa City Block Party is Saturday

The seventh annual Downtown Iowa City Block Party takes place from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, with several blocks of free entertainment including live music, Taylor Swift bingo, wrestling matches, mini golf, chalk murals, performances, food, and so much more. Tickets are $15.

EVENT: Alina Grabowski reads from ‘Women and Children First’

Alina Grabowski will read from her novel, Women and Children First at 7 p.m. June 25 at Prairie Lights Books. The book is being hailed as A Most Anticipated Book of Spring 2024 by The New York Times.

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