News and updates for faculty and staff

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Health insurance open enrollment: Benefits that make a difference

When John Riehl faced a double organ transplant in 2022, he had a lot to worry about. But he says he is grateful he never had to worry about how much the complex procedure would cost, thanks to his UI health insurance benefits. Read more about the difference UI health benefits have made in Riehl’s life as you review and select your health benefits during open enrollment period, Nov. 1–15.

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Co-chairs, committee named in College of Pharmacy dean search

University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students have been named to the search committee for a new dean of the College of Pharmacy. The committee will be co-chaired by Clark Stanford, dean of the College of Dentistry, and Nicole Brogden, the Ting-Fong and Nei-Jia Chin Professor in Pharmaceutics.

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Reminder: Familiarize yourself with UI’s Extreme Weather Plan

With winter weather returning to Iowa City, it’s important for the campus community to get reacquainted with the University of Iowa’s Extreme Weather Plan. Read more about the plan and how you will be notified of weather events that affect campus operations.

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Be part of history: Get your tickets to the women’s wrestling Trailblazer Duals

The Iowa women’s wrestling team will make history on Nov. 12 when it hosts the Trailblazer Duals, the university’s first-ever women’s wrestling meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tickets are on sale now. The Trailblazer Duals will feature the four schools that have NCAA Division 1 women’s wrestling teams.

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Reminder: Daylight saving time ends this weekend

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night so you’ll be on time for your Sunday events. Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, which means we’ll get an extra hour of sleep but will have an extra hour of afternoon darkness each day until March 10.

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Harness the power of reflection, self-awareness to improve well-being

Self-awareness is a journey, not a destination, and it is a skill to be practiced. Accepting that something is not ideal but that you can progress despite it or because of it is a key act of improving your well-being. Here are some suggestions if you would like to more actively engage in self-awareness.

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Make designing your next project easy with a brand template

Take some of the hassle out of designing your next project with the help of our brand template library. The template library offers a variety of formats to make any project black and gold, from flyers and presentations to video thumbnails and Zoom backgrounds.

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UI College of Dentistry student named 2023 Pat Tillman scholar

Zach Graham, a third-year graduate student in the College of Dentistry, has been named a 2023 Pat Tillman Scholar, which is given to 60 U.S. service members, Veterans, and military spouses nationwide each year. Graham was chosen for the honor for his passion for dental advocacy and dedication to helping others.

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UI Operations Manual renamed to Policy Manual

Effective Nov. 3, the UI Operations Manual will be renamed to the Policy Manual. The Policy Manual contains policies and procedures governing the internal operations of the university, and the new title more accurately reflects the role of the manual.

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Don’t miss the UI Band Extravaganza this Sunday

Get ready for an afternoon of music at the biggest band event in Iowa. The UI Band Extravaganza takes place at 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at Xtream Arena and features several local bands, including the Hawkeye Marching Band.

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