News and updates for faculty and staff

We’re so proud of our Iowa Hawkeyes!

Congratulations to coach Lisa Bluder and the Iowa women’s basketball team on their historic return to the Final Four! You can cheer on the Hawks during the national semifinal game Friday against No. 1 South Carolina at a free watch party at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. ahead of the 8:30 p.m. scheduled tipoff. Go Hawks!


OVPR announces 18 recipients of Discovery and Innovation Awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research is recognizing 18 exceptional researchers, scholars, innovators, students, and administrators with 2023 Discovery and Innovation Awards. The winners range from undergraduate student researchers to faculty members who lead in their fields.

Discover Your University program returns April 13

Discover Your University returns April 13 with a new slate of tours, exhibits, and demonstrations designed for faculty and staff to experience the breadth of incredible work taking place at the university and discover something new, surprising, or inspiring. Check out the list of available visits, round up your co-workers, and sign up today.


Memorial service for former UI President Sandy Boyd will be April 7

The family of former University of Iowa President Willard "Sandy" Boyd will host a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Hancher Auditorium. Boyd died on Dec. 13, 2022, at the age of 95. The service will include a program of remarks and a reception. For those unable to attend in person, it will be livestreamed on the Office of the President website.

Downloading the Transit app will make your trips across campus easier

If you're a regular Cambus rider, downloading the Transit app will simplify your trips across campus. Using the app, you can get real-time bus locations and up-to-date arrival information, be notified of any alerts along your planned route, and more.


Read this important road construction update: First Avenue/I-80 interchange in Coralville

First Avenue over I-80 in Coralville is reduced to one lane in each direction, which is causing delays, especially during the morning and evening commutes. Remember that East Seventh Street is another way you can enter and exit the Iowa River Landing area. Follow the signs, drive safe, and allow extra time for your travel.

Healthy answers to that annoying daily question: What's for dinner tonight?

Healthy eating plays an important role in promoting optimal health and well-being. This meal-planning series from liveWELL breaks down steps for effective meal planning and shares some simple, delicious recipes you and your family will love.


What is well-being and why is it important?

When employees have a high sense of well-being, they are better able to bring their best and authentic selves to work, be physically and mentally prepared to show up, communicate well, and serve the university's missions. This webpage is filled with resources to support employee well-being.

Event: Introducing and understanding ChatGPT

Since its release in November 2022, ChatGPT—a research and writing artificial intelligence program—has upended business and education, while displaying the strides AI has made over the past few years. In this virtually moderated panel discussion at noon on April 4, experts will discuss the technology that led to ChatGPT’s creation, its effects on higher education, legal impacts, and more. Register to attend via zoom.

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