News and updates for faculty and staff


2 UI faculty named AAAS Fellows

Grazyna Kochanska and Azeez Butali were named 2022 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general-scientific society and publisher of the journal, Science. Butali is a professor of oral pathology, radiology, and medicine in the UI College of Dentistry, and Kochanska is the Stuit Professor of Developmental Psychology in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

Celebrating UI faculty strength in writing

The Book Matters series, aimed at elevating UI faculty authors and helping them share their work, returns with three events this spring, including a reception to recognize faculty authors who have recently published books. The series is part of a broader effort to support and celebrate writing across the disciplines and help position Iowa as the university where faculty write for a broader audience and think deeply about scholarship for the public good. All events are free, but RSVPs are encouraged.


Time running out to support Dance Marathon 29

The University of Iowa's student-run Dance Marathon chapter is one of the best in the country and since 1994 has raised more than $31 million for pediatric cancer research, patients, and their families at Stead Family Children's Hospital. You still have time to donate before this year’s Big Event on Friday and Saturday.

Celebrate Black History Month by participating in campus events

The University of Iowa celebrates Black History Month throughout February and has many events for you to take part in. Black History Week originally took place the second week of February in 1926. In 1976, it was expanded to the entire month of February to recognize the significant achievements made by the Black community in all aspects of American society.


UI College of Engineering introduces new Center for Hydrologic Development

The University of Iowa is expanding its national reach with a new research center designed to improve the country’s ability to predict and manage water-related hazards. The Center for Hydrologic Development will focus on the forecasting of floods, droughts, and water quality to improve decision-making.

10 tips for beating the winter blues

When the days are short and the air is cold, finding the motivation and energy to get up and about can be difficult. Out-of-sync circadian rhythms can make even mundane activities challenging. “Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation,” Sinclair Lewis once wrote. Here are 10 tips to help elevate your mood in the final stretch of winter.


UI celebrates Lunar New Year Feb. 9

The Year of the Rabbit is here. The beginning of the new year on the lunar calendar is celebrated all across Asian communities. Join the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and International Programs as they host the Lunar New Year Celebration webinar at 7 p.m. Feb. 9. Register to attend.

CLAS program prepares first-gen students for law school

This spring, 75 underrepresented-minority undergraduate UI students will participate in the Law School Readiness Program, where they will learn about everything from the admissions process, to the curriculum, to standards of professionalism. The program is designed to increase academic quality, impact, and access for underrepresented students in one of the least diverse professions in the country.



Check out these February leadership, professional development opportunities

The university is offering numerous leadership and professional development opportunities during the month of February. Sign up now to take advantage of book discussions, celebrations of Black History Month, and a webinar with leadership research pioneers.

UI engineering library named Patent and Trademark Resource Center

The University of Iowa's Lichtenberger Engineering Library has been designated as a Patent and Trademark Resource Center by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Learn more about what being a resource center means and how it can help you.


Eat healthier in the new year with a new ‘Eat Well’ cookbook

The first edition of the Eat Well cookbook has been published, and it includes recipes and healthy eating tips from University of Iowa Masters of Clinical Nutrition students. Check out the cookbook to view easy breakfast ideas, prepared lunches, and quick, healthy dinners.

Save the date: Celebration of Sandy Boyd’s remarkable service to UI

The family of University of Iowa President Emeritus Sandy Boyd has set a date for a community memorial service to celebrate his more than 65 years of service to the university. The service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Hancher Auditorium.

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