News and updates for faculty and staff

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Class of 2027: They're smart and they're committed to being Hawkeyes

The University of Iowa welcomed more than 5,000 first-year students to campus this fall. This academically accomplished class tops previous records with an average high school GPA of 3.83. Learn more about our newest Hawkeyes!

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Submit preliminary proposals for P3 funding by Nov. 6

Preliminary proposals are now being accepted for FY2025 P3 initiatives to support the University of Iowa Strategic Plan. Faculty and staff can submit a proposal for a one- to three-year project that would start in July of next year. 

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Plan to get your free flu vaccination at one of these clinics

Yes, flu fighters, it's that time of the year again! Flu season is just around the corner, meaning it's almost time to get your annual flu vaccination. The good news is that it's quick, easy, and free to receive—check out this schedule of upcoming vaccination clinics on campus.

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Discover Your University returns on Sept. 21

Explore and experience the breadth of university places, programs, and hidden gems by registering for Discover Your University. Fall dates are Sept. 21 and Oct. 18, and events are filling up fast. Make plans with your coworkers and register today!

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Hancher Auditorium, Office of Performing Arts and Engagement mark year of change, transition

This past year, Hancher Auditorium celebrated its landmark 50th anniversary with a series of public performances that honored its roots as a leading university performing arts presenter. But behind the scenes, staff began a period of remarkable change that is the driving force behind building a destination university performing arts campus.

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Jamel Brinkley's new collection of short stories receives praise

Meet Jamel Brinkley, assistant professor of fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, whose new collection of short stories, Witness, is featured in this Los Angeles Times story. Lauded by a student as "the kindest, most generous teacher," Brinkley is also referred to by this article's author as perhaps the "best short-story writer of his generation."

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Free Kognito training can help you help someone contemplating suicide

People in distress often turn to those they know rather than seek professional help. Kognito training provides awareness, knowledge, and skills you can use to help friends, family, colleagues, or anyone who is in a situation where they might be contemplating suicide. 

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If you love the new Iowa Now website, set it as your homepage

The new Iowa Now website for faculty and staff is your go-to place for news, information, resources, and events. If you'd like to set it as your homepage so navigating to the site is automatic when you launch a web browser, follow these easy steps using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Mozilla Firefox.

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Volunteers needed for university marketing photos, videos

The University of Iowa is seeking faculty and staff volunteers who are interested in being photographed or filmed while taking part in various activities on campus. Examples include riding Cambus, walking or riding a bike, working at your desk or performing tasks related to your job, and attending events such as Hancher shows or sporting events. The images would be used for marketing purposes across campus. If you're interested, please let us know by completing this brief survey.

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Upcoming Obermann Conversation explores women's basketball from 6-on-6 to today

Before there was NCAA women's basketball, there was 6-on-6 girls basketball, a form of the sport that was played in Iowa until 1993. This Sept. 12 Obermann Conversation with University of Iowa faculty and former players will contextualize the past, discuss the present, and look forward to the future of the sport. 

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