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President Wilson thanks you for making Iowa special

Tomorrow is National Employee Appreciation Day, and President Barbara Wilson thanks you for making Iowa a top-tier institution. “Thank you for everything you do. I’m so glad you’re here and part of the Hawkeye family.”

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4 faculty members awarded UI’s highest teaching honor

Four UI faculty members have received the 2024 President and Provost Award for Teaching and Excellence for their exceptional work toward student learning and success. Read more about this year’s recipients: David Asprey, Naomi Greyser, Justin Sipla, and Sudhakar Subramani.

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Dubuque Street to close for construction project

Work is set to begin Monday, March 11, on the Dubuque Street reconstruction project. During the project, which is expected to be done by late summer or early fall, Dubuque Street between Iowa Avenue and Washington Street and the alley between Dubuque Street and Linn Street will be closed to thru traffic. Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained.

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Stay ahead of health issues: Your UI insurance covers preventive care

We know staying healthy is important to you, and taking advantage of the free preventive services available to you through your university health and dental insurance is one way to do that. Learn about what’s included in your plans.

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Iowa Writers’ Workshop grad’s new memoir making a splash

Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Leslie Jamison has been receiving high praise from the literary world for her new memoir, Splinters, which explores the end of her marriage. Jamison recently was featured in the New York Times to talk about her book and her rise as a writer.

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Cheer on Iowa men’s basketball team with discounted tickets

The Iowa men’s basketball team hosts Illinois on Sunday, March 10, in the final home game of the season. To mark the end of a their season, UI Athletics is offering you discounted prices: $17 youth tickets and $27 adult tickets. Head to Carver and cheer on the Hawkeyes!

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Iowa women’s wrestling team continue to inspire in debut season

The 26 members of the Iowa women's wrestling team have found success on and off the mat during the Hawkeyes' inaugural season. The team won its first National Duals championship, drew record crowds, and continues to inspire young girls to become the next generation of women wrestlers. 

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Classics professor Robert Cargill featured in new Netflix documentary

Robert Cargill is a strong believer in public education and ongoing learning opportunities, which is one of the reasons why he’s been sharing his expertise with major networks for more than 20 years. Most recently, Cargill appeared in Mysteries of the Faith on Netflix, which tells the stories behind Catholic relics.

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First UI student chosen for prestigious program will head to DC

The list of activities second-year student James McCurtis III is involved in just got longer. McCurtis has been selected for the Institute for Responsible Citizenship’s prestigious Washington Program, which provides Black male college students with internship and networking opportunities for two summers in Washington, D.C. McCurtis is the first-ever UI student selected for the honor.

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Tippie professor leads study to optimize delivery drivers’ time

Delivery drivers can waste a lot of time, as well as company resources, trying to find parking along their routes. Ann Campbell, professor in the UI Tippie College of Business, is co-lead on a new study showing companies how to develop more efficient routes and parking locations to save time and money.

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Tips for combatting cynicism in the workplace

Cynicism reflects a negative appraisal of human nature, a belief that self-interest is the ultimate motive behind human actions. Cynicism can also relate to and be directed toward a person’s workplace and is listed by the World Health Organization as a factor in burnout. Here are some tips for combatting and challenging cynicism in the workplace.

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Experience the magic of 'Into the Woods' with UI Theatre Arts

Get lost in the world of forests and fairytales with the music of Stephen Sondheim and the UI Department of Theatre Arts. The musical Into the Woods will be performed March 1-3 and March 7-9 in the Theatre Building. You can get more details about showtimes and tickets online.

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Free concert celebrates music of jazz great Duke Ellington

Johnson County Landmark and Kantorei will be leading a performance of selections from jazz great Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Concerts” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Hancher Auditorium. The performance combines jazz, classical music, spirituals, gospel, blues, and dance and is free and open to the public.  

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