News and updates for faculty and staff

Pappajohn Business Building

UI seeks approval for Pappajohn Business Building expansion, renovation of Gilmore Hall

The University of Iowa is seeking approval from the Iowa Board of Regents to expand the Pappajohn Business Building, home to the Tippie College of Business, which has seen a growth of both programs and students over the past 30 years. The project, which will be considered at the board’s meeting next week, would include enclosing the courtyard and renovating Gilmore Hall for the college’s use.

UI Health Care's North Liberty campus

Project update: Construction of UI Health Care North Liberty campus on schedule, on budget

Construction on UI Health Care’s North Liberty campus remains on schedule and on budget, with work continuing throughout the summer and fall. Substantial construction completion of the project is expected by the end of December, with the first several months of 2025 dedicated to installing medical equipment, furniture and supplies, IT equipment and infrastructure, and recruiting and training staff in preparation for opening.

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John Deere Foundation invests $6.6M in scholarships for Davenport students to attend Iowa

A groundbreaking partnership between the John Deere Foundation, the University of Iowa, and the Davenport Community School District will soon increase access to higher education for Iowa high school students. A six-year, $6.6 million commitment from the John Deere Foundation will establish the John Deere Scholars Program, a need-based pipeline program that will prepare Davenport Community High School students for a college education at Iowa.

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Hawkeyes shine in NCAA Academic Progress Rate report

While our student-athletes succeeded in their respective sports, they also shone in the classroom. For the 13th consecutive year, all of Iowa’s 22 sports programs showed strong academic progress in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate report for 2022-23. Read more details on the report and how individual sports scored.

Sam Young

Rock star faculty: How acclaimed drummer Sam Young landed at Iowa without missing a beat

Growing up in Boulder, Colorado, Sam Young dreamed of touring as a drummer in a band. For more than a decade, he followed that path, touring in rock groups DeVotchKa and The Samples. Now, after another decade of work as a composer, university instructor, and occasional studio drummer (that’s him on a vintage drum kit in the Paddington movie soundtrack), Young has found a home at Iowa.

Branded merchandise

Check out the new merchandise storefront for your Iowa gear, apparel

If you’re looking for Iowa branded gear or apparel for your college or unit, check out the university’s new merchandise storefront. You will find a larger selection of products, the ability to use unit and program lockups, and personal ordering options for yourself.

Map of Iowa Arts Festival street closures

Downtown street closures, transit changes for this weekend's Iowa Arts Festival

The City of Iowa City will close multiple streets beginning at 6 a.m. Friday, June 7, through late Sunday, June 9, for the Iowa Arts Festival. The annual art and music festival brings dozens of artists selling their work, musical performances, and other activities to downtown Iowa City. For a complete list of closures and changes, see the City of Iowa City website.

I-80/First Avenue interchange in Coralville

Big change at I-80/First Avenue in Coralville: Eastbound on-ramp closed until August

The on-ramp from First Avenue in Coralville to eastbound Interstate 80 is closed until early August. Drivers on First Avenue wanting to go east on I-80 will be detoured west to the Coral Ridge Avenue interchange (exit 240), then routed back on I-80 eastbound. If you work at the UI Health Care Iowa River Landing clinic or see a physician there, please make note of this detour and allow for extra travel time.

Pride flag displayed on campus

Pride Month: Explore LGBTQ+ resources offered through University Libraries

As Pride Month kicks off, University Libraries has compiled many resources to help you learn more about LGBTQ+ history and culture. On this webpage, you’ll find dozens of topics to explore, from the library archives, books, suggested news sources, and more.

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