News and updates for faculty and staff


Make a difference on March 29: Donate during One Day for Iowa

Say thank you to the Iowa programs and departments that made an impact on your life by participating March 29 in One Day for Iowa, the University of Iowa’s 24-hour online giving day.

2023 Highly Prestigious Faculty Award Investiture honors legacy of UI faculty

The University of Iowa will celebrate the incredible accomplishments of more than 80 current and emeritus faculty at the inaugural Highly Prestigious Faculty Award Investiture. The ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Hancher Auditorium. The event will honor faculty who have been recognized with a highly prestigious award, as designated by the National Research Council.


Register today: Discover Your University sets spring dates, activities

Whether you want to spend time outdoors at Macbride Nature Area, tour the School of Music’s downtown home, visit the Hawkeye Tennis and Rec Complex, or peek behind the curtain at Hancher Auditorium, Discover Your University’s slate of spring activities has something for everyone. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate and explore all the great things happening around campus.

Let’s go, Hawks! Iowa women’s basketball team advances to Sweet 16

The second-seeded Iowa women's basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 after defeating Georgia, 74-66, on Sunday. Iowa will travel to Seattle to play sixth-seed Colorado at 6:30 p.m. (CT) on Friday. The game will air on ESPN.


Athletics, UI REACH a slam dunk for students with disabilities

Growing up, Cooper Reaves found a passion for sports as he helped his dad coach his sister’s basketball team. As a student at Iowa, Reaves is continuing his passion for sports as a student manager for the Iowa women’s basketball team.

7 tips for creating healthy routines using habit science

If you are navigating challenges and feel like you don’t have the time or energy to care for yourself, it's possible to prioritize your own well-being using the science of small habits. These seven tips will help you get started and on the road to success.


Daughter with cerebral palsy drives Stevenson Earl’s mission to create more accessible, inclusive campus

As we recognize Disability Awareness Month, Tiffini Stevenson Earl, director of equity investigations and Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator at Iowa, shares a personal story about her daughter and how it drives her work.

Cambus Now app adds Bionic Bus service

The University of Iowa’s Bionic Bus service can now be scheduled on the free Cambus Now app. The new scheduling software allows faculty, staff, and students with a qualifying disability to easily schedule trips, view real-time bus locations, and receive trip notifications directly from their phones.


Plan to attend Iowa's annual Celebration of Excellence Among Women awards ceremony

The Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women is the university’s annual tribute to the accomplishments of all women at Iowa. The event will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Awards and scholarships in 10 categories will be presented.

Be weather aware: UI to conduct Hawk Alert test on March 29

The UI Office of Campus Safety will test the Hawk Alert system on March 29 in coordination with the National Weather Service and Johnson County emergency notification drills. This drill does not include the practice of seeking shelter, but you are strongly encouraged to pause and consider what actions you would take if severe weather were approaching.


Kognito training teaches you how to help students in distress

Data show that faculty and staff sometimes find it challenging to help students who are in distress. The university has a training program to help you more confidently and effectively navigate these experiences. Kognito is an online, avatar-based, interactive role-play simulation program for faculty and staff that builds awareness, knowledge, and skills about mental health and suicide prevention.

Wanted: Graduating students’ stories of success, resilience

Do you know an accomplished, resilient graduating student? The Office of Strategic Communication would love to hear their story. Faculty and staff are welcome to nominate candidates for video interviews that would be used during spring commencement celebrations. Nominations due by March 31.

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