News and updates for faculty and staff


UI students share names of faculty and staff who had a positive impact

The Class of 2023 has identified 1,122 faculty and staff who made a positive difference during their time at Iowa. The university extends its appreciation for your contributions to the success of our graduating students. Read more about these role models and leaders.

Highly Prestigious Faculty Award Investiture is Tuesday at Hancher

President Barbara Wilson and Executive Vice President and Provost Kevin Kregel will present more than 80 faculty members with medallions at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Hancher Auditorium. Join us for this inaugural event to celebrate the remarkable achievements of current and emeriti faculty who have received highly prestigious awards designated by the National Research Council.


Faculty, staff, and students honored with 2023 Hancher-Finkbine awards

Eleven faculty, staff, students, and alumni received the 2023 Hancher-Finkbine Medallions and Distinguished Student Leader Certificates, for their leadership, learning, and loyalty during the annual Hancher-Finkbine Dinner celebration on April 11. 

Physics student named Iowa’s 63rd Goldwater Scholar

Jeff Leiberton, a third-year student from West Des Moines, Iowa, was named a 2023 Goldwater Scholar. Leiberton’s research is in the area of theoretical physics, which uses mathematical models and abstractions to understand, explain, and predict natural phenomena.


Meet this year’s Diversity Catalyst Award winners

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has announced the recipients of the 2023 Diversity Catalyst Awards, which honor the efforts of students, faculty, staff, programs, departments, and student organizations engaged in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives during the previous academic year. Read about this year's winners.

Road construction continues at the I-80/First Avenue interchange in Coralville

Significant construction continues on the Interstate 80/First Avenue interchange in Coralville. If you want to enter I-80 while heading north on First Avenue, you will first have to merge with other northbound traffic, then turn right at the I-80 eastbound ramp where there is now a stoplight. Remember that this construction can cause significant delays, especially at peak traffic times. Avoid the area if you can.


Understand the process: What happens when the university receives reports of sexual misconduct

Monique DiCarlo, director of Title IX and gender equity and Title IX coordinator in the UI Office of Institutional Equity, outlines the process that occurs after a sexual misconduct report is filed with the office.

6 tips for recognizing and living in grace

Learning to offer yourself and others grace can be contagious. The simple act of letting go of slights, seeing the best in and recognizing the generosity of others can lead to a positive mental well-being. It takes work and it’s not easy, but having a mindset that seeks to find the good in others tends to make us happier, strengthens our social bonds, and leads to better mental health.


UI's Earth Everyday festival will be Saturday on the Pentacrest

Saturday's Earth Everyday festival will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on the Pentacrest and inside Macbride Hall. Events will include seed sowing, poetry writing, a tree tour, and more.

Hawkeyes celebrate with the ‘best fans in America’

Thousands of fans joined the Iowa women’s basketball team on the Pentacrest on April 14 to celebrate the Hawkeyes’ historic season, which was capped with a run to the national title game. See this photo gallery and video from the event.

The University of Iowa