News and updates for faculty and staff


6 UI Stead Family Children's Hospital specialties listed among the best

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital is once again ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is ranked in six specialties and is the No. 1 children’s hospital in Iowa. 

Tailor the Transit App to meet your needs

You can customize the Transit App to display only the information you want for using Cambus or Iowa City and Coralville transit to travel across campus or throughout the city. After tapping on your profile, easily modify settings for which transit agencies to show, appearance, and more.


New law allows accommodation requests for pregnancy-related limitations

The Pregnant Worker Fairness Act goes into effect June 27. This new federal law provides employees who have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions the opportunity to seek reasonable accommodations in a manner similar to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

CLAS professor receives Herb Alpert Award in the Arts

Christopher Harris, associate professor in the Department of Cinematic Arts, received the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. The award is presented to mid-career artists who have shown dedication and ability to take risks in the fields of dance, film/video, music, theater, and visual arts. Harris recently partnered with Obermann Center for Advanced Studies to organize and host Frequências: Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Cinema & the Black Diaspora, a symposium highlighting the work of Black and Afro-Brazilian filmmakers.  


Photos: Iowa City comes together for Pride Parade and Festival

Thousands gathered for the Iowa City Pride Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 17, in downtown Iowa City. Check out these photos from the event.

Nominate someone for a Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award

The Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award honors members of the armed forces who have demonstrated exceptional service to the United States, their communities, and the University of Iowa. If you know someone who fits this description and should be considered, nominate them by July 28. The awards will be announced at a ceremony on Nov. 9.


3 new books by Iowa authors to read this summer

Looking for a summer read? Add these new releases by Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumni Jamel Brinkley, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Ada Zhang to your reading list.

Remembering 2008: How the Iowa City area created a resilient flood control system

This article published by the Cedar Rapids Gazette outlines how the University of Iowa and the cities of Iowa City and Coralville adapted and rebuilt after a 2008 flood destroyed many buildings on campus and in the community. The result is something the university and our communities can be proud of.

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