News and updates for faculty and staff

Congratulations, Caitlin Clark! You make us proud to be Hawkeyes

During last week’s Iowa women’s basketball game against Michigan, Caitlin Clark reached 3,569 career points, making her the all-time leading scorer in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history. We are so proud of you, Caitlin, and the entire women’s basketball team and staff for shining such a bright light on the university and the state of Iowa!

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UI Vice President for Research Marty Scholtz to step down

J. Martin (Marty) Scholtz, who has served as the University of Iowa vice president for research since 2019, will step down from his role as he nears completion of his five-year term. The university will immediately launch a national search for its next vice president for research, and Scholtz will continue in the role until his successor begins.

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UI faculty member awarded prestigious fellowship for neuroscience research

Stephanie Gantz, Carver College of Medicine assistant professor in molecular physiology and biophysics, was named a 2024 Sloan Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, an award that goes to early-career scholars in scientific fields across the country. Gantz’s research focuses on the workings of the brain.

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New parking permit rates planned for August

UI Parking and Transportation is planning modest rate increases for most parking permits on campus beginning Aug. 1. The additional revenue will help meet the rising demand for campus parking and support the maintenance and improvement of parking facilities. The rate proposal will be considered later this month by the Iowa Board of Regents, with a vote scheduled for April.

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UI seeks permission to plan second west side parking ramp

With the additional staff and patients expected from a new inpatient tower at UI Hospitals & Clinics, the UI is seeking permission from the Iowa Board of Regents to plan the construction of another new parking ramp adjacent to the College of Dentistry building. The Board of Regents will consider the proposal at its Feb. 28 meeting.

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UI Police: Be aware of ticket scams as Iowa women’s basketball closes out season

The excitement of Caitlin Clark hitting logo 3s should never come at the cost of your hard-earned money or safety. The UI Police Department is urging you to be aware of these common ticket scams when buying or selling tickets as the Iowa women’s basketball season continues.

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Rodríguez-Rodríguez named Graduate College’s associate dean for academic affairs

Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named associate dean for academic affairs and graduate student success in the Graduate College. Her appointment will begin July 1.

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UI supports success of its faculty through innovative programs

The UI is investing significant resources in faculty excellence by developing new initiatives through the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan that are aimed at improving faculty recruitment, development, and retention.

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UI helping more students succeed, graduate, start careers

The UI has achieved record four-year graduation and first- to second-year retention rates, highlighting just one aspect of the UI’s goals to help every student achieve success. As part of this mission, a series of programs and initiatives implemented through the 2022-27 Strategic Plan is helping students thrive.

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UI report shows alcohol consumption increases cancer risk

The 2024 Cancer in Iowa report, issued by the Iowa Cancer Registry and produced by the UI College of Public Health, shows that Iowans' alcohol consumption is among the highest in the country and puts residents at greater risk for cancer. The report states that Iowa has the fourth-highest instances of alcohol-related cancers in the country.

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Deconstructing the campus mental health crisis narrative

While we often hear statements made about a mental health crisis facing college campuses across the nation, it’s important to pause for further consideration. Many of us, in the majority of situations, effectively manage the stress and emotionality of life, and being upset about upsetting things is not necessarily a mental health crisis.

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Attend this lecture: ‘The World is Messed Up, You are Fine’

The UI Lecture Committee will host Ragen Chastain—a speaker, writer, and leader in the fields of weight stigma and weight-inclusive health care and fitness—at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Iowa Memorial Union. Chastain writes the blog and is a health coach, three-time national dance champion, triathlete, and two-time marathoner who holds the Guinness World Record for heaviest woman to complete a marathon.

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Get inspired to succeed with Tippie Women Summit events

This year’s Tippie Women Summit, taking place throughout the month of March, is a series of one in-person and three virtual events that promises insight and inspiration on the topics of financial strategies, negotiation, and the stories of female entrepreneurs. The events are free, but registration is required.

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