News and updates for faculty and staff

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UI seeks state funding to expand rural health care

The UI is requesting $50 million in state funding over five years to expand its rural health care footprint with the Rural Health Care Partnership. The funding would aid rural communities that face barriers finding providers, especially for critical areas of mental health, maternal health and primary care, and substance use.

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UI on top for public nursing, writing programs

Two University of Iowa programs are listed No. 1 among public institutions in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best College rankings. UI is tied for No. 1 among public universities for nursing and is the only public university on the writing in the disciplines list.  

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Regents to consider approval for new women’s gymnastics, Spirit Squad facility

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will consider final approval next week for a new Gymnastics and Spirit Squad Training Center to be built on the Hawkeye Campus. The facility would give the women’s gymnastics team an updated space for its program and give the Spirit Squad its first dedicated practice facility.

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College of Pharmacy students play key role in area flu vaccinations

Each year, students from the College of Pharmacy help the greater community stay healthy during flu season by administering vaccinations at local pharmacies. These UI students make it easy to find a location, date, and time that is convenient for you and your family.

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How you can get an updated COVID-19 booster

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized an updated COVID-19 booster to target the XBB.1.5 omicron subvariant. The booster is now available to UI employees through the University Employee Health Clinic along with flu vaccinations this fall.

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Reminder: Hawk Alert test will take place Friday

Campus safety will test the Hawk Alert emergency notification system at noon Friday. Hawk Alerts are used to notify campus about immediate threats, including extreme weather events, gas leaks, building evacuations, or an active shooter. Please review your Hawk Alert settings in Employee Self Service to ensure you're receiving the alerts. 

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New to Iowa? Be sure to use our official email signature

If you’re new to the university or need a professional email signature, the UI brand manual has an easy template you can follow. These Outlook instructions and guidelines show you how to include your job title, credentials, unit-specific hyperlinks, and set alt text to meet accessibility standards.

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Welcome Denise Jamieson during reception at Kinnick

President Barbara Wilson invites you to help welcome Denise Jamieson to campus in her new role as vice president for medical affairs and Tyrone D. Artz Dean of the Carver College of Medicine. A welcome reception will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Paul W. Brechler Press Box at Kinnick Stadium.

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Distinguished Alumni Awards honoring some of our best and brightest

For 60 years, the University of Iowa has honored alumni who best embody its core values with its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. Meet this year’s recipients of the UI’s highest honor for alumni and friends who have made a difference at Iowa, in their communities, and in the greater world.

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Avoiding a difficult conversation? Here are some tips

If you’ve decided it’s time to initiate a conversation that may be difficult, here are some points to consider. To start, understand it will not be perfect, and you will make mistakes. Let these mistakes develop the relationship you are building rather than derail it.

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Hey Swifties, this Stanley Museum of Art playlist is for you

If you love the biggest name in music, the Stanley Museum of Art has something special for you. Communication and marketing assistant Anaka Sanders wandered the galleries and created a collection of Taylor Swift songs that can be listened to era by era or on shuffle while exploring the space.

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