News and updates for faculty and staff

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Parking, street closures set for Homecoming parade tomorrow

Please be aware of multiple parking and street closures tomorrow, Oct. 6, due to the Homecoming parade. Street closures will begin at 4 p.m., and “no parking” signs along the parade route will be set up as early as noon. Look online to see what streets will be affected and adjust your commute as needed.

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What to expect from this year’s flu season

Now that flu season has arrived, it’s important to keep you and your family healthy. UI Health Care expert Takaaki Kobayashi, clinical assistant professor of infectious diseases, gives a preview of what to expect this flu season and the best practices to stay protected, including scheduling your flu vaccination.

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Iowa Writers' Workshop announces prestigious Truman Capote Award

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop has awarded the largest annual prize for English-language literary criticism to R.A. Judy, University of Pittsburgh professor of critical and cultural studies. Judy is the 2023 recipient of the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism for his 2020 work, Sentient Flesh, Thinking in Disorder, Poiesis in Black.

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Celebrate love of literature at Iowa City Book Festival

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization has planned a week of one-of-a-kind literary programming as part of the 2023 Iowa City Book Festival, from Oct. 8 to 15. There’s no better place to celebrate the literary world than the City of Literature, highlighted by renowned UI writing programs, libraries, and bookstores.

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Coworkers call Tina Hass ‘Walking Google’ after 40 years at Iowa

After more than 40 years working at the helm of the College of Education’s Office of the Dean administrative staff, Tina Hass retired from the UI this week. She has been part of major changes at the college and was known by many as the Lindquist Center’s “walking Google” for her breadth of knowledge.

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Funding available for teaching projects aimed at improving student success, retention

The Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards provide funding for innovative, results-oriented instructional technology projects that have the potential to improve student success and retention. A total of $100,000 is available for awards. If you’ve been experimenting with new teaching approaches that involve technology, submit your proposal by Tuesday, Oct. 17.

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Be alert against potential Hawkeye football ticket scams

As you look for tickets to join the gun at Kinnick Stadium, be aware of potential ticket scams, especially on social media and instant messaging platforms. The UI Police Department has shared several tips to keep you and your money secure while purchasing tickets.

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Cybersecurity begins at home with personal devices, networks, data

Iowa’s cybersecurity and IT support professionals strive to keep university systems safe, but their reach extends only so far. Staying safe online also means taking care of the devices, networks, and data we manage personally at home. Learn about key steps you can take.

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Reframing your thinking to a both/and perspective can be helpful

Living in the both/and means multiple truths can exist at the same time and another person’s experiences are as valid as yours. The benefits of this frame of thought are that teams can function more effectively, we can have deeper trust in our relationships, and there is space for people to feel heard and collaborate.

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Plan ahead for your next event by ordering branded products

Dress up your next event, Iowa style. Order a custom table cover for your unit and explore various giveaway items on the merchandise storefront. Our wide range of items such as journals, pens, lanyards, and much more will help make your event memorable for your attendees.

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Golden Bachelor an Iowa graduate, Hawkeye fan

America’s current Bachelor knows it’s a Hawkeye state. Gerry Turner, 72, is center stage on the ABC TV Show, The Golden Bachelor, as a grandfather looking for love again after the death of his wife. Turner is an alumnus who still spends his time rooting for the Hawkeyes.

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UI Mathematics marks 25 years of expanding doctoral education

The UI Department of Mathematics helped launch the Math Alliance, which has had an incredible impact in expanding access to doctorate degrees to people of color across the country, including 50 minority graduates from Iowa. The program now exists at 40 institutions across the country.

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