News and updates for faculty and staff

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Iowa Now website redesigned for faculty and staff

The university now has a website that gathers all the news and information you—UI employees—need to know and have at your fingertips. The Iowa Now website has been redesigned to include important university announcements, news you can use, resources, and easier ways to reach us. Check it out and let us know what you think. 

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UI Hospitals & Clinics ranked best hospital in Iowa

UI Hospitals & Clinics continues to receive national recognition, with seven specialities included in the 2023-24 "Best Hospitals" rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. UIHC was ranked Iowa's No. 1 hospital, with Ophthalmology No. 6; Ear, Nose, and Throat No. 28; and five other specialities ranked in the top 10% nationally.

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UI Passport Office can help you prepare for your family or work trip abroad

If you or your family members plan to travel abroad and need to apply for a passport, you can do so from the convenience of the passport office in University Capitol Centre. Located in office 1111 on the first level of UCC, the UI Passport Office makes the process easy and efficient.


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Protect your hearing by knowing, adjusting to your environment

As the heat cranks up, so do the sounds of summer. Whether you're cheering at the ballpark, attending a music festival, or simply taking care of your lawn, the decibel level of the great outdoors can have short-term and long-term effects on your hearing. Audiologists Kellsie Busho and Danielle Kelsey from the UI Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders explain what activities put your hearing at risk and provide suggestions to protect your hearing health.

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Andre Perry elected board president of National Independent Venue Association

Andre Perry, executive director of UI's Hancher Auditorium and the Office of Performing Arts and Engagement, was elected board president of the National Independent Venue Association for 2023 after serving as Vice President for three years. The association represents independent music and comedy venues, festivals, performing arts centers, and promoters across the U.S. It was formed in 2020 to support the live performance industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gregory Carmichael to lead United Nations Global Greenhouse Gas Watch

Gregory Carmichael, the Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Iowa, will lead a new international initiative of the United Nations World Meteorological Organization called the Global Greenhouse Gas Watch. GAW coordinates the greenhouse gas measurements gathered from around the world for use in all climate assessments.

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UI faculty receive $1.7M grant to study social media and national security

Brian Ekdale, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Rishab Nithyanand, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, are collaborating on a research project funded by the U.S. Department of Defense to study how social media vulnerabilities can affect national security.

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Hawkeye pride strong on 50th RAGBRAI

As RAGBRAI riders traveled from one side of Iowa to the other last week—Sioux City to Davenport—there was no shortage of Hawkeye pride. Cyclists sported black and gold throughout the week as they traveled from east to west through the picturesque Iowa countryside. The 2023 route included an overnight stop in Coralville, and a trip through Iowa City on July 29. UI photographers and videographers captured these images from the 50th RAGBRAI.

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‘MasterChef’ gets a taste of what this Hawk is cooking

Grant Gillon, who graduated from Iowa in 2012, impressed the judges to earn a spot on the long-running food competition show, MasterChef. "The University of Iowa taught me about dedication and hard work. Knowing that you have a job to do and nobody's going to do it for you—that's something Iowa really showed me," Gillon says.

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