News and updates for faculty and staff

Campus during Jan. 9 snowstorm

Thank you to everyone who braved the elements Tuesday to serve our campus!

We wish a heartfelt “thank you” to the many employees across the university who didn’t let a snowstorm on Tuesday stop them from moving snow, maintaining building operations, driving Cambus, caring for patients, and so much more. In difficult conditions, dedicated Hawkeyes showed up. We appreciate you!

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Read these winter safety tips ahead of this weekend’s deep freeze

Now that winter weather has arrived, and colder temperatures are expected this weekend, it’s important to check the forecast before traveling and plan accordingly to stay safe. This webpage contains helpful information for you to consider and keep handy for the rest of the winter.

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Take part in UI’s Celebration of Human Rights Jan. 15-23

Jan. 15 is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and the University of Iowa’s annual Celebration of Human Rights. The university holiday allows faculty, staff, and students to engage in celebrations and events within the community. Learn how you can take part in a unity march, service projects, lectures, and more. All events are free and open to the public.

Tim Hagle

What you need to know about the Iowa Caucus before Monday

All eyes are on Iowa as voters will select their candidates for president in the Iowa Caucus on Monday. Tim Hagle, UI associate professor of political science and national caucus expert, explains what will happen on caucus day and the importance of the process.


Cambus service for spring 2024 begins Tuesday

Cambus spring 2024 schedules begin Tuesday, Jan. 16. Due to the university holiday, academic weekend schedules will operate on Monday, Jan. 15. Updated schedules are available online now. Don’t forget to download the Transit app for real-time alerts and service updates.

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Sign up for UI recreation membership incentive to meet new year’s goals

Did you know that you can receive half off of your monthly recreation membership fee with a few simple steps? To receive this incentive, sign up for a recreation membership, complete your Personal Health Assessment, and visit a campus recreation facility at least four times per month. Read more about facilities, member services, and fitness programs/classes.

Jesse Van Maanen

UI plays important role in building rural health care pipeline

In 2023, the UI’s Carver Rural Iowa Scholars Program celebrated a decade of growing the number of physicians practicing in rural areas. By showing medical trainees the benefits of putting down roots in Iowa, the program has become an important part of helping keep health care accessible across the state. 

Paari Dominic

Doctor specializing in heart procedure returns to UI Hospitals & Clinics

Paari Dominic’s time as a fellow at Iowa had a lasting impact, and he is returning to UI Hospitals & Clinics as a cardiac electrophysiologist. Dominic is the only doctor in Iowa who specializes in a new procedure that increases the resting heart rate and prevents sudden heart rate drops. This Q&A explores Dominic’s passion for helping others and why he feels UI is a premiere institution.

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98 Hawkeyes named to 2023 Big Ten Fall Academic All-Conference team

Nearly 100 UI student-athletes from men’s cross country, women’s cross country, field hockey, football, women’s soccer, and volleyball were recognized on the 2023 Big Ten Fall Academic All-Conference team. Full-time students named to the list participated on a varsity team and have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Read the list to see all the Hawkeyes who achieved this honor.

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Submit Distinguished Alumni Award nominations by Jan. 31

Do you know an extraordinary Iowa graduate making an impact? Submit a nomination for the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards, which will be presented during homecoming week next fall. The awards recognize Hawkeye graduates who embody the UI’s core values: excellence, learning, community, diversity, integrity, respect, and responsibility.

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Test the speed of your pen with 48-hour Flash Writing Contest

Looking for a way to get your writing gears moving in the new year? The UI Flash Writing Contest is a great way to kick-start your creativity. You will have from 4 p.m. Jan. 12 to 4 p.m. Jan. 14 to write 1,000 words or less based on a prompt. More details, including prizes, can be found online.

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