News and updates for faculty and staff


UI approves P3 funding to support 4 new projects in FY24

The University of Iowa will use the next round of P3 funding to enhance student success, retain critical employees, and share faculty research and scholarship with the public in addition to improving classroom spaces and other projects that support the implementation of the strategic plan.

Department of Dance relocation will unlock series of campus projects

The University of Iowa will begin planning for the Department of Dance to move to the Performing Arts Annex thanks to a $3 million award from the university’s P3 funding. The eventual move will enable the university to initiate a separate collection of facilities projects that directly support the strategic plan.


Iowa City named one of top 100 places to live in the U.S.

Confirming what we already know, Livability recently ranked Iowa City one of the top 100 places to live in the U.S. According to its website: "Creativity abounds in Iowa City, with an inviting atmosphere from the prestigious university to its rich literary heritage. The city offers plenty of outdoor activities, opportunities to flex your creative muscle, and a low cost of living."

2 local celebrations to keep you entertained during July 4 holiday weekend

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, the annual Iowa City Jazz Festival Friday through Sunday and Coralville 4th Fest Saturday through Tuesday have plenty of activities to keep you occupied—including fireworks. If you live or work in or near downtown Iowa City, please be reminded that several downtown streets will be closed Friday.


UI expert Charles Stanier explains poor air quality from Canadian wildfires

Wildfires in Canada have produced large quantities of smoke in recent weeks. This smoke, paired with current weather conditions, has made its way into Eastern Iowa is creating poor air quality. Charles Stanier, a University of Iowa professor of chemical and biochemical engineering who studies climate and the health effects of airborne contaminants, explains why the smoke is here and its short- and long-term effects.

Understanding signs of a heat stroke

As we prepare for the hottest months of the year, it’s good to know the symptoms and signs of when your body needs to cool down. Read more about warning signs and how to prevent heat stroke.


Bladder cancer breakthrough

With the conventional drug for early-stage bladder cancer in severe shortage, new therapies developed at Iowa are poised to lead a new wave of care. The centerpiece of this work—led by Dr. Michael O'Donnell and his colleagues—is a regime of two, low-cost generic drugs.

Revis receives prestigious glassblowing award

Benjamin Revis, a scientific glassblower in the Department of Chemistry, received the 2023 Helmut E. Drechsel award, given to members of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society who are dedicated to promoting the field of scientific glassblowing.


UI receives 2023 Healthiest State Workplace Award

During 2022, more than 11,000 University of Iowa faculty and staff at the University of Iowa participated in campus activities related to health and well-being, a feat that helped the university win a 2023 Healthiest State Workplace Award.

120 student-athletes named to spring Academic All-Big Ten team

One hundred twenty University of Iowa student-athletes were named to the 2023 Spring Academic All-Big Ten team, the conference office announced Friday. The list includes student-athletes from baseball (11), men’s golf (3), women’s golf (2), rowing (32), softball (11), women’s tennis (4), men’s track and field (15), and women’s track and field (42).


Hawkeyes take part in Big Ten Conference LGBTQ+ symposium

Seven staff members from the University of Iowa Athletics Department recently attended the inaugural Big Ten Conference LGBTQ+ symposium in Chicago to celebrate the conference’s commitment to the LGBTQ+ community, discuss and share best practices and guidelines, and establish a Big Ten LGBTQ+ group. The symposium included 100 representatives from all 14 Big Ten schools.

Farewell reception honors athletics director Gary Barta

President Barbara Wilson invites campus to join her in congratulating athletics director Gary Barta on his retirement. A reception will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, in the Ted Pacha Family Club located in the north end zone of Kinnick Stadium.

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