News and updates for faculty and staff


UI seeks approval for building projects that will create a more modern campus

The University of Iowa is seeking permission from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to move forward with several facilities projects that will improve student outcomes, create state-of-the art research space, and increase health care access for Iowans, including patients with the most complex cases.

7 road construction projects that could affect your campus commute

Spring has sprung, which means campus road construction projects are ramping up. Here are seven ongoing or upcoming projects that may affect your campus commute.


Ryder receives 2023 Lola Lopes Award

Kelsey Ryder, associate director in the University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid, is the recipient of the 2023 Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy. The award recognizes administrators, staff, or faculty outside of their teaching role who serve as strong and effective advocates for undergraduate students and the undergraduate experience.

Subscriptions to Hancher’s new Broadway series available May 1

Hancher Auditorium has announced a subscription series for Broadway shows—an exciting change to better serve its audiences. The new Broadway series will feature Come From Away, To Kill a Mockingbird, Hairspray, and Chicago. Tickets to the four-show subscription will go on sale May 1, and single-show tickets will go on sale July 31.


Relive Iowa’s tremendous run to the NCAA final

The Iowa women’s basketball team captured the nation’s heart with its magical postseason run that fell one win short of a national title. Here’s a recap of the Hawkeyes’ remarkable postseason play. And don’t forget to show the team some love during a celebration on the Pentacrest at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

April is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month commemorates the first immigrants who came from Japan on May 7, 1843. This month is celebrated in April at the University of Iowa and pays tribute to the contributions that generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders have made to American history, society, and culture. Many events are planned to celebrate this month. Check them out here.


University Lecture Committee presents Jelani Cobb

Historian and Peabody Award-winning journalist Jelani Cobb will present a lecture titled “The Half-life of Freedom, Race, and Justice in America Today,” at 7:30 p.m. April 19, at the Black Box Theater in the Iowa Memorial Union. Cobb is also a PBS Frontline correspondent who explores the complexities of race and inequality, while offering guidance and hope for the future.

We still have work to do to overcome stigma around mental health

One way to help overcome the stigma around mental health is to be comfortable talking about it. It can start with simply asking, “How are you, really?” and then listening with an open, accepting attitude. Open, honest discussions of how we really feel are vital to understanding one another, getting help, and healing.


First these Hawkeyes shared a birthday, then a kidney

Serendipity led Christine Hayes to become a living organ donor to her Iowa City neighbor with polycystic kidney disease. More than a year after the transplant surgery occurred at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, both are doing well.

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