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Hear from Iowa's new interim athletics director, Beth Goetz

In this edition of the Fight for Iowa podcast, Iowa's new interim athletics director, Beth Goetz, talks with host Gary Dolphin about stepping into the role as fall sports are about to begin. "It's really just making sure we're prepared to continue to build on the success we have and get things in order as we welcome our fans back to campus," Goetz says.

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Renowned Iowa physics professor and researcher Craig Kletzing dies

Craig Kletzing, the easygoing, humble University of Iowa professor who combined a zeal for teaching with a decorated research career in space plasma experimental physics, died on Thursday, Aug. 10. In nearly three decades at Iowa, he was directly involved in 30 near-Earth or space missions, including a $115 million contract from NASA to study the interactions between the magnetic fields of the sun and Earth.

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UI author’s book named to Barack Obama’s 2023 Summer Reading List

What Napoleon Could Not Do, a literary novel written by Derek (DK) Nnuro, curator of special projects at the UI Stanley Museum of Art, recently received a rare honor when President Barack Obama named it to his 2023 summer reading list. Nnuro, a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop who also teaches writing at Iowa, shares more about being named to the list, what brought him to the university, and why he stays.

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Free concert features Iowa City native Elizabeth Moen

Hancher Auditorium will host a free outdoor fall welcome concert featuring Iowa City native Elizabeth Moen, along with Brittany Howard and Dawn Richard. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, on the Hancher lawn. Bring your friends—and your own lawn chairs or blankets—and grab something to eat from the food trucks on site. The Hawkeye Drumline and Pep Band will perform between sets.

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Cambus begins service for the fall 2023 semester on Aug. 19

It's that time again. Cambus will begin routes for the fall 2023 semester on Saturday, Aug. 19. To make travel around campus easier, be sure to download the Transit app to plan trips, get real-time departure information, live bus locations, service alerts, and more.

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Check the BMindful calendar as you plan events this academic year

BMindful is an initiative that supports the needs of diverse communities by providing a list of the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. Event planners can avoid those dates when scheduling events and colleagues can be supportive of those who celebrate them. The BMindful calendar does not include all religious holy days, but focuses on three major holy days for each faith—days when faith members may choose to not go to work or send their children to school.

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Submit a proposal to take action against climate change

Do you want to be part of a solution to climate change? The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will make available up to $10,000 to support innovative, creative approaches to combat climate change and reduce its health effects. Proposals can come from faculty, staff, or students, and are due by Sept. 10.

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UI Center for Teaching joins Office of the Provost

The university has transitioned the administrative home of the Center for Teaching to the Office of the Provost. The center will continue to work closely with its many campus partners to provide training, coaching, and resources for faculty and graduate students, as well as institutional teaching leadership that advances the UI's strategic plan goal of excellence in teaching and learning.

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