News and updates for faculty and staff

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2 faculty members named 2024 UI Distinguished Chairs

The University of Iowa has named professors Amy Colbert and Kenneth Tse as recipients of the 2024 UI Distinguished Chair, honoring their remarkable scholarship, teaching, and service. Colbert, a leading expert in entrepreneurship and leadership, and Tse, a renowned saxophonist, join a select group of UI faculty that has made a significant impact in their fields and at the university.

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VPR search committee members named

University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students have been named to the search committee for the next vice president for research. Committee members will join co-chairs Denise Jamieson, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Carver College of Medicine, and Jamie Jorgensen, vice president for legal affairs and general counsel, in the search.

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OVPR announces 2024 Discovery and Innovation Award recipients

The Office of the Vice President for Research has awarded 11 faculty and staff with 2024 Discovery and Innovation Awards for their exceptional contributions to research, scholarship, and creative activity. Learn more about the winners and their work, from developing techniques to study fires from space to developing new cancer treatment therapies. 

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Register today: Discover Your University sets spring dates, activities

Whether you want to spend time outdoors at Macbride Nature Recreation Area, learn about the mobile EMS training simulator, or visit the university’s main ITS data center, Discover Your University’s spring lineup has something for everyone. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate and explore all the places and programs that make Iowa unique. Register quickly to reserve your spot during the three dates: April 18, May 21, and June 19.

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Where, how to watch the solar eclipse on Monday

The next total solar eclipse will be viewable across the country on April 8, with Iowa City able to see a partial eclipse on that day. Eclipse Explorer shows peak time to view the eclipse will be about 2 p.m. Join the UI Physics and Astronomy Department from 12:30 to 3 p.m. April 8 on the Pentacrest and the Sciences Library courtyard to watch this phenomenon.

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Watch Iowa women's basketball Final Four game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Cheer on the Iowa women's basketball team during their Final Four game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The UI Athletics Department is hosting a free watch party Friday, where fans can watch the game on the arena's jumbotron, enjoy in-game entertainment, and get concessions. Doors will open at 7 p.m. If you can't make it to the watch party, the game will be broadcast on ESPN at 8:30 p.m.

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Take advantage of Gartner Campus Access resources in your work

The Gartner Campus Access program provides faculty, staff, and students free access to a library of research materials focused on information technology trends that can help you with your work. Take a look at these top resources accessed by the campus community during the past year and learn more about AI, IT trends, and more.

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Community Health Collaborative offers health testing services for campus

The UI Community Health Collaborative offers body composition, aerobic fitness, and resting metabolic rate tests for all faculty, staff, and students. Students get experience performing the tests, and proceeds from the tests support UI student research and learning programs. To learn more or schedule an appointment, visit the collaborative’s website.

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8 simple tips for embracing self-care

Self-care sometimes feels like something we need to plan or clearly identify as time for ourselves. But self-care doesn’t have to be complicated or take extra time. It can be as easy as identifying moments in our day to pause and be fully present in what’s happening around us.

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Enjoy these Earth Month activities, learn about sustainability

The Office of Sustainability and the Environment is celebrating sustainability and nature at Iowa all month long. From learning more about growing your own vegetables to a Recycled Runway fashion show, check out more than 30 events you can participate in.

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Get an up-close look at new additions to UI Libraries Special Collections

UI Libraries Special Collections and Archives has a treasure trove of interesting and rare items, and you can look at new additions to their collections this year. The event at 5:30 p.m. April 10 on the third floor of the Main Library will give you a chance to examine the items, talk to curators about their work, and discover more about our collections. 

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