News and updates for faculty and staff

Denise Jamieson and James Jorgensen

Search committee co-chairs named for vice president for research

University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson has named Denise Jamieson, vice president for medical affairs and the dean of the Carver College of Medicine, and James Jorgensen, vice president for legal affairs and general counsel, as co-chairs of a committee tasked with selecting the next vice president for research.

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An update on the TRACERS mission in these 11 photos

Delegates from NASA recently visited the UI to learn more about the TRACERS program, the largest externally funded research project in institutional history. Launching in April 2025, the mission will study interactions between the sun and the Earth that create the Northern and Southern lights. Take a look at the photo gallery to learn more about progress on the project.

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Be aware of potential traffic delays during women’s NCAA tournament games

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: March Madness. Carver-Hawkeye Arena will host games for the NCAA women’s basketball tournament on March 21, 23, and 25. The game time for Monday will not be set until after Iowa’s game on Saturday, but it could affect your afternoon commute. For the most up-to-date information, look online at UI Athletics and Parking and Transportation websites.

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Hosting a conference or event? Iowa House Hotel to remain open until Nov. 3

The University of Iowa continues to plan for extensive renovations to the Iowa Memorial Union, including the addition of a well-being center in the footprint of the current Iowa House Hotel. If you’re planning a conference or event and need accommodations, make note that the hotel will remain open until Nov. 3.

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Get ready to give back: Wednesday One Day for Iowa

Wednesday is One Day for Iowa, the University of Iowa’s 24-hour online giving day that is a great way to say thank you to the programs and departments that made an impact on your life. All donations made in March count toward the One Day for Iowa total.

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Super Bowl champ Dallas Clark to speak at Hawkeyes Give Back

Join us at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber for a conversation with Dallas Clark, a former Hawkeye  tight end who became an NFL All-Pro and Super Bowl champion. Learn how Clark transitioned from joining the Iowa football team as a walk-on to playing 11 seasons in the NFL and the ways he gives back to the university. You can register for the event online.

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Want to make a difference on campus? Nominations are open for Staff Council

If you or someone you know wants to make a difference on the Iowa campus, nominate yourself or a colleague for Staff Council, which represents more than 9,000 nonbargaining staff members at Iowa. Nominations are open until April 1.

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Make a plan for severe weather

Next week is Severe Weather Awareness Week, making it a good time to make sure you are prepared for an emergency scenario. A Hawk Alert test will take place on March 27, and you will also receive an email about what to do during a tornado or wind emergency.

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Making history! Iowa women’s wrestling team wins national championship in first year

Congratulations to the Iowa women’s wrestling team on an incredible first season! Iowa won the team title and saw six Hawkeyes crowned individual champions at the 2024 National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Tournament. As a result of winning their individual titles, Iowa's six national champions will head to the 2024 Olympic Team Trials next month. 

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Tell us about your grants, published papers, books

We’ve updated the “share your news” form on the Iowa Now website to make it easier for you to tell us about your published research, grant awards, books, or chapters you’ve written or edited. Tell us about your work, and we’ll publish your news under the Achievements banner on the Iowa Now website.

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How art appreciation can play a role in practicing mindfulness

Spending time mindfully considering artwork can be a springboard to how we experience the world. Noticing whether a piece attracts you, repels you, or comforts you can help you learn more about yourself. It is also another way in which we can appreciate beauty in our lives.

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Catch The Pat McAfee Show in Iowa City tomorrow

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, The Pat McAfee Show will broadcast live at the UI Field House to help tip off NCAA women's basketball March Madness. Watching the show in-person is free, but capacity is limited to the first 2,500 people. Access to the event will begin at 8:30 a.m.

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