News and updates for faculty and staff

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President Wilson thanks you for another successful year

In a message to campus, President Barbara Wilson shares her thanks for the accomplishments you have achieved this year, including increasing student retention and graduation rates and growing external research support. “I thank each and every one of you for your essential part in advancing our comprehensive excellence.”

Julianna Pacheco

UI political science professor honored with prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

Julianna Pacheco, professor in the Department of Political Science, has been named one of 28 Andrew Carnegie Fellows by the Carnegie Corp. of New York. Fellows receive funding to research political polarization in the U.S. and how to bring people together to bolster democracy. Read more about Pacheco’s planned project on political polarization and health equity. 

Jayne Anne Phillips and her novel "Night Watch"

UI alumna Phillips wins 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

University of Iowa alumna Jayne Anne Phillips has won the 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and three other Iowa graduates were named finalists for Pulitzer literary awards, which were announced this week. Phillips, who received an MFA from Iowa in 1978, was recognized for her novel, Night Watch.

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Engage with your creative side at Iowa Summer Writing Festival

Take a few days this summer to be part of Iowa’s writing legacy. Registration is open for the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, one of our renowned programs. There are plenty of weeklong and weekend workshops to choose from to best fit your schedule and goals. Sessions begin June 16.

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Longevity Award recipients announced

UI’s Staff Council’s service-recognition program acknowledges all professional and scientific and merit staff who have reached 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, or 50 years of continuous service. View this page to see all the Longevity Award recipients for January, February, and March.

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Free breakfast next week as part of Bike to Work Week

May 13—17 is Bike to Work Week, and you are encouraged to find alternative ways of commuting to campus, such as biking, public transportation, walking, or carpooling. In addition, you can register your bike and get a free maintenance check from 7:30 to 9 a.m. May 15 outside the Seamans Center while enjoying free breakfast burritos, fruit, and coffee.

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Cambus summer service begins Saturday

Cambus summer 2024 routes and schedules will begin Saturday, May 11, and run through Friday, Aug. 23. Updated schedules are available online now. Reminder: Construction will begin soon on a new road on the west side of campus, which will affect some routes. Download the Transit app for alerts and service updates.

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Enjoy springtime on campus with Discover Your University

It’s not too late to sign up for Discover Your University events on May 21 and June 19. Tours of the Engineering Technology Center were recently added, and spots are still available for the Pentacrest Tree Tour, Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex, and more.

Flowers on the Pentacrest

See best spring blooms on campus in this photo gallery

Everyone agrees our campus is beautiful any time of year, but it looks especially magical in spring when the flowers start to bloom and new leaves emerge. Take a look at this photo gallery of campus in its best spring colors.

Child participating in self-driving vehicle research

UI researchers investigate pedestrian safety and self-driving vehicles

Pedestrians, especially children, rely on cues from drivers to know when it is safe to cross a road. UI researchers have been investigating what cues on self-driving vehicles make crossing the street safest for children as the number of those vehicles rises.

Spring 2023 commencement

Reminder: Spring commencement ceremonies begin today

As a reminder, spring commencement ceremonies begin today, with many taking place over the weekend. Find out when and where ceremonies will be to support this year's class of outgoing Hawkeyes.

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