DEI News

Updates from the Division on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion News on campus

DEI News

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Note from Liz 2.25.21 - Black History Month

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Racial inequity in grant funding from the US National Institutes of Health

Biomedical science and federal funding for scientific research are not immune to the systemic racism that pervades American society. A groundbreaking analysis of NIH grant success revealed in 2011 that grant applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health in the US by African-American or Black Principal Investigators (PIs) are less likely to be funded than applications submitted by white PIs, and efforts to narrow this funding gap have not been successful. A follow-up study in 2019 showed that this has not changed. Here, we review those original reports, as well as the response of the NIH to these issues, which we argue has been inadequate. We also make recommendations on how the NIH can address racial disparities in grant funding and call on scientists to advocate for equity in federal grant funding.
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The Daily Iowan: Letter from the Editor | How we plan to diversify our newsroom

A letter from the editor on DEI efforts being put forth at The Daily Iowan.
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Tippie celebrates Black History Month

All the great DEI work happening at Tippie College of Business
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Congratulations to the College of Engineering – A Note from Liz on January 28, 2021

I want to drop a quick note of CONGRATULATIONS to Dean Harriet Nembhard, and the entire College of Engineering. The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) has recognized their DEI efforts with the Bronze Level, which is the highest level ASEE currently has for this honor!
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University of Iowa student named one of four SNL Scholars

Alexi Bolden, a graduating senior, will take comedy classes through Chicago’s Second City, and then have the opportunity to audition for the late Saturday Night Live Television Program.
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University of Iowa student named one of four SNL Scholars

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A Note from Liz - January 26, 2021 - First Note!

First official note from Liz during Unity Week 2020

Upcoming Events

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Virtual Discussions

Friday, February 26, 2021 10:00am to 11:00am
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We will be hosting various virtual discussion opportunities each month that focus on a different topic and provide various medium options to engage. Available options include engaging with one of our listening, reading, or viewing groups. The topics include: ability, class/socioeconomic status, gender/gender expression, race, religion, and sexuality/sexual orientation. Participants will need to review the specific podcast episode, article, or video clip prior to attending. All podcasts,…

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Discover Study Abroad

Friday, February 26, 2021 11:00am
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Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!   Discover Study Abroad sessions are the first step for interested students to learn more about the study abroad process and ask any questions they may have, covering topics such as study abroad locations, eligibility, deadlines, academics, and…

LNACC Weekly Virtual Office Hours

Friday, February 26, 2021 12:00pm
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Join the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) Staff for our weekly virtual office hours. This is an opportunity to casually connect and spend time with the LNACC Staff.  Spring 2021 Office Hour Schedule: Mon. - Fri. from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. (CST) Times are subject to change! Follow our Instagram to keep up to date in real time. IG: @uiowalnacc

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Virtual Discussions

Friday, February 26, 2021 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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We will be hosting various virtual discussion opportunities each month that focus on a different topic and provide various medium options to engage. Available options include engaging with one of our listening, reading, or viewing groups. The topics include: ability, class/socioeconomic status, gender/gender expression, race, religion, and sexuality/sexual orientation. Participants will need to review the specific podcast episode, article, or video clip prior to attending. All podcasts,…

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Language Lessons Near and Far: Students and Teachers Adapt to a Changing World

Friday, February 26, 2021 3:30pm to 5:30pm
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Please join University of Iowa ESL Programs and UI International Programs for a virtual symposium "Language Lessons Near and Far: Students and Teachers Adapt to a Changing World." This event is free and open to the public and will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021, via Zoom.  The teaching and learning of languages and cultural competencies have always been of critical importance in order to equip ourselves and our students to move through and interact with the world…

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BHM Cartoon Night

Friday, February 26, 2021 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Join us for a fun and informational program that centers Black cartoons characters and the impact they have had on our perceptions of self!

Our Mission

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides leadership and resources to support the University diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, as articulated in its Strategic Plan 2016-2021. The DDEI helps to coordinate the central diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and inform all parts of campus about opportunities happening across campus. The DDEI offices also assist efforts to recruit and retain faculty, staff, and students. The offices primary goals is to enhance a welcoming, respectful and inclusive campus environment for all.

The mission of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion includes:

  • Providing leadership and resources to advance UI’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals
  • Coordinating central diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
  • Advancing recruitment and retention of faculty, students, and staff
  • Enhancing a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive climate for all
  • Connecting with community diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

 

Excellence through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Iowa’s status as a premier research university depends on the robust exchange of ideas. The diversity of our students, faculty, and staff helps us fulfill our mission to explore, discover, create, and engage. Thus, we are committed to supporting every Hawkeye’s pursuit of excellence. As we enhance the breadth and depth of our perspectives, we purposefully prepare for our future. Our ability to foster an equitable and inclusive environment for all who join the UI family will determine our collective success. We eagerly accept this challenge.

At the UI, we achieve excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion.

University of Iowa Acknowledgement of Land and Sovereignty

The University of Iowa is located on the homelands of the Ojibwe/Anishinaabe (Chippewa), Báxoǰe (Iowa), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), Omāēqnomenēwak (Menominee), Myaamiaki (Miami), Nutachi (Missouri), Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha), Wahzhazhe (Osage), Jiwere (Otoe), Odawaa (Ottawa), Póⁿka (Ponca), Bodéwadmi/Neshnabé (Potawatomi), Meskwaki/Nemahahaki/Sakiwaki (Sac and Fox), Dakota/Lakota/Nakoda (Sioux), Sahnish/Nuxbaaga/Nuweta (Three Affiliated Tribes) and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Nations. The following tribal nations, Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa), Póⁿka (Ponca Tribe of Nebraska), Meskwaki (Sac and Fox of the Mississippi in Iowa), and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska) Nations continue to thrive in the State of Iowa and we continue to acknowledge them. As an academic institution, it is our responsibility to acknowledge the sovereignty and the traditional territories of these tribal nations, and the treaties that were used to remove these tribal nations, and the histories of dispossession that have allowed for the growth of this institution since 1847. Consistent with the University's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, understanding the historical and current experiences of Native peoples will help inform the work we do; collectively as a university to engage in building relationships through academic scholarship, collaborative partnerships, community service, enrollment and retention efforts acknowledging our past, our present and future Native Nations.

Native American Council | REVISED 10-19-20