Iowa Board of Regents DEI Study Information


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2024 Diane L. Finnerty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Legacy Award nominations are open

Monday, February 5, 2024

2023 DDEI Year in Review

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
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Tabitha Wiggins selected as the Assistant Vice President for Campus Inclusion and Community at Northwestern University

Monday, November 13, 2023
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Academics and Athletics come together to talk about Inclusive Leadership.

Monday, November 6, 2023

Homecoming week in full swing

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Student Inspires Mother's ADA Work at Iowa

Friday, September 22, 2023

Class of 2027 by the numbers

Thursday, September 7, 2023
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2023-2024 workshops now open!

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
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UI policy on Service Animals

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
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Fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion

Thursday, April 13, 2023
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Note from Liz on the intersection of Freedom of Expression and DEI

Friday, April 7, 2023
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April 2023 Note from Liz

Monday, April 3, 2023
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Note from Liz on Trans Day of Visibility

Friday, March 31, 2023

Belonging: Pt. 1

Monday, March 20, 2023

Belonging: Pt. 2

Monday, March 20, 2023
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Iowa History Month: Iowa’s Juneteenth roots run deep

Monday, March 6, 2023
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Message to the HR Community (including all UI Health Care org units)

Friday, March 3, 2023
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February Note from Liz

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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Unity Week 2023 Note from Liz

Sunday, January 22, 2023
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CLAS 2022 DEI Annual Report

Friday, January 20, 2023
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A Note from Liz on recent violence

Thursday, November 24, 2022
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HP vendor acquisition forces firm deadline for those due on or before 12/31/2022

Friday, November 18, 2022
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A message from Liz Tovar on upcoming winter celebrations.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
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International Programs to host Fall Break Meal, Nov. 21

Sunday, November 13, 2022
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Updating your confidential personnel records to UI Faculty and Staff

Monday, October 24, 2022
Martínez Sisters

Sisters lead way in improving lives of patients, students

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Learning to decode the brain

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Ortiz Art

Using art to help heal a community

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Stirring the imagination through lighting, costumes

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Legacy of a Latinx Leader

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Pentacrest Drone Images at DusK

UI offers new voluntary online training for faculty and staff to cultivate a more inclusive campus community

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Pentacrest Drone Images at DusK

UI 2022 NPRM Comments to DOE

Monday, September 12, 2022
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September 2022 Note From Liz

Monday, September 12, 2022

Over 40 scholarships and grants available for UI students to study abroad

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Bucksbaum Campus Shoot

2022 Message to the HR Community (including all UI Health Care org units)

Thursday, September 1, 2022
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Religious Guidelines Updated

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Herky Kickoff

Welcome Home Hawkeyes! Week of Welcome events scheduled. Join us Aug. 22 - 26, 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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Dig, Bridge, Collectively Act

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Iowa Edge!

Sunday, August 14, 2022
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Isandra Martínez-Marrero nombrada como la nueva Directora de Participación Cultural y Análisis

Thursday, June 2, 2022
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Isandra Martínez-Marrero announced as the new director of cultural engagement and analytics.

Thursday, June 2, 2022
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End of the Semester Note from Liz

Monday, May 16, 2022
Pentacrest Daffodils

New BUILD Summer Virtual Cohorts launches

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
4th of July Fireworks

2021-2022 Diversity Catalyst Awards announced

Thursday, April 7, 2022
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A Note from Liz March 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022
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2021 Student Campus Climate Survey data show strong sense of belonging

Thursday, March 24, 2022
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UI participation in AAAS SEA Change program provides resources, accountability for DEI growth

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
First Day of Classes Feb 22

February Note from Liz

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Name changes highlight new focus on service to the university community.

Thursday, January 20, 2022
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Campus Climate survey coming this March

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Old Camp Light Show 2

Voluntary free speech and navigating challenging conversations program to launch for faculty, staff, and students.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

A year of positive change for the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Iowa.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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University of Iowa Finance and Operations outlines plan for growth in DEI for Unity Week 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

College of Nursing DEI Snapshot of Activities

Monday, January 17, 2022
Hubbard and Iowa River Drive Winter Drone Jan. 2021

January 2022 Unity Week Note from Liz

Monday, January 17, 2022
Winter Brain Rock

Update to campus partners on use of new non-discrimination statement

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

December 2021 Note from Liz

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Fall Campus Scenes Oct 2020

UI Campus prepares for Spring Semester DEI Initiatives

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Bucksbaum Campus Shoot

Message to the HR Community (including all UI Health Care org units)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Hubbard Park and Iowa River Drone

2021 Diversity Seed Grant Awards Announced

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Message to UI Human Resources Community on Harassment Prevention

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Fall 2019 Campus Lifestyle

October Note from Liz

Friday, October 1, 2021
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Harassment Prevention Quarterly Deadline Approaching: Sept. 30, 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Pentacrest Summer

A message to our campus community

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
2021 Iowa Edge Group Shot

Welcome Back!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
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Week of Welcome and the Community of Color event kickoff the new semester!

Monday, August 16, 2021
Pentacrest Summer

Update: University begins renaming process to support new Office of Institutional Equity

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

156 years in June

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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A quick June update in a Note from Liz

Friday, June 4, 2021

Nine Minutes.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Spring Campus

Note from Liz - 5.4.21 - Spring has sprung!

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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Letter to the university community on the Derek Chauvin Trial

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

2021 Diversity Catalyst Awards Announced

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Support your fellow Hawkeyes during this time - a note from Liz

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Herky Kickoff

Dr. Tovar appears on the HERkys' Voice Podcast

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Art Building Flowers

An open letter to transgender students

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Snowy Campus

An open letter to our University Community on anti-Asian harm

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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Note from Liz 3.3.21 Our Ongoing Conversations on Freedom of Expression and DEI

Thursday, March 4, 2021
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Note from Liz 2.25.21 - Black History Month

Thursday, February 25, 2021
ASEE Bronze Level

Congratulations to the College of Engineering – A Note from Liz on January 28, 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021
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A Note from Liz - January 26, 2021 - First Note!

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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A Note from Liz - January 25, 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021


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EAC: Story Stitch

Friday, February 23, 2024 3:00pm to 4:30pm
In this interactive session, we will engage in the Story Stitch activity to learn about each other through the stories shared and conversations ignited. This activity involves splitting into groups with each member introducing themselves, and then the group taking turns answering story card questions with members having the opportunity to build on each other’s answers using the stitch cards. By engaging in this activity, we will learn more about the unique backgrounds of the group and become more connected.
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Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture featuring Daniel Arzola

Friday, February 23, 2024 3:30pm to 4:30pm
University Capitol Centre
You are invited to attend the 2024 Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture, featuring Daniel Arzola, senior graphic designer, University of Minnesota. Topic: Artivism by Daniel Arzola: Art, Communication, and Identity Arzola's lecture will explore the story of how an art student ended up creating the first LGBTQ+ campaign to appear in the media in Venezuela. The #NoSoyTuChiste (#ImNotaJoke) campaign went viral between 2013 and 2014, and has been exhibited in different cities worldwide. Since its creation...
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8th Annual Black in Business Series Networking Dinner

Saturday, February 24, 2024 5:30pm to 8:45pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
It’s time to mark your calendars for our 8th Annual Black in Business Networking Dinner! This event is invitation and RSVP only! Attendees get a fun/professional networking event with a chance to dress up and meet other Black students, staff/faculty, and professionals from a variety of industries. There will be amazing speakers and FREE professionally catered dinner, appetizers, and mocktails. For more information and to inquire about RSVP'ing, please email Tevin Robbins at
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BUILD: Fostering Your CQ Framework

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 9:00am to 12:00pm
To thrive and succeed in today's diverse world, one needs to have a highly developed cultural intelligence (CQ). Cultural Intelligence describes your capacity to relate and work effectively across different identity groups and cultures. In this introductory session, we'll talk about the four capabilities of CQ, cultural values orientations, and how to foster rich opportunities for cross-cultural interaction and learning. Participants will also complete a personalized CQ assessment, and have the...
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Life in Iowa and ISSE Weekly Coffee Hour

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 11:30am to 12:30pm
University Capitol Centre
Starting Jan. 23, 2024, Life in Iowa and International Student Support and Engagement invite international students and scholars at the University of Iowa to join them for a weekly coffee hour.
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BGC: Navigating Intercultural Conflicts

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 3:00pm to 4:30pm
In this two-part interactive session, you will learn about the four intercultural conflict styles. You will discover your preferred cultural approach for resolving conflict and that of others by completing the Intercultural Conflict Style (ICS) inventory developed by Dr. Mitchell Hammer. In addition, there will be opportunities to apply ICS concepts in practice through discussion and case studies.
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BUILD: A Closer Look at Race in the US

Thursday, February 29, 2024 1:00pm to 4:00pm
In this session, participants will discuss and define race and the levels of racism and review research on how racism is perpetuated in today's society. We will also explore how our experience(s) influence our perceptions of others and develop strategies to support racial healing and racial equity.
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LGBTQ Safe Zone: Phase I

Monday, March 4, 2024 1:00pm to 3:00pm
This session introduces basic LGBTQ terms and concepts, helps participants develop an appreciation for the experiences of the LGBTQ people, and brings an overall awareness of LGBTQ issues. Participants will be encouraged to think about how they can create a more inclusive environment and will be prepared to provide resources to LGBTQ people. Note: Individuals who complete or have completed LGBTQ Safe Zone workshops may obtain credit towards the Building University of Iowa Leadership for...
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