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News

Spring

Tiffini Stevenson Earl honored with the David J. Skorton Award for Staff Excellence in Service

Thursday, April 11, 2024
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2024 Diane L. Finnerty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Legacy Award nominations are open

Monday, February 5, 2024
Winter

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
Leadership Convo Group Picture

Academics and Athletics come together to talk about Inclusive Leadership.

Monday, November 6, 2023
Homecoming

Homecoming week in full swing

Thursday, October 5, 2023
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Student Inspires Mother's ADA Work at Iowa

Friday, September 22, 2023
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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
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Belonging: Pt. 1

Monday, March 20, 2023
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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
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Learning to decode the brain

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Ortiz Art

Using art to help heal a community

Thursday, September 29, 2022
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Stirring the imagination through lighting, costumes

Thursday, September 29, 2022
LATINX HEROES

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
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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
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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
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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
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February Note from Liz

Thursday, February 10, 2022
Winter

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

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Winter

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
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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
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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
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2021 Diversity Seed Grant Awards Announced

Thursday, December 2, 2021
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Message to UI Human Resources Community on Harassment Prevention

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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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
Reflection

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
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Nine Minutes.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
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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
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2021 Diversity Catalyst Awards Announced

Thursday, April 15, 2021
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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
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An open letter to transgender students

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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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
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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

Events

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Life in Iowa and ISSE Weekly Coffee Hour

Tuesday, April 16, 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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EAC: Enhancing Your Intercultural Insight (Advanced)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 10:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
Designed for participants who have attended the Developing Your Intercultural Insight session and completed the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Participants in this advanced session will revisit the IDI by discussing real world applications. Participants should attend the session prepared for in-depth discussions about the IDI and its application. Participants who completed the IDI in a previous semester will have the opportunity to complete the IDI again and sign-up to attend a follow-up 1 hour meeting with a trained IDI facilitator to discuss their intercultural growth.
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BGC/EAC: Enhancing Your Intercultural Insight (Advanced)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 10:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
Designed for participants who have attended the Developing Your Intercultural Insight session and completed the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Participants in this advanced session will revisit the IDI by discussing real world applications. Participants should attend the session prepared for in-depth discussions about the IDI and its application. Participants who completed the IDI in a previous semester will have the opportunity to complete the IDI again and sign-up to attend a follow-up 1 hour meeting with a trained IDI facilitator to discuss their intercultural growth.
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The Vulgarity of Caste: Dalits, Sexuality, and Humanity in Modern India

Thursday, April 18, 2024 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
The South Asian Studies Program, an International Programs affinity group, the UI Department of Anthropology, and Grinnell College invite you to "Graphic Politics in Eastern India: Script and the Quest for Autonomy," a talk by Nishaant Choksi, on Thursday, April 13, from 10 - 11:15 a.m. (CDT), via Zoom.
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Local Libraries LIT: Virginia Sole-Smith

Thursday, April 18, 2024 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
Join the libraries of Johnson County for the latest Local Libraries LIT author event featuring Virginia Sole-Smith. This is a free virtual event, with registration required. As a journalist, Virginia Sole-Smith has reported from kitchen tables and grocery stores, graduated from beauty school, and gone swimming in a mermaid’s tail. Virginia’s latest book, Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture, investigates how the “war on childhood obesity” has caused kids of all ages to absorb a daily...
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Human Library

Sunday, April 21, 2024 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
Sunday, April 21, The Human Library is hosting an event at the Iowa City Public Library from 1 to 5 p.m. You can come by in this timespan to borrow an open Book for a conversation about prejudices and diversity. The concept is simple; you show up at the library counter, where you receive guidance from the librarians on the topics we have available for lending. Once you have chosen which open Book you would like to talk to, you can sit and have an open conversation where every question on the topic is welcome. We look forward to seeing you and hope that we have an interesting afternoon.
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BMindful Holy Days: Passover (Judaism)

Monday, April 22 7:55pm to Tuesday, April 30, 2024 8:04pm
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events. BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith—days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to...
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Life in Iowa and ISSE Weekly Coffee Hour

Tuesday, April 23, 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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UI Faculty and Staff Awards

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Reception: 4:30 p.m. Program: 6 p.m.
Hancher Auditorium

2024 CIAE End of Year Celebration

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Iowa Memorial Union

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