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

Name changes for the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Center for Diversity and Enrichment and Diversity Resources units highlight new focus on service to the university community.
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Campus Climate survey coming this March

The division of diversity, equity, and inclusion is entering the next phase of the UI’s evolving campus climate survey project. The division will release reports from 2021 student data over the six weeks and then launch a new campus-wide climate survey for students, faculty, and staff on March 29, 2022.
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Voluntary free speech and navigating challenging conversations program to launch for faculty, staff, and students.

University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to participate in a new program focused on free speech and navigating challenging conversations starting in mid-February.

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

The 2021-2022 year-end review for the University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
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January 2022 Unity Week Note from Liz

Happy New Year, and welcome back to campus! While it is cold outside, we are excited to see everyone back on campus to begin the spring semester. My hope is everyone had a safe and enjoyable winter break.

Join MLK Jr. Human Rights Week activities Jan. 17—21

Each year during the MLK Jr. Human Rights Week Celebration, the University of Iowa community comes together through service projects to serve our community in meaningful and tangible ways, alongside local non-profits. In addition, community members can engage in lectures, discussions, and cultural arts presentations. Read more about all of the planned activities.

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Life in Iowa: Managing Stress During Job Search

Thursday, September 29, 2022 5:30pm to 6:30pm
University Capitol Centre
Life in Iowa (a program designed to assist international students in adjusting to life and the academic system at the University of Iowa) invites international students to learn stress management skills and ways to reduce job search anxiety. 
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Study Night with ISSE

Thursday, September 29, 2022 7:00pm to 9:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
Trying to find a good place to study on campus? Looking for some people to study with? Are you in need of some snacks or sweets while studying hard? ISSE and ISSS are collaborating with the Main Library for Study Nights every other Thursday evening! Come to the SEAM space on the 2nd floor of the Main Library, grab some snacks and make big successes on your courses! 
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BUILD: Practices on Amplifying and Assessing the UI DEI Competency

Friday, September 30, 2022 9:00am to 11:00am
The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom. To get session details and register for UI campus courses, log...
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Discover Study Abroad

Friday, September 30, 2022 11:00am
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!
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IWP Panel Discussion Series: "In Translation"

Friday, September 30, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
A conversation between four IWP 2022 Fall Residency writers on the theme of "In Translation."
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ADHD Support Group

Friday, September 30, 2022 1:00pm to 2:00pm
The ADHD Support Group is for students with ADHD to connect and talk about resources, tips/tricks/advice about managing ADHD, and share experiences of navigating college and relationships with ADHD. All ages, races, genders, and majors are welcome as a variety of identities help students connect across diverse experiences and perspectives. Students are welcome to participate as often as they would like — weekly or only during weeks that is convenient. Day/Time: Fridays at 1 p.m. Location: Zoom...
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Life in Iowa Weekly Coffee Hour

Friday, September 30, 2022 2:30pm to 3:30pm
University Capitol Centre
Starting Aug. 26 (through Dec. 2), Life in Iowa (part of International Student and Scholar Services) and International Student Support and Engagement invite international students and scholars at the University of Iowa to join them for a weekly coffee hour every Friday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at T.Spoons coffee shop (located in University Capitol Centre). Enjoy a (free!) afternoon coffee and engage in casual conversations with students, staff, and faculty from across campus on different topics, ranging from adjusting to life in a new country and friendships to rules of the workplace.
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Shambaugh House Reading: Tunay Önder and Chun Sue

Friday, September 30, 2022 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Shambaugh House
Join us in person at the Shambaugh House (430 N. Clinton St, Iowa City) or online via Facebook or Zoom for a reading by two IWP 2022 Fall Residency writers, Tunay Önder and Chun Sue. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided.
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Sunset Salsa

Saturday, October 1, 2022 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Pedestrian Mall, Downtown Iowa City
In partnership with Sunset Salsa, we will be meeting downtown in the Ped Mall on the open patio located in front of Basic Goods for an evening of dance and music. Be sure to stop by!
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IWP Reading at Prairie Lights Books: Almudena Ramírez-Pantanella, Zaza Muchemwa, & Olivia Tse

Sunday, October 2, 2022 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
A reading by IWP Fall Residency writers and a UI MFA student.









This Martin Luther King Jr. Day the Office of Community Engagement remembers the words of Dr. King, "Whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth," and thanks all University of Iowa instructors, students, and partners who are lifting up communities throughout Iowa through community engagement. #mlkday2022 #community #makingadifference #engagement

Posted by Office of Community Engagement on Monday, January 17, 2022


The Department of Dance will participate in Unity Week, the University of Iowa's annual celebration of growth in...

Posted by University of Iowa Department of Dance on Monday, January 17, 2022


Nominations for the Diversity Catalyst Awards are now open! These awards recognize staff, faculty, student...

Posted by Diversity at Iowa on Friday, January 14, 2022