National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)
The Horatio Alger Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of... Read more
The Iowa Scholars Award is for incoming first-year students who are Iowa residents. There are two levels of award. If you meet the minimum requirements for both awards, you will automatically be... Read more
For incoming first-year students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who are from historically underrepresented populations (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander... Read more
Awarded to entering first-year students with preference given to Black students intending to major in the physical sciences, preferably chemistry.
For incoming first-year students majoring in engineering who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and whose enrollment will contribute to a diverse learning environment, including race/ethnic... Read more
Luther Smith’s achievements were many. A Tuskegee Airmen pilot, he was a decorated World War II hero. He experienced discrimination throughout his life, especially after the war when he worked as an aerospace engineer, a time when few black men or women held such positions. He was also a Hawkeye.
An exhibit at the University of Iowa Main Library complements “Invisible Hawkeyes,” a 2016 book by two University of Iowa professors that explores the experiences of African American students on campus in the early to mid-20th century.
After reading the book “Hidden Figures,” UI mathematics professor Cynthia Farthing created a course to teach students about women’s contributions to science and technology, and to encourage them to advocate for gender equality in the workplace.
Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the dedication of the Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall, the University of Iowa’s newest and largest residence hall. Named for renowned sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett, the 303,000-square-foot building offers an impressive view of the Iowa River on...
Don Brathwaite, a graduate student in the department of epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, was elected as the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA)’s North Central Regional Representative at the organization’s 29th national conference in Charlotte, North ...
The university will celebrate the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Service on Jan. 16 as well as a number of other events, including a lecture by writer and digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi, film screenings, symposiums, and more.
UI archivist David McCartney is seeking to learn more about a 1965 graduate and political activist from Des Moines. Can you help?
Co-organizers Lena Hill and Michael Hill are providing students with the opportunity to meet and develop mentoring relationships with African American alumni.
During a 1959 visit to the University of Iowa campus, Martin Luther King Jr. stressed what he saw as a growing obstacle to social progress: apathy.
The UI has proposed naming the Madison Street Residence Hall after renowned sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett, the first African American woman to receive an MFA at the University of Iowa.