Recent News

Recent News

Leslie Schwalm, University of Iowa professor of history and chair of the Department of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, has been named as a North American Teaching Partner with the Colored Conventions Project. 
President Harreld welcomes new and returning Hawkeyes to campus for the fall semester and discusses some of the upcoming decisions and potential changes at the university in the coming year.
In the days before the start of classes, new students came together to bond with one another and learn about the Iowa experience. Check out a photo gallery of their experiences, including Iowa Edge activities, Kickoff at Kinnick, Convocation and the Block Party, and more.
Angela Lamb, assistant director of academic support and retention at University College, talks about her experience as a first-generation college student, as well as some of the programs and initiatives available to first-generation students at the University of Iowa.
TaJuan Wilson, University of Iowa associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, has chosen to resign his current position and move to the Office of the Vice President for External Relations to support special projects for the university.
A new collaborative project between the University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College aims to increase the number of secondary school mathematics teachers from underrepresented communities in Iowa teaching in high-need school districts.
The University of Iowa’s International Programs office produces a series of 10 pre-arrival webinars for incoming students that provide information about being successful at UI and life in Iowa City and the U.S.
A select group of first-year students from rural Iowa communities is learning about research as Rural Scholars. The program was created five years ago by Scott Shaw, associate professor of chemistry, who wasn’t exposed to research as an undergraduate.
University of Iowa PhD student Dwain Coleman talks about how in the 1800s, free and once-captive African Americans came together in what were called Colored Conventions. Coleman is involved in the first pilot satellite partner of the acclaimed national Colored Conventions Project.
Since 1968, the Afro-American Cultural Center at the University of Iowa has served as a welcoming and empowering space for the university’s Black students, faculty and staff to find community, engage in activism, receive support and culturally engage with others on and off campus.

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