Recent News

Recent News

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.
Tab Wiggins, UI assistant director for multicultural programs, says she believes she was called to fight against the status quo. At first, she thought that meant a career in law. Then she thought she would teach high school. But as an undergraduate, she discovered her niche: working with college ...
Lena Hill, associate professor of English and African American Studies and senior associate to the president, discusses the importance of continuing the University of Iowa’s historic commitment to diversity. Hill also serves as the interim chief diversity officer and associate vice president at the...
The Chief Diversity Office outlined four priorities for the coming year at the office’s annual Update on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Jan. 17.
Student-led History Corps partners with tribal officials to make Native history more accessible to public Native American history is complex and requires multiple perspectives—especially the Native perspective—to tell accurately. Until recently, however, Iowa Native history was not a big part of...
To help international students feel more involved on campus, a group of students developed the Conversation Center and a class that goes with it.
Analisa Iole becomes first female drum major in the modern era The Hawkeye Marching Band has a storied history, and this fall, Analisa Iole became an important part of it. She didn’t just join a list of drum majors that dates back to 1886; she became the first woman since World War II to hold the ...
The University of Iowa will honor six members of the armed forces for exceptional service to their country and the Hawkeye community on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The ceremony, which starts at 5 p.m., will be emceed by Iowa State Representative and UI Alumnus Todd Prichard of Charles City, Iowa, who is a...
UI students studying abroad and international students in Iowa City have had their photos selected for the 2017 International Programs Annual Photo Contest as part of International Education Week. The UI was also one of only four U.S. schools to receive the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for...

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