Kevin Kregel

A Message from the Executive Vice President and Provost

As executive vice president and provost, I am honored to oversee the academic mission at the University of Iowa.  

We are a leading, comprehensive research university with a central commitment to student success.  We offer all the resources of a large public higher education institution while providing our students with a personalized experience through the highest quality instruction, state-of-the-art technology, and a myriad of experiential learning opportunities such as hands-on research, internships, and study abroad.

As a proud member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the UI is recognized as among the top 63 research institutions in the nation.  We are a world-class academic community, where some of the world’s leading faculty in the arts, humanities, and sciences are making groundbreaking discoveries and creating world-changing art.  We believe great teams, rather than individuals, will find the answers to the biggest challenges of our time, and our long tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship and culture of collaboration are among our greatest strengths.

Together, our faculty, staff, and students are helping to create a better future for the people of Iowa, our nation, and the world, not only through their cutting-edge research but also through world class health care, art and cultural opportunities, and continuing and distance education.  Most important, we are preparing the next generation of scientists, scholars, artists, skilled professionals, leaders, and responsible global citizens who will carry on a proud legacy of engagement and excellence.

In everything we do, we are guided by a commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, which are fundamental to our pursuit of excellence in every area of our academic mission.  We also approach every aspect of our mission from a global perspective, because we recognize that as the world becomes smaller and more interconnected, appreciation and understanding of cultures other than our own are vital for the success of our students, faculty, and staff alike.

It is a privilege to be part of this extraordinary community, and to have the opportunity to support the success of faculty, staff, and students who are doing such remarkable work every day. 

Kevin C. Kregel, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost

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Campus News

Allison Jaynes named to Heliophysics panel

Monday, August 1, 2022
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Allison Jaynes, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected to serve on the Heliophysics Decadal Survey steering committee. The panel, organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will present a prioritized strategy of basic and applied research to advance scientific understanding of the Sun, Sun-Earth connections and the origins of space weather, the Sun’s interactions with other bodies in the solar system, the interplanetary medium, and the interstellar medium.

Original Publication Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2022Keywords: Heliophysics Decadal Survey steering committeeNational Academies of Sciences Engineering and MedicineSources:  Source: National Academies of SciencesURL: https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/decadal-survey-for-solar-and-space-physics-heliophysics-2024-2033#sectionCommittee News From: College of Liberal Arts and SciencesNews For: StudentsFacultyStaffNews About: AchievementsWorkflow: Published

International Writing Program resident longlisted for Booker Prize

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
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International Writing Program (IWP) spring 2022 resident Shehan Karunatilaka has been longlisted for the Booker Prize, the world’s leading literary award for fiction, for his book The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida.

Karunatilaka is known as one of Sri Lanka’s most prominent authors, having been published in Rolling Stone, GQ, and National Geographic. In 2011, he won the Commonwealth Prize and Gratiaen Prize for his debut novel, Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew.

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida takes place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in 1990, and follows Maali Almeida, a war photographer, gambler, and closet queen, who journeys through the afterlife in search of answers that will change Sri Lanka forever. Regarding the novel, the Booker Prize judges say, “Life after death in Sri Lanka: an afterlife noir, with nods to Dante and Buddha and yet unpretentious. Fizzes with energy, imagery, and ideas against a broad, surreal vision of the Sri Lankan civil wars. Slyly, angrily comic.”

The Booker Prize, founded in 1969, is awarded each year to the best sustained work of fiction written in English and published in the UK and Ireland.

The IWP residency program at the University of Iowa is a unique conduit for connecting well-established writers from around the globe. The residency is designed for emerging writers and provides time in a setting that is conducive to produce high-quality literary work.

The IWP will begin announcing the residency’s next cohort of authors on Monday, Aug. 1. Follow the IWP Instagram account to learn about the incoming writers and upcoming events in real time.

Contacts: Mike MeginnisCategory: HonorsSharing: News From: College of Liberal Arts and SciencesNews For: StudentsFacultyStaffNews About: Achievements By Line:  By: Office of Strategic Communication  |  2022.07.26  |  05:51 pm Workflow: PublishedNews Broken Links Message: 

Regents to consider tuition increase for UI students for 2022-23

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
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Funding used to build upon existing initiatives focused on improving student outcomes By: Office of Strategic Communication  |  2022.06.15  |  12:13 pm

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Friday, February 25th—precisely 175 years after the founding of the University of Iowa—on display through 2022. The Pentacrest Museums present a new, celebratory exhibition THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest in the Hanson Gallery of the Old Capitol Museum. Honoring the University's landmark anniversary, the exhibit explores various departments and happenings on the Pentacrest, then & now. What's the same? What has changed? Large format comparative photography, firsthand accounts from...
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THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest

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