University of Iowa


Date: 03/20/2017

On behalf of the Chief Diversity Office, we would like to congratulate the 2016-2017 Diversity Catalyst Award Winners:

Date: 03/20/2017


Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 International Impact Award.

The International Impact Award recognizes distinguished alumni and other individuals with significant ties to the UI who have made important contributions internationally or, in the case of international alumni, abroad in their home countries.

Date: 03/09/2017

We are thrilled to be one of two AAU universities in the country to receive the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. The award recognizes a truly institution-wide effort to raise the bar in our global engagement efforts, driven by our core missions.

Please see this IowaNow article with additional information,


Date: 03/08/2017

The Center for Diversity & Enrichment (CDE) Graduation Reception will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. A reception will take place from 3:00-4:00 p.m. followed by an awards program.

Date: 03/06/2017

President Trump signed an executive order today that will impact visa processing abroad for international students and scholars, and will also impact some faculty, staff, and students traveling abroad. The new order becomes effective March 16, 2017.

For citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen:

Ban on entry to the U.S.: the executive order bans entry for at least 90 days for nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Date: 02/25/2017

Dear Collegiate Deans,

Please find attached a document that has recently been drafted by my office entitled “Guidelines Regarding Political Activity by Faculty of the University of Iowa.” The document was generated to ensure that UI faculty members know their rights and responsibilities under applicable policies as they engage in discourse about political matters. The guidelines are based on relevant policies described in the UI Operations Manual.

Date: 02/24/2017

A Reminder: Please add to your calendar and distribute widely. This is the second lecture in the “Commitment to Internationalization” series and is intended to spark further conversation around our Internationalization Vision. I hope you will be able to attend.

The University of Iowa is pleased to invite you to a special event in the
2016-2017 Commitment to Internationalization lecture series.

Date: 02/09/2017

I am pleased to announce the following award with an April 1, 2017 deadline.

Provost’s Global Forum

Date: 01/19/2017

We are now accepting First-Year Seminar proposals for Fall 2017. First-Year Seminars introduce students to college-level learning, facilitate their transition to the University, and provide them with an opportunity to work closely with UI faculty, staff or a senior-level administrator. Instructors must obtain approval from their DEO or direct supervisor prior to submitting a proposal. In addition to faculty, executive and instructional staff may submit a proposal for review. Merit staff and graduate/teaching assistants are not eligible to teach a First-Year Seminar.

Date: 01/19/2017

cc: President Bruce Harreld
       Vice Presidents
       Shared Governance Leadership

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