University of Iowa

Announcements

Date: 10/01/2014

The Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Achievement Award was created to honor Erroll B. Davis, Jr. and his nearly 30 years of service to the utility industry and to honor and recognize the importance of scholarship and leadership by underrepresented minority students in the state of Iowa. The award recognizes academic achievement in business or engineering, leadership in campus and community organizations, and potential for future career success. We are requesting your assistance in encouraging qualified candidates to apply for this opportunity. 

Date: 09/24/2014

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

In early 2012, the three Regents universities adopted an International Travel Health Insurance and Emergency Services Program. The program is free for faculty and staff who are traveling internationally on University business.

We are pleased to say that the response of the University community to this program has been very positive. To ensure that the program is as effective as possible, we ask that you take the following steps:

Date: 09/04/2014

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that Kevin Kregel, professor and chair of the Department of Health & Human Physiology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has agreed to serve as the university's new associate provost for faculty, effective September 15, 2014.  He will step into the position vacated by Tom Rice, who is taking on a new role as faculty director of the University of Iowa's John and Mary Pappajohn Educational Center in Des Moines.

Date: 09/02/2014

Over the next few months, departments and colleges will be involved in the process of arriving at recommendations for the awarding of tenure, and for promotions in all academic ranks.  The policies and procedures related to promotion and tenure are provided in the links below.  

Date: 08/27/2014

You are invited to the 5th Annual Iowa Statewide Veterans Conference “Women of the Military”  hosted by the University of Iowa. The focus will be on the dynamic impact women have on the military as well as how the military impacts them. As soldiers, spouses, partners, mothers, sisters, or family readiness group leaders, women interact with the military in multiple ways.

Monday, September 29, 2014
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Second Floor Ballroom Iowa Memorial Union

Date: 08/26/2014

Please encourage your students to mark their calendars for the fall Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University Capitol Centre second floor.

The fair is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the variety of overseas opportunities available to them. Students can ask questions about study abroad, discuss programs with study abroad staff and returned students, and learn about available scholarships and funding.

Date: 08/21/2014

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has announced that the review of academic programs at the three Regent institutions, known as Phase 2 of the Iowa Tier Project, has been delayed. Therefore, the kick-off open forum, previously publicized for 10:00 – Noon and 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Friday, September 5 in the Iowa City Public Library has been cancelled.

We will share further information as it becomes available.

Date: 07/25/2014

The Neon high-performance computing system is being upgraded as a part of the University of Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3), and the new equipment will be available for use starting Sept. 7.

The Neon HPC Cluster launched to all campus users in January. It’s the UI’s second collaborative cluster, building on the success of the Helium HPC Cluster, installed in 2010. The 2500-processor core system includes equipment purchased by 30 different research groups spanning seven colleges. In June, the system averaged over 92% utilization.

Date: 07/25/2014

The ITS Office of Teaching, Learning, & Technology will offer training on teaching and learning tools Aug. 13-21. The “semester startup” sessions provide an introduction to the technologies, and can also be helpful as a refresher. Registration is required, and individual appointments are also an option.

The sessions will be held in the University Capitol Centre Training Room (second floor of UCC):

Date: 07/23/2014

Greetings.

On Iowa! once again will welcome incoming students to the University of Iowa. Starting with move-in and running through Convocation and the block party at President Mason's home, On Iowa! immerses students in the campus culture and introduces them to the traditions that will define their experience. All the while, they will learn skills necessary to succeed in and out of the classroom.

In short, students will learn what it means to be a Hawkeye, but they will need your help!