The University of Iowa


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: 07/25/2014

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: 07/23/2014


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!

Date: 07/21/2014

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

Michael Barron, assistant provost for enrollment management and executive director of admissions, has announced that he plans to retire from the university at the end of this summer.  I'd like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Mike for his extraordinary service as director of the UI Office of Admissions for the last 27 years, and also share some information about how we plan to move forward.

Date: 07/17/2014

Since 1990, the UI Center on Aging has facilitated interdisciplinary research, education, and service efforts dedicated to understanding the aging process and improving the health and well-being of older Iowans.  Over the years, the UI has also developed many other areas of strength related to aging—dealing with translational research and clinical care, gerontology, geriatric teaching and training, and population research.  Our most recent effort in this area is the Aging Mind and Brain Initiative (AMBI)—established in 2010 as part of the university’s strategic Cluster Hire Initiative—which

Date: 07/11/2014

Tom Rice, associate provost for faculty and professor in CLAS, has announced that he will be leaving his position to assume the duties of a newly created position, faculty director of the University of Iowa’s John and Mary Pappajohn Educational Center in Des Moines.  In his new role, Tom will facilitate relationships between UI academic deans and their faculties and Des Moines area business and non-profit leaders with the dual goal of developing Des Moines-based educational programming and enhancing outreach assistance to Des Moines-based businesses and non-profits.  He will also assist the

Date: 06/24/2014

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that Lon Moeller, associate dean for the undergraduate program in the Tippie College of Business, has agreed to serve as the university's new associate provost for undergraduate education (APUE) and dean of the University College, effective July 1, 2014.  He will step into the position vacated by Beth Ingram, who recently accepted the position of provost at North Dakota State University.

Date: 06/19/2014

The Office of the Provost will sponsor the following New Faculty Orientation events in August to welcome new faculty members who were hired since September 1, 2013 and hold at least a 50% appointment:

Date: 06/02/2014

Application Deadlines and Report Deadlines for the 2015-2016 Faculty Development Programs are now available at

Please share this information with your faculty.  If you have questions, please feel free to call Associate Provost Tom Rice at 335-0256.