University of Iowa


Date: 05/08/2013

Faculty Colleagues:

Last year, I emailed you with a Request for Proposals (RFP) for membership in the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute (PBI) and space in the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building ( The RFPs are due before September 1, 2013.

To provide us with a preview of what to expect and to prepare for the RFPs, we now request a one page Letter of Intent. This Letter of Intent may also aid you in planning and interacting with the university, colleges, departments, and the PBI.

Date: 04/17/2013

[Note: the information below is no longer current; please visit the University Libraries for information about the Open Access Fund.]


TO: University Community

DATE: 04/17/2013

Open access is an electronic publishing model that allows free and immediate access to research, and also allows authors to retain intellectual property rights to their research. Many open access journals charge authors publication fees, which can be a barrier to publishing in such venues.

Date: 04/04/2013

UI Faculty and Staff:

On Thursday, May 2, we will celebrate the 2nd annual "Phil's Day" on campus.

Phil--short for philanthropy--refers to the many faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who make donations to the UI, as well as the collective impact of their gifts.  Whether you have made a donation to the university or have benefited in some way from private support to the UI (or both) . . . Phil's Day is for you.  It's our day to celebrate philanthropy on our campus, and I hope you'll mark your calendar and plan to join in!

Date: 03/26/2013


Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 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: 03/13/2013

All tenure-track faculty members are invited to attend this year’s Tenure workshop on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 6:30-9:00 p.m. in 116 Art Building West. An informal reception will be held from 6:30-7 p.m. The program, including an informal period for questions, will take place 7 to 9 p.m. The workshop, co-sponsored by the University of Iowa Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the Faculty Senate, and the Office of the Provost, will provide practical advice on how to be successful in obtaining tenure.

Date: 02/20/2013

In the summer of 2011, the Congress passed and the President signed the Budget Control Act of 2011. This legislation, among other things, created the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. This Committee was charged with developing a plan for Congressional approval that would reduce overall Federal spending by $1.2 trillion over the next decade. If no agreement could be reached, the legislation mandated a sequester, or across the board budget cut, that would take effect on January 2, 2013. While Congressional action has delayed implementation of the sequester, absent additional action

Date: 02/18/2013

The University of Iowa Council on Teaching invites nominations for the 2012-13 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards. This honor is awarded to teaching assistants who have demonstrated outstanding ability as teachers at the University of Iowa. This year the Council will administer 30 awards of $1,000 each.

Date: 01/30/2013

The Provost’s Global Forum is the premier annual event on campus focused on international and global issues. The Forum brings together experts from the faculty and leading voices from a variety of areas (business, technology, education, politics) to raise awareness about and contribute to debate on the foremost issues in globalization that face us today. In addition to serving the University of Iowa community broadly, the Forum endeavors to build connections between the University and the state of Iowa, and positions the UI as a national node in discussions of global affairs.

Date: 01/28/2013

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the following Spring 2013 faculty development resources and opportunities:

Date: 01/23/2013

Following on the work of the 2009 UI Strategic Planning Task Force on Public Outreach and Civic Engagement, theOffice of the Provost established a Committee on Engagement to begin operationalizing an “engagement roadmap” for the University. During its first year, one of that committee’s most important efforts was to explore the possibility of pursuing the Carnegie Foundation’s elective “Community Engagement” classification.