University of Iowa

Monthly Mailing to Deans - July 2014

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FROM:P. Barry Butler
Executive Vice President and Provost

 July 28, 2014

Highlights of recent/upcoming activity:

  • Next meeting of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa: August 6 (Telephonic)
  • 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 (including ICON, clickers, and UICapture/Panopto), and can also be helpful as a refresher.  Registration is required, and individual appointments are also an option.  For a list of sessions and registration information, as well as information about other training opportunities, see  Also, the new Office of Teaching, Learning, & Technology will launch a new website soon offering a wealth of instructional resources for faculty and TAs.  Watch for it at
  • 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.  For more information, see

New information/requests for action:

  • None at this time

 Events and deadlines:

Aug 20President and Provost New Faculty Welcome Reception, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Fourth Floor Assembly Halls, Levitt Center for University Advancement. Welcome by President Mason and Provost Butler at 5:30 p.m.Office of the Provost

Recent communications:

June 24P. Barry ButlerFaculty and StaffAssociate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of the University CollegeInformation/share
July 11P. Barry ButlerDeans, Directors, and DEOsAssociate Provost for FacultyInformation/share
July 17P. Barry ButlerDeans, Directors, and DEOsUI Center on AgingInformation/share
July 21P. Barry ButlerFaculty and StaffAdmissions/Enrollment Management AnnouncementsInformation/share
July 23Lon Moeller and Tom RocklinFaculty and StaffOn Iowa! Volunteer OpportunityRegister to volunteer

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