University of Iowa


Call for Nominations: The Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy

TO:     All Faculty, Staff, and Students

FROM:   Associate Provost Lon Moeller

DATE:   January 2016

RE:     Call for Nominations: The Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy

With the Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy, the Office of the Provost each year honors a University of Iowa administrator, staff member, or faculty member (in a non-teaching role) who supports undergraduate education and serves as a strong, effective advocate for undergraduate students and the undergraduate experience.

2nd Annual Theme Semester: "Just Living"

The University of Iowa is excited to begin its second annual Theme Semester "Just Living". This semester's focus will be on social justice and will allow for discussion and reflection on many related topics, including race, identity, environmental justice, educational access, housing and health disparities, and much more. The University of Iowa's academic mission is deeply connected to social justice, and we should be incorporating this topic in our coursework and units during the semester and beyond.

Reminder: all UI-owned laptops and tablets must be encrypted by Dec. 31

Reminder: all UI-owned laptops and tablets must be encrypted by Dec. 31

The Dec. 31 deadline for encrypting all university-owned laptops, tablets, and external storage devices is quickly approaching. Campus IT staff have been working hard on this project, and over 80% of portable devices are now encrypted. However, everyone’s cooperation is needed to achieve 100% compliance by the end of the calendar year, as required by the Board of Regents.

Mumps Information

Dear University of Iowa faculty,

We’ve seen the number of mumps cases on campus increase to more than 100.

Health officials are recommending that our students who are younger than 25, who are at the highest risk for mumps, receive a free third dose of the MMR vaccine. It’s an effort to help protect everyone from mumps and its complications, and to reduce the spread of the infection—not only on campus, but across the state and outside Iowa since Thanksgiving break is fast approaching.

Volunteers needed for largest UI student recruitment event October 3rd

Dear Campus Partners,

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, less than one month away, our campus will be bustling with 3,000 prospective students and parents at the second annual You@UI Academic and Student Life Open House ( This event is the University of Iowa's largest and most in-depth campus visit experience--and we need your help to make it a success.

"BMindful" Website Helps Avoid Conflict with Religious Holy Days


TO:                      UI Faculty and Staff

FROM:               Georgina Dodge, Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President, Title IX Coordinator

DATE:                 Sept. 8, 2015

RE:                      "BMindful" Website Helps Avoid Conflict with Religious Holy Days

International Travel Health Insurance

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

If you have plans to travel abroad -- or should such an opportunity arise -- you need to know about the new International Travel Health Insurance and Emergency Services Program, recently adopted by the three Regent universities.  The program is mandatory for faculty and staff who are traveling internationally on University business.  It is also mandatory for students participating in study abroad programs or traveling independently for various purposes.