University of Iowa


Nominations for CDE Graduation Reception Student Leadership Awards

The Center for Diversity & Enrichment (CDE) Graduation Reception, formerly known as the Multicultural Graduation and Recognition Banquet (MGRB) will be held Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. A reception will take place from 3:00-4:00 p.m. followed by an awards program.  Awards begin at 4:00.

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

TO:     All Faculty, Staff, and Students

FROM:   Associate Provost Beth Ingram

DATE:   January 2014

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.

UI Informatics Initiative

Faculty Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the launch of the University of Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI^3), at the center of which is the newest interdisciplinary faculty hiring effort under the UI Cluster Hire Initiative.

The ultimate goal of the initiative will be to bring together faculty and staff to conduct leading-edge informatics research and discovery, and also partner with researchers and teachers across campus whose work depends on the creation, evaluation, and utilization of large amounts of digital information. 

We Are Phil

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

Each spring, we celebrate "Phil's Day," an event that helps raise awareness and appreciation of the power of private support (PHILanthropy).  Starting today and continuing through November 1, we are launching a new program to celebrate and encourage philanthropy among our own faculty and staff: "We Are Phil."

International Travel Health Insurance and Emergency Services Program

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:

Seeking volunteers, On Iowa! program

Last year's On Iowa! was a resounding success, thanks in large part to the many volunteers who helped welcome incoming students to campus. Hundreds of you served the students and their families, helping with residence hall move-in, facilitating late-night activities, and coordinating a massive celebration at Kinnick Stadium, not to mention Convocation and the President's Block Party.

It was quite an event, and we were so proud of our campus community for coming together to help our new students navigate their first days at Iowa. Now, we need your help again.

Pappajohn Biomedical Institute: Letters of Intent requested by June 1, 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.

Libraries and Provost's Office Open Access Fund

[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.