April, 2017

The University of Iowa values our relationship with parents and keeping parents informed of what's happening on campus. This page is updated regularly with news items of interest to parents. The UI also produces the parent email, Parent Webinars, and parents can also follow news on Iowa Now, the official University of Iowa news page. 


Four finalists for VP for student life to visit campus, hold open forums

The University of Iowa Vice President for Student Life Search Committee has announced the dates of public forums for the four final candidates for the position. The forums will take place the week of May 1 and will consist of a presentation by the candidate followed by a brief Q&A and... Continue reading...

Posted April 27, 2017

Posted by Cristóbal McKinney


President Harreld on the value of public universities’ work

Earlier this month, Tom Rice, director of the UI’s Iowa Center for Higher Education in Des Moines, wrote a wonderful piece about some of the commonly overlooked ways a university serves its surrounding community. He was able to succinctly express that even though we can study the positive economic impact a university... Continue reading...

Posted April 20, 2017

Posted by Bruce Harreld


Big Ideas classes creating lifelong learners

Program takes interdisciplinary approach to course curriculaStudents in a Big Ideas course on evolution and life examine a fossil and make observations in small groups for a class assignment. The Big ideas courses explore broad concepts and are team taught by faculty members from different academic departments. Continue reading...

Posted April 13, 2017

Posted by Sara Epstein Moninger


UI undergrads tackle pressing health problems

Heart disease. Diabetes. Alzheimer’s. Most people reading this know someone affected by one of these serious medical conditions. They take a huge toll on populations across the globe, leading to millions of deaths each year and billions of dollars in health care costs. Continue reading...

Posted April 6, 2017

Posted by Sara Epstein Moninger


Parent Times, April 2017

Tom Rocklin, vice president for student life, writes about how much time your student should devote to studying and what steps students should take if they need help in a class. Continue reading...

Posted April 4, 2017


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