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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. 


University of Iowa names new vice president for student life

The University of Iowa has named Melissa Shivers the next vice president for student life.Shivers has 20 years of experience serving students and is currently associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a role she has held since June 2014. Continue reading...

Posted May 25, 2017

Posted by Office of Strategic Communications


Record 16 UI students, alumni receive Fulbright awards for 2017–18

Sixteen University of Iowa Students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research, attend graduate school, undertake creative projects, or serve as English teaching assistants abroad in 2017–18. This number surpasses the UI’s previous record of 15 set last year. Continue reading...

Posted May 11, 2017

Posted by Hayley Bruce


University of Iowa graduates to celebrate commencement

Ceremonies begin May 11, wrap May 26About 4,800 University of Iowa students will receive their degrees at spring 2017 commencement ceremonies, which begin Thursday, May 11, with the College of Pharmacy and end on Friday, May 26, with the College of Dentistry. Continue reading...

Posted May 4, 2017

Posted by Office of Strategic Communication


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



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