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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. 


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


Presidential message: Devaluing public universities harms research, innovation

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of participating in the Lincoln Project forum where, among others, former University of Iowa President Mary Sue Coleman spoke about the difficulties faced by public universities. I encourage you to read the Lincoln Project’s recent report about how to make sure institutions like the... Continue reading...

Posted March 27, 2017

Posted by Bruce Herreld


11 UI graduate programs in national top 10

Each year, U.S. News ranks professional schools in business, education, engineering, law, and medicine. The 2018 rankings for each respective college at the UI are listed below. Continue reading...

Posted March 16, 2017

Posted by Tom Snee


Offering what no classroom can

Dozens of University of Iowa students and faculty each year choose to spend three weeks of the cold Midwest winter in the warm, sunny regions of India as part of an observational learning program called India Winterim. Continue reading...

Posted March 2, 2017

Posted by Cristóbal McKinney


Sue Curry named interim provost

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld has appointed Sue Curry interim executive vice president and provost beginning April 1, 2017. Curry has served as dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health and as a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy since 2008. She replaces P. Continue reading...

Posted February 27, 2017

Posted by Office of Strategic Communication


President Harreld: Strategic Plan 2016–2021 promotes student success

The University of Iowa prides itself on the achievement of its students. Student Success is one of the pillars of the University of Iowa’s collaboratively written Strategic Plan 2016 to 2021—which I encourage you to read here—and we have worked hard to make the UI a welcoming, inclusive, and productive environment... Continue reading...

Posted February 23, 2017

Posted by Bruce Harreld


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