August 30, 2018

A summer recap and strategic plan update from President Harreld

Last week, Provost Curry and I published a welcome message to the University of Iowa community, one that outlined resources available to students, faculty, and staff as everyone is getting into the swing of the new year. It’s important that Hawkeyes know about all the ways they can seek assistance from the university. ...
August 20, 2018

A welcome message from President Harreld and Provost Curry

The week leading up to classes always provides us a wonderful opportunity to greet new students, reconnect with faculty and staff, and engage with our new representatives of shared governance. It is an orientation of sorts, and it is during this week every year that we are reminded of why we chose to become Hawkeyes. ...
July 26, 2018

President Harreld: University of Iowa researchers earn more federal grants

The University of Iowa has long been the home of cutting-edge scholarship, research, and creative expression. From the health sciences to the digital humanities, Hawkeyes have always pushed the envelope, improving and enriching people’s lives. ...
May 10, 2018

A graduation message from President Harreld

Having tolerated four months of January, here we are, simultaneously celebrating May and graduation. I am always amazed at how quickly time passes, and I’m sure many of our graduates feel the same. Yet here we are…spring commencement, daffodils, pollen, mortar boards, selfies. ...
March 29, 2018

President Harreld on the importance of groundbreaking UI research

The University of Iowa has long been an epicenter of groundbreaking research, scholarship, and creative work. From volcanology and astrophysics to engineering and the digital humanities, the UI is at the forefront of many fields. Our talented faculty pursue their findings while training undergraduate and graduate students who will, in time, take on the mantle themselves.  ...
February 15, 2018

President Harreld on the generational disinvestment in public higher education

Over the past 20 years, Iowa has experienced a generational disinvestment in public higher education. This disinvestment is now impacting the children of those who graduated from the UI 20 years ago. These 42-year-old adults were supported by Iowans in their pursuit of a public education. Yet, their 18-year-old children are not receiving the same support, and are actually receiving less support. ...
January 18, 2018

UI’s past resilience is a model for its ongoing success

Those that steered this institution before us dealt with change and uncertainty just as we do. In September 1971, then-President Sandy Boyd delivered an address to the faculty that many of us have read many times. It puts the present moment into proper context for me. Within his address, President Emeritus Boyd stated, “Because of the imagination and resolve of prior generations, this university has flourished. In turn, it has benefited the students and teachers who have labored here and through them has advanced society.” ...
December 14, 2017

A graduation message from President Harreld

The end of the fall semester brings with it a whole host of feelings, from the relief that finals are over to the sadness graduates experience as they prepare to leave the UI and go out into the world. But graduates also leave with a sense of pride in their accomplishments, pride that all of us—family members, friends, faculty, staff, administrators—share in as we watch these talented people receive their degrees and begin their journeys. ...
December 4, 2017

Donate to the United Way via employee self-service

University of Iowa faculty and staff are vital to the health and well being of our local area, and United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties can be a key partner in continuing to mutually strengthen our community. ...
November 16, 2017

President Harreld commends UI research

I’m continually awed by the research our faculty does. From making breakthroughs in the vision and hearing sciences to learning about how participation in an online community can help people quit smoking, researchers at the University of Iowa are constantly making meaningful change. ...

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