“I Have a Dream” speech, privilege walk set for Jan. 24

photo of Martin Luther King Jr.The UI CPH Diversity & Inclusion Committee invites all faculty, staff, and students to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will be showing his “I Have a Dream” speech and hosting a privilege walk (read about one example).

Wednesday, January 24
12:30-1:30 PM
Callaghan Auditorium (N110 CPHB)

Lunch will be provided

To RSVP accept the Outlook meeting invitation or e-mail cph-spotlight@uiowa.edu

View more UI-sponsored MLK Jr. Week events

Recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthdate has been a tradition at the University of Iowa since 1969, and the national holiday has been observed through human rights programs since its inception in 1986. In 1990 the University initiated the Human Rights convocation program. Afternoon classes were cancelled to encourage student, faculty, and staff participation in programs that encourage dialogue about diversity and reinforce the principle that the University is a forum for the free exchange of ideas. The convocation has been an opportunity for serious thinking by all of us about issues of social justice, human rights, and world peace. An official University holiday was designated in 1995 to provide an opportunity to engage the University community in a discussion of the human values that the King holiday epitomizes. These initial events have grown into a campus-wide celebration that engages faculty, staff, students and community members to give lectures, discussions, and cultural arts presentations.

Spotlight Series LogoIndividuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the College of Public Health in advance at 319-384-1500.


Hear updates from the CPH Faculty Policy Fellows on Jan. 17

Hear updates from Mary Charlton, Kelli Ryckman, Cara Hamann, Brandi Janssen, and Paul Gilbert as they highlight their projects with the College of Public Health’s Policy Fellow Program, offered through the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy (IIPHRP).

This Spotlight Series event will take place Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in C217 CPHB.

Policy Fellow Spotlight is Jan. 17, 2018

Share your ideas about the UI Academic Organizational Structure 2020

Spotlight Series LogoUI Academic Organizational Structure 2020 – Phase II

Wednesday, December 13
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch provided

How can the University of Iowa achieve its strategic plan and thrive in the decades ahead? How can we better address the grand challenges of the 21st century through our research, creative endeavors, curriculum, and teaching? How can we better serve our state and its people?

Share your ideas with members of the Academic Organizational Structure 2020 Phase II committee on Wednesday, December 13, during a Spotlight Series lunch. The committee welcomes all ideas, especially bold proposals.

The purpose of the Phase II initiative is to assess our current university structure, and — with broad campus engagement — develop recommendations to help us optimize our academic organization. Phase I of the initiative developed a series of principles, themes, and challenging issues to inform the work of Phase II.

Learn more about the initiative at https://uiowa.edu/acad-org-2020/.

‘Your Role in Changing Hearts and Minds for Science’ is Nov. 1

“Your Role in Changing Hearts and Minds for Science”

portrait of Mar WoolleyMary Woolley, President of Research!America

Wednesday, Nov. 1
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Callaghan Auditorium (N110 CPHB)

Research!America is the nation’s largest not-for-profit, membership supported grassroots public education and advocacy organization committed to making medical and health research a higher national priority.


Sponsored by the CPH Research Office Spotlight Series Logo

Take part in ‘The Pickle Challenge’ on Feb. 15

Spotlight Series LogoThe Pickle Challenge: Creating a More Positive Culture One Attitude at a Time

February 15, 2017
12:30—1:30 pm

Door Prizes!!
Free and open to all faculty, staff, and students.
Online RSVP by February 10, 2017

The CPH Staff Council will provide shuttle service arrangements for staff from IREH and UCC to the CPHB for this event on Feb. 15.  You can sign up for the shuttle service when you RSVP. 

Joe Tye, MA, CEO and Head Coach of Values Coach, Inc., is a leading authority on values-based and leadership skills and strategies, and on building a culture of ownership on a foundation of values organization. Joe will guide you through a series of processes that ultimately builds a foundation of ownership, promotes a positive and productive environment, helps retain and recruit great people, and creates a sustainable, competitive advantage by capitalizing on the organization’s Invisible Architecture.

The Values Coach Pickle Challenge™ will help you increase productivity, improve employee morale, and enhance customer satisfaction; increase your company’s bottom line or make your family less dysfunctional. Replace negative attitudes and victim thinking with can-do enthusiasm, positive thinking, and optimistic expectations. The Pickle Challenge will help you foster a more positive corporate culture and reinforce solid personal and professional values.

Sponsored by: CPH Staff Council

Student workshop: Making an effective poster

Spotlight Series LogoPresenting at a conference? Preparing a poster for your practicum? Please join College of Public Health faculty Anjali Deshpande, PhD, MPH, and Cara Hamann, PhD, MPH, for tips on creating and presenting an effective poster.

If you have a poster in progress and would like help, please bring it to the workshop!

Monday, Feb. 6
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to cph-spotlight@uiowa.edu