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Welcome to the Office of Cultural Affairs and Diversity Initiatives

Launched in 2008, the Carver College of Medicine Office of Cultural Affairs and Diversity Initiatives works closely with other administrative offices and community partners to foster an environment where all members of the UI Health Care community feel welcome. The Office supports the UI Health Care community of students, faculty, postdoctoral scholars, staff, residents and fellows in conjunction with the tripartite mission of the academic medical center. Learn more about our office


Hubbard Scholars

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

What is the Hubbard Scholars? As a group of men affiliated with the University of Iowa as students, staff, and faculty, we seek to follow the legacy of Phillip G. Hubbard, the first tenured African American professor at the University of Iowa. In case you are unfamiliar with who we are and what we do, our goal is to offer programming, events, and services that meet three important objectives: 1) To foster a more inclusive community of learning and support for Black men, 2) To provide...

Gerrymandering, Voter Registration, and Access to the Ballot—An Obermann Conversation

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

How is voting restricted in our country in lawful ways? For this Obermann Conversation, political scientist Tracy Osborn, grassroots organizer Sharon Lake and legal advisor Andrew Bribriesco will discuss issues ranging from gerrymandering, Iowa's voter registration law, voter identification, and lack of voting rights for felons. ...