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Outreach

The University’s mission extends well beyond campus. Below is a brief overview of a few of the many University of Iowa public service programs. For a more complete listing, see Resources for Iowans.

IOWA Centers for Enterprise

IOWA Centers for Enterprise assist Iowa businesses, communities, and start-up companies; promote economic development and technology transfer; help cultivate an entrepreneurial Iowa workforce; and optimize the flow of intellectual property into opportunities for licensing, commercialization, and business development. More...

Speakers Bureau

Iowa's staff and faculty stand ready to share their knowledge at no cost with service clubs, professional and educational associations, library groups, senior centers, schools, churches and others. More...

Arts Share

Arts Share offers schools and communities around the state a variety of opportunities, including interactive performances, workshops, readings, residencies and master classes. Our artists have traveled as far as Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Buffalo Center, Keokuk and Lamoni to present in their chosen field. We have visited 72 of the state's 99 counties, and continue to grow. More...

Media Services

Iowans are served by our cable TV station, three radio stations, and an award-winning student-run daily newspaper:

John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center plays an important role in the development of Iowa-based technology and high-growth start-up companies. Whether providing one-on-one consulting services or directing UI students on advanced field study projects, JPEC seeks to support the next generation of successful Iowa entrepreneurs. More...

Institute of Public Affairs

Programs and conferences are offered throughout Iowa for state and local government officials, employees; topics include strategic planning, organizational development, team building, community visioning, intergovernmental cooperation, and increasing citizen cooperation. The IPA mission is to provide services and information that assist in maintaining and strengthening the effectiveness of Iowa's state and local governments. More...

Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center

We seek to build the capacity and develop the effectiveness of community-based organizations and enhance the overall effectiveness of local organizations in building communities. The center also introduces students to the nonprofit sector and develops their sense of public and community service. More...

Iowa Flood Center

The Iowa Flood Center was established to improve flood forecasting and mitigation understanding—all with the goal of trying to prevent future flooding or lessen its effects along Iowa's major waterways.

Center researchers collaborate with state and federal agencies, such as the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the National Weather Service. More...

Community-Based Learning Program

The Community-Based Learning Program strengthens students' learning opportunities by linking the University's teaching, research and service mission to meeting needs in Iowa's communities through community service. More...

Iowa Center for Agricultural Safety & Health

Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH) enhances the health and safety of Iowa’s agricultural community by establishing and coordinating prevention and education programs. More...

Office of the State Archaeologist

The Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) disseminates and preserves knowledge of Iowa's human prehistory and history. The OSA conducts archaeological research and public programs around the state, preserves ancient burial sites, and examines and re-inters ancient human remains. The OSA also maintains the state archaeological repository, manages data on all known archaeological sites in Iowa, and publishes technical and popular books on Iowa archaeology. More...

Resources for Iowans

A rich variety of services and resources offer not only education but expertise, advice, and hands-on assistance to individuals, municipal, county, and state agencies, industries, businesses, and others. More...