President Sally Mason2010 marked a turning point for The University of Iowa. Every year produces its share of original ideas and initiatives, but the past year stood out by just about any measure. We set new records, made notable strides in the face of historic challenges, and charted an ambitious yet pragmatic course for the years ahead.

This report provides a snapshot of the 2009-2010 academic and fiscal year, along with a preview of 2011. It offers a video overview, shares facts and figures, and highlights some of the people and programs who shape our University.

Among the year’s achievements:

These accomplishments and others like them rely on partnership, shared responsibility, and a profound sense of purpose. They depend on people throughout the University community—students, faculty and staff, alumni and friends, leaders—who embrace this moment as their own.

These individuals know they’re part of something bigger, that their work matters today and tomorrow. They’re connected to their predecessors by mission and tradition, and are determined to offer the generations who follow a chance to make their own mark.

Thanks to everyone who embodies The University of Iowa’s vision and values, and who played a part in this landmark year.

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Sally Mason, President, The University of Iowa