program for those wishing they were homeward
Emergencies happen, as we all know. You become sick
at work, or your son or daughter comes down with
the flu at school. But what can you do if your ride
home doesn’t arrive for another four or five
Thanks to UI Parking and Transportation’s
new Emergency Ride Home program, you don’t
have to feel like you’re stuck at work if you
depend on a ride from a carpool or bus. If an emergency
arises while you are at work and you rode to work
using one of the University’s ridesharing programs,
the University will pick up your tab for a taxicab
ride home. Save your taxicab receipt and turn it
in with a reimbursement form (available online—see
link below) and a copy of your University Absence
Report (signed by your supervisor) to Commuter Programs,
All UI employees (except student workers or biweekly
nonstudent workers) enrolled in the University’s
vanpool, TRIP-Pool, or Employee Bus Pass program
are eligible for the emergency ride reimbursement.
Employees cannot use the program for nonemergency
inconveniences, such as needing to work overtime
or past a normal departure time or to handle personal
errands, appointments, weather conditions, vehicle
malfunctions, or transit service disruptions or delays.
Employees also cannot use the program in connection
with work-related injuries. For more details about
the Emergency Ride Home program, go to the program’s
web page at www.uiowa.edu/~parking/ERH_Program.
forum with President Skorton set for March 1
The University of Iowa Staff Council invites P&S
and MSE/C staff to attend
a brown bag lunch to raise issues, ask questions,
and converse with President Skorton:
Tuesday, March 1, 2004
Illinois Room, Iowa Memorial Union
Weekly WRAC groups support wide range of concerns
The Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC)
is offering a number of groups open to the public
beginning in early February. Discussion, therapy,
reading, and writing groups will meet weekly on concerns
that include eating disorders, postpartum depression,
the winter blahs, personal relationships, resources
for single mothers, and feminism in novels.
Preregistration is required to attend the groups.
All groups are open to the public.
WRAC does not charge for participation, but participants
are encouraged to donate $10 (per group) to help
cover the center’s expenses.
For more information, or to arrange for needed accommodations
to participate, call the WRAC offices at (33)5-1486
or visit www.uiowa.edu/~wrac.
Next round of cuts: $2 million
President David Skorton in late January announced
$2 million in general education fund (GEF) budget
reductions, with the savings to be reallocated within
the University’s FY2006 budget.
The reductions in GEF support to various units are
based on recommendations from a May 17, 2004, report
from the General Education Fund Task Force, an ad
hoc committee of faculty, staff, and students appointed
by Skorton. Measures for the coming fiscal year are
in addition to $2 million in GEF reductions and reallocations
undertaken during the current 2004-05 fiscal year.
The Task Force report was also the basis for the
FY05 budget decisions.
Key GEF support reductions for FY06 include:
- Continuing Education
- Information Technology ($275,000)
- Athletics Department ($250,000)
- Business service
- Office for Corporate Partnerships
- Museum of Art ($70,000)
- Radio stations WSUI and KSUI
- Printing Services ($47,824)
- Hancher Auditorium
of Iowa Press ($20,000)
- New Technology in the Learning Environment
UI insurance institute renamed
Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has renamed the
Institute of Risk Management and Insurance at
The University of Iowa the Emmett J. Vaughan Institute
of Risk Management and Insurance.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Emmett J. Vaughan,
J.E. Partington Professor of Insurance in the Tippie
College of Business, helped establish the University’s
insurance education program as one of the top four
programs in the nation. Vaughan, who
died in 2004, was a preeminent scholar, and his book, Fundamentals of Risk
Management and Insurance, is a leading insurance
The mission of the Vaughan Institute
of Risk Management and Insurance is to
provide a comprehensive program of education, research, and leadership in
the field of
risk management and insurance.
Associate provost openings
The Office of the Provost is seeking candidates
for the following associate provost positions: associate
provost for faculty, associate provost and dean of
continuing education, associate provost and dean
of International Programs, and associate provost
for health sciences. These fiscal (12-month) appointments
will begin July 2005.
Candidates must hold a terminal degree in an academic
or professional discipline at the rank of tenured
professor at The University of Iowa. For further
qualification requirements, please refer to the job
advertisements at: www.uiowa.edu/~provost/searches.
Application materials should be sent to: AP Search
Committee, c/o Amy Kirkey, The University of Iowa,
Office of the Provost, 111 Jessup Hall, Iowa City,
Screening and interviews will begin early in the
spring 2005 semester and continue until the positions
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer. Applications from women and minorities
are strongly encouraged.
named to research post
On June 1, Meredith Hay,
assistant to the vice president for academic affairs
of Missouri System, will become the new vice president
for research at The University of Iowa.
Hay is a faculty member in the School of Medicine
of the University of Missouri. Greg Carmichael, UI
professor of chemical and biochemical engineering
and chair of the search committee, says Hay places
a priority on interdisciplinary research. Hay is
known for her research of central nervous system
mechanisms regulating blood pressure.
A Texas native, Hay earned a BA in psychology from
the University of Colorado, Denver, in 1983; an MA
in neurobiology from the University of Texas at San
Antonio in 1987; and a PhD in cardiovascular pharmacology
from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center,
San Antonio, in 1990. She trained as a postdoctoral
fellow in the Cardiovascular Center in the UI College
The vice president for research leads the University’s
research, scholarly, and creative programs, including
Sponsored Programs, the University of Iowa Research
Foundation, selected Central Research Support Facilities
and centers, and a set of regulatory compliance units
such as the Human Subjects Office, Animal Care Unit,
and Health Protection Office.
Hay also will supervise the Oakdale Research Park,
the Office of Corporate Partnerships, the University
of Iowa Press, and the International Writing Program.