For years, University of Iowa students have been swapping messages, pictures, and postings about what’s going on in their lives through Facebook, the popular social media outlet that connects people with friends and others who work, study, and live around them, or with people who share their interests.
And then there’s Twitter, a way to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: what are you doing?
But students aren’t the only members of the University of Iowa community linked by social media. Several University of Iowa departments have turned to social media sites as outreach tools for communication with students, alumni, and others interested in the University.
UI president Sally Mason presented The University of Iowa's proposed budget for fiscal year 2010 to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, at its meeting on April 30. Mason's PowerPoint presentation, audio of the presentation, and audio of remarks by Regents president David Miles are now available at http://budget.uiowa.edu/mason_audiopdf.
The University of Iowa Office of University Relations and UI Health Care are maintaining Influenza Update, a web site that contains news postings and information resources on H1N1 influenza. The Iowa Department of Public Health has set up a toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 800-447-1985 to answer influenza-related questions.
In the Kuhl House on the University of Iowa campus, a small but energetic staff handles acquisitions, manuscript editing, and proofreading, design, production, and marketing for the University of Iowa Press. Constructed around 1840 using limestone that was quarried nearby, the Kuhl House is the oldest house still standing in Iowa City.