Outreach & Engagement Programs

At the University of Iowa, we define outreach and engagement as collaboration between faculty, staff and students and diverse external groups in mutually beneficial partnerships that are grounded in scholarship and consistent with our role and missions of teaching, research and service. The following programs are a collection of the university's outreach and engagement initiatives. We are working with the university community to collect and verify additional outreach and engagement programs. Please contact us if you have any questions.
The Oakdale Community Choir comprises men incarcerated at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center and women and men from outside the prison.
This intellectual community supports artists, scholars, and researchers—independently and in cross-disciplinary collaborations—as they unearth the past, explain and engage the present, and invent the future. Much of our diverse programming includes opportunities for outreach and engagement work and... Read More
The College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics is in a unique position to help coordinate matching Iowa practice opportunities with dental students, residents and practice sites. The Office of Iowa Practice Opportunities was established in 2007 to assist Iowa dentists and senior students with... Read More
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The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) is the creator and lead institution for the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI). The summer program is designed to provide students with a week-long immersion into entrepreneurship and business strategy and develop an... Read More
Begun in 2001, the UI Center for Human Rights's One Community, One Book reading program invites community members to read and come together to discuss the same book with human rights or social justice themes. These discussion forums typically take place from September through November each year and... Read More
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1 Million Cups (1MC) gives any community member firsthand access to the nation’s entrepreneurial community. The program is designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over... Read More
The Nurse Residency Task Force in the Iowa Action Coalition has developed an innovative, online nurse residency program that is designed to help recent graduates' transition into their new roles as professional nurses. The program's competency-based curriculum is delivered using a combination of... Read More
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Open Minds, Open Doors is a half-day conference intended to encourage middle school girls (7th-8th grades) to pursue career fields with foundations in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Operation Diabetes seeks to help pharmacists and student pharmacists identify individuals in the community with previously undiagnosed diabetes and those who are at risk for developing the disease. In addition the program seeks to increase overall awareness of diabetes and the role pharmacists play... Read More
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As the public’s most accessible health care provider, pharmacists can play a significant role in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD). As future health care professionals and patient advocates, student pharmacists support these efforts and address an unmet need in public... Read More
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