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Aug. 28, 2007

UI seeks nominees for Catalyst Award recognizing diversity efforts

The University of Iowa Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity invites members of the UI campus to submit nominations for this year's distinguished Catalyst Awards.

The Catalyst Awards are designed to honor those who, during the past year, have shown a university commitment to achieving excellence through diversity.

Nominations are invited within the following categories:

-- Individual faculty or staff member

-- A program or department

-- A student or student organization

Each recipient will receive a cash award to be presented at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 15.

Forms to nominate outstanding and innovative contributions to diversity and inclusiveness are available at

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 28.

For more information, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 202 Jessup Hall, at 319-335-0705 (voice) or 319-335-0697 (text).

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: Kathy Last, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319-335-0705,; Stephen Pradarelli, University News Services, 319-384-0007,