UI Center for Human Rights finds new home in law college

Provost: New structure will give center a strong administrative support system

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IOWA CITY -- The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights will move to a new administrative home in the UI College of Law, officials announced Wednesday.

The future of the center had been in question over funding issues, with one campus group launching a petition drive to save the center.

Adrien Wing, the Bessie Dutton Murray Professor of Law, will become the new center director, officials said.

The center will move from International Programs in the Provost's Office to the law school effective July 1 for administrative oversight, but the center will continue to be housed in its central campus office as a hub for interdisciplinary programs, officials said.

The new reporting structure will give the center a strong administrative support system, UI Provost Barry Butler said in a statement.

An advisory board will be appointed to make sure the center's activities are coordinated across the university.

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