Introducing John Cabot University, an American university located in the heart of Rome. Now enter professors from the prestigious International Writing Program (IWP), the University of Iowa’s unique residency program for international writers. The occasion for their meeting? The first annual Italy Writes Creative Writing competition for Italian high school students.
European policy leaders have been wrestling for months with how to handle Greece’s unwieldy debt. But that problem isn’t just a problem for those on the other side of the Atlantic to solve.
“That’s not a Greek problem. It’s everybody’s problem. It affects our economy as well,” said Greg Hamot, a professor in the University of Iowa College of Education on Tuesday.
That’s just one example of why Hamot is urging Iowa educators to broaden their curricula to include more content from around the world.