Guests at the next “WorldCanvass” program will compare and contrast the idealized European view of the American West of the 19th century with the reality as American Indians knew it. “The American West of the Imagination” program will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol. The event is free and open to the public.
This is a guest opinion from the Iowa City Press-Citizen by UI history professor H. Glenn Penny
What do you imagine when you think of the American West, particularly the West of the 19th Century? Join us at 5:00 p.m. on December 10 in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol when WorldCanvass guests explore “The American West of the Imagination.” The event is free and open to the public.
WorldCanvass Studio, a mobile version of the University of Iowa International Programs’ monthly radio and television program WorldCanvass, will feature Eliza Griswold, author of “The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam,” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Iowa City Congregational Church. The event is free and open to the public.
Produced by International Programs at the University of Iowa, WorldCanvass® explores topics that are international in scope and central to our understanding of ourselves as part of the global landscape.
From the Iowa City Press Citizen.
On behalf of International Programs, allow me to welcome you to the 2010-2011 academic year after what I hope were refreshing and productive summer months. I very much look forward to working with you to support the international research, teaching, and external engagement that you undertake through IP’s centers and programs, international exchanges, linkage proposals, and the new ways you find to pursue academic innovations across collegiate borders.
WorldCanvass® enters its second season on September 10, 2010, when the topic is “Documenting Humanity: A Sense of Place.”
By Shams Ghoneim*
This is an opinion piece written for the Press Citizen in coordination with International Programs’ May 7 WorldCanvass program focusing on the Middle East.
Rumi, a Sufi, was a 13th century Muslim Mystical Poet who was born in 1207 in what is today’s Afghanistan. He wrote 60,000 poems before his death in 1273.
Joan Kjaer will host a WorldCanvass program featuring the Middle East before a live audience from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2010, in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum on the University of Iowa campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Please join host Joan Kjaer at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010, in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol for the next WorldCanvass program, this time focusing on Latin America.
By Brian Lai*
This is an opinion piece written for the Press Citizen in coordination with International Programs’ March 5 WorldCanvass program focusing on Asia.
By Sarah Larson, The Daily Iowan
You may not know her, but Joan Kjaer likely wants to know you.
The Iowa City resident is curious about others.
“I’ve just always, always been interested in meeting people,” said Kjaer, who has a warm, motherly air about her. “I’m just always interested in people and their stories. I just like meeting new people. It happens very rarely that I don’t feel some connection with someone.”