Articles tagged with "alumni"

posted onJul23, 2014

After returning to the U.S. from volunteering in the Republic of Georgia with the Peace Corps, two UI grads decided that they would like to share the culture of hospitality that they had learned from the Georgians and opened a food cart in Portland, Oregon, called Kargi GoGo, serving the Georgian fare they love.

Keywords: Peace Corps, food, Georgia
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posted onJul14, 2014

Five years after he studied abroad, UI graduate Mark Norris re-visits Reykjavík, Iceland and offers these reflections.

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posted onJul14, 2014

As I now prepare for the launch of my debut novel, A Thread of Sky, it’s a bit unnerving to remember that if I hadn’t received a Fulbright grant, my novel might not exist today. Seven years ago, I was facing my last months as an MFA student and struggling to write a story set in China from my sunlit desk in Iowa. When a friend suggested that I apply for a Fulbright, it seemed a far-fetched notion...

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posted onJul11, 2014

Alumni and friends of the University of Iowa are invited to join Downing Thomas, associate provost and dean of UI International Programs, and Alec Scranton, dean of UI College of Engineering, at an alumni reception in Hong Kong on Monday, August 4.

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posted onJul3, 2014

An overly excited husband tries to cheer up his wife as they prepare to celebrate Fourth of July in their brand new home – complete with matching American flag T-shirts; but as the Indian-American couple adjust to life in the ‘burbs they are soon exposed to local ignorance and prejudice that threatens to dampen their spirits.

Keywords: India, immigration, racism
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posted onJul2, 2014

On June 7th, the University’s Alumni Association presented Sandra Barkan, formerly associate dean of the Graduate College, and her late husband, Professor Joel Barkan, with its Distinguished Alumni Award for their contribution to international studies at Iowa. In accepting the award, Sandra explained why she and her husband regarded international studies of such great importance and described the establishment of the University’s Center for International and Comparative Studies, forerunner to today’s International Programs. Following is a summary of her observations.

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posted onJun18, 2014

Blake Rupe considers herself an accidental entrepreneur. The 26-year-old UI student had no plans to start a business, but a trip to some garbage-infested beaches in Mexico convinced her a mobile application to encourage recycling could help.

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posted onJun3, 2014

Walking on the beach in Mexico, collecting garbage, Blake Rupe never thought she’d be an Internet entrepreneur. But almost exactly one year later, that’s what happened.

Keywords: Mexico, environment
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posted onMay7, 2014

Eight University of Iowa students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research, undertake creative projects, or serve as English teaching assistants abroad in 2014-15.

Keywords: Fulbright
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posted onApr30, 2014

Thanks to the support of generous private donors, these UI students were able to study or conduct research abroad in the past year, gaining invaluable experiences and memories that enhanced their education and lives.

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posted onApr21, 2014
Onalee and two girls

Why study Arabic? In this video, Onalee Yousey, a 2013 UI graduate in political science and international studies, talks about her experience in Morocco through the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship Program.

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posted onApr9, 2014
Carl and Claire Stuart

UI alumni Carl and Claire Stuart recently established a scholarship fund to support international travel experiences for students in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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posted onFeb26, 2014
Marcelo Mena-Carrasco

Earlier this month, Chile’s soon-to-be president, Michelle Bachelet, selected University of Iowa alum Marcelo Mena-Carrasco to serve as the country’s undersecretary of the environment. His recent efforts to improve the nation’s air quality played a major role in his selection for the post.

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posted onFeb12, 2014

Suyun Ma, who was recently hired as UI International Programs’ first external global relations coordinator, uses Chinese social media platforms to communicate and cultivate stronger relationships with prospective Chinese students and their parents as well as UI’s growing alumni base in Asia.

Keywords: social media, China
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posted onFeb7, 2014

UI alumna Jacqueline Klein, who received her Ph.D. from the College of Education in 2007, left a job as director of academic advising and learning development at NYU’s College of Nursing in New York to be part of the new endeavor. She is now assistant dean of academic and global affairs at NYU Shanghai.

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