The African Studies Association cordially invites the university community and the general public to its upcoming forum, “Africa: Facts and Myths” on Friday Nov. 5, from 6-8 p.m. at the Schaeffer Hall Auditorium Room 140.
Bolivian writer and literary scholar Edmundo Paz Soldán is visiting the Iowa City area Nov. 1-2 for two free events, both open to the public.
The next “Slavery in Global Cinema” film series screening will be held Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in 2520D UCC. It is free and open to the public.
The next “Slavery in Global Cinema” film series screening will be held Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in 2520D UCC. It is free and open to the public.
The Institute of Cinema and Culture is pleased to announce a screening of:
La historia más larga de Bilbao jamás pintada
[The Longest Story of Bilbao Ever Painted]
By Spanish director and painter Félix de la Concha
Wednesday, October 27, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., in 101 BCSB
Féliz de la Concha and Ana Merino, his producer, will be present for the screening.
In 1984, Dr. R. Balasubramaniam and a group of four young medical students from the Mysore Medical College in India set out to serve the poor and the marginalized in the spirit of reform and sacrifice. Beginning with the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) Ayurvedic hospital, after 25 years they have built up substantial hospital-based health and education programs and community development Initiatives that benefit nearly 300,000 tribals and non-tribals.
Official languages are one of the main lingering legacies of colonialism in Africa. Education at almost all levels is administered in the official languages that only a small percentage of the population can write and speak fluently. This fact creates bottle-necks that allow only a small percentage of the population to become part of an educated labor-force. Therefore, the goal of this research is to investigate the impact of using official languages as languages of instruction on economic development in Africa. We have chosen Tanzania for our research partly because of our familiarity with this country and also because it has been possible to find valuable data from the Tanzania Ministry of Education website. This research explores the short-run and long-run opportunity costs of continuing the colonial legacy in the field of education by using a foreign language as the language of instruction. We hope to offer policy suggestions that could broaden the educated base and foster economic growth and development. While there has been some research into the costs of designing and publishing learning material and textbooks in local languages, there is hardly any thinking, let alone research, on the costs involved in having millions of school-children in Africa repeating classes, dropping out of school or sitting year after year in schools where they get low grades and learn nothing else than self depreciation.
What: “The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Africa”
When: October 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Where: 285 Boyd Law Building
Presented by: Ms. Florence Gatome, Senior Manager, Public Sector Group, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Nairobi, Kenya
Lecture will be followed by a moderated Q&A discussion with U of I Law Professor Enrique Carrasco.
There will be a reception following the Q&A program—refreshments will be provided.
A Feature Reassembly approach to L2 knowledge of existential quantifiers
Foreign Language Acquisition Research and Education (FLARE) Forum
Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m.
Location: 2520D University Capitol Centre
Presenter: Heather Marsden, University of York
The UI African Studies Program is pleased to invite the university community and the general public to the second lecture in its Fall Baraza series.
The UI Opera Studies Forum (OSF) will continue its lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theatre screenings with a talk on Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” Thursday, Oct. 28, presented by Katherine Eberle. All lectures take place at 5:30 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre conference seminar room 2520D and are free and open to the public.
A screening of the award-winning documentary “Crossing Borders” will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in 1505 Seamans Center. This event is free and open to the public.
“Crossing Borders” follows four American and four Moroccan students through a journey of self-discovery in Morocco, confronting the supposed “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West and forming relationships that disarm media-shaped stereotypes.
Dr. Chandrika Kaul will be visiting The University of Iowa for two related lectures Oct. 20-21.
Topic of lecture: “‘An Imperial Village’: Communications, Media and Globalization in Modern India”
Date/time: Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 3:30 p.m.
Location: E256 Adler Journalism Building;