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posted onAug25, 2010

University News Services

Four Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) have arrived at the University of Iowa where they will spend the next year in International Programs teaching Turkish, Indonesian, Hindi and Arabic and serving as cultural ambassadors for their home countries. The teaching assistants will also take two courses a semester as non-degree students during their year in Iowa.

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posted onAug24, 2010

By Lois Gray, University News Services

University of Iowa students who participated in a previous short-term study abroad program winter trip spend time in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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posted onAug23, 2010

By Lois Gray

This feature story about our own Joan Kjaer appeared in fyi, The University of Iowa’s faculty and staff electronic newsletter. See the original article here.

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posted onAug20, 2010

By Alison Sullivan, The Daily Iowan
Photo by Haoran Wang
See the original article and a video feature here.

UI incoming freshman Kia Wei stands on the front porch of her house on Aug. 18

 

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posted onAug17, 2010

By Lois Gray, University News Services

The University of Iowa has once again been selected as one of only eight institutions in the U.S. to host Fulbright students from around the world for the Fulbright Gateway Orientation. Gateway students will go on to pursue graduate degrees in various subjects at institutions across the United States and the orientation prepares these students for all facets of their American experience.

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posted onAug13, 2010

By Lois Gray, University News Services

An estimated 500 to 550 new undergraduate international students will arrive on the University of Iowa campus this fall, making this year’s incoming class the largest ever for international undergraduate students in UI history.

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posted onAug9, 2010

This is an excerpt of an article that appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the full article here.

By David McNeill

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posted onAug3, 2010

This is an excerpt of an article that appeared in The New York Times. See the full article here.

By Jacques Steinberg

IOWA CITY — Like an airline overselling a flight, the University of Iowa extended admission this year to several thousand more applicants than it could accommodate on campus in this fall’s freshman class.

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posted onJul20, 2010

By Cathryn Sloane

This article is from The Daily Iowan.

Most of the 22 South Korean teachers welcomed to the University of Iowa campus on Monday had never been to the United States before.

But not Kim Yong Kik, who previously visited Chicago. He feels Iowa is “more peaceful.”

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posted onJul13, 2010

By Lois J. Gray

Gifted education practices are very different in South Korea than in the United States.

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posted onJul6, 2010

UI staff member Helen Jameson uses her experiences from dealing with her dyslexia to help others find their creative paths to success. Jameson remembers reading aloud in third grade, struggling to make sense of a jumble of letters that were scrambled before her eyes.

In 1968, Jameson was diagnosed with dyslexia, a learning disability that manifests itself as a difficulty with reading decoding, reading comprehension, and/or reading fluency. Since this was before the time of accommodations, Jameson and her parents simply chose to have her repeat the third grade.

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posted onJun29, 2010

Burns Weston

This longtime UI law faculty member’s passion for human rights has resulted in humanitarian efforts close to home and across the globe.

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posted onJun15, 2010

By Lois Gray

USA TODAY has named University of Iowa 2010 graduate Alexandra Keenan to its annual All-USA College Academic Team, honoring her for outstanding intellectual achievement and leadership.

All-USA College Academic Team receive national recognition, a trophy and $2,500. These students excel in scholarship and reach beyond the classroom to benefit society.

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posted onJun8, 2010

Alexandra Keenan was named to the USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team. Twenty students were chosen out of hundreds for first-team status, each receiving a $2,500 cash award. The article notes that the members of the 2010 team are “true global citizens,” and Keenan is no exception.

She helped lead a team of students who designed a handheld water sanitizer, a project that was awarded an EPA sustainable design grant and was named one of Discover Magazine‘s “10 Everyday Technologies That Can Change the World.” She studied non-governmental organizations in India and then advocated for cervical cancer screening at a hospital in Madurai, which has since implemented a community-based screening program. She managed the daily care of 12 HIV-positive children at an orphanage in Tonal, Mexico, and helped develop a diagnostic technique for a deadly parasitic disease and then taught it to scientists at a university in India. She is a Goldwater Scholar and was named one of Glamour magazine’s “Top 10 College Women” in 2009.

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