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posted onAug20, 2010

By Alison Sullivan, The Daily Iowan
Photo by Haoran Wang
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UI incoming freshman Kia Wei stands on the front porch of her house on Aug. 18

 

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posted onAug17, 2010

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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posted onJun2, 2010

A recent article written by Aisha Labi in The Chronicle of Higher Education, a news source for university faculty and administrators, highlights the upcoming arrival of the first Iraqi students taking part in a new government scholarship program called the Iraqi Education Initiative.

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posted onMay24, 2010

When Mansi Bhatia left The University of Iowa in 2004 after finishing a two-year Master of Arts in journalism, she took with her more than a degree and a black and gold t-shirt. Bhatia took with her the memories of a quiet place that broadened her horizons and gave her a new family of friends.

Originally from Lucknow, India, Bhatia now lives in California with her husband and works in communications. Recently, Bhatia posted this poem about her time in Iowa on her blog.

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posted onApr30, 2010

By Eric Sundermann, The Daily Iowan

When China native Xin Feng told her mother she wanted to study abroad, her mother suggested America. Her mother said Feng should see the superpower.

Feng disagreed, but her mother insisted.

“She told me that when she was in college, she asked her professor what America was like, and he said, ‘Imagine the best world you can imagine, and America is even better than that,’ “ she said.

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posted onApr26, 2010

With a law on the anvil to allow operation of foreign education providers in India, a top consortium of research institutions from the US has evinced interest in collaborating with Indian universities.

A delegation of Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), which represents America’s top universities, visited India this week and met HRD minister Kapil Sibal to discuss areas of collaboration and institutional linkages.

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