Four University of Iowa students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships to conduct research or teach English internationally in 2011-12, according to a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. This year’s UI recipients are Sangeeta Tandon of Bettendorf; Luke Juran of Dyersville; Lia Yoon of Johnston; and Sarah Viren of Tampa, Fla. Seven recent Grinnell College graduates also received Fulbright assistantships for international teaching and research assignments for 2011-12.
By Karina Schroeder*
They are the second-to-last act at the Bridging Fiesta cultural talent show at the University of Iowa. Most of the performing acts that night are dancers, and this group is no different. But when they come on stage and begin their performance, the intricacy, strength and gravity-defying angles of their moves makes them instantly a popular hit.
Four University of Iowa students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships to conduct research or teach English internationally in 2011-12, according to a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
This year’s UI recipients are Sangeeta Tandon, Luke Juran, Lia Yoon and Sarah Viren.
Dave Eggers’ book “Zeitoun” is the 2011 selection for “One Community, One Book,” a project sponsored by the UI Center for Human Rights (UICHR) that promotes learning about human rights in the United States and the world through literature.
International Programs recognized exceptional faculty mentorship and student achievement at the spring 2011 International Studies Graduation Reception on May 13.
By Karin Fischer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Some Iraqi students studying in the United States on a new government-backed scholarship program could be forced to return home if they cannot meet English-proficiency requirements, a prospect that worries international educators.
Source: University News Services
Five University of Iowa students have shown they have what it takes to meet The IOWA Challenge, the university’s core expectations for undergraduates.
The International Crossroads Community (ICC), a University of Iowa living and learning community, was recently awarded the April/May Student Organization of the Month Award by the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. The award recognizes outstanding dedication and work by UI student organizations, and ICC has been specifically acknowledged for its recently successful event, Gusto Latino.
In a recent Q&A session with The Daily Iowan, UI President Sally Mason discussed the importance of studying abroad and diversity on our campus. See the excerpt below:
By Samantha Gentry, The Daily Iowan
Samantha Sidwell wants to push musical boundaries. The University of Iowa senior wants to mix alternative and classical music by mixing her cello with a loop pedal — a device that would allow her to create layers of melody and texture into her live performances.
By Emily Hoerner, The Daily Iowan
As relations between the United States and China become more important in the economic world, experts say networking early could be an asset for business students.
And one University of Iowa organization, the Greater China Business Association, aims to do just that by connecting international students from China and domestic students.
Four University of Iowa students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical languages during the summer of 2011. The students will spend seven to ten weeks in intensive language institutes in countries where these languages are spoken.
The scholarship recipients are: Jacqueline Cieslak, studying Hindi in India; Rebecca Kreitzer, studying Chinese in China; Addie Leak, studying Arabic in Jordan; and Michelle Quill, studying Bangla/Bengali in Bangladesh.
By Kirsten Jacobsen, The Daily Iowan
Sara Manos said her favorite Swahili phrase means, simply, “to sleep deeply.”
“Lala fo fo fo,” Manos scrawled in Swahili on a piece of paper late last month.
The University of Iowa African Studies student, who’s in an intermediate level Swahili class this semester, is one of 64 students in the program.
This announcement from University News Services profiles ISBA student Doug Stienstra. Photo by Tim Schoon.
Doug Stienstra was in trouble when he asked his girlfriend to suggest something he could get for her birthday.
The second University of Iowa Charles A. Hale Memorial Lecture will be presented by Pablo Piccato at 4 p.m. today in the International Programs’ Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre. His talk is titled “Nota Roja: Justice in the Golden Age of Mexican Police News.” This event is free and open to the public.
The talk will examine crime and police newspapers and magazines in Mexico between the 1930s and 1960s, when the roles of reporters as detectives and criminals as public figures shaped social views of justice and the truth behind crime.