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posted onAug29, 2013

The University of Iowa is trading English for Mandarin and Facebook for WeChat to reach out to international students.

The university has announced it will hire a new global external-relations coordinator to connect the university with international alumni through social media throughout the world. The new coordinator will be in charge of developing, maintaining, and nurturing a program of international alumni relationships.

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posted onAug26, 2013

The UI Center for Human Rights in the College of Law has released the 37th Human Rights Index, featuring alarming statistics on sex trafficking worldwide. In the United States alone, an estimated 14,500 to 17,500 women and children are trafficked into the U.S. each year, the vast majority in severe ways.

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posted onAug2, 2013

Jordyn Reiland, who is spending the summer interning for the China Daily newspaper in Beijing, recounts her final days in China, including a trip to the Great Wall. Although she was neither mentally nor physically prepared for the challenge of climbing the wall, Jordyn describes the feeling of making it to the top and what it meant for her to follow in the footsteps of her great grandparents.

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posted onJul29, 2013

It was during his time at the UI that Duncan Wall became hooked by the circus. Although unimpressed by a traditional circus he had attended growing up in St. Louis, the undergraduate decided to check out a contemporary circus performance while in Paris for a study abroad program.

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posted onJul24, 2013

Sixty high school students from China visited the University of Iowa Tuesday, July 23, as part of a Midwest tour to learn about the culture, conservation, and commerce surrounding the Mississippi River. Rivers as Bridges is a sister-river exchange program with the goal of connecting the youth of the Mississippi and Yangtze River areas and promoting environmental conservation practices and cultural interaction.

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posted onJul9, 2013

One local church continues to open its doors to international students arriving at the University of Iowa by offering free necessities.

Faith Baptist Church, 1251 Village Road, will host its 11th-annual International Furniture Giveaway on Aug. 17, an event Assistant Pastor Jake Mangold said is the biggest way the congregation meets students.

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posted onJul1, 2013

Walk the halls of the University of Iowa's Pappajohn Business Building, and you’ll find yourself among a mix of U.S. and international undergraduates. That’s quite a change from 2005, when there were 34 undergraduate international students. Today there are 497, the majority of whom are from China.

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posted onJun24, 2013

Drew Craig knows when many people think of the West Bank it evokes thoughts of youth hurling stones and military rocket attacks.

Craig, a 2013 University of Iowa College of Law graduate, conjures very different images.

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posted onJun14, 2013

WorldCanvass recorded a discussion with a panel of international experts on interpersonal psychotherapy at the Old Capitol Museum on Thursday.

Experts say the University of Iowa is “at the forefront” of interpersonal psychotherapy because of its health-care system and hospitals.

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posted onJun13, 2013

A group of University of Iowa law students was going to visit Turkey this summer to study the tension between Islam and secularism in that country’s legal and political systems. But those plans had to change once the tension between Islam and secularism exploded into political demonstrations that have rocked Istanbul since May and turned violent this week.

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posted onJun13, 2013

Iowa’s Asian population is growing at a faster clip than any other racial or ethnic group, and new U.S. Census Bureau numbers reveal that people who identify as Asian now comprise 2 percent of the state’s populace.

From 2010 to 2012, the number of people living in Iowa who identify as Asian jumped 10.6 percent from 54,232 to 60,004 people, according to the new Census numbers released Thursday. From 2011 to 2012, Iowa’s Asian population jumped 4.8 percent, also representing the biggest increase among racial and ethnic groups in Iowa for that time period.

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posted onJun10, 2013

Professor Joann (Jo) Eland, PhD, RN, FAAN, recently found herself back in Trivandrum, India—a city located in the Southern tip of the country—as part of her continuing effort to provide vital end-of-life training to the region.

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posted onJun10, 2013

Sunday morning, a vibrant stream of marchers took the streets of downtown Iowa City, bringing a taste of island, Latin American, and global urban tradition to the annual Iowa Arts Festival. The gray skies didn’t stand a chance.

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posted onJun7, 2013

A new species of lizard doesn’t come along every day. Even less common is a new lizard species named for a 1960s rock star.

But that’s exactly what University of Iowa paleoanthropologist Russell Ciochon and his co-authors reveal in an article published in the June 5 issue of the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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posted onJun6, 2013

"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope" tells the inspiring story of a Malawian man’s determination to bring power and freedom to his village. The book is the 2013 selection for the One Community, One Book annual reading program, sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights.

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