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.
By Allie Wright, The Daily Iowan
Summer Schoop stayed up all night Sunday to watch President Obama inform the world about the slaying of Osama bin Laden.
The University of Iowa junior, who is studying abroad in Seville, Spain, said she streamed Obama’s speech online after she saw the news on Facebook and Twitter.
The next morning, Schoop, 20, began to receive e-mails from the U.S. Embassy about travel warnings for Americans abroad, she said.
The following blog post from Blue Planet Green Living (BPGL) features UI graduate Stephanie Enloe, the director of sustainable projects for Travel for Change International, a small group of committed volunteers who are building an eco-lodge near Njombe, Tanzania.
By Laura Willis, The Daily Iowan
A couple swiftly dances the six-step salsa sequence to a fast-paced rhythm. They weave in and out from each other’s arms, pausing for a mere second on the fourth beat.
The dance is structured but maintains a sensuous vibe. Salsa, which has roots in both Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances, has a defined culture all its own.
By Kelli Andersen
Photo by Tom Jorgensen
This feature story about Liz Crooks appeared in fyi, The University of Iowa’s faculty and staff electronic newsletter. See the original article here.
Introducing global perspectives into their classrooms is a task that many Iowa K-12 teachers may soon have to face in order to meet Iowa Core Curriculum requirements for global literacy. That’s why the Stanley Foundation and International Programs are once again funding the Global Education Summer Institute for Teachers.
By Allie Wright, The Daily Iowan
The Arab Students Association wants the University of Iowa community to look beyond the turmoil that’s rocking Libya, Syria, Yemen, and a host of other Middle Eastern states.
Today marks the second day of a week of activities designed to teach students about the culture and day-to-day life in the Middle East — with a healthy dose of political discussion thrown in. It’s the UI’s first Middle Eastern Awareness Week.
By Alison Sullivan, The Daily Iowan
To the vibrant thump of the drums, Habibatu Timbo’s body jerked and swayed, her long tangerine skirt flying about her.
Lisa Johnson is a Stanley graduate award recipient. She is going to the Czech Republic this summer to conduct research related to the project described in the article below.
By Max Freund, The Daily Iowan
Eight women stand shoulder to shoulder on a cold cement floor. Their voices mingle and bounce off the barren, gray walls. They are welcoming, beckoning anyone who will listen to take a ride on a train through their lives.