From the CLAS website
So far, 76 UI students have signed up to save a forest, dance the Bharta Natyam, and design lesson plans — among other unique activities during their winter breaks.
The Indian Winterim program, entering its fifth year, is adding these three programs — sustainability, dance, and education, to the 11 others offered during a three-week educational trip to India.
Cristiane Cunha, an international student from Brazil, is showcasing her design exhibit with Maria Mandarim today through Oct. 22 in the Studio Arts Building. Admission is free. Read Cristiane’s story below.
By Jessica Carbino, The Daily Iowan
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This opinion piece is from the Iowa City Press-Citizen editorial board.
Last month we opined that it was rare for Iowa City area residents to discuss the Muslim-Christian divide with someone who has spent seven years traveling across the 10th parallel — the latitude line 700 miles north of the equator that serves as a highly contested, religious boundary line. Thats why we encouraged our readers to attend the WorldCanvass program featuring Eliza Griswold, author of “The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line between Christianity and Islam.”
This press release mentions the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) and how the UI strives for diversity in its student body. See the blue paragraph below for a quote from Scott King, director of ISSS.
Boston, MA (Vocus) October 7, 2010 –
Lauren Sieben was one of the hundreds of University of Iowa undergraduates that traveled abroad in spring 2010 but one of the few that came back with more than just souvenirs and memories — She was nominated for an award by one of her instructors in Spain for her outstanding performance in a semester-long project, and recently Sieben found out she was one of two students who received the award from a large pool of nominees.
From the October 2010 IP newsletter
By Katelyn McBride
Writer Yiyun Li, an alumna of the University of Iowa’s Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the English Nonfiction Writing Program (NWP), has been named a MacArthur Fellow.
By: Samantha Baehr, The Daily Iowan
In Japan, Yume Hidaka’s baby nephew is awaiting a special omiyag — souvenir — a Hawkeye shirt.
Hidaka, 27, the University of Iowa’s newest Japanese Outreach Initiative coordinator, is experiencing Hawkeye culture for the first time but with a Japanese twist.
She mingled with around 20 UI students on Sept. 21 during ocha no ojika — Japanese tea hour — in which students come together to speak Japanese.
By The Gazette Editorial Board
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Seven years after U.S. troops were deployed to unseat then-President Saddam Hussein, military operations in Iraq have ended. But rebuilding the Middle East democracy — isolated and ruled by a brutal dictator then wracked by years of conflict and insurgency — has only begun.
By Diane Heldt, The Gazette
Photo by Brian Ray.
A new Japanese outreach program coordinated by University of Iowa International Programs aims to build understanding and knowledge of Japanese culture and language. The Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) is a program supported by the Laurasian Institution and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, which funds the position of a Japanese cultural ambassador for two years. Yume Hidaka, a Kagoshima native, serves in that role and is available to give programs and presentations on Japanese culture on the UI campus and in communities across Iowa now through July of 2012.