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posted onNov3, 2010

Last year, the small Zambian village of Libuyu needed a bridge in order to access the only school in the area without having to walk several miles around a dangerous river. But they didn’t have the resources. And when a group of students from the University of Washington backed out at the last minute, five engineering students from the University of Iowa stepped in.

This Thanksgiving, the same five students are going to Nicaragua to help another village.

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posted onNov1, 2010


Photo by Ricky Bahner

This article appeared in The Daily Iowan. See the original article here.

By Nora Heaton

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posted onOct29, 2010

The University of Iowa and Korea’s National Institute for International Education have created a new partnership that offers UI undergraduate students and alumni the opportunity to spend six or 12 months teaching English in primary schools in South Korea as part of the TaLK, or Teach and Learn Korean program.

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posted onOct26, 2010

The article below was published in three different newspapers in Jordan following Dean Thomas’ recent visit. It has been translated to English.

Al-Ma’ani receives University of Iowa delegation

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posted onOct25, 2010

From the CLAS website

Rex Honey

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posted onOct25, 2010

Rex Honey, 1945-2010
Read condolences from Rex’s colleagues

By Lee Hermiston, The Iowa City Press-Citizen

Almost 12 years ago, University of Iowa law professor Burns Weston called up his colleague Rex Honey, who was chair of the Global Studies program Weston had previously organized.

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posted onOct20, 2010

This article about a global buddies event appeared in The Daily Iowan. If you are interested in becoming a global buddy or would like more information on the global buddies program, visit here.

By Nina Earnest

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posted onOct20, 2010

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.

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posted onOct19, 2010

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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posted onOct11, 2010

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.”

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posted onOct8, 2010

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 –

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posted onOct5, 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.

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