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posted onFeb19, 2011

Produced by International Programs at the University of Iowa, WorldCanvass® explores topics that are international in scope and central to our understanding of ourselves as part of the global landscape.  All programs are free and open to the public. 

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posted onFeb16, 2011

Editorial by James Giblin from the Press-Citizen

James Giblin is a professor of history and co-director of the African Studies Program at the University of Iowa.

The East African nation of Tanzania is well known for its extraordinary wildlife reserves, pristine Indian Ocean beaches and political stability. Often it is described as an oasis of peace in a very troubled neighborhood.

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posted onFeb3, 2011

East Africa is the destination for the next WorldCanvass and you’re invited to come along as a member of the live audience.

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posted onJan24, 2011

How did a German Jewish cabaret performer escape the Nazis to become a world-famous artist, feminist and activist?

And why did her estate give her works and papers to the University of Iowa?

Learn the answers to these questions and more by visiting a new UIMA exhibition, Lil Picard and Counterculture New York, and by attending or listening in to the next WorldCanvass program at 5 p.m. Friday in the Old Capitol Museum.

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posted onJan24, 2011

The public is encouraged to attend the next recording of “WorldCanvass,” when guests will discuss the counterculture of the ’60s and ’70s. This free program will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum.

The program will examine the social history of the U.S. during the ’60s and ’70s, a time when youth culture rejected traditional views on everything from patriotism and government to sexuality and recreational drugs. Guests will discuss the movement’s influence on film, theater, art and pop culture in decades to come.

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posted onJan7, 2011

Join us at 5:00 p.m. on January 28, 2011, in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum when WorldCanvass guests explore the counterculture of the 60s and 70s. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

We’ll start by defining the term counterculture and looking at social history in the United States and Europe in the post WWII era, particularly during the 60s and 70s when many of the values and norms that defined the 50s were rejected and a youth culture challenged traditional views on everything from patriotism, the law and government to marriage, race, gender roles, sexuality and recreational drugs.

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posted onDec10, 2010

Guests at the next “WorldCanvass” program will compare and contrast the idealized European view of the American West of the 19th century with the reality as American Indians knew it. “The American West of the Imagination” program will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol. The event is free and open to the public.

For a list of guests, visit http://accents.international.uiowa.edu/worldcanvass.

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posted onDec6, 2010

This is a guest opinion from the Iowa City Press-Citizen by UI history professor H. Glenn Penny

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posted onNov16, 2010

What do you imagine when you think of the American West, particularly the West of the 19th Century?  Join us at 5:00 p.m. on December 10 in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol when WorldCanvass guests explore “The American West of the Imagination.”  The event is free and open to the public.

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posted onSep21, 2010

Produced by International Programs at the University of Iowa, WorldCanvass® explores topics that are international in scope and central to our understanding of ourselves as part of the global landscape.

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posted onSep21, 2010

WorldCanvass Studio, a mobile version of the University of Iowa International Programs’ monthly radio and television program WorldCanvass, will feature Eliza Griswold, author of “The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam,” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Iowa City Congregational Church. The event is free and open to the public.

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posted onSep7, 2010

From the Iowa City Press Citizen.

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posted onAug30, 2010

On behalf of International Programs, allow me to welcome you to the 2010-2011 academic year after what I hope were refreshing and productive summer months. I very much look forward to working with you to support the international research, teaching, and external engagement that you undertake through IP’s centers and programs, international exchanges, linkage proposals, and the new ways you find to pursue academic innovations across collegiate borders.

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posted onJul23, 2010

WorldCanvass® enters its second season on September 10 when the topic is “Documenting Humanity: A Sense of Place.”

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