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posted onAug20, 2010

By Alison Sullivan, The Daily Iowan
Photo by Haoran Wang
See the original article and a video feature here.

UI incoming freshman Kia Wei stands on the front porch of her house on Aug. 18

 

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posted onAug20, 2010

Ed Folsom, Roy J. Carver professor of American Literature at the UI, will present “’A spirt of my own seminal wet’: Spermatoid Design in Walt Whitman’s 1860 Leaves of Grass” on Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 3:30-5 p.m at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A. This event is free and open to the public.

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posted onAug17, 2010

The University of Iowa has once again been selected as one of only eight institutions in the U.S. to host Fulbright students from around the world for the Fulbright Gateway Orientation. Gateway students will go on to pursue graduate degrees in various subjects at institutions across the United States and the orientation prepares these students for all facets of their American experience.

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posted onAug13, 2010

By Lois Gray, University News Services

An estimated 500 to 550 new undergraduate international students will arrive on the University of Iowa campus this fall, making this year’s incoming class the largest ever for international undergraduate students in UI history.

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posted onAug10, 2010

I am firmly convinced that all students should have foreign opportunities whether in high school, university, or law school. Many universities have increased or are actively trying to augment their students going abroad. On the law school level, this could be done by encouraging folks to go after their first year summer, or during intercessions, spring break, entire semesters or a full year.

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posted onAug9, 2010

This is an excerpt of an article that appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the full article here.

By David McNeill

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posted onAug3, 2010

This is an excerpt of an article that appeared in The New York Times. See the full article here.

By Jacques Steinberg

IOWA CITY — Like an airline overselling a flight, the University of Iowa extended admission this year to several thousand more applicants than it could accommodate on campus in this fall’s freshman class.

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posted onJul27, 2010

Note: This article appears in The Chronicle of Higher Education and discusses the value of a study abroad experience if a student cannot articulate specifically the benefits he/she received from the experience.

By Ilana Kowarski

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posted onJul23, 2010

WorldCanvass® enters its second season on September 10, 2010, when the topic is “Documenting Humanity: A Sense of Place.”

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posted onJul23, 2010

“It’s a small place but it’s a big place.” So says law professor Peter Shirlow from Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Shirlow isn’t talking about Belfast but about Iowa City, his destination 24 years ago when he won a prestigious Stanley Scholarship to study at the University of Iowa. The Stanley award allowed him to come to the UI for a year’s study and, just as importantly, to Iowa City where he established close friendships that have remained strong in spite of distance and the passage of time.

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posted onJul21, 2010

Why Portuguese?– A question that Geoffrey Hilsabeck didn’t always have a clear answer for when he started learning the language in 2008 while attending the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. With the support of a Fulbright fellowship grant, Hilsabeck just finished a year studying Portuguese poetry and teaching a class in U.S. history and culture at the University of Lisbon.

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posted onJul20, 2010

By Cathryn Sloane

This article is from The Daily Iowan.

Most of the 22 South Korean teachers welcomed to the University of Iowa campus on Monday had never been to the United States before.

But not Kim Yong Kik, who previously visited Chicago. He feels Iowa is “more peaceful.”

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posted onJul13, 2010

John Giammatteo, an upcoming senior studying Anthropology at Syracuse University, was a participant during fall 2009 in the University of Iowa’s “Semester in South India” program in Mysore, India. As part of an academic assignment, John conducted a research project in the city of Chennai (formerly Madras) that involved interviewing refugees who had been stranded in India for years during the civil war that raged between separatist Tamil Tigers and the government of Sri Lanka. In November 2009 he also was a student rapporteur and participant in a workshop held in Mysore that delved into the problem of involuntary removal of rural populations in South Asia due to two causes: large-scale development projects and high-impact natural disasters. John is currently in Thailand completing his Honors Capstone fieldwork, researching with Karen migrants in the Thai-Burma border town of Mae Sot.

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posted onJul13, 2010

By Lois J. Gray

Gifted education practices are very different in South Korea than in the United States.

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posted onJul13, 2010

By Scott King

This article was originally posted in the NAFSA blog. It can be found here

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