A two-day symposium featuring the screening of two films by Ron Mulvihill will take place on the University of Iowa Campus beginning at 9 a.m. both Friday and Saturday, April 2 and 3. The event is free and open to the public.
The University of Iowa African Studies Program will host two UI graduate student presentations on Monday, March 29, at noon in the University Capitol Centre Room 1117 (International Commons). These presentations are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
The first presenter, Allison McGuffie, is a UI Ph.D. candidate in film studies in the UI Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature. Her presentation is titled “Educating African Sexuality: Processes of Gendering in African HIV/AIDS Instructional Films.”
Please join host Joan Kjaer at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010, in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol for the next WorldCanvass program, this time focusing on Latin America.
Guests include musicians Benjamin Coelho, UI associate professor of music, and Marcelo Kuyumjian, UI graduate student in music, performing classical and popular Brazilian works for piano and bassoon. Armando Duarte, UI professor of dance, along with Charlotte Adams, Eloy Barragan and Jennifer Kayle, all associate UI professors of dance, will discuss their choreography based on Latin themes.
By Matt Cozzi, The Daily Iowan.
For international students, the cross-continental journey usually doesn’t consist of considering intramural sports.
The UI Center for Human Rights will host a film screening of the documentary “The 800 Mile Wall” at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in Shambaugh Auditorium of the UI Main Library.
Philemon Matibe, a noted Zimbabwean exile and a passionate advocate for democracy, will talk about his new book and his life experiences in a talk titled “Zimbabwe: Despotism or Democracy?” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, in Room 1117 of the University Capitol Centre.
By Brian Lai*
This is an opinion piece written for the Press Citizen in coordination with International Programs’ March 5 WorldCanvass program focusing on Asia.
The University of Iowa’s Center for Human Rights presents Jane Cranston, a lecturer and clinical instructor in the UI College of Education, who will discuss her trip to Pakistan to visit a girls’ boarding school. The event will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 5, in Room S301 of the Lindquist Center. This event is free and open to the public.
International Mondays Brown Bag Series presents a forum titled “Feeling the Heat: The Politics of Global Climate Change” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 22, at the Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room A. This event is free and open to the public. There is no event March 15 due to the UI Spring Break.
The panelists, all attendees at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009, will discuss the issues and politics of global climate change and the particular outcomes of the Copenhagen Summit.
By Sarah Larson, The Daily Iowan
You may not know her, but Joan Kjaer likely wants to know you.
The Iowa City resident is curious about others.
“I’ve just always, always been interested in meeting people,” said Kjaer, who has a warm, motherly air about her. “I’m just always interested in people and their stories. I just like meeting new people. It happens very rarely that I don’t feel some connection with someone.”
This University of Iowa-community collaboration, “WorldPrairie,” will feature a discussion with two UI students who have given back in unique ways on Friday, March 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at M.C. Ginsberg, 110 East Washington St. in downtown Iowa City. The event is free and open to the public.
By Ariana Witt
A group of University of Iowa students are circulating an electronic petition in hopes of saving a decade-old human-rights program.
Recent across-the-board budget cuts could damage the UI Center for Human Rights, which has provided more than 100 student interns with a chance to aid worldwide humanitarian efforts.
UI senior Lauren Dana, a center intern, created a Facebook group to raise awareness about the issue.
International Mondays Brown Bag Series presents a forum titled “What Makes a Man? Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Identity and Masculinity” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room A. This event is free and open to the public.
By Emily Busse, The Daily Iowan
A new recruitment effort in the nation’s capital could help University of Iowa officials bring in more international students.
For the first time, UI representatives traveled to Washington, D.C., and met directly with international embassies to recruit students.
And fewer than three months after the face-to-face meetings, officials said the trips have already begun to generate results.
The inaugural lecture in Latin American Studies to honor Charles A. Hale will be held Thursday, March 4, 2010, when the topic is “"The Paradoxes of Truth: Reckoning with Pinochet and the Memory Question in Chile and World Culture, 1989-2006." The lecture is sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program and the Department of History and will be presented by Steve J. Stern.