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posted onFeb17, 2010

Director Kobina Aidoo will introduce a screening of his documentary, “The Neo-African-Americans,” followed by a panel discussion from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Illinois Room (Room 348) of the Iowa Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Aidoo an immigrant from Ghana, documents how rapid, voluntary immigration from Africa and the Caribbean is transforming the African-American narrative.

Nicole Nisly, M.D., UI interim chief diversity officer and associate vice president, will introduce Aidoo who will introduce the film.

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posted onFeb17, 2010

Deogratias Ngonyani, associate professor of linguistics and African languages at Michigan State University, will give a talk titled “Kiswahili and Political Discourse in Tanzania” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Room 2520D of the University Capitol Centre in downtown Iowa City. The talk, sponsored by the University of Iowa African Studies Program, is free and open to the public.

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posted onFeb15, 2010

International Programs presents a special edition of WorldCanvass, called WorldCanvass Studio, which will take place in the International Commons (Room 1117) at University Capitol Centre from noon-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17. WorldCanvass Studio is a new, mobile version of our monthly discussion and performance series WorldCanvass, held in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol.

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posted onFeb14, 2010

Matthew Davis will read from his travel memoir “When Things Get Dark: A Mongolian Winter’s Tale” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Prairie Lights in downtown Iowa City as part of the Prairie Insight program.

At 23, Davis moved to a remote Mongolian village to teach English. There he was caught in a downward spiral of alcohol abuse and violence, a scenario he saw played out by many of the Mongolian men around him. His book tells the tale of his personal struggles, interlaced with essays on Mongolian history and culture.

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posted onFeb14, 2010

A new University of Iowa-community collaboration, “WorldPrairie,” will make its debut from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, featuring interviews and conversation about U.S. foreign policy towards the Middle East at M.C. Ginsberg, 110 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City. The event is free and open to the public.

Gerhild Krapf will moderate a discussion between the panelists, two high-level officials from the French government who are participating in a visit with the Council for International Visitors to Iowa Cities (CIVIC).

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posted onFeb12, 2010

Last spring, I gathered together University of Iowa faculty who are formally or informally affiliated with International Programs.  The purpose of the gathering was to bring together a larger group of faculty who, because they are appointed in departments spread across campus, do not always have the chance to meet and discuss issues of common interest.

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posted onFeb12, 2010

In a nearly jobless economy, William Boyd has found an alternative — leaving the economy behind and teaching English in Spain.

The UI senior, who is majoring in Spanish and international studies, is one of a growing number of students planning to become educators abroad.

“I don’t have any firmed-up plans for a job right out of school, and this is my opportunity to master the Spanish language,” he said.

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posted onFeb10, 2010

By Rangaswamy Rajagopal

This is an opinion piece written for the Press Citizen in coordination with International Programs’ February 12th WorldCanvass program titled “Explore India.”

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posted onFeb1, 2010

Imagine a wondrous place where ancient cultures, languages and traditions intermix with a 21st century economy and a people’s rising expectations. Imagine colors, sounds and smells that permeate the senses. Imagine India. Join Joan Kjaer and her guests for the next WorldCanvass at 5 p.m. on February 12, 2010, in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber.

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posted onJan27, 2010

We often hear talk of “internationalization” or “globalization.”  What do these terms mean?  Are they interchangeable?

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posted onJan26, 2010

One freshman from Hungary learned about the UI through his grandparents. A Chinese student heard about the campus through a friend. Another discovered it on the Internet.

Some international students find the UI on their own, but university officials are hoping increased recruitment efforts abroad will help them.

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posted onJan26, 2010

By Rob Daniel
Iowa City Press-Citizen

Fabienne Bertrand said she remembers experiencing her first earthquake when she was 5 years old and living in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

“I saw the television coming,” Bertrand told a group of students at Willowwind School on Monday afternoon. “It’s so weak, guys. It lasted a couple of seconds.”

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posted onJan25, 2010

A new town-gown tradition is debuting with the first Prairie InSight program, a partnership between International Programs at the University of Iowa, Prairie Lights Books and City Channel 4.

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posted onJan21, 2010

By John Durham Peters and Kembrew McLeod

This is an opinion piece written for the Press Citizen in coordination with International Programs’ segment titled WorldCanvass “Taping the World.”

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posted onJan20, 2010

1/20/2010

Joan Kjaer hosts the inaugural production of WorldCanvass.

Click here to read an article about WorldCanvass in “Spectator @ Iowa,” a monthly newsletter for UI alumni and friends.

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