Mrs. Jane Huit, one of the American co-founders of International Wives’ Club of Iowa City, as it was known then, has recently passed away.
International students who arrived at the University of Iowa last week got a rich taste of American culture Wednesday evening as they spun their partners and promenaded around the community room at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center.
More than 75 students took part in the dinner and square dance event for new students sponsored by Hills Bank.
The University of Iowa Confucius Institute will offer Mandarin Chinese language and culture classes to community members and families starting Jan. 24, 2011, in Iowa City and Jan. 30 in Davenport.
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.
The collection of photos on Scott King’s office wall are proof of his dedication to international learning. King, 57, grew up in Maine and said he only traveled outside of New England two times before he left for college. Since then he’s traveled to more than 40 countries as a student and a professional. He has worked at the University of Iowa as the Assistant Dean of International Programs in the International Student & Scholar Services for seven years, and has helped dramatically increase the number of international students attending school at UI.
Diane Heldt, Iowa Higher Education
IOWA CITY — The snow, they like. The sometimes bitterly cold winter temperatures, not so much.
Five students from Iraq finished their first semester at the University of Iowa this fall, as part of the Iraqi Education Initiative, a program in which a handful of colleges and universities around the country are participating.
This profile is from the UI College of Public Health InSight Fall 2010 publication.
Rebecca Arnold was enjoying her life in Chicago with a budding career in the publishing industry when she felt an itch. Her city life was exciting, but her career was missing something.
“It wasn’t lighting any fires,” she says. “I was at a point in my life when I wanted to add value to the world.”
By Regina Zilbermints, Des Moines Register
Eric Scott spent 46 hours in airports or on airplanes.
The 20-year-old was trying to get home to Adel from a semester in London when weather forced airlines all over Europe to delay and cancel flights.
“I had to sleep in line so I could leave the next morning,” Scott said. “I slept on the linoleum with hundreds of people surrounding me.”
And Scott, a Central College student who made it back to Adel on Saturday, may be one of the lucky ones.
By Lee Hermiston, The Press-Citizen.
Gifts, trees and Santa Claus — most, if not all, children across the country know about holiday traditions in America.
But what about other countries across the globe?
Seventh-grade students at North Central Junior High in North Liberty got a lesson in holiday celebrations in other countries Monday, courtesy of several University of Iowa students. A half dozen UI students gave presentations on holidays in their home countries, which included Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, China and Malaysia.
By Ariana Witt, The Daily Iowan
Cassie Creasy grew up in a family that never talked politics. Her parents never made a big deal over elections or party affiliations — something she enjoyed.
“I was never expected to think a certain way or believe anything in particular,” Creasy said.
By Erin Jordan, The Gazette
Photo by Karina Schroeder
IOWA CITY – Looking for a University of Iowa camiseta for your hermana? You’re in luck.
The Opera Studies Forum is part of UI International Programs.
By Alyssa Marie Harn, The Daily Iowan
A woman takes the stage dressed in leather boots, a button-up blouse, and a cowgirl hat, riding a live horse. Staples of the Wild West surround Minnie, the cowgirl, as she rides around the stage and belts out her Italian lyrics in the opera La Fanciulla del West.
By Laura Willis, The Daily Iowan
As a child, Courtney Hageman became used to her father’s monthly work trips.
During her freshman year of high school, the eye specialist took Courtney with him to Europe. While her father gave lectures about macular degeneration, a disease that causes blindness, the then 14-year-old explored tiny Italian villages near the Mediterranean Sea.
From the Iowa City Press-Citizen .
The University of Iowa Opera Studies Forum will continue its lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theater screenings with a talk on Puccini’s “La fanciulla del West” on Wednesday, presented by Kim Marra. All lectures are at 5:30 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre Conference Seminar Room, Room 2520D, and are free and open to the public.
Marra is a professor of American studies and theater arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.