Activities in India–from faculty partnerships and institutional visits, to study abroad efforts–have increased substantially in the past few years. Our India “Winterim” study abroad program, which takes place each year from the end of December to the beginning of the spring semester in late January, is a case in point. In the winter term, 2006-07, there was a single course offered in India, and 17 students enrolled. By any standard measure, a group of 17 is a healthy start for a first-time study abroad program. But from 2006-07 to 2010-11, the program has exploded. This past winter, 16
The International Crossroads Community (ICC), a University of Iowa living and learning community, was recently awarded the April/May Student Organization of the Month Award by the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. The award recognizes outstanding dedication and work by UI student organizations, and ICC has been specifically acknowledged for its recently successful event, Gusto Latino.
In a recent Q&A session with The Daily Iowan, UI President Sally Mason discussed the importance of studying abroad and diversity on our campus. See the excerpt below:
By Samantha Gentry, The Daily Iowan
Samantha Sidwell wants to push musical boundaries. The University of Iowa senior wants to mix alternative and classical music by mixing her cello with a loop pedal — a device that would allow her to create layers of melody and texture into her live performances.
The following commentary by Matthew Wolf appeared in the Daily Iowan opinion section. Wolf, a UI junior, is in the International Studies B.A. program.
In light of a fierce national debate on immigration, with states cutting services to immigrants in an attempt to make ends meet, it is fitting to share a story of acceptance.
By Emily Hoerner, The Daily Iowan
As relations between the United States and China become more important in the economic world, experts say networking early could be an asset for business students.
And one University of Iowa organization, the Greater China Business Association, aims to do just that by connecting international students from China and domestic students.
Four University of Iowa students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical languages during the summer of 2011. The students will spend seven to ten weeks in intensive language institutes in countries where these languages are spoken.
The scholarship recipients are: Jacqueline Cieslak, studying Hindi in India; Rebecca Kreitzer, studying Chinese in China; Addie Leak, studying Arabic in Jordan; and Michelle Quill, studying Bangla/Bengali in Bangladesh.
By Kirsten Jacobsen, The Daily Iowan
Sara Manos said her favorite Swahili phrase means, simply, “to sleep deeply.”
“Lala fo fo fo,” Manos scrawled in Swahili on a piece of paper late last month.
The University of Iowa African Studies student, who’s in an intermediate level Swahili class this semester, is one of 64 students in the program.
This announcement from University News Services profiles ISBA student Doug Stienstra. Photo by Tim Schoon.
Doug Stienstra was in trouble when he asked his girlfriend to suggest something he could get for her birthday.
Check out a series of features -- first seen in the Daily Iowan -- that showcase several UI students' unique study abroad experiences.
Gusto Latino was held Friday, April 29, 2011, at Old Brick in Iowa City. Watch this video of highlights!
The second University of Iowa Charles A. Hale Memorial Lecture will be presented by Pablo Piccato at 4 p.m. today in the International Programs’ Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre. His talk is titled “Nota Roja: Justice in the Golden Age of Mexican Police News.” This event is free and open to the public.
The talk will examine crime and police newspapers and magazines in Mexico between the 1930s and 1960s, when the roles of reporters as detectives and criminals as public figures shaped social views of justice and the truth behind crime.
By Allie Wright, The Daily Iowan
Summer Schoop stayed up all night Sunday to watch President Obama inform the world about the slaying of Osama bin Laden.
The University of Iowa junior, who is studying abroad in Seville, Spain, said she streamed Obama’s speech online after she saw the news on Facebook and Twitter.
The next morning, Schoop, 20, began to receive e-mails from the U.S. Embassy about travel warnings for Americans abroad, she said.
By Hunter Sharpless for the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) will screen its final film this Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB: Memento (2000, Christopher Nolan, 113 min.).