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posted onOct17, 2011

WorldCanvass Studio host Joan Kjaer will join in conversation with organizers of the conference Oct. 27 from 5-6 p.m. in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber. The program will be recorded by UITV for later distribution over Iowa cable television, Iowa Public Radio, and through an iTunes podcast. Learn more about this program.

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posted onOct17, 2011

The “Young Starlets of Japanese Cinema” film series continues Friday, Oct. 21, with a screening of “Harmful Insect” at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Cinema in the Iowa Memorial Union. All screenings are free and open to the public.

This 7th Annual Japan Foundation Film Series is devoted to introducing young female actresses from films released in the 2000s. Additional screenings include “Yunagi City Sakura Country” on Oct. 28 and “Kamikaze Girls” on Nov. 4, both at 7 p.m. at the Bijou.

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posted onOct14, 2011

“Young Starlets of Japanese Cinema” is the theme of a new film series at the University of Iowa, which begins at 7 p.m. Friday with a screening of “One Million Yen Girl” at the Bijou Cinema in the Iowa Memorial Union. All screenings are free and open to the public.

This 7th Annual Japan Foundation Film Series is devoted to introducing young female actresses from films released in the 2000s. Additional screenings include “Harmful Insect” on Oct. 21, “Yunagi City Sakura Country” on Oct. 28, and “Kamikaze Girls” on Nov. 4, all at 7 p.m. at the Bijou.

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posted onOct13, 2011

The University of Iowa Opera Studies Forum (OSF) will continue its 2011-12 lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theater screenings with a talk on Don Giovanni, Thursday, Oct. 20, presented by Shari Rhoads. All lectures take place at 5:30 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre conference seminar room 2520D and are free and open to the public.

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posted onOct13, 2011

The University of Iowa is spending thousands to recruit students from other countries. But compared to the money those students bring to the local economy, that sum is tiny.

The UI spends roughly $130,000 a year sending representatives to visit schools and attend recruitment fairs all over the globe, said Downing Thomas, the dean of International Programs. Recruiters travel to roughly 20 countries.

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posted onOct12, 2011

The Global Village, a University of Iowa living and learning community, will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, on the eighth floor of Mayflower Residence Hall, located east of the Iowa River on Dubuque Street in Iowa City.

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posted onOct12, 2011

In advance of the UI Martha Ellen Tye Opera Theater’s production of Jacopo Peri’s Euridice, the Opera Studies Forum, a part of International Programs, is sponsoring a talk titled “Orpheus and the Origins of Opera: Looking Back at Peri’s Euridice” on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. in Room 2520D, University Capitol Centre, presented by Wendy Heller. This event is free and open to the public.

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posted onOct7, 2011

Want to experience something fantastic, even otherworldly?

Can you imagine standing on the grasslands of Mongolia and listening to the ancient art of throat-singing?

Most likely, you’ve never heard anything like it, and you’ll never forget it if you join us for a live performance and discussion with AnDa Union on Oct. 28. The music and conversation start at noon in room 2780, University Capitol Centre. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

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posted onOct6, 2011

The next WorldCanvass program from University of Iowa International Programs will explore “New Culture and New Welfare in South Asia: the Arts in India” at 5 p.m. Friday in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum. The production is part of a larger UI conference of the same name today through Saturday, and all events are free and open to the public.

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posted onOct6, 2011

Russell Valentino, University of Iowa professor of cinema and comparative literature in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), will present a lecture at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Gerber Lounge, Room 304 English Philosophy Building, titled “From Virtue to Virtuality: Property, Commerce and the Quest for Masculine Character from Dostoevsky to DeLillo.” This event is free and open to the public.

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posted onOct6, 2011

Daily rains, long bike rides and learning about diseases not common to her homeland are part of life now for Joy Storm of Princeton, a Peace Corps volunteer.

A 2002 Princeton High School graduate, Storm is now living in the African country of Kenya, more than 8,000 miles from her hometown. Arriving in Kenya in June, Storm spent 10 weeks in intense language, technical and cross-culture training before being sworn into the Peace Corps as a volunteer during a ceremony at the American Embassy. Following the ceremony, Storm and 47 other Peace Corps volunteers were sent to their respective sites, which for Storm, was the community of Kemelewa.

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posted onOct6, 2011

The University of Iowa Opera Studies Forum (OSF) will begin its 2011-12 lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theater screenings with a talk on Anna Bolena, Wednesday, Oct. 12, presented by Katherine Eberle. All lectures take place at 5:30 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre conference seminar Room 2520D and are free and open to the public.

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posted onOct6, 2011

Employees at Iowa Orchard bustled about on a crisp fall morning last week as they prepared to open for the day. The orchard owner not only uses his property to grow fruit, but as an opportunity to teach children and college students about business. Horticulture students around the world learn about working at an orchard at the Urbandale site.

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posted onOct6, 2011

WorldCanvass Studio guests will convene around the topic “The Caucasus as a Crossroads: Dagestan, Russia and Regional Security” in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, October 27. Admission is free and open to the public.

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posted onOct6, 2011

Nowadays a stream of good economic news is coming from India. Despite persistent poverty, the country has been growing at nearly 9 percent annually for 15 years. Its middle class is expanding by 10 million households each year, and the monied upper class reaps its reward in exotic cars, elite schooling for its children, foreign travel and large residences.

Meanwhile, American corporations race to enter the Indian consumer goods market. But how often do you hear about Indian artists or about the thirst among parts of the Indian public for painting, music, sculpture and design?

This is the focus of a small conference on the state of Indian arts today, Friday and Saturday at the University of Iowa — and of a WorldCanvass program on Friday night that is free and open to the public.

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