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posted onApr28, 2011

By Laura Willis, The Daily Iowan

A couple swiftly dances the six-step salsa sequence to a fast-paced rhythm. They weave in and out from each other’s arms, pausing for a mere second on the fourth beat.

The dance is structured but maintains a sensuous vibe. Salsa, which has roots in both Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances, has a defined culture all its own.

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posted onApr27, 2011

The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, April 28, with a screening of L.A. Confidential (1997, Curtis Hanson, 134 min.), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.

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posted onApr26, 2011

From the April 2011 IP Newsletter

By Katelyn McBride

Introducing global perspectives into their classrooms is a task that many Iowa K-12 teachers may soon have to face in order to meet Iowa Core Curriculum requirements for global literacy. That’s why the Stanley Foundation and International Programs are once again funding the Global Education Summer Institute for Teachers.

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posted onApr26, 2011

By Kelli Andersen
Photo by Tom Jorgensen

This feature story about Liz Crooks appeared in fyi, The University of Iowa’s faculty and staff electronic newsletter. See the original article here.

Liz Crooks

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posted onApr25, 2011

The following opinion piece by Ahmed E. Souaiaia appeared in Examiner. Souaiaia is a UI associate professor in International Programs, Religious Studies and the College of Law.

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posted onApr25, 2011

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Death and spirituality in the poetry of Derek Walcott, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992, will be discussed in an upcoming lecture at 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, in 315 Phillips Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.

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posted onApr25, 2011

By Allie Wright, The Daily Iowan

The Arab Students Association wants the University of Iowa community to look beyond the turmoil that’s rocking Libya, Syria, Yemen, and a host of other Middle Eastern states.

Today marks the second day of a week of activities designed to teach students about the culture and day-to-day life in the Middle East — with a healthy dose of political discussion thrown in. It’s the UI’s first Middle Eastern Awareness Week.

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posted onApr22, 2011

By Alison Sullivan, The Daily Iowan

 

To the vibrant thump of the drums, Habibatu Timbo’s body jerked and swayed, her long tangerine skirt flying about her.

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posted onApr21, 2011

Lisa Johnson is a Stanley graduate award recipient. She is going to the Czech Republic this summer to conduct research related to the project described in the article below.

By Max Freund, The Daily Iowan

Eight women stand shoulder to shoulder on a cold cement floor. Their voices mingle and bounce off the barren, gray walls. They are welcoming, beckoning anyone who will listen to take a ride on a train through their lives.

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posted onApr21, 2011

What do a ukuleleist, a manager, and a Chihuahua have in common? All are characters in a short film by two University of Iowa graduate students that was recently selected to be screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

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posted onApr20, 2011

Two events collectively themed “Don’t Forget Sudan” on Monday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 3, hope to encourage public discussion and awareness of the current situation in Sudan regarding the referendum and the social and political climate. Both events are free and open to the public.

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posted onApr20, 2011

In one of his two trips to South Africa, Brian Buh ate a stew of cow intestines and liver to not be rude – despite being a vegetarian. While in Bolivia, he biked down Yungas Road, later named by the UN as the “world’s most dangerous road” because of its average yearly fatalities. He has been living in Chile since August, 2010, taking classes at the Universidad Nacional Andres Bello as part of the USAC program. In May he will graduate from the UI with degrees in Religious Studies, Political Science, and International Studies, as well as with a minor in Spanish.

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posted onApr20, 2011

The Arab Students Association (ASA) will be hosting Middle Eastern Awareness Week from April 24th to April 30th, 2011. Throughout this week, ASA and other middle-eastern cultural organizations will be hosting a series of speakers and events, ending the week with ASA’s keynote event DANCE OF ARABIA 2011, the largest Middle Eastern event in the state of Iowa!

Events during Middle Eastern Awareness week include:

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