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posted onApr8, 2011

The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, April 14, with a screening of Body Heat (1981, Lawrence Kasdan, 113 min.), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.

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posted onApr7, 2011

Note: The UI Center for Human Rights is part of International Programs.

By Eric Hawkinson, The Daily Iowan

March 25, 1911.

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posted onApr7, 2011

The following commentary by Peggy Mills appeared in the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Mills is a professor of Russian at The University of Iowa.

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posted onApr7, 2011

University of Iowa employees spent more than $28 million on travel in fiscal 2010, a number that has steadily increased since 2006.

Of the $28,598,515 the UI spent in 2010, $3.6 million went to international travel, and $20.4 million to domestic travel outside Iowa. Almost one-third of the total was spent by the athletics department, which is fully self-sustaining. The figures were provided to The Daily Iowan in response to a public records request.

Officials said the spending was justified.

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posted onApr7, 2011

University of Iowa officials are defending increased travel spending for international efforts at a time when many units across campus have chopped travel expenses.

Units such as International Programs, Office for Study Abroad, and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, saw sizable travel expense increases in fiscal 2010. Those expenses included international and domestic travel.

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posted onApr6, 2011

By Erica Pennington, The Gazette
Photo by Karen Wachsmuth – See more photos here

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posted onApr5, 2011

Celebration of East Africa lecture series

What: The “Celebration of East Africa” spring lecture series
When: Thursday, April 14, at 6 p.m.
Where: 14 Schaeffer Hall
Presented by: Pamela Kaduri
Topic: “Research on Tobacco Addiction in Tanzania”

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posted onApr4, 2011

They were half a globe removed from the calamities that befell their native country last month, but in the weeks since, members Iowa City’s Japanese community have been doing all they can to lend a hand. The University of Iowa’s Japanese Students and Scholars Club sold baked goods, origami crafts and T-shirts to raise money for Red Cross disaster relief Sunday at UI’s annual Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival. Club member Atsushi Yahashiri, a post-doctoral research scholar in microbiology at UI, said his group and other Japanese organizations in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area have rallied together since the March 11 earthquakes and tsunami.

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posted onApr4, 2011

The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, April 7, with a screening of The American Friend (1977, Wim Wenders, 125 min.), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.

The American Friend movie photo

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posted onApr4, 2011

Hennadige N. Thenuwara, an expert in design of economic policy, will present an upcoming lecture on how the government of Sri Lanka designed economic policy amidst the 35-year civil war that lasted until 2009.

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posted onApr4, 2011

By B.A. Moreill, The Press-Citizen

If there was ever a contest for a confluence of major life events, Sabah Hassain Enayah might take the prize.

In August, Enayah, 31, moved her young family from Iraq to a new home in a new country with only a minimal handle on the language. Within 10 days, she gave birth by Cesarean section to her third child, and four days later was in class at the University of Iowa.

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posted onMar30, 2011

This announcement appeared in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights will host several events related to labor rights and the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire of 1911. All events are free and open to the public.

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posted onMar30, 2011

By Alison Sullivan, The Daily Iowan

Political uprisings in numerous Middle Eastern countries and a disaster in Japan have kept study-abroad offices on their toes and in touch with students abroad this semester.

“This semester has had the most challenges in terms of study abroad and security of students,” said Janis Perkins, the director of the University of Iowa Office of Study Abroad.

And officials at many universities nationwide echo Perkins.

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