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posted onFeb21, 2011

The following article by a UI student appeared in Pink Pangea, an online community for women travelers.

By Laura Wonderlin

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posted onFeb19, 2011

Produced by International Programs at the University of Iowa, WorldCanvass® explores topics that are international in scope and central to our understanding of ourselves as part of the global landscape.  All programs are free and open to the public. 

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posted onFeb18, 2011

By Kendall McCabe, The Daily Iowan
Photo by Naqeeb Stevens

See the original article and a video feature here.

A large group of University of Iowa students clinked their lemonade-filled champagne flutes together Thursday night.

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posted onFeb18, 2011

By Emma Casper

Freiburg, Germany, has a renowned history of Gothic cathedrals, beautiful landscape and inspiring carnivals combined with a unique classical music scene. But to one former University of Iowa student, Freiberg became a “life-changing experience.”

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posted onFeb18, 2011

This announcement appeared in Eastern Iowa Life.

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posted onFeb18, 2011

The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, Feb. 24, with a screening of Manchurian Candidate (1962, John Frankenheimer, 126 min), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.

The Manchurian Candidate remains a unique political thriller that draws on noir elements to culminate a decade of Cold War anxiety films, including Panic in the Streets (dir.: Elian Kazan, 1950), Kiss Me Deadly (dir.: Robert Aldrich, 1955), and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (dir.: Don Siegel, 1956). In this case, the threat to the American republic reaches as far as the nuclear family.

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posted onFeb17, 2011

The University of Iowa INdIA Winterim study abroad program will organize a student-moderated conference to allow over 125 recent student participants and instructors to share various aspects of their program experience. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in Room W151, Pappajohn Business Building, and is free and open to the public.

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posted onFeb16, 2011

The blogs and the press have been fast and furious in following the fast-paced and unprecedented changes in both Tunisia and Egypt over the past several weeks. Indeed, there has been so much going on, and so much processing of events in the media, that it has kept me quiet, reading accounts or glued to the TV rather than commenting on what has been happening in the world. I have found a few truly insightful pieces, and was impressed by the reporting in the NY Times last Sunday about the difficult discussions and awkward statements from the White House and the Department of State.

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posted onFeb16, 2011

The East African nation of Tanzania is well known for its extraordinary wildlife reserves, pristine Indian Ocean beaches and political stability. Often it is described as an oasis of peace in a very troubled neighborhood.

Unlike four of its next-door neighbors, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, Tanzania has avoided massive civil violence. Last month, however, its reputation for stability was shaken.

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posted onFeb15, 2011

The University of Iowa Opera Studies Forum (OSF) will continue its lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in high-definition theater screenings with a talk on Gluck’s “Iphigénie en Tauride” Monday, Feb. 21, presented by Robert Ketterer. 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 onFeb15, 2011

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

Three Thursdays ago, I made a bet with one of my students in front of all his classmates: Hosni Mubarak would be out of power in less than 30 days.

Today, I know that I will be eating my pizza soon.

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posted onFeb15, 2011

By Mike Hughes, Evening Gazette

Leading academics from both sides of the Atlantic have started work in Teesside on a major international project to bridge the gap between universities and the creative industries.

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posted onFeb14, 2011

Dan Olinghouse is a revolutionary. He may not look the part, dressed in a fleece jacket and drinking a double espresso — the closest thing he can find to an ’ahwa, or Egyptian coffee — in an Iowa City coffee shop.

But the third-year University of Iowa political-science major was one of thousands of protesters who filled Tahrir Square, calling for the departure of 30-year Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak.

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posted onFeb14, 2011

The University of Iowa Latin American Studies Program will welcome Camilla Townsend to UI for a talk, “Alias ‘Don Luis,’” at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Room 302 of Schaeffer Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

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posted onFeb14, 2011

The UI Opera Studies Forum (OSF) will continue its lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theatre screenings with a talk on Gluck’s “Iphigénie en Tauride” Monday, Feb. 21, presented by Robert Ketterer. 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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