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posted onFeb27, 2011

By Benjy Sarlin, Talking Points Memo.

Lyombe Eko is a UI faculty member in International Programs and journalism.

Anti-government uprisings have spread from an initial revolution in Tunisia to countries across the region, including Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen. Could the revolutionary fervor be migrating outside of the Arab world as well?

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posted onFeb25, 2011

The following commentary was written by UI alumnus Dr. Ali A. Soliman. He is the former senior undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy and International Cooperation in Cairo. He and his wife, also a UI graduate, live in Egypt.

Dear Friends,

Finally we can breathe fresh air! Egypt is now free. A band of young people were able to topple a fossilized and brutal regime. Despite controlling all sources of power in the country, it collapsed in a matter of days.

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posted onFeb25, 2011

This announcement appeared in The Press-Citizen.

The Iowa Peace Corps Association and University of Iowa International Programs will host a talk on the issues that former Peace Corps volunteers found important to their lives at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Iowa City Public Library.

The forum will feature David Osterberg, a Peace Corps volunteer in Iran from 1966 to 1968 who now is executive director of the Iowa Policy Project; Mat Lozier, who volunteered from 1991 to 2001 in Honduras; and Christopher and Nora Roy, who were in Burkina Faso from 1970 to 1972.

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posted onFeb25, 2011

The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, Mar. 3, with a screening of Point Blank (1967, John Boorman, 92 min), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.

Point Blank is among the dozen or so films that revised narrative and visual conventions of the classic cycle of film noir between 1958 and 1975. Its non-linear narrative and inventive use of color and sound design evoke elements of the French New Wave and French New Novel between 1955 and 1962.

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posted onFeb24, 2011

By Madison Bennett, The Daily Iowan

Some University of Iowa students will experience British society after a royal wedding this summer. They’ll also witness preparations for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Journalism students will travel to Britain as part of Truth and Accuracy in the British Press, a new journalism course, which will allow students to examine the British media and compare British news and television with their American counterparts.

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posted onFeb23, 2011

This announcement appeared in Eastern Iowa Life.

“Crossing Cultures: Tips for Communicating in the 21st Century” will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon March 30 in the Burbank Room of the Quad Cities Botanical Center in Rock Island, Ill. The cross-cultural workshop is offered as part of the “Going Global in Iowa” program, which is based out of International Programs at the University of Iowa.

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posted onFeb22, 2011

The UI African Studies Program’s spring Baraza series will begin Monday, Mar. 7, with a lecture titled “Following the Ball: African Soccer Players, Labor Strategies and Immigration across the Portuguese Colonial Empire, 1945-75,” presented by Todd Cleveland. The talk is at noon in Room 1117 of the University Capitol Centre. All Baraza lectures are free and open to the public.

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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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