U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack will share his foreign policy views during an Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) “political tailgate” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, in Room 2520-D in the University Capitol Centre, on the second floor above Express.
This lecture continues the ICFRC’s long election-year tradition of inviting political candidates from every party to speak with the public.
Writer Yiyun Li, an alumna of the University of Iowa’s Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the English Nonfiction Writing Program (NWP), has been named a MacArthur Fellow.
By: Samantha Baehr, The Daily Iowan
In Japan, Yume Hidaka’s baby nephew is awaiting a special omiyag — souvenir — a Hawkeye shirt.
Hidaka, 27, the University of Iowa’s newest Japanese Outreach Initiative coordinator, is experiencing Hawkeye culture for the first time but with a Japanese twist.
She mingled with around 20 UI students on Sept. 21 during ocha no ojika — Japanese tea hour — in which students come together to speak Japanese.
As I see the many new international faces on campus this fall, I am also hearing many languages–on the bus and on the streets, in the hallways, and in the Old Capital Centre where our offices are located and where many students hang out eating lunch or studying in between classes. It occurs to me that these many languages of Iowa City (who would have thought?) drive home the fact that our monolingualism in the U.S. is the exception rather than the rule. I suspect that the increasing numbers of international students at the University of Iowa are conveying this important fact to all of our students, particularly those from the Midwest who have not ventured far from home.
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Seven years after U.S. troops were deployed to unseat then-President Saddam Hussein, military operations in Iraq have ended. But rebuilding the Middle East democracy — isolated and ruled by a brutal dictator then wracked by years of conflict and insurgency — has only begun.
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.
WorldCanvass Studio, a mobile version of the University of Iowa International Programs’ monthly radio and television program WorldCanvass, will feature Eliza Griswold, author of “The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam,” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Iowa City Congregational Church. The event is free and open to the public.
The UI South Asian Studies Program (SASP) will start its fall lecture series by welcoming to The University of Iowa Dr. Nupur Barua of New Delhi, India, for two related talks.
The International Crossroads Community (ICC), a University of Iowa living and learning community, will host its annual open house from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, on the eighth floor of Mayflower Residence Hall.
The event will be set up like a festival with games, music, artifacts and displays at each country’s station. UI students are encouraged to attend to sample free food made from traditional ethnic recipes and to learn more about the diverse cultures and backgrounds of ICC members.
Check out this video to learn about study abroad opportunities for engineering majors at the UI and how a study abroad experience can fit into students’ rigorous schedules.
By Diane Heldt, The Gazette
Photo by Brian Ray.
The United Nations Day of Older Persons second-annual celebration will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Ghada Abdel Aal, an International Writing Program resident from Egypt, will be featured on “Images of the Muslim World,” Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 2520D of the University Capitol Centre. The event is free and open to the public.