The UI African Studies Program’s fall Baraza series will begin Monday, Oct. 11, with a lecture entitled “Oil, Ethnicity and Religion: The woes of a blessed nation in the face of outright political ineptitude,” presented by Sunday Goshit of International Programs. The talk is from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in 2520D of the University Capitol Centre. All Baraza lectures are free and open to the public.
From the October 2010 IP newsletter
By Katelyn McBride
A new film series from the University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies will allow audiences to explore the history and meaning of slavery practices through a variety of documentaries, feature-length films and personal accounts by filmmakers.
The first screening of the “Slavery in Global Cinema” series will be Thursday, Oct. 7 with “Adanggaman,” a historical drama depicting warfare and slavery in 17th century West Africa. All films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Room 2520D of the University Capitol Centre and are free and open to the public.
Note: This course is already filled.
Workshop in Natural Disasters and Public Memory in South Asia
(152:125: SCA Topics In Global Health)
October 7-9, 2010
International Programs Commons room 1117 (University Capitol Centre)
University of Iowa
The 2010 Obermann Humanities Symposium, “Causes and Consequences: Global Perspectives on Gender and the History of Slavery,” will bring a variety of scholars to campus Wednesday Oct. 13 through Friday, Oct. 15. The scholars will explore slavery and gender and how their two complex histories have intersected in a range of time periods.
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.
By The Gazette Editorial Board
See the original posting at thegazette.com
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.
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