International Education Week

International Education Week 2015 graphic

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week celebrates the many ways international education and exchange opportunities prepare citizens for community building in both national and international settings. The week was officially observed Nov. 16-20, 2015, although the UI celebration began Nov. 9.

International Education Week 2015 Campus Events

Tippie Study Abroad 101

Date: November 10
Time: 11:30 am - 12:15 p.m.
Place: Pappajohn Business Building, Room S104

Curious about study aboard but don't know how to start exploring your options? Come to this session for an overview of Tippie programs, as well as popular UI programs for business students, and get all your questions answered about study abroad. 

English Conversation Class

Date: November 10
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Place: Melrose Conference Center

English conversation class open to all University of Iowa employees who are non-native English speakers. Supportive environment to practice conversation skills. International perspective on culture and current events. Expert guidance from certified language instructors

Tippie Global Internship Info Table

Date: November 10
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: Pappajohn Business Building

Gain hands-on experience in 10 cities around the globe with an internship that is customized to your professional interest and business major. Application deadline is 12/7/2015

Stanley Awards Informational Workshop

Date: November 10
Time: 3:30 - 5:00
Place: 1117 University Capitol Centre
Contact: Karen Wachsmuth, karen-wachsmuth@uiowa.edu

Karen Wachsmuth, International Fellowships Specialist, will be joined by Senior IRB Education and Compliance Specialist Kelly O'Berry and several of last year's Stanley Award student grantees to discuss strategies and timelines for putting together a successful application.

WorldCanvass: Communicating for Social and Behavioral Change
Featuring the presentation of the International Impact Award

Date: November 10
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
Place: FilmScene
Contact: Joan Kjaer, joan-kjaer@uiowa.edu

On the next WorldCanvass, Rebecca Arnold, UI Masters of Public Health graduate and senior program officer at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communications Programs, will receive the UI’s 2015 International Impact Award.  This is the sixth year of the award, which is given to exceptional individuals who have made sustained and deep contributions internationally or in the U.S. to promote global understanding.  The presentation and following WorldCanvass discussion will begin at 5 p.m., November 10, at FilmScene in downtown Iowa City and is free and open to the public. 

African Studies Program Baraza

Late Precolonial Struggles, European Expansion, and the Making of Colonial Authority in Zimbabwe
​Date: November 11
Time: 11-12:30 p.m.
Place: 315 Phillips Hall

The African Studies Program (ASP) is hosting its next baraza, or discussion – this time focusing on Northern Zimbabwe, an area claimed by the Portuguese but annexed by the British in late 1890. The talk will address how the making of the geography of European colonial possessions in Africa was influenced by local political struggles among Africans.

English Conversation Class

Date: November 11
Time: 12:00 p.m
Place: Medical Laboratories

English conversation class open to all University of Iowa employees who are non-native English speakers. Supportive environment to practice conversation skills. International perspective on culture and current events. Expert guidance from certified language instructors. 

Speakeasy for Stanley

Date: November 11
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Place: The Sanctuary, 405 S Gilbert St.
Contact: Karen Wachsmuth, karen-wachsmuth@uiowa.edu

Past Stanley Award grantees, including students from the Nonfiction Writing Program, will read from their work and discuss their international experiences. The Stanley Undergraduate and Graduate Awards are given annually to outstanding University of Iowa students for the pursuit of learning activities in international studies that are not available on the UI campus.

Tippie Global Internship Info Session

Date: November 12
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: Pappajohn Business Building

Gain hands-on experience in 10 cities around the globe with an internship that is customized to your professional interest and business major.

 

Building Our Global Community: International Student Support and Retention

Date: November 12
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Place: University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)

This event is for UI faculty and staff, who can sign up on line through the Employee Self-Service. This session will use student transition and experience survey data to frame international students’ experiences at Iowa and explore the top issues or concerns they typically encounter. We will also discuss cultural implications to consider when assisting international students and how to connect students with campus resources that can assist them with academic, social/personal, and/or health-related concerns. 

First-Generation Students

Date: November 12
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Place: Van Allen Hall, 469 (TILE)

UI Instructors are vital partners in University-wide effort to support the success of first-generation students at UI. Join us for a discussion with first-gen students and Center for Teaching staff about helping students thrive academically and cultivating a more inclusive community for all students at Iowa. This session is the first in a series.

Tippie Global Internships Info Session

Date: November 12
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Place: Pappajohn Business Building, Room S104
Contact: Stephanie Grebe at stephanie-grebe@uiowa.edu

Gain hands-on experience in 10 cities around the globe with an internship that is customized to your professional interest and business major. Come learn more about 8-week summer 2016 internships in cities including London, Dublin, Milan, Rome, Shanghai, Berlin, Sydney, Santiago, Paris, and Barcelona. The application deadline is December 7, 2015!

Business & Culture in China: May Session in Beijing & Shanghai Information Session

Date: November 12
Time: 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Place: Seamans Center, Room 3124

Study Business and Culture in China during this exciting 2-week course that fulfills a Tippie General Education Requirement! Learn about the application process, the cultural and business visits, and and why you should consider the May Session in China program as part of your Tippie experience. Tentative Dates: May 15 - May 28, 2016.

Cultural Showcase

Date: November 12
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Place: Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) 

Apply for the annual Cultural Showcase! This is a perfect opportunity to perform your cultural talents for the University of Iowa. This year, we will be awarding first, second, and third place prizes. Sign up here.

Floating Friday Lecture "Are You Funkafied?: The Spiritual Vision and Choreopoetics of Sly and the Family Stone"

Date: November 13
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Place: Jefferson Building, 704
Contact: laura-castens@uiowa.edu

Tony Bolden, associate professor of African and African American studies at University of Kansas, will present this lecture hosted by the Department of American Studies.

There and Back Again: Opportunities to Return Abroad

Date: November 17
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Place: 100 Phillips Hall

Informational session on work, volunteer, intern, and graduate school abroad opportunities. This event is designed to offer study abroad returnees information on ways they can return abroad with international opportunities outside of credit-bearing study abroad. The event will be held in two parts over two hours. Students are encouraged to attend one or both of the sessions.

Building Our Global Community: Developing Your Intercultural Insight

Date: November 18
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: 1117 University Capitol Centre

In this session, participants will learn about developing their intercultural insights by exploring the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). The IDI generates an individual profile of “worldview orientation to difference,” and is based on the research of Dr. Milton Bennett and Dr. Mitchell Hammer. Participants will need to complete the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) before the session. The Building Our Global Community certificate program creates an opportunity to educate UI faculty and staff about fostering an intercultural campus community for international students and scholars. 

Tippie Global Info Session

Date: November 18
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Pappajohn Business Building, Room S104
Contact: Stephanie Grebe at stephanie-grebe@uiowa.edu

Gain hands-on experience in 10 cities around the globe with an internship that is customized to your professional interest and business major.Come learn more about 8-week summer 2016 internships in cities including London, Dublin, Milan, Rome, Shanghai, Berlin, Sydney, Santiago, Paris, and Barcelona. The application deadline is December 7, 2015.

English Conversation Class

Date: November 18
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: Medical Laboratories

English conversation class open to all University of Iowa employees who are non-native English speakers. Supportive environment to practice conversation skills. International perspective on culture and current events. Expert guidance from certified language instructors. 

The Sejong Talks lecture series presents: "Covering a Closed Country: A journalist's approach to North Korea"

Date: November 18
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: 1117 UCC

North Korea is probably the most censored country in the world, so reporting on the country is a Herculean task. This lecture is proud to feature former Newsweek and Wall Street Journal correspondent Bradley Martin, author of "Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty" Martin will describe the methods he has used to access the country with enough success that the New York Review of Books calls his work, "simply the best book ever written about North Korea."

Educate for the Future: Teach in the Peace Corps

Date: November 18
Time: 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Place: 1117 UCC (International Programs in Old Capitol Mall)

Teachers in the Peace Corps make a difference in the lives of their students, the development of their host countries, and in their own lives. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will share their stories of teaching in developing countries. The UI Peace Corps representative will also be on hand to answer questions about the application process and benefits, including paid living expenses and graduate school benefits. This session is open to all majors: If you do not have teaching certification, there are other ways to qualify for education assignments.

Diversity in Business Summit

Date: November 19
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Place: Room W401, Pappajohn Business Building
Contact: Register to attend this event with Brooke Paulsen at brooke-paulsen@uiowa.edu by November 13.

Join pre-business and business undergraduate students from all backgrounds in this interactive afternoon summit where we will explore the various identities of students within the Tippie College of Business and how the richness of diversity enhances business education.You will have the opportunity to share ideas for how Tippie can become even more inclusive.  Dean Sarah Gardial, Associate Dean Ken Brown, and other Tippie faculty will join the event for the last hour to hear student presentations and network. 

Susan Heydon

South Asian Studies Program (SASP) lecture on smallpox in Nepal 

Date: November 19
Time: 4:30 - 5:30
Place: 1117 UCC (International Programs in Old Capitol Mall)

The South Asian Studies Program (SASP) will be hosting a lecture by Susan Heydon titled, “Investigating Smallpox in Nepal.” The event is free and open to the public. Susan Heydon (PhD, History, University of Otago, New Zealand, 2006) is senior lecturer in social pharmacy at the School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, New Zealand. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students about medicines and society. Dr. Heydon will discuss the official history of the successful global smallpox eradication campaign in Nepal. 

Associate of Multicultural Scientists "Taste of Home" Event 

Date: November 20
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Medical Education Research Facility

Come enjoy a night with food and music from several countries!