International Accents

E.g., Thursday, July 30, 2015
E.g., Thursday, July 30, 2015

In her second entry, Study Abroad blogger Haley Church shares her thoughts on her spring break travels through three countries in southern Africa; Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.

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Feminist scholar, activist, and novelist Jael Silliman, a former University of Iowa associate professor, will present a rich visual and cultural tour of the Calcutta Jewish community in an upcoming talk Monday, April 7, 2014, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre.

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“In our laws, it’s declared that Chinese people have the rights to have free speech, but in actuality [they do] not; it should change,” said UI junior Liqi Wang.

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Aya Ikegame, an anthropologist from the University of Edinburgh, will present a SASP seminar on Monday, March 31, at 4:00 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre, titled "Gurus and Overlapping Sovereignties: Informal Justice and Local Development in Rural Karnataka."

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The Latin America Studies Program at the UI will welcome María Elena Placencia for a talk titled “Hijito vea: Address and reference forms and discriminatory practices in interethnic interaction in Quito” on Wednesday, March 26, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in 315 Phillips Hall.

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It has become clearer to the medical community over recent decades that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have a significant impact on child health and also adult physical, emotional, social and behavioral health. But what are adverse childhood experiences?

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“Battlefield Earth: Global Health and Violent Conflict” is the theme of the 2014 Global Health Studies Conference, which will be held March 28-30 at the University of Iowa.

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Are you thinking about international research, study, or teaching? Please join us for our upcoming international and Fulbright-related events coming up after spring break!

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UI junior Elise Prendergast, who is studying abroad at Peking University, had the opportunity to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday in China.

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"The exposure to the medical world that I received in India was unbelievable. It was like learning a foreign language: I do not think anyone could truly learn what I learned from a textbook or a lecture series."

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International Programs reflects on the achievements and outstanding work of women students, staff, and faculty on this campus who are proving every day that "equality for women is progress for all."

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In order to increase awareness of several issues related to child protection, Resmiye Oral has organized the 2014 Provost’s Global Forum at the UI, “Child Protection: A Global Responsibility.” The forum will address the global and local impact of child abuse and neglect March 26-28.

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Todd Cleveland, assistant professor of history at Augustana College, Rock Island, will present “Blood Diamonds: Before and After the Phenomenon,” on Friday, March 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in 315 Phillips Hall.

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The South Asian Studies Program (SASP) will continue its spring 2014 seminar series with a lecture by Corey Creekmur titled “Experiments with Truth: The Contemporary Hindi Historical Film.” The event is free and open to the public and will be held Monday, March 10, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre.

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Chinese teachers with the Confucius Institute of the University of Iowa visited the Ceramics II class at Muscatine High School Friday to teach students about tea ceremony in the Chinese culture. After the presentation, students brewed tea in pots they made and shared it with classmates.

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Get ready for summer engineering programs abroad! It’s not too late to apply to an incredible summer study abroad program specifically designed for engineering students.

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Earlier this month, Chile’s soon-to-be president, Michelle Bachelet, selected University of Iowa alum Marcelo Mena-Carrasco to serve as the country’s undersecretary of the environment. His recent efforts to improve the nation’s air quality played a major role in his selection for the post.

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At 5 p.m. on March 28 in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum, a panel of regional and international experts will join WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer to discuss the global reality of child abuse and neglect, its impact on children and the adults they later become, and interventions that may be appropriate both before and after the abuse occurs. WorldCanvass will be recorded before a live audience and the public is invited to attend.

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Study Abroad blogger Haley Church shares her first impressions of life in Botswana. "Being here in Botswana has truly been the experience of a lifetime. I am changing in ways I didn’t know were possible and experiencing things that were formerly reserved for the Discovery Channel."

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Join SASP for the following free events March 2-3: Lessons in Drag, a performance by LGBT activist Kareem Khubchandani, and a panel discussion with Khubchandani and two other scholar-activists who have several years of experience with Indian LGBT communities and movements.

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Universities are some of the most diverse places in the United States. The fact that at the University of Iowa, there are more than 4,000 international students proves that point. The UI is helping its students take the lead in breaking cultural barriers.

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"I guess one thing that struck most of today’s participants, including me, is that if none of us takes the initiative to know each other better, nothing is going to happen between us, no matter how large the international population is on campus." - from the blog, Tales from the Global Diaspora, by UI student Lu Shen

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The University of Iowa offers two programs through the Pushkin Institute in Moscow for students to study abroad in the summer. This program offers students intensive Russian language courses as well as culture courses. Come to an info session Feb. 26 to learn more.

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I remember the first time I needed to pay an additional fee for a checked bag on the airplane. I was on a return flight to Iowa City when I was asked to pay $25 for my checked baggage. In China, this had never happened to me before, and the experience reminded me of the many differences between Chinese and American transportation.

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Interested in studying abroad in Germany? Come to the Dortmund Exchange Information Session on Monday, March 3, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in 315 Phillips Hall to learn about an exciting exchange program at the Technical University (TU) of Dortmund.

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