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E.g., Friday, December 19, 2014
E.g., Friday, December 19, 2014

University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine has offered global programs throughout the world, but where four students will travel later this month is a first.

The fourth-year medical students will experience the first medical elective in the West Bank. Not only will the students receive hands-on medical practice, but the group will see, firsthand, the effects of political turmoil on health care.

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Sociolinguistics expert E. Annamalai will visit the University of Iowa Thursday, March 24, to discuss the changing linguistic scene in India. His talk, titled “Challenges to Indian Multilingualism,” begins at 4 p.m. in Room 1117 of the University Capitol Centre.

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IOWA CITY – An official with the Czech Republic Embassy in Washington, D.C., will speak at midday Friday at the University of Iowa. Jiri Ellinger, head of the political section of the embassy, will lecture on ‘The Czech Republic, the European Union and the United States in a Tumultuous World.’ The talk and luncheon – both free and open to the public – will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the International Programs Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre. No preregistration is required, and the lecture will begin at noon.

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A new UI lecture series will explore and celebrate East Africa beginning Tuesday, March 22, with a talk by Valerie Hoffman titled, “Celebrating Muhammad, Remembering God: Sufism in Egypt” at 6 p.m. in Room A of the Iowa City Public Library. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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This announcement appeared in the Press-Citizen.

Jirí Ellinger, head of the political section of the Czech Republic Embassy in Washington, D.C., will speak Friday on “The Czech Republic, the European Union and the United States in a Tumultuous World.” The talk and luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the International Programs Commons, 1117 University Capitol Center, and both are free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required, and the talk will begin at noon.

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The University of Iowa African Studies Program’s spring Baraza series will continue Wednesday, March 23, with a lecture titled “Poetry in the Time of AIDS: Kiswahili Poetry and the HIV-AIDS Pandemic,” presented by Aldin Mutembei (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania). The talk will take place in 315 Phillips Hall at 4 p.m. All Baraza lectures are free and open to the public.

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By Kendall McCabe, The Daily Iowan

See the original article, photo slideshow and a video here.

Children of Arabic descent in the United States get teased and called such names as “Osama” and “terrorist” each year around the anniversary of 9/11, said Shams Ghoneim, the former president of the Consultation of Religious Communities of Johnson County.

It even happens in Iowa City.

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Le Samouraï

The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, Mar. 10, with a screening of Le Samouraï (1967, Jean-Pierre Melville, 101 min), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.

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Jiří Ellinger, head of the political section of the Czech Republic Embassy in Washington, D.C., will be speaking Friday, Mar. 11, on “The Czech Republic, the European Union and the United States in a Tumultuous World.” The talk and luncheon are free and open to the public and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the International Programs Commons, 1117 University Capitol Center.

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Acclaimed Indian classical dance artist, Madhavapeddi Murthy, will be a guest of the University of Iowa from Thursday, March 3, through Friday, March 11.

Murthy will make two appearances that are free and open to the public. The first will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at the Space Place Theater in North Hall, as part of the UI Dancers In Company Target-sponsored matinee performance. The second will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room A.

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This announcement appeared in Eastern Iowa Life.

The University of Iowa European Studies Group (ESG) will welcome visiting scholar Michael Bess for a talk on the ethical and social implications of new technologies for human biological enhancement.

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Water and its relationship to the environment, global health, development and the rights of individuals and communities will be the topic of the next WorldCanvass on Friday, March 25 in Rm. 2780 of the University Capitol Centre. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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Roughly 20 people, including several volunteers, gathered Tuesday night at the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, which sends volunteers overseas to live and work. Returned Peace Corps volunteers relived their memories of time spent teaching children, traveling, and learning the language of the country.

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A pioneering program leads students from Iraq to Iowa. In this edition of the “Iowa Insights” podcast, meet Sabah Hussein Enayah, a determined young mother who came to the University of Iowa with a dream: to help re-build her war-torn nation. The 31-year-old graduate student and mother of three shares how she and her family sacrificed everything to come to a strange new country.

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The UI European Studies Group (ESG) will welcome visiting scholar Michael Bess for a talk on the ethical and social implications of new technologies for human biological enhancement.

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The painting Endless Flight uses the bright, vivid colors of the Caribbean as it articulates shapes and forms across the surface of the canvas, infusing the piece with life and meaning.

Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval Carrié created this intriguing painting. He will deliver a lecture about his native country at 5 p.m. today in 2520D University Capitol Centre.

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The assessment trip featured in this video was part of a development partnership between the University of Iowa, Engineers Without Borders USA, Self-Help International and people living in Ghana. The hope is that sustainable development focused on water, sanitation and energy will occur over time in ways that enable improved community health and prosperity.

Sarah Rourke and Nathan Rourke received funding for this trip through the Kenneth J. Cmiel Funded Human Rights Internship Program and Kali Feiereisel received a Stanley undergraduate award for international research. These awards are made possible by the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization.

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The University of Iowa African Studies Program’s spring Baraza series will begin at noon Monday, March 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 will take place in Room 1117 of the University Capitol Centre. All Baraza lectures are free and open to the public.

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Dancers in Company, the University of Iowa Dance Department’s touring repertory company, will kick off its 2011 season — its 27th — with a “home concert” at 8 p.m.

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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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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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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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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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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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