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E.g., Thursday, December 18, 2014
E.g., Thursday, December 18, 2014

This announcement appeared in Eastern Iowa Life.

“Crossing Cultures: Tips for Communicating in the 21st Century” will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon March 30 in the Burbank Room of the Quad Cities Botanical Center in Rock Island, Ill. The cross-cultural workshop is offered as part of the “Going Global in Iowa” program, which is based out of International Programs at the University of Iowa.

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

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The following article by a UI student appeared in Pink Pangea, an online community for women travelers.

By Laura Wonderlin

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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.  All programs are free and open to the public. 

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By Emma Casper

Freiburg, Germany, has a renowned history of Gothic cathedrals, beautiful landscape and inspiring carnivals combined with a unique classical music scene. But to one former University of Iowa student, Freiberg became a “life-changing experience.”

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By Kendall McCabe, The Daily Iowan
Photo by Naqeeb Stevens

See the original article and a video feature here.

A large group of University of Iowa students clinked their lemonade-filled champagne flutes together Thursday night.

“Cin cin,” the crowd said, repeating an Italian toast.

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This announcement appeared in Eastern Iowa Life.

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The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, Feb. 24, with a screening of Manchurian Candidate (1962, John Frankenheimer, 126 min), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.

The Manchurian Candidate remains a unique political thriller that draws on noir elements to culminate a decade of Cold War anxiety films, including Panic in the Streets (dir.: Elian Kazan, 1950), Kiss Me Deadly (dir.: Robert Aldrich, 1955), and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (dir.: Don Siegel, 1956). In this case, the threat to the American republic reaches as far as the nuclear family.

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The University of Iowa INdIA Winterim study abroad program will organize a student-moderated conference to allow over 125 recent student participants and instructors to share various aspects of their program experience. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in Room W151, Pappajohn Business Building, and is free and open to the public.

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The blogs and the press have been fast and furious in following the fast-paced and unprecedented changes in both Tunisia and Egypt over the past several weeks. Indeed, there has been so much going on, and so much processing of events in the media, that it has kept me quiet, reading accounts or glued to the TV rather than commenting on what has been happening in the world. I have found a few truly insightful pieces, and was impressed by the reporting in the NY Times last Sunday about the difficult discussions and awkward statements from the White House and the Department of State.

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The East African nation of Tanzania is well known for its extraordinary wildlife reserves, pristine Indian Ocean beaches and political stability. Often it is described as an oasis of peace in a very troubled neighborhood.

Unlike four of its next-door neighbors, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, Tanzania has avoided massive civil violence. Last month, however, its reputation for stability was shaken.

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The University of Iowa Opera Studies Forum (OSF) will continue its lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in high-definition theater screenings with a talk on Gluck’s “Iphigénie en Tauride” Monday, Feb. 21, presented by Robert Ketterer. All lectures take place at 5:30 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre conference seminar room 2520D and are free and open to the public.

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The following opinion piece by Ahmed E. Souaiaia appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Souaiaia is a UI associate professor in International Programs, Religious Studies and the College of Law.

Three Thursdays ago, I made a bet with one of my students in front of all his classmates: Hosni Mubarak would be out of power in less than 30 days.

Today, I know that I will be eating my pizza soon.

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By Mike Hughes, Evening Gazette

Leading academics from both sides of the Atlantic have started work in Teesside on a major international project to bridge the gap between universities and the creative industries.

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Dan Olinghouse is a revolutionary. He may not look the part, dressed in a fleece jacket and drinking a double espresso — the closest thing he can find to an ’ahwa, or Egyptian coffee — in an Iowa City coffee shop.

But the third-year University of Iowa political-science major was one of thousands of protesters who filled Tahrir Square, calling for the departure of 30-year Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak.

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The University of Iowa Latin American Studies Program will welcome Camilla Townsend to UI for a talk, “Alias ‘Don Luis,’” at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Room 302 of Schaeffer Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

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The UI Opera Studies Forum (OSF) will continue its lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theatre screenings with a talk on Gluck’s “Iphigénie en Tauride” Monday, Feb. 21, presented by Robert Ketterer. All lectures take place at 5:30 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre conference seminar room 2520D and are free and open to the public.

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The UI INdIA Winterim study abroad program will hold an student-moderated conference this Saturday to allow over 125 recent student participants and instructors to share various aspects of their program experience. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in W151 Pappajohn Business Building. This event is free and open to the public.

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By Ryan Cole, The Daily Iowan

Abdullah Azkalany knew something important had happened when his phone started ringing the morning of Feb. 11. Friends and family kept calling.

When the University of Iowa freshman and native of Egypt answered the phone, he got news he never thought he’d hear: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had stepped down.

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University of Iowa political science student Dan Olinghouse, 25, is safe at home in Ankeny, but he’s spending much of his time online watching Al-Jazeera’s coverage of the turmoil in Egypt.

Olinghouse was taking part in a study abroad program in the country when the riots began.

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By Lee Hermiston, The Iowa City Press-Citizen.

Last year, University of Iowa student Dan Olinghouse left for Egypt to study political science.

He ended up taking part in political history.

After returning to Cairo on Jan. 21, the Ankeny native took part in the protests that led to President Hosni Mubarak’s departure. From Iowa on Friday, he shared in the Egyptian people’s victory.

“I’m really excited for all the people in Egypt,” Olinghouse said Friday. “I’m really hopeful they continue to stick it out and get the things they need.”

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The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, Feb. 17, with a screening of Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960, 109 min.), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.

On impulse, office secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) steals $40,000 from her employer and decides to drive from Phoenix, AZ to northern California, in order to start a new life with her lover, Sam Loomis (John Gavin). Pulling over at night during a rainstorm, she meets a friendly young man named Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), who runs a motel while caring for his mother. Crane accepts the man’s offer of a sandwich and they talk for a while. The talk with Bates convinces Crane to drive back to Phoenix the next day and return the money. She goes to her room to take a shower before retiring for the night.

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University of Iowa political science major Dan Olinghouse was sitting in a café in Tarhir Square in downtown Cairo when the Egyptian protests erupted Jan. 25.

The 25-year-old UI junior from Ankeny was in his second semester of an independent study abroad program at the American University in Cairo when the historic revolution began sweeping the streets of Cairo.

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What is “nothing” in the context of the humanitarian experience? In this paper, I use “nothingness” as a means of staying morally proximate to IDPs in order to understand why the activities of humanitarians, so carefully documented for donors, fail to register as gifts or as statist care in the eyes of their beneficiaries. Using Alain Badiou’s concept of the void, I examine the problem not only of “having nothing,” but also “doing nothing” and “being nothing.” In doing so, I begin to go beyond Badiou’s formal presentation and to develop nothingness as anthropological concept and lived experience.

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