International Accents

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E.g., Thursday, October 2, 2014

From the September 2010 Newsletter

By Katelyn McBride

The number of international students on campus this fall is at a record high thanks to IP’s recruitment efforts. Around 800 new international students are enrolled at the UI, making the total international student population roughly 2,800. That’s almost 9 percent of all students on campus.

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The Study Abroad office sent more than 1,300 UI students abroad during the last academic year, and the goal for this year is for even greater participation.

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Meet Yume Hidaka, the University of Iowa’s new Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) coordinator. Hidaka will be here two years traveling around Iowa to bring a deeper understanding of Japan to students, community members and Iowa residents.

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From the Iowa City Press Citizen.

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The UI Office for Study Abroad will hold its annual study abroad fair Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second floor of the University Capitol Centre, near the south end. All university students are invited to attend to learn about global education opportunities.

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Release from University News Services

“Chaos and Creation on the Pentacrest,” is a new exhibition offering a historical look at the University of Iowa during some of the nation’s troubled and changing years, 1965 – 1975. But it’s a lot more than just an exhibit, featuring the creation of a psychedelic mural, the recreation of a UI dorm room from the 1968-69 academic year, a film series with discussion panels and a children’s screen-printing workshop.

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By Cathryn Sloane
Photo by Haoran Wang
The Daily Iowan

Scott King, director of ISSS, helps incoming graduate students during the Fulbright orientation on Monday.

 

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On behalf of International Programs, allow me to welcome you to the 2010-2011 academic year after what I hope were refreshing and productive summer months. I very much look forward to working with you to support the international research, teaching, and external engagement that you undertake through IP’s centers and programs, international exchanges, linkage proposals, and the new ways you find to pursue academic innovations across collegiate borders.

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By Madison Bennett, The Daily Iowan
Photo by David Scrivner
See the original article here.

Adnan Abdulwahid, 31, walks through aisles in the Bread Garden Market on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.

 

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Nicholas Vazsonyi, professor of German and comparative literature at the University of South Carolina, will present “Richard Wagner: Self-Promotion and the Making of a Brand?” on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 4:30 p.m. in Gerber Lounge of the English Philosophy Building.

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The University of Iowa Opera Studies Forum, part of International Programs, will present a series of six lectures coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theatre screenings.

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By Alicia Hatch, The Daily Iowan
See the original article here.

The University of Iowa has seen a substantial increase over the last five years in the number of students studying abroad in the Middle East, mirroring a national trend.

Only five students traveled to that region five years ago; last year, the number ballooned to 55.

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University News Services

Four Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) have arrived at the University of Iowa where they will spend the next year in International Programs teaching Turkish, Indonesian, Hindi and Arabic and serving as cultural ambassadors for their home countries. The teaching assistants will also take two courses a semester as non-degree students during their year in Iowa.

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By Lois Gray, University News Services

University of Iowa students who participated in a previous short-term study abroad program winter trip spend time in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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By Lois Gray

This feature story about our own Joan Kjaer appeared in fyi, The University of Iowa’s faculty and staff electronic newsletter. See the original article here.

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King to discuss pioneering Iraqi Education Initiative at Aug. 26 ICFRC

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International Programs’ Confucius Institute at The University of Iowa will continue to offer Mandarin Chinese classes to community members and families starting Sept. 1.

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By Alison Sullivan, The Daily Iowan
Photo by Haoran Wang
See the original article and a video feature here.

UI incoming freshman Kia Wei stands on the front porch of her house on Aug. 18

 

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Ed Folsom, Roy J. Carver professor of American Literature at the UI, will present “’A spirt of my own seminal wet’: Spermatoid Design in Walt Whitman’s 1860 Leaves of Grass” on Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 3:30-5 p.m at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A. This event is free and open to the public.

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The University of Iowa has once again been selected as one of only eight institutions in the U.S. to host Fulbright students from around the world for the Fulbright Gateway Orientation. Gateway students will go on to pursue graduate degrees in various subjects at institutions across the United States and the orientation prepares these students for all facets of their American experience.

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By Lois Gray, University News Services

An estimated 500 to 550 new undergraduate international students will arrive on the University of Iowa campus this fall, making this year’s incoming class the largest ever for international undergraduate students in UI history.

See related story: UI prepared for record number of first-year students

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I am firmly convinced that all students should have foreign opportunities whether in high school, university, or law school. Many universities have increased or are actively trying to augment their students going abroad. On the law school level, this could be done by encouraging folks to go after their first year summer, or during intercessions, spring break, entire semesters or a full year.

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This is an excerpt of an article that appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the full article here.

By David McNeill

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This is an excerpt of an article that appeared in The New York Times. See the full article here.

By Jacques Steinberg

IOWA CITY — Like an airline overselling a flight, the University of Iowa extended admission this year to several thousand more applicants than it could accommodate on campus in this fall’s freshman class.

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