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E.g., Wednesday, October 1, 2014
E.g., Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hao Huang, tenor and professor of voice from Wuhan Conservatory of Music, will perform a recital of folk and artistic songs from Chinese and Western operas on Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall.

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The astonishing scientific and medical advances of recent decades have led to previously unimaginable revelations about the human body’s innermost secrets. On the May 9 WorldCanvass, a diverse panel of experts will discuss the language of the brain and what we’re learning about mind and body interactions. The public is invited to attend the live recording of WorldCanvass, from 5-7 p.m. in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum.

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The second annual Iowa NAFSA International Education Conference will take place Friday, April 25, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa campus. This conference will be similar to a regional NAFSA conference in that representatives from all facets of international education will be in attendance, but the conference will be unique in that it will be specifically for Iowa.

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Darryl Montana, Big Chief of the Yellow Pocahontas Mardi Gras Indian tribe, will be featured in an upcoming panel discussion on “Festival Arts, Carnival, and Community Development.” The event is free and open to the public and will take place Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. in Room 2520D, University Capitol Centre.

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The next event in the European Studies Group’s Lunch & Talk series will be Friday, April 18, 2014, at noon in 315 Phillips Hall featuring Blaine Greteman, assistant professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, who will present "Agency and Authorship in the Early Modern Social Network."

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More University of Iowa students will be saying “ni hao” as the Confucius Institute continues to grow in popularity. Membership and participation in the institute has skyrocketed since its inception eight years ago.

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A series of upcoming events, collectively titled “Saree Conversations,” will explore the art and tradition of Saree weaving in India. All events will be held Monday, April 21, 2014, at the University Capitol Centre (UCC). Admission is free and members of the community are encouraged to attend.

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An upcoming UI visit by A. James Arnold, professor emeritus of the University of Virginia, will include two events April 24-25, both free and open to the public. Arnold will present “To ‘Africa’ with Aimé Césaire and Wifredo Lam” and "Les Discours identitaires aux Antilles Françaises (1940-1995).”

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UI alumnus J. Roger Kurtz, professor of African literatures at The College at Brockport: State University of New York will present on engaging trauma theory through African literature in an upcoming UI talk Thursday, April 24, 2014, at noon in 1117 University Capitol Centre.

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In her third entry, Study Abroad blogger Haley Church reflects on her decision to run a half-marathon in Botswana and how the adventurous but challenging experience mirrors her study abroad journey so far.

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Students who participated in the course “Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Medicine in India” during the 2013-2014 India Winterim study abroad program share their reflections on the course and their experiences abroad.

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In this video, UI student Kelsey Frisk takes us on an exciting bike tour of her study abroad host city of Uppsala. Get a taste of her experience as she hikes on an excursion, spends an evening at the student union pub, and cycles throughout the town.

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UI alumni Carl and Claire Stuart recently established a scholarship fund to support international travel experiences for students in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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For most students, summers are filled with bikinis and beach balls. However, for one Iowa student, her beach gear consisted of safety gloves and sanitary bags. Blake Rupe, a University of Iowa graduate student from Ottumwa, Iowa, conducted research on the garbage presence in Veracruz, Mexico, specifically concentrating on the beaches near the city.

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The European Studies Group in International Programs will host a Lunch & Talk series beginning April 11. All events are free, open to the public, and will be held at noon in 315 Phillips Hall.

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Many musicians, artists and scientists have the desire to merge disciplines in order to better understand our world, and Iowans will have the chance to experience the results of one such collaboration this week in a number of different events and programs on the Unviersity of Iowa campus.

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During a SASP talk April 10, Professor Arvind Singhal, a leading practitioner, researcher, and coach of the Positive Deviance (PD) approach, will discuss the implications of PD in addressing complex social problems in South Asia.

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The final event in the spring 2014 Fulbright Lunch & Learn seminar series will be held Friday, April 11, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. Bring your lunch and hear from UI English professor Phillip Round, who will present "Cross-Cultural Teaching: Expectations vs. Reality.”

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You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating this year's Bridging Fiesta! Presented by the Organization for the Active Support of International Students (OASIS). Food, games, dancing and live bands are waiting for you!

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A unique and exciting endeavor that merges art and science in a reflection on the beauty, intricacy, and fragility of our planet will be the cornerstone of the next WorldCanvass. The Crossroads Project brings together scientists, artists, musicians, and others to explore climate change and the challenge of sustainability through the complementary languages of science and art. WorldCanvass takes place on April 11 from 5-7 p.m. in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum. The program is free and open to the public.

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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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