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E.g., Friday, January 17, 2020
E.g., Friday, January 17, 2020
1/10/2020

February 6 WorldCanvass to focus on the future of museums

What does the museum of the 21st century look like? What does it house? What is its role in the community? Does it see itself differently than museums of the past? And how do galleries, libraries, archives, and museums capture the zeitgeist of the time and reinvent themselves as expectations change? Join us for the first WorldCanvass program of 2020, when our guests will explore the future of museums. WorldCanvass begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street. The event is free and open to the public with a pre-show reception from 5-5:30 p.m.
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Alexia Sanchez, University of Iowa student
12/30/2019

First-generation college student Alexia Sanchez and her determination to study abroad

As we approach the turn of another decade, many reflect on closing chapters, and look optimistically towards new ones that may be beginning. For many students, 2020 is the end of college careers, and opening of occupational doors. With one short semester left of school, students find themselves relishing in the many accomplishments and milestones they attained during their four-year stay. One soon-to-be University of Iowa alumna, Alexia Sanchez, finds exceptional pride in her undergraduate achievements. Born in Mexico, raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Sanchez followed in her sister’s footsteps choosing to attend the University of Iowa to earn her bachelor of arts degree, double-majoring in political science and social justice with a minor in philosophy. With encouragement from their immigrant parents, the Sanchez sisters became first-generation college students.
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8th annual intensive Fulbright U.S. Student Program workshop
12/11/2019

8th annual Fulbright workshop, Jan. 31

Would you like to teach English, study, or do research abroad for an academic year at no cost? Join International Programs for the seventh-annual intensive Fulbright U.S. Student Program workshop on Friday, January 31, 2020, from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Big Ten Theater (Room 348 in the Iowa Memorial Union).
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Mishma Nixon, international student at the University of Iowa
12/3/2019

International student spotlight: Mishma Nixon

Every year thousands of international students make the fearless decision to advance their education in the United States. With thousands of colleges to choose from, these students qualify for some of the most prestigious programs in the nation. As prospective scholars weed out their options, they soon begin looking for an institution that feels like home. More than 3,100 international students and scholars currently call the University of Iowa home. Beyond their academic programs, the university has proven to be a welcoming, supportive, and integrated space for international applicants. And for a student like Mishma Nixon, current second-year Hawkeye student originally from Sri Lanka, that was all she could ask for.
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Students from Garner Elementary learning about birds
12/2/2019

International Travel Award highlight: Ted Neal

In June, Ted Neal, associate professor of science education and former wildlife camp instructor, travelled to São Paulo, Brazil, to present his research on informal learning environments and immersive inquiry. Neal received funding to pursue international education from the University of Iowa’s International Travel Award. The grant supports international travel for research, creative activity, and active participation from university tenured, tenure-track, clinical, or research faculty members looking to travel internationally.
Downing Thomas
12/2/2019

A decade of deanship for International Programs: Downing Thomas to return to faculty position after more than 10 years representing the UI on an international stage

When Downing Thomas ends his tenure as associate provost and dean of International Programs at the end of the semester, he’ll be making two significant shifts in his life. Professionally, Thomas will return to teaching French literature as a professor in the Department of French and Italian in the College of Arts and Sciences, effective Dec. 31. The second significant shift in his life is personal. Thomas and his wife, Joy, are expecting a baby in December.
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Sovereignty Experiments over black and white photo of people
11/25/2019

KoRN and International Programs to host talk on Korean migrants in Northeast Asia, Dec. 6

In an event sponsored by the Korean Studies Research Network (KORN) and International Programs, Alyssa Park, UI associate professor of modern Korean history, will be speaking about her new book, Sovereignty Experiments: Korean Migrants and the Building of Borders in Northeast Asia, 1860-1945 on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in UCC 2390 (Executive Boardroom).
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Building Our Global Community 15th Anniversary Logo
11/14/2019

Building Our Global Community Celebrates 15 Years

Building Our Global Community is a free program offered to all University of Iowa faculty and staff members interested in gaining insight on the experiences and expectations of international students and scholars. Going on 15 years, the program has transformed the education system and relationships faculty and staff members create with international students and scholars.
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