Articles from June 2016

Heading a long way from Dubuque

Amanda Kloser was born and raised in Dubuque, and she had no plans of leaving. It was not until a year and a half ago that the idea of moving away from her friends and family to a foreign country crossed her mind.

'Rock star' follows Buddhism to Japan

Gillson’s research will focus on how Japanese women use Pure Land Buddhism in their day-to-day lives. Her dissertation is titled “Women Creating the Pure Land: Socially Engaged Buddhism in Japan’s Jodo Sect.” She will be a visiting researcher at Bukkyo University.

Mandela Fellows land in Iowa City

A group of emerging leaders from sub-Saharan Africa has traveled to Iowa City, and the will spend six weeks engaging and participating in entrepreneurial education at University of Iowa.

UI alumna awarded Global Grant scholarship to Dublin

Kristina McLaughlin (B.S. political science and B.A. economics ’11), native of Marion, Iowa, is the winner of a Rotary Global Grant scholarship to Dublin.  

Coming into the 'real' Greek culture

Grilli will depart for Greece this fall and will start teaching English to Greek students at an American-sponsored school through the end of the Greek school year in May.

Mandela Fellows to start UI visit Friday, June 17

Young African leaders will participate in six weeks of business training and get to know more about Iowa

UI Muslims adjust to Ramadan

Muslim students face changes during Ramadan because they’re not with family.

Cyclocross World Cup heads to Iowa City

Named as one of the host cities by the Union Cycliste Internationale, Iowa City will host the cup Sept. 24 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Las Vegas, Iowa City will be the only two cities in the U.S. to host the Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup event.

UI students to volunteer in Cuba

Dr. Ken Magid Child Advocacy Scholarship expands into Cuba

Saying goodbye

Before I left to study abroad, I applied for Iowa’s study abroad scholarships. In one of my short essays that I submitted, I said the following: “I have often found after I visit a place, I remember the people far more than the action or the scenery, and far off down the road, many years from now, I will probably remember the people I met in Lancaster more than any course I take or attraction I visit.”