Articles from July 2016

Starting their own business to improve lives in Africa

African entrepreneurs learn about business in the US during six-week State Department program at the UI

Student Reflections on First-Generation Abroad: Ireland

My name is Kelsey O’Donnell and I am a fourth year student double majoring in International Studies and Anthropology. For my entire third year, I had the amazing opportunity to study abroad in Cork, Ireland. As a first-generation college student, my sisters and I are the first of our family to attend university, while I am the first of my family to travel abroad. As indicated by my choice in majors, I have always enjoyed learning about other cultures and traveling. As a first year student at Iowa, I was bombarded with information about events and opportunities.

On the move for musicology

Sarah Lucas’ life has long revolved around music, but it was by chance that she ended up where she is now — on her way to studying music in Hungary as a Fulbright scholar.

Mandela Washington Fellows spending time in Iowa

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders is making a six-week stop in Iowa.

Fast track to future for UI grad

Nathalie Halcrow’s parents knew their daughter would excel in school when she finished an entire week’s worth of homework on the first day of the first grade. “We thought she would get a packet every day to play with,” said mother Héléne Halcrow. “Obviously, we were mistaken.” Nathalie Halcrow has yet to slow down. She graduated last spring from the University of Iowa with two degrees, B.A.s in English and French, both with Honors. It took her only three years. Her academic pursuits coupled with her time spent working as a tutor at the UI and volunteering with the Kirkwood Learning Center made her a standout applicant for the Fulbright Scholarship.

UI adds to welcome for new international students

The number of international students and scholars at the University of Iowa has risen every year for the last decade, and there are more than 4,500 international students on campus, according to a recent report by the UI International Student and Scholars Services.In the past, because of logistical challenges, international students have faced the disadvantage of not being able to participate in campus tours as many domestic students do during their summer Orientation.

Finding love in Iowa City (and coming back for it)

Iowa City is a place of milestones for Wu Hao and Wu Ximeng. For the two University of Iowa graduates, the town is where they became enamored of the UI community, pursued their education, found love, and, later, returned to marry.

Delving into their roots

A trip to Israel gave triplet siblings a new perspective.

Iowa campuses doing more to acclimate students from abroad

More robust orientations planned as signs point to a softening of international enrollments

University of Iowa asks students to list preferred pronouns

“At the University of Iowa, we are changing the way we ask for and use students’ names and pronouns of reference. These changes give students the agency to tell us what name and pronouns to use in our communication and interaction with them,” says Jodi Linley, an assistant professor in the College of Education