Articles from October 2016

International Alumni Spotlight: Hau-Wong Ho

Hau-Wong Ho came to the UI, at the time called State University of Iowa, from Hong Kong in 1956. Having previously received his bachelor’s degree upon arriving, he spent only one year taking 48 credit hours and eventually obtained his B.S. in civil engineering to go on to hydraulics. Ho later received his M.S. in 1957.

All Settled In

Having been in Nagoya for a little less than 2 months now, it’s safe to say I’ve gotten into the swing of things. Of course it’s taken a few weeks and a lot of mistakes, but I was expecting that.

Japanese culture festival to be held Nov. 10

Want to learn more about traditional Japanese culture? Join the UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies Program and the Japanese Program as they host their first Japanese culture festival (文化祭 bunkasai) on Thursday, November 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. 

Embracing the Change

Before coming to the university, I knew studying abroad was an experience I wanted to go through. Being the youngest child of immigrant parents, I was grateful for the opportunities I was given to achieve my goals. I was raised to make the most out of my opportunities and to appreciate different cultures and people. Once I came to China, it was eye opening.

Fulbright Lunch & Learn Nov. 4 - 'Childhood Trauma Prevention with Global Outreach'

The 2016-2017 Fulbright Lunch & Learn seminar continues with "Childhood Trauma Prevention with Global Outreach: From UI to Greece" featuring guest speaker Resmiye Oral, M.D., clinical professor of pediatrics at the UI and director of the UIHC child protection program.

Flexibility and connection: adapting to Chinese lifestyle

Through violent storms, rigid oaks can undergo uprooting while flexible bamboos bend to survive. When moving to China, a student needs to imitate the bamboo by adopting the physical and psychological agility of Chinese pedestrians in crowded streets.

Strengthening Identities in Ireland

My name is Rita Guzmán, and I am a junior studying marketing, international business, and Portuguese. This past summer, I had the amazing opportunity to intern abroad in Dublin, Ireland. Being in Ireland for two months led to constant self-reflection and insight about my identity.

Confucius Institute hosts Asian Cook-Off Nov. 4

Come enjoy the culinary delights of Asia at the Confucius Institute’s Asian Cook-Off. The event, which will be held Friday, November 4, from 6-8 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre, is free and open to the public.

Distinguished lecturer to deliver keynote addresses on Germany history

On October 27 & 29, 2016, International Programs and the German Historical Institute will host two keynote addresses from Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Maiken Umbach, professor and chair of history from the University of Nottingham.

Boren Awards information session to be held November 2

International Programs will host a Boren Awards Brown Bag information session on Wednesday, November 2, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in International Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre.