Articles from 2016

Moments captured here and afar

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
UI students abroad, international students at UI to be honored for photo work during International Education Week festivities

UI holds Refugee Week

Monday, November 14, 2016
Refugee Relief week runs from today through Friday with events taking place each day. There will be nine events around campus, varying from creating clothing for those in need to hearing the stories of refugees who recently traveled overseas to America.

WorldCanvass ReCap: Creation and Discovery: The Unlikeliness of It All

Monday, November 14, 2016
International Programs presented WorldCanvass alongside the exhibition "Abstract Expressionism" at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, England, on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Host Joan Kjaer and her guests, UI President Bruce Harreld, Co-Curator of "Abstract Expressionism" Dr. David Anfam, Director of the UI's International Writing Program Christopher Merrill, and Director of the UI Museum of Art Sean O'Harrow, discussed the long history of artistic accomplishment and innovation at the University of Iowa, as well as the seminal importance to abstract expressionism of the UI's Jackson Pollock work "Mural."

Making America great

Monday, November 14, 2016
This week is International Education Week, an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

What globalization means to higher education

Monday, November 14, 2016
Globalization is the movement of people, ideas, goods, services and diseases across borders, and it also refers to the increasing rapidity and intensity with which this movement occurs. Internationalization is higher education’s engagement with these processes.

International Student Appreciation Day, Nov. 16

Friday, November 11, 2016
New this year, International Student Appreciation Day is an event that will take place on Wednesday, November 16 between 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Kautz Plaza, and between 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the east side of the Pentacrest. Students are invited to stop by for free buttons and refreshments! 

Extranjeros Después de La Elección

Friday, November 11, 2016
When you are in a foreign country, you walk around with wide eyes, comparing this and that between your host country and your home country, you realize the flaws of your host country and your home country, you defend your host and home country from the ridiculous stereotypes…  This election has been a roller coaster from the get go, and walking around the streets of Santiago on November 9th gave me that sort of nauseous feeling in the pit of my stomach.

Another side of Arabic cultures

Friday, November 11, 2016
Tonight, the Arab Students Association will host an event called Arabian Nights.

WorldCanvass ReCap: Nationhood Redefined

Thursday, November 10, 2016
What defines a nation, or a state? What’s the meaning of sovereignty, and how do communal or religious identity figure into demands for self-determination? The world community in 2016 appears to be a fractured place with aspirations to statehood like those we’ve seen in South Sudan and Palestine, as well as civil disruptions and realignments like those between Crimea, Ukraine, and Russia. Amidst all of this there are non-state actors like ISIS challenging sitting governments and established states. These questions were addressed at the October 15 WorldCanvass: Nationhood Redefined. This WorldCanvass was a highlight event of the 2016 Provost’s Global Forum, The Nation, the State, and the Global Redefinition of Self-Determination.

International students wonder about status in U.S. now

Thursday, November 10, 2016
In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump being named the winner of the 2016 presidential election, international students at the University of Iowa began contacting on-campus resources to ask about the effect of the results on their legal immigration status and personal safety.