Articles from February 2017

In the news: professor delves into Islamophobia in the U.S.

A law professor examines ‘Islamophobia’ from his perspective.

Culture shock: what is it really like?

I’ve officially been in San Ramón, Costa Rica for one month. It seems fitting to write about what “culture shock” really is.

In the news: UI surges in Fulbright scholars

A record-breaking 15 UI students were awarded Fulbright Scholar Grants in 2016-17.

In the news: University of Iowa professor to be knighted in France

University of Iowa religious studies professor Raymond Mentzer devoted the last 45 years to his area of study, but he never expected to be knighted for his work.

African Studies Program hosts Mar. 22 talk on migrants, marriage, and national belonging in South Africa

UI International Programs and the African Studies Program invite you to attend an upcoming event titled "They come to take our women and our jobs: Migrants, marriage, and national belonging in South Africa." Featuring guest speaker Brady G'sell, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology and history, University of Michigan, this event will take place on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 12-1:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC). 

African Studies Program hosts March 7 discussion on land rights and electoral violence in Kenya

The African Studies Program invites you to attend an upcoming event, titled "Claiming Land: Institutions, Narratives, and Political Violence in Kenya." This event will take place on Tuesday, March 7, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in 2520D University Capitol Centre in room 2520D. 

2017 Provost’s Global Forum: Women's Health & Environment: Going Up in Smoke

In April, the University of Iowa will host scholars, experts, and researchers from around the world as part of the 2017 Provost’s Global Forum, "Women's Health & Environment: Going Up in Smoke. ” The goal of the Provost's Global Forum is to inspire discussions of global affairs and build relationships between the university and the state of Iowa.

Food in France (a love letter to baguettes)

I’m living in a country with some of the best cuisine in the world, so why am I craving pancakes?

Diversity Ambassador: Jenny Gonzalez

My name is Jenny and I am an undergraduate student currently in the athletic training program. I am a first generation student from the suburbs of Chicago. I am half Polish and half Guatemalan and, as you can imagine, I was brought up in a household full of different culture. From a young age I was very interested in indulging in different cultures so I knew studying abroad was something I wanted to do when I came to the University of Iowa.

In the news: Experts warn of trauma

A series of panels discussed resilience over childhood trauma in the Voxman Music Building on Monday evening.