Articles from September 2017

African Studies Program to host roundtable discussion with IWP residents, Oct. 18

The African Studies Program invites you to attend their first event of the semester, "A Roundtable with the 2017 IWP Residents from Africa." This event will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 12-1:30 p.m. in 2390 UCC (University Capitol Centre).

Beijing: The City of Lights?

In my high school French class, I recall learning about Paris’ arrondissements, or administrative districts, that circumvent the city. Following my freshman year at the University of Iowa, I spent a small portion of my summer break traveling in China. Of the mere two weeks I spent in China, one week was spent in Beijing. I remember noting the circular metro lines, regarding them as an inconvenience when trying to travel from a stop on one end of the rounded track to another.

Random things you don’t want to forget to pack with you to Italy!

Hey Hawkeyes! Below I have provided a list of items that you don’t want to forget to bring with you when you go abroad, the list especially applies to those going to Italy!

In the news: University of Iowa theater project spotlights the Muslim experience in Iowa

While Hancher’s Embracing Complexity initiative is bringing artists with Islamic cultural ties to Iowa City, nine University of Iowa students are fanning out across the state to gather the stories of Muslims living in Iowa.

In the news: Embracing Complexity project seeks to undermine 'us vs. them' dichotomy

The world, I think we can agree, is a complicated place. Unfortunately, it seems much of our current dialogue about important issues seeks to minimize those complications, seeking instead to divide us with overly simple dichotomies. We’re facing a moment where we are called to resist the dangerous notion of “us vs. them” — where “them” is some groups that get marginalized even while being undeniably part of “us.”

Prof. Ann Twinam to deliver 7th annual Charles A. Hale Lecture, Oct. 12

The 7th annual Charles A. Hale Lecture will be held Thursday, Oct. 12, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in 1117 UCC for the lecture "Pardos, Mulattos, and the Purchase of Whiteness in the Spanish Indies." 

International Parents of the Year 2017 - Meenu and Suresh Mittal

International Student and Scholar Services is happy to announce the recipients of the 2017 International Parents of the Year award, Meenu and Suresh Mittal of India.  The Mittals were nominated by their son, Sanjay, who previously received his Master of Business Administration with distinction in 2015 and is now a graduate student in the Master of Accountancy program in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa.

In the news: Hancher leads campus inclusion efforts by ‘Embracing Complexity’

Programming to focus on arts and culture from Muslim-majority countries

"Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity" influences UISG Vice President's platform

University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) Vice President Lilian Sanchez was originally drawn to UISG after realizing the potential for positive change to improve lives for students on campus. “I love living in Iowa City and attending the university because of its wide range of programming, both on and off campus,” she said. “A sense of community is very important to me and I find that here. My love for the University of Iowa community led me to want to give back in any way.”

My top 10 pre-departure travel tips

Being 9 days, 19 hours, and 57 minutes out from my departure for Greece, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on my preparation. I have been talking about my Greece adventure since last January! This preparation process has been quite different than what I expected. But, I can honestly say that I learned more about myself, my plans, and my priorities. Here I have compiled 10 tips that I would give to someone who is starting to prepare to go abroad