Articles from 2017

Upcoming Stanley workshop to be held Jan. 24

International Programs will host their final essay workshop regarding the Stanley Awards for International Research on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, in room 1117 of the University Capitol Centre. The Stanley Undergraduate and Graduate Awards for International Research are given annually to outstanding University of Iowa students for the pursuit of learning activities in international studies and international research/fieldwork. Undergraduates interested in international studies are especially encouraged to attend. This year’s application deadline is February 5, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.

In the news: UI College of Nursing gets donation to boost global education and outreach

The UI College of Nursing has received a $191,500 alumni donation that will allow the school to launch global health initiatives in Haiti and Swaziland, and provide international study and travel opportunities for nursing students.

Remembering Mary Jo Stanley, friend of International Programs

Mary Jo Stanley passed away on December 14, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on January 6, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church of Muscatine. Mary Jo and her husband Dick, who passed away on November 17, 2017, were generous supporters of Hancher Auditorium, the UI College of Engineering, International Programs, and the UI Museum of Art. The Stanley Café at Hancher Auditorium was named in their honor to recognize their giving.

WorldCanvass ReCap: Art and the Afterlife

Contemporary African artist Eric Adjetey Anang, internationally renowned for the Ghanaian ‘fantasy coffins’ he and generations before him have created, spent the fall 2017 semester as artist-in-residence at the UI Museum of Art. He joined UI faculty and African art scholars on the December 7 WorldCanvass in a program called “Art & the Afterlife.”

In the news: UI Conversation Center: From classroom idea to changing lives on campus, in community

Unique UI rhetoric program aims to help improve English skills and build cultural awareness

Four undergraduates awarded prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Four University of Iowa undergraduates have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad this spring. 

In the news: WorldCanvass panel discusses art, life after death

Eric Adjetey Anang and his fantasy coffins were featured on the Dec. 7 WorldCanvass discussion.

In the news: 'Fantasy coffins' on display as part of art and the afterlife at UI Museum of Art

Now through Dec. 10 at the Black Box Theater in the Iowa Memorial Union, you’ll find an exhibition of six large, painted, wooden objects: an airplane, honeybee, corncob, red chili pepper and an Oxford-style dress shoe. Another represents a water spirit known as Mami Wata. Nothing immediately apparent unites them. Yes, two have wings and two are vegetables, and the airplane and dress shoe might suggest some economic privileges. The display of the corncob, however, makes it clear that these are coffins, or “fantasy coffins,” according to the exhibition headline, created by artist Eric Adjetey Anang.

Remembering Dick Stanley, friend of International Programs

Richard “Dick” Stanley passed away on November 17, 2017. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, at the First Presbyterian Church of Muscatine. Dick was a great friend of International Programs, and an unwavering supporter of international education and global understanding. He supported international education because he firmly believed that knowing more about the world and its myriad peoples and cultures provides a strong foundation for peace and justice. He demonstrated this belief in his career as an engineer, through his leadership roles in the Stanley Foundation and in other organizations, and in his life. Dick was an early proponent of internationalization at the University of Iowa.

6th annual Fulbright workshop, Jan. 26

Would you like to teach English, study, or do research abroad for an academic year at no cost? Join International Programs for the sixth-annual intensive Fulbright U.S. Student Program workshop on Friday, January 26, 2018, from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. in 2520 University Capitol Centre.