Articles from October 2018

Chuseok Holiday

During Chuseok, a national holiday, there was no school which meant more time for me to wander around Seoul and spend quality time with quality people.

SASP talk examines life of immigrant scholar Sudhindra Bose, Nov. 8

The South Asian Studies Program will present a talk focused on the life of immigrant scholar Sudhindra Bose during his time in Iowa City from 1904-1946, during which he became a keen reporter on Midwest America. 

Making Denmark your classroom

I suppose for me to write about my academics, I should first explain how they’re set up for the semester. I attend a CIEE Global institute, which means my classes are divided up into 6-week blocks, every six weeks, students have the opportunity to travel to a new country or stay where they’re at.

Japanese Foundation to host workshop and bilingual reading Oct. 30

The Japan Foundation New York together with International Programs, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, the Obermann Center, and the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures present a workshop and bilingual reading with Murata Sayaka and Ginny Tapley Takemori on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

Upcoming Stanley info sessions

International Programs will host information sessions regarding the Stanley Awards for International Research. Undergraduates interested in international studies are especially encouraged to attend.

WorldCanvass ReCap: The Politics and Impact of Immigration

WorldCanvass began its tenth season of internationally focused discussions on October 9 with “The Politics and Impact of Immigration.” Arguments over reasonable and desirable immigration legislation and the control of U.S. borders have long vexed the political class, policy makers, and the American public, but they’ve become extraordinarily polarizing under the heightened rhetoric of recent years. WorldCanvass guests joined host Joan Kjaer to explore, from diverse and often divergent points of view, the complexities that make the immigration discussion so nuanced and difficult. 

In the news: UIHC surgeons operate on patients in need in Honduras

UIHC personnel traveled to Central America to provide hand surgeries for patients in need of health care.

In the news: 116 flags raised for international students at a time when the population’s enrollment is on a decline

Bridging Our World is a display of 116 flags at the IMU to signify the role of international students on campus. This comes at a time when international student enrollment at the UI is declining.

UI King Sejong Institute to host Sejong Talks Oct. 24

University of Iowa's King Sejong Institute invites you to attend The Sejong Talks on Wednesday, October 24, at 5:30-6:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Center, with a lecture entitled "Korea in the World," delivered by Dr. Hyaeweol Choi. 

In the news: International students pump millions of dollars into Iowa's economy. But their numbers are dropping at the University of Iowa and Iowa State

The impact of international students is significant.