Articles from 2018

WorldCanvass ReCap: Educational Cross-fertilization: the Iowa/India Connection

Monday, November 26, 2018
WorldCanvass celebrated International Education Week with a program on “Educational Cross-fertilization: the Iowa/India Connection.” The program featured UI President Bruce Harreld’s presentation of the 2018 International Impact Award to Rajat Jay Sehgal and the Sehgal Foundation for their leadership in support of community-based development activities, educational access, and the empowerment of women, particularly in rural India.  Sehgal was recognized for the foundation’s multi-year partnership with the University of Iowa’s award-winning India Winterim program.  Joining the discussion about the Iowa/India educational connection were Craig Just, Marian Muste, and Allen Bradley from the College of Engineering, Stephanie Gilbertson-White from the College of Nursing, Vijay Kamalumpundi from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs Downing Thomas.  

In the news: UI senior Austin Hughes named Rhodes scholar

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Student is the 21st Rhodes scholar in University of Iowa history

International Programs to host Fund for Education Abroad info sessions

Friday, November 16, 2018
Join International Programs for one of several upcoming information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Fund for Education Abroad scholarship.

U.S. foreign policy and global stability the subject of December 5 WorldCanvass

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The twentieth century has been called the American Century, a time when American ingenuity, economic growth, military power, and vibrant cultural expression led to increased prosperity and confidence at home and a stabilizing role in leadership on the international stage. 2018 finds us in a time of shifting alliances, renewed nationalism, unraveling multinational trade agreements, and serious divides at every level of political discourse. On the next WorldCanvass, historians, political scientists, and a former U.S. ambassador will look back over the last century through the prism of foreign policy and explore the interwar period (1918-1939), follow the rise of the post-WWII Western alliance, and assess U.S. foreign policy in a new time of global realignment and instability. Joan Kjaer hosts WorldCanvass, which takes place in downtown Iowa City at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street, from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, and is free and open to the public. We invite you to come at 5 and join us for a pre-show catered reception.

In the news: For the sake of society, let’s mix things up and let the fresh ideas emerge!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
A University of Iowa engineering student trained to develop solutions to drinking water issues in rural India can apply the same skills to issues faced by rural Iowans.

UI alum Philip C. Campbell reflects on over 50 years in international education

Monday, November 12, 2018
After receiving the October 2018 version of our International Alumni Quarterly E-Newsletter, Philip C. Campbell (PhD sociology ’70, MA sociology ’63) wrote in to share his experiences from over 50 years in international education.

In the news:From the DI sports desk, to international reporting on hunger and malnutrition

Monday, November 12, 2018
World-renowned journalist Roger Thurow started on The Daily Iowan’s sports desk. Now, he covers food shortages and malnutrition across the globe.

Stunning photos capture UI student life, here and abroad

Thursday, November 8, 2018
International Programs Annual Photo Contest one highlight of International Education Week

UI to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 12-16

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week celebrates the many ways international education and exchange opportunities prepare citizens for community building in both national and international settings. International Education Week 2018 will be observed November 12 - 16, 2018.

Japan Foundation to host noh theater events Nov. 12-14

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
The Japan Foundation, International Programs, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, and the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures are pleased to invite master woodcarver Kitazawa Hideta and noh performer and playwright David Crandall to the University of Iowa campus for a three-day event of workshops, and performances (November 12-14). ​​​​​​