Articles from January 2019

Q&A with Yufei Qu about her experience as an international student at the University of Iowa

Yufei Qu, international student from China, talks about her experiences at the University of Iowa.

Study abroad to host Irish Writing Program info sessions, Feb. 2019

Come and learn about this fantastic opportunity to enrich your writing skills over the summer (May 30 - July 13, 2019) in the heart of Dublin!

The Peril and Promise of Internationalization in the Era of Trump, Brexit, and Global Competition topic of March 11 lecture

Philip Altbach is the fifth speaker in the Commitment to Internationalization lecture series. His talk, "The Peril and Promise of Internationalization in the Era of Trump, Brexit, and Global Competition," will be on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in room 1117 of the University Capitol Centre. This lecture continues the conversation about the UI's vision and strategic themes for campus internationalization.

African Studies to host talk on the politics of land in Zimbabwe

The African Studies Program invites you to a Baraza/GHS Forum talk by Admire Mseba, "The Cultural Politics of Land and the Power of Chiefs in Northeastern Zimbabwe from Precolonial Times to the 1930s." This event will take place on Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 4-5:30 p.m. in 302 Schaeffer Hall.

2011 International Impact Award winner Trudy Huskamp Peterson recognized

Dr. Trudy Huskamp Peterson, our 2011 International Impact Award winner, was recently recognized with the Emmett Leahy Award. This award recognizes pioneers in the field of records and information management.

Artificial intelligence topic of February 12 WorldCanvass

It’s news to very few of us that artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer only in the realm of science fiction—it’s all around us. But what is it? From disembodied communication partners like Siri and Alexa to targeted marketing, intelligent vehicles, advanced medical diagnostics, and deepening layers of social media analytics, AI is changing the way we live, work, and play. On the next WorldCanvass, an exceptional group of UI faculty and industry leaders in the fields of engineering, technology, education, medicine, and business will discuss the current impact of AI and what they see on the horizon. Join us on February 12 for WorldCanvass: Artificial Intelligence. The program, which is free and open to the public, takes place at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, from 5:30-7 p.m. All are invited to a pre-show reception from 5-5:30 p.m.

Global research award to assist archaeological dig in Spain

Thanks to the assistance of a Global Research Partnership Award (GRPA) from International Programs, University of Iowa Professor of Anthropology Katina T. Lillios, along with a group of UI students, will travel to Spain this coming July for the unique opportunity to participate in an archaeological excavation and develop important skills in research collaboration.

In the news: Interview: Long-term view requisite for U.S.-China relations: U.S. university president

Bruce Harreld, president of the University of Iowa in the United States, always prides himself on the cultural diversity of his profession and family, specifically on the links with China.

Study Abroad to host weekly info sessions Spring 2019

Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend one of our weekly Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!  

Gilman scholarship info sessions to be held for academic year 2019-20

Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship.