Articles from 2019

In the news: Russell Ganim named associate provost and dean of International Programs

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
The University of Iowa announced Tuesday that Russell Ganim will assume the role of associate provost and dean of International Programs, once Downing Thomas steps down Dec. 31, after a decade in the position.

Student spotlight: Mishma Nixon

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Every year thousands of international students make the fearless decision to advance their education in the United States. With thousands of colleges to choose from, these students qualify for some of the most prestigious programs in the nation. As prospective scholars weed out their options, they soon begin looking for an institution that feels like home. More than 3,100 international students and scholars currently call the University of Iowa home. Beyond their academic programs, the university has proven to be a welcoming, supportive, and integrated space for international applicants. And for a student like Mishma Nixon, current second-year Hawkeye student originally from Sri Lanka, that was all she could ask for.

In the news: Russell Ganim named associate provost and dean of International Programs

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Russell Ganim, director of the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), has been named the new associate provost and dean of International Programs. He will begin on Jan. 1.

WorldCanvass ReCap: Simon Estes: A Life in Music

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
UI alum and world renowned opera singer Simon Estes was awarded the 2019 International Impact Award as part of this special program of WorldCanvass.

International Travel Award highlight: Ted Neal

Monday, December 2, 2019
In June, Ted Neal, associate professor of science education and former wildlife camp instructor, travelled to São Paulo, Brazil, to present his research on informal learning environments and immersive inquiry. Neal received funding to pursue international education from the University of Iowa’s International Travel Award. The grant supports international travel for research, creative activity, and active participation from university tenured, tenure-track, clinical, or research faculty members looking to travel internationally.

A decade of deanship for International Programs: Downing Thomas to return to faculty position after more than 10 years representing the UI on an international stage

Monday, December 2, 2019
When Downing Thomas ends his tenure as associate provost and dean of International Programs at the end of the semester, he’ll be making two significant shifts in his life. Professionally, Thomas will return to teaching French literature as a professor in the Department of French and Italian in the College of Arts and Sciences, effective Dec. 31. The second significant shift in his life is personal. Thomas and his wife, Joy, are expecting a baby in December.

KoRN and International Programs to host talk on Korean migrants in Northeast Asia, Dec. 6

Monday, November 25, 2019
In an event sponsored by the Korean Studies Research Network (KORN) and International Programs, Alyssa Park, UI associate professor of modern Korean history, will be speaking about her new book, Sovereignty Experiments: Korean Migrants and the Building of Borders in Northeast Asia, 1860-1945 on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in UCC 2390 (Executive Boardroom).

Study abroad to host info sessions on humanistic counseling program in Greece, Dec. 6 & Feb. 7

Thursday, November 21, 2019
UI students who are interested in studying abroad in Greece are invited to attend an information session on Greece: Origins of Humanistic Counseling.

In the news: UI grad Simon Estes used his voice to change the world

Thursday, November 21, 2019
The voice of Simon Estes is an example of music fostering humanity, opportunity and positive change on an international scale.

Building Our Global Community Celebrates 15 Years

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Building Our Global Community is a free program offered to all University of Iowa faculty and staff members interested in gaining insight on the experiences and expectations of international students and scholars. Going on 15 years, the program has transformed the education system and relationships faculty and staff members create with international students and scholars.