Articles from February 2020

WorldCanvass ReCap: Coronavirus: Perceptions and Precautions

On February 21, expert guests from UI Hospitals and Clinics, the Iowa State Hygienic Lab, UI Student Health, and UI International Programs joined host Joan Kjaer to discuss the virus and its potential for harm here in Iowa as well as the measures the university is taking to inform, protect, and support its students, staff, faculty, and the surrounding community.

UI student awarded Gilman scholarship to South Africa

Chosen from thousands of applicants from colleges and universities across the U.S., University of Iowa undergraduate Tartil Ali has been awarded the competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad this summer.

Study abroad returnees connect at the Study Abroad After Party

UI students who have recently returned from a study abroad experience were invited to a Study Abroad After Party on February 13. “The event is a celebration of students who are returning from studying abroad. We want to, in some way, recognize them and honor them for their achievement of studying abroad,” said host Kristine Djerf, senior study abroad advisor and program coordinator.

In the news: UI Portuguese professor publishes work with Brazilian literary group Mulherio das Letras

Cristiane Barbosa de Lira works with a growing Brazil-based group, Mulherio das Letras. Thanks to the all-women writing group, she was able to publish two books in 2019.

In the news: UI students team up with Mandela fellow to help Botswana pharmacy

Three different groups of University of Iowa students worked over the course of three academic semesters to use their knowledge in information systems to create an application for a pharmacy in Botswana.

In the news: New Burma/Myanmar student organization hopes to provide a community to students

Three Burmese students began gathering with friends to form a community of peers from the same country. Now, they have formed an official student organization hoping to educate people about their culture.

In the news: UI panel discusses response, concerns on coronavirus

While public concern over the recent coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, four UI officials sat down to discuss realities and perceptions of the virus at a panel Feb. 21.

In the news: UI Anthropology Department celebrates 50 years of education, research

The University of Iowa Department of Anthropology is celebrating 50 years of education and research. A series of lectures, events, and festivities will kick off on Feb. 28 with guest speaker James Watson, UI grad and Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.

UI professor to teach and conduct research in India as a Fulbright scholar

The University of Iowa is thrilled to announce that Anita Jung, assistant professor in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to India for the 2020-21 academic year.

In the news: Continuing the cycle of mentorship

Tartil Ali is thankful for the role models in her life, and the University of Iowa student looks to pay their contributions forward through her work on campus, in the community, and in a future health care career.