Articles from August 2020

Welcome back! A (video) message from Dean Russell Ganim

Associate Provost and Dean Russell Ganim provides a welcome back message
face mask with the world map on it

Webinar series to look at Pandemic through the Asian experience, Sept. 18 & 25

Join International Programs, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and the Iowa Global Health Network for a special two-part webinar series "Pandemic, State & Society" (September 18 & 25) bringing together voices from Asia to discuss first-hand experiences with the coronavirus. 

Eight UI students awarded 2020 Gilman scholarships

Chosen from thousands of applicants from colleges and universities across the U.S., eight University of Iowa undergraduates have been awarded the competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

University of Iowa to host virtual study abroad fair Sept. 14-17

Start planning now for your study abroad experience by attending a host of interactive webinars at the University of Iowa's fall virtual study abroad fair, September 14 -17, via Zoom. 

Virtual internships provide UI students the opportunity to gain relevant, global experience

University of Iowa students aren’t letting the current Covid-19 pandemic put a damper on their aspirations to gain relevant, global experience in the form of international internships. While international travel is on hold at the moment, alternatives exist in the form of virtual internships—experiences that offer many of the same aspects of a traditional in-person internship such as interacting with supervisors and colleagues, completing projects, and learning about the host country’s work culture. An added benefit of the virtual internship format is the opportunity for students to gain remote working skills—important to the new reality many professionals face today.

UI alumna, author, and artist A. Kendra Greene on her debut book

University of Iowa alumna, author, and artist A. Kendra Greene recently published her first full-length book, The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland’s Most Unusual Museums. Greene graciously took some time to reminisce about her University of Iowa experience as an MFA student in the Nonfiction Writing Program and graduate certificate student in the Center for the Book, as well as the impact of receiving a Stanley Award for International Research.

King Sejong Institute to offer virtual Korean language classes fall 2020

Do you want to learn Korean from the comfort of your home? Now's your chance! FREE and open to the public. 

In the news: Entrepreneurs in Africa save the day for Iowa interns

Quick thinking by University of Iowa Tippie College of Business leaders arranges last-minute summer work experiences for students whose internships vanished in the pandemic haze.