Articles from October 2020

UI to host talk with Diversity Abroad founder, Nov. 17

Andrew Gordon is the seventh speaker in the Commitment to Internationalization lecture series. His talk, "Advancing Equity & Inclusion Through Global Engagement," will be on November 17, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., via Zoom. This lecture continues the conversation about the UI's vision and strategic themes for campus internationalization.

ESG lecture to host Simon Glendinning from the London School of Economics

The European Studies Group will present a guest presentation and Q&A with Professor Simon Glendinning from the London School of Economics on "Europe: A Community That is Not One" at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 12 via Zoom.  The event is free and open to the public. 

In the news: Federal proposal could limit the duration of status for international students

The University of Iowa and the Big Ten Academic Alliance are publicly opposing the proposed change that would require international students to go through a drawn-out submission and approval process to extend their stay while completing their programs.

Pursuing Racial Justice

Human beings are meaning-making creatures, and in tumultuous periods of history many turn to the arts for solace, instruction, and delight. Poets and novelists, painters and sculptors, composers and choreographers—all seek to frame their particular experiences in enduring works of art, which can help us articulate those bewildering questions that in extremis may beset us at any moment.

Q&A with Nicholas Stroup, Global Student Award winner

Nicholas Stroup is a recipient of the 2020 Global Student Award, which recognizes current University of Iowa students who are emerging leaders deeply engaged in international education on campus or abroad. The award is given to two students annually—one to a student who has made significant efforts toward campus internationalization, and another to a student who is furthering globalization through their international research or study abroad program. The award was established by UI International Programs in 2019.

Q&A with Mishma Nixon, Global Student Award winner

Mishma Nixon is a recipient of the 2020 Global Student Award, which recognizes current University of Iowa students who are emerging leaders deeply engaged in international education on campus or abroad. The award is given to two students annually—one to a student who has made significant efforts toward campus internationalization, and another to a student who is furthering globalization through their international research or study abroad program. The award was established by UI International Programs in 2019.

2020 Global Student Award winners announced

The Global Student Award recognizes current University of Iowa students who are emerging leaders deeply engaged in international education on campus or abroad. The award is given to two students annually—one to a student who has made significant efforts toward campus internationalization, and another to a student who is furthering globalization through their international research or study abroad program.

In the news: Spanish and Portuguese professor wins NEH award

A UI professor and book author has won an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Virtual Internship provides Linette Leng opportunity to gain relevant, global experience

Linette Leng, UI undergraduate student pursuing a BA with a double-major in Spanish and interdepartmental studies, isn’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on her aspiration to gain relevant, global experience in the form of an international internship. Leng is currently completing a virtual internship at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Reggio Emilia, Italy, through USAC. We caught up with Leng to learn more about her experience.

Dean's Message: Settling into Fall term

Dean Ganim provides an update on some of the activities taking place through International Programs this fall.