Articles from November 2020

In the news: Biomedical engineering student named UI’s 22nd Rhodes Scholar

Marissa Mueller excels in research and athletics at Iowa

WorldCanvass Recap: Iowa in the World

On November 16, the 2020 International Impact Award and UI Global Student Awards were presented during WorldCanvass. Access the recording and read the media coverage.

Teaching and Learning Post-COVID topic of December 8 WorldCanvass

The changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have impacted every person, every industry, every region, and every communal activity for nearly the whole of 2020. Even after the much-hoped-for vaccine is developed and distributed, some believe that life and work patterns have been forever altered. What comes next in the field of global education is the subject of the December WorldCanvass on the topic “Teaching and Learning Post-COVID.”  WorldCanvass will be held virtually through Zoom, from 5:30-7 p.m. on December 8.

In the news: University of Iowa International Programs embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion during International Education Week

University leaders are using International Education Week 2020 to celebrate global citizenship and the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in international experiences.

In the news: Community and international affairs advocate Sarah Lande receives University of Iowa’s International Impact Award

UI undergraduate and graduate alumni Sarah Lande will receive the award recognizing her key work as an Iowan representative to China.

In the news: ‘Time to Heal,’ immigrants, international students, and community advocates react to a high stakes election

Members and advocates of the international and immigrant community of Iowa City react to a Biden-Harris victory.

In the news: Student photos capture the UI global experience in Iowa and abroad

UI study abroad returnees, international students, and alumni share their global experiences through photos during International Education Week

David Doughty (BA ’03) reflects on the impact of his global learning experience as an undergraduate

David Doughty (BA political science ’03), senior associate attorney with Janeway Law Firm in Lone Tree, Colorado, says that his study abroad experience in San Sebastian, Spain, was the best thing he did during his undergraduate academic career at Iowa.

International Impact and Global Student Awards to be presented on November 16 WorldCanvass

Sarah Lande, a lifelong proponent of citizen diplomacy and key figure in the history of Iowa's relationship with China, and Patrick and Susan Keefe, whose commitment to serving the health needs of under-resourced and marginalized communities has taken them to many parts of the U.S. and the world, are the recipients of the UI's 2020 International Impact Award. UI President Bruce Harreld and International Programs Associate Provost and Dean Russell Ganim will present the International Impact Awards during WorldCanvass, the official kick-off for the UI celebration of International Education Week (November 16-20).  Recognition will also be given to Mishma Nixon and Nicholas Stroup, recipients of the UI's Global Student Awards.  WorldCanvass will be held virtually this year through Zoom, beginning at 5:30p.m. on November 16.

2020 International Impact Award winners announced

The International Impact Award recognizes distinguished alumni and other individuals with significant ties to the UI who have made important contributions internationally or, in the case of international alumni, abroad in their home countries. It honors exceptional individuals in any field who have made sustained and deep contributions internationally or in the U.S. to promote global understanding.