Articles from April 2021

Tidjo Thierry Kuagbenu (BS actuarial science ’04) reflects on his memories from the University of Iowa

Tidjo Thierry Kuagbenu (BS actuarial science ’04) has enjoyed a successful career in a variety of corporations and locations across the world. He has fond memories of his time at the University of Iowa, including professors that had an impact on his educational experience.

 Student spotlight: Zhuolun Li

Zhuolun Li, UI student double-majoring in psychology and economics, hails from Kunming, China. He is the current vice president of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association and was also recognized for his contributions as a student employee in the Catlett Hall Market Place.

Critical Language Scholarship winner Aastha Chandra to study Hindi virtually this summer

University of Iowa biomedical science student Aastha Chandra of Cedar Falls, Iowa, has been awarded a 2021 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) for a summer virtual intensive language and cultural program in Hindi.

UI student Julia Conrad awarded Fulbright to Italy

Julia Conrad, who will receive an M.F.A. in literary translation from the University of Iowa in May 2021, is the winner of a Fulbright Arts/Creative Writing award to Italy for 2021-22

WorldCanvass Recap: Gandhi at 150

Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most original, impactful, and complex figures of the 20th century. WorldCanvass panelists reflected on Gandhi at 150.

Inaugural International Student Affinity Graduation event

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and International Programs in collaboration with campus partners, are happy to announce the inaugural International Student Affinity Graduation. Due to the current public health situation, this event is being organized virtually.

In the news: Context Culture: Current and former Hawkeyes developing new app and platform

The application and podcast are dedicated to helping people navigate cross-cultural communication in various situations, including study abroad, international education, business, and backpacking.

Mohamed Hassan Kamil (BS actuarial science ’85; MBA ’86) reflects on impact of his time at the University of Iowa

A graduate of the University of Iowa with a BS in actuarial science and an MBA, Hassan Kamil is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Chartered Life Underwriter. He worked in the United States from 1987 to 1994 prior to returning to Malaysia where he held several key positions as chief operating officer, chief actuary, and chief financial officer at multinational insurance companies based in Malaysia and Indonesia.

A letter to the university community on the Derek Chauvin Trial 

The trial of Derek Chauvin has exacted tremendous stress both nationally and locally. International Programs at the University of Iowa wishes to affirm its support of all members of the Hawkeye family, especially communities of color that continue to be unduly impacted by these events.

UI student Sarah Schlosser awarded Fulbright to India

Sarah Schlosser, who will receive an M.F.A in book studies from the University of Iowa in May 2021, is the winner of a Fulbright Study/Research grant in Book Arts to India for 2021-22