Articles from June 2021

Young alumna gives back to show appreciation

Monday, June 28, 2021
Shuwen Li (BS neuroscience ’20) recently made donations to the University of Iowa Department of Biology and the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center Student Fund. “It’s a way to show my appreciation. I also want to contribute to the Hawkeye community as a proud member,” Li reflects on her decision to give back to her alma mater. 

UI Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honors Society for International Scholars Receives the Outstanding Chapter Award

Friday, June 18, 2021
The Alpha Tau chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honors Society for International Scholars at the University of Iowa recently received the Eileen Evans Outstanding Chapter Award. “The award is to recognize outstanding service to the Society, significant chapter growth and development, and exemplar programming to promote international education,” said Yashwant Prakash Vyas, president and chapter coordinator.

The University of Iowa to Virtually Host 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Thursday, June 17, 2021
The University of Iowa is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.  Beginning June 21, The University of Iowa will virtually engage 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Business leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  Some highlights of the University of Iowa program will include business-specific content, virtual networking events with Iowa community and business leaders, cultural connection activities, and community service meetings.

In the news: University of Iowa International Writing Program to read in support of Myanmar writers, alumni

Sunday, June 13, 2021
The University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, in collaboration with Asia Society, at 6 p.m. Monday (June 14) will host a free online event to show support for writers — including IWP alumni — who were arrested or killed during a February military coup in Myanmar, long known as Burma.

Five University of Iowa students selected for competitive Critical Language Scholarships for 2021

Friday, June 11, 2021
Chosen from thousands of applicants nationwide, five students from the University of Iowa have been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study critical languages during the summer of 2021:
Student holding Brazilian flag next to graduate herky by Old Capitol

Dean's Message: International Student Affinity Graduation

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Dean Ganim talks about the first-ever affinity graduation for international students.