Articles from January 2022

In the news: Opinion: Why MeToo still matters in the global battle against sexual assault

To fully explore the variances, power dynamics and contexts of the “MeToo” movement against sexual assault, WorldCanvass will host a live discussion on Tuesday, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Study abroad to host info session on popular faculty-led program in Spain, Feb. 15

Learn how you can study abroad this summer in Spain with UI Spanish Professor Ana Rodriguez Rodriguez during an info session on Tuesday, February 15, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in 214 Phillips Hall.  
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In the news: University of Iowa takes a look at the legacy of Anne Frank. Here's the schedule, and how to attend

“Teaching Anne Frank” brings experts across disciplines to explore the educational value and continuing relevance of her story.

A letter from Ecuador

In a matter of minutes, I’ve been in Ecuador for two months. In my last – and only letter, so far – I left off with the news that I would be in the Upper Amazon by the end of that week. For a few days, we stayed outside of the provincial capital of Puyo, visiting the organization Sacha Warmi (literally: “Forest Woman” in Quechua) led by Rosa, an indigenous woman of the Canelos nation, and her French husband Didier.

Meet our Spring 2022 study abroad correspondents

We're excited to announce our Study Abroad Correspondents for the Spring 2022 semester!
Elisha Smiley, lecturing instructor of baking and pastry arts at the Culinary Institute of America

‘Culinary spark’ from study abroad experience inspired UI alum Elisha Smiley to pursue career as pastry chef and instructor

As an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, Elisha Smiley (BBA accounting ’01; MAc accounting ’02) studied abroad in Dijon, France. It was a semester filled with learning to adapt, meeting new friends, and expanding her worldview, but perhaps most impactful was the connection she made to food. This connection helped to spark a career change from accounting to that of pastry chef and instructor.

Virtual Gilman scholarship info sessions to be held for Academic year 2022-23 - Feb. 15-25

Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted for summer and fall 2022.

UI Special Collections to host exhibit on Spanish and South American Indigenous Language books

The UI Center for the Book is honored to welcome renowned design binder Sol Rébora to Iowa City.

Lecture to discuss Israel's 'start-up' business culture, Feb. 8

International Programs and the Tippie College of Business are pleased to present a lecture by Dr. Daniel Aschheim entitled, "Recipe for a Start-Up Nation: 'Chutzpah', Innovation, Academia and Everything in Between," which will take place Tuesday, February 8, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in S401 Pappajohn Business Building. 

In the news: Iowa City group creates series highlighting refugee and immigrant experiences in Iowa

If the Iowa City Foreign Relation Council’s latest program, "Refugees and Immigrants in Iowa," creates a more “empathetic populace,” project director Peter Gerlach would take that as a success.