Articles from February 2022


In the news: Opinion: I teach about Anne Frank because she teaches us about ourselves

For many, Anne Frank’s name conjures imagery of a young Jewish girl with long dark hair and twinkling eyes, a secret hiding space, and of course, a diary. 

Meet study abroad's 2022 Diversity Ambassador Awardees

The Diversity Ambassador Scholarship program supports the diversification of students who study abroad by providing awards to students from diverse backgrounds and identities, many of whom are traditionally underrepresented on study abroad programs.

SASP talk to explore gender relations and media in India Apr. 6

The South Asian Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies present "Coming of Age in Macholand: Media, Masculinity and Transnationality in Northern India," a talk by Dr. Harjant Gill, that will take place virtually from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (CDT) on Monday, April 6. 

SASP lecture to examine public protests and media in India Mar. 28

The South Asian Studies Program and Department of Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies invite you to "Bodily Encounters: Idioms of Political Expressions in India," a talk by Dr. Navaneetha Mokkil that will take place virtually from 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. on Monday, March 28. 

Symposium to discuss corruption and the rise of populism Mar. 31-Apr. 2

“Corruption, the Rise of Populism, and the Future of Democracy" is a three-day symposium bringing together leading corruption and anti-corruption scholars from across disciplines and geographic areas.
Becoming South Korean Mothers

Korean Studies to host lecture on North Korean defector mothers in South Korea Mar. 11

The Korean Studies Research Network and International Programs will present a virtual lecture by guest speaker Dr. Jeongeun Lee entitled "Becoming South Korean Mothers: North Korean Defector Mothers in South Korea" on Friday, March 11, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., via Zoom. 

Fulbright info session to be held Feb 21

Would you like to teach English, study, or do research abroad for an academic year at no cost?

Train to Barcelona

Hello from Barcelona!! These past few days have been an absolute blast and I still can’t believe this is real life!

In the news: Artist celebrates UI’s rich history, global impact

University of Iowa student Gul Rukh Mehboob will return to Pakistan with a PhD, and through her art leave a piece of herself behind in Iowa. Her watercolor painting of Old Capitol was selected to celebrate the university’s 175 years as an institution and to commemorate the installation of President Barbara Wilson.

In the news: Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest meets with Iowa City, UI leaders

Daniel Aschheim, deputy consul general and consulate general of Israel to the Midwest, met with leaders from the University of Iowa and Iowa City during a visit to give a lecture hosted by International Programs and the Tippie College of Business.