Articles from May 2022

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Global Alumni Spotlight series to discuss Ukrainian experience - June 22

Join International Programs for the fifth installment in their Global Alumni Spotlight Series featuring alumnus Geoffrey D'Souza (BS political science ‘01). D'Souza will talk with UI International Programs Associate Provost and Dean Russ Ganim about his experiences living and working in Ukraine and how the country has changed over the course of the past 20 years.
Briana in Berlin during the final months of her two-year research stay in Berlin, funded with external grants from the DAAD and Free University of Berlin, April 2015.

Donor-funded UI research experiences lead to Harvard and book deal

The recipient of multiple student funding research awards while at Iowa, Briana Smith attributes many of her successes to her time at Iowa and the support she received from faculty and staff mentors.
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Undergraduate student Rupanti Bose inspired UI to act on the importance of name pronunciation

“It was a very emotional moment for me because up until then I didn’t realize how much I actually missed hearing my name correctly. From that moment, I knew I should make an effort to introduce my identity and culture properly.”
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International students celebrate accomplishments at affinity graduation ceremony

In a celebration of perseverance, accomplishment, and their collective experiences, international students at the University of Iowa held an affinity graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 12.
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Student spotlight: Daniel Lowe

24 hours. That’s how fast Daniel Lowe’s life changed in March 2020. Lowe, a graduate of Lancaster University in Lancaster, United Kingdom, who studied abroad at the University of Iowa during the 2019-2020 academic year, found his time at Iowa cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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International Student Affinity Graduation ceremony set for May 12

The 2nd Annual International Student Affinity Graduation ceremony will be held in person for the first time on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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17 UI students, alumni receive Fulbright awards to travel abroad in 2022-23

Seventeen University of Iowa students and alumni were chosen from about 10,000 Fulbright Award applicants nationwide to serve as representatives of the U.S. State Department to teach English abroad and to undertake public health research and creative writing projects in 16 countries during the 2022-23 academic year.
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UI staff and faculty support key to Tippie student adapting to college life

"Just like there are two sides of the same coin, the UI’s smaller number of international students could lead you to greater opportunities as a unique person who stands out. Be willing to accept new things and say yes to every opportunity that comes your way, because it will guide you to greater opportunities. If you can do it at Iowa, you will for sure become a global leader!”
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Student Spotlight: Michaeljulius Idani

President of the Society of Black Graduate and Professional Students, college advisor for the Alpha Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and soon to be graduate in May 2022 with an MFA in creative writing, fiction. Michaeljulius Idani’s resume is covered with opportunities far and wide that he’s been afforded at the University of Iowa. All of this he has accomplished while conducting international research funded by the Stanley Graduate Award for International Research, an award he received in 2021.