Monday, November 28, 2022
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On this WorldCanvass, we explore the long and storied history of translation at the University of Iowa and learn how a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education is helping students, educators, and community members across Iowa build translation and global literacy skills.  

The grant establishes the UI as a national resource for translation and global literacy and is not only a feather in the cap for the UI but a game-changer for those working throughout our state to reduce linguistic and cultural barriers between people.

Our guests will reflect on the history and current environment for translation at Iowa as well as the concept of global literacy which is intertwined with language study and cultural fluency in an interconnected world.

Join us on December 8 for WorldCanvass from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., at MERGE in downtown Iowa City.  WorldCanvass, produced by UI International Programs, is free and open to the public.  All are invited to enjoy a pre-show reception from 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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WorldCanvass is a production of International Programs in partnership with MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street. Programs are recorded as audio podcasts and are available on Apple Podcast, the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and the WorldCanvass website. Audio production is provided by Kyle Marxen.  
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Amy Green in advance at or 319-335-1433.  

International Programs (IP) at the University of Iowa (UI) is committed to enriching the global experience of UI students, faculty, staff, and the general public by leading efforts to promote internationally oriented teaching, research, creative work, and community engagement.  IP provides support for international students and scholars, administers scholarships and assistance for students who study, intern, or do research abroad, and provides funding opportunities and grant-writing assistance for faculty engaged in international research. IP shares their stories through various media, and by hosting multiple public engagement activities each year.