Articles from September 2023

Isabella Rivera cover

My transformational journey in Chile

Friday, September 29, 2023
"Chile taught me confidence—in myself, in my resources, and in my ability to, ultimately, wing it."
Nada Melhem with Russ Ganim, Rima Afifi, and Claudia Corwin

Broader global health understanding brought to the University of Iowa community after visit with Dr. Nada Melhem

Friday, September 29, 2023
Dr. Nada M. Melhem, visiting faculty from the American University of Beirut, opened the eyes of Iowa City residents to the public health challenges impacting her home country of Lebanon during a lecture on cholera on Sept. 13.
student in blue shirt

Boren Awards info session to be held on Nov. 15

Friday, September 22, 2023
Learn how you can receive up $30,000 for international research or study abroad with a Boren Award.
Guadalupe de la Rosa in Chile on rocky terrain and big blue sky

Public health student interns in Chile, works to improve education standards

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Guadalupe de la Rosa, a public health major, recently returned from Chile where she interned for an organization that empowers individuals through education and the promotion of human rights.
Abby Fowler standing in front of Japanese arch in Japan

Upcoming Critical Language Scholarship info session and workshop, Nov 2 & 10

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Are you an undergraduate or graduate student interested in a summer language program abroad, all expenses paid?
Cecilia Bradley at the National Library in Buenos Aires

Take your research abroad with a Stanley Award - upcoming 2023 info sessions

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
The Stanley Undergraduate and Graduate Awards for International Research are given annually to outstanding University of Iowa students for the pursuit of research and learning activities outside of the United States.
Dr. Zainub Priya Dala

What Gandhi did not see: author Dr. Zainub Priya Dala to deconstruct aspects of being Indian in South Africa

Monday, September 18, 2023
Join the South Asian Studies Program as they welcome author Dr. Zainub Priya Dala on Friday, October 6. Dala will provide an assessment of the legacy of Gandhi in South Africa, the land where he began his political career before going on to become one of the most enigmatic - and controversial - leaders the modern world has seen. 
Karen Bjøro

Global Alumni Spotlight Series features global nursing leader Dr. Karen Bjøro 

Monday, September 18, 2023
Dr. Karen Bjøro (PhD gerontological nursing ‘08), a leader in global nursing and health policy, will join International Programs on October 30 in this virtual talk as part of our Global Alumni Spotlight Series.
Bohyeong Kim

Critical Capitalism: South Korea’s aspiring millionaires and the spirit of the asset economy

Friday, September 15, 2023
The Korean Studies Research Network presents “Critical Capitalism: South Korea’s Aspiring Millionaires and the Spirit of the Asset Economy” on Thursday, November 30 and features Dr. Bohyeong Kim of Vanderbilt University.
image of mandala made of sand

In the news: Garchen Mila Buddhist Center brings sand mandalas to the UI

The mandala was on display Sept. 5-8. On Sept. 8, there was a dissolution and procession where the sand was poured into the Iowa River.