Articles from February 2024

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Alumna Shuhita Bhattacharjee: How Iowa helped her develop innovative, inclusive, and ethical pedagogy

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Shuhita Bhattacharjee received her PhD in English from the University of Iowa in 2015. Now working as an assistant professor of English literature & gender studies in India, she reflects on her time at Iowa and working in higher education.
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Webinar to focus on North Korea’s “Our Style” electronic music

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
This lecture, by Dr. Peter Moody of Korea University, will present the emergence of North Korean-style electronic music, which aimed to raise the quality of electronic music worldwide in a healthier direction.
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International Programs to host mentoring event to promote international faculty success

Monday, February 26, 2024
Veteran faculty from international destinations will share their advice and experiences with early career international faculty members.
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Korean Studies Research Network hosts presentation on gender relations, age, money, and desire in South Korea

Friday, February 23, 2024
This virtual event is presented by Dr. Yu-Ri Kim, postdoctoral research scholar in sociology at the University of Iowa.
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CPT and job search workshop to be offered to international students

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Attend this workshop to learn more about curricular practical training (CPT) and receive job search guidance with ISSS, the Grad Success Center, and the Pomerantz Career Center.
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Embracing Seoul: A journey of self-discovery and empowerment through study abroad

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
As a Black woman, I was nervous about traveling in a different country by myself for the first time. During my time abroad I quickly discovered that my fears were for naught.
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Learning to take comfort in the smallest acts: What I learned from studying abroad in England

Friday, February 16, 2024
"If I said this was my first time abroad, I would be lying, but I can definitely say that it was one of the most treasured and cherished moments of my life. I don’t think putting this study abroad experience into words could truly capture the essence of the time I spent in England."
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Four UI students awarded Leona Zaharis Scholarship to study abroad

Thursday, February 15, 2024
The Leona Zaharis Scholarship is a fund intended primarily for first-generation students that was established by Cathy Zaharis (BBA finance ’82) in memory of her mother.
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UI named top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for eighth year

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has again named the University of Iowa a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students.
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Are you prepared to be uncomfortable? A candid reflection on studying abroad in Florence, Italy

Monday, February 12, 2024
"Broadening your horizons can sometimes be a cheap phrase, but an accurate one, nonetheless. Being abroad doesn’t mean entering a new world, it means that your idea of the world itself expands. That type of experience teaches you a lot about people and also yourself."