Articles from May 2024

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Pioneering wildfire monitoring at NASA: Iowa informatics alumnus Meng Zhou shares his story

Friday, May 31, 2024
Meng Zhou, originally from China, earned his PhD in informatics from the University of Iowa and has embarked on a new role as an assistant scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Gilman recipient Molly McNeill (bottom right) pictured with an instructor and classmates in the CIEE Seville program

How to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Thursday, May 30, 2024
Learn how to apply for a Gilman Scholarship from someone who has been there.
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UI grad Spencer Cooper-Ohm awarded Fulbright to Kosovo

Thursday, May 30, 2024
Spencer Cooper-Ohm, who received a BA in economics and English & creative writing from the University of Iowa in May 2024, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to Kosovo for 2024-25.
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Find me: From dinosaurs to discovery to diversity – the journey of Oliver Dimitri

Thursday, May 30, 2024
Dimitri, an undergraduate at the University of Iowa studying English and creative writing, hails from Malaysia. Like high school students worldwide, Dimitri wasn't certain about his desired field of study in college. Initially, he aspired to become a paleontologist, scouring for dinosaur fossils solo. Later, his ambitions shifted towards becoming a singer-songwriter akin to Miley Cyrus. To craft songs, he began writing lyrics, which gradually led him to poetry, and subsequently, to prose and storytelling.
Lorenzo Sanford presenting a lecture

Language preservation and partnerships for health: Chief of the Kalinago visits the University of Iowa

Friday, May 24, 2024
Lorenzo Sanford, the youngest elected chief of the Kalinago people in Dominica, visited the University of Iowa as part of the Major Project Award, Sacred Threads: Spirituality, Health, and Collaborative Partnerships for Health in Indigenous Communities.
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UI to host Study Abroad Fair, Sept. 17

Thursday, May 23, 2024
The Study Abroad Fair will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2024, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the IMU International Ballroom.
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7 reasons college students choose to study abroad, and why you should too

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Here are just seven of the many reasons why Iowa students choose to study abroad, and why you should consider taking advantage of this transformative opportunity too.
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Meet Jongkwan Yun: From South Korea to Iowa, gaining real-world experience in sport management

Friday, May 17, 2024
Jongkwan Yun, sport and recreation management major, is currently interning in the operations and promotions department of the Iowa Cubs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, through curricular practical training (CPT).
Eun Kyung Jeon at the 2023 Asia Pacific Society of Speech, Language, and Hearing (APSSLH) Conference

UI faculty meet professional goals with help of funding through International Programs

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
International Programs provides funding opportunities and grant-writing assistance for UI faculty engaged in international research, partnerships, and other activities, and is invested in the success that faculty have in their field.
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2024 International Student Graduation Celebration recognizes student achievements

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
To honor international graduates from fall 2023, spring 2024, and summer 2024, the University of Iowa (UI) held the 2024 International Student Graduation Celebration on Wednesday, May 8, in the International Ballroom at the Iowa Memorial Union. Over 170 people attended the event, which was hosted by Nandita Nair, a graduate student in mathematics, and Nico Sheck, a graduate student in education.