University of Iowa

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Gregory Hamot
6/7/2012

Boosting global literacy: UI helps K-12 educators enhance global literacy across state

For the second straight year, the University of Iowa’s International Programs and The Stanley Foundation are partnering to prepare teachers across the state of Iowa to infuse global perspectives into their classrooms. The Global Education Summer Institute for Teachers, a professional development opportunity for educators, will be hosted by UI International Programs Monday, June 11 through Wednesday, June 13, bringing 34 middle, junior, and high school teachers from Iowa’s four congressional districts to the UI campus for three days of training, guest speakers, group activities, and workshops.
4/5/2012

New federal loan regulations could impact study abroad

A University of Iowa official said UI students won't likely feel the effects of new federal student-loan regulations that some experts fear are minimizing geographic options for studying abroad. But other provisions governing summer semesters abroad may decrease the popularity of the programs at the UI. John Rogers, UI assistant director of Study Abroad, said he has not yet seen UI students affected by the new U.S. Department of Education regulations that may require foreign universities to bar American students relying on financial aid because of costly new U.S. accounting standards.
1/23/2012

CAPS speaker Jan. 25: Gendered Care Work as ‘Free Labor’ in State Employment

The ethnographic research elucidates ways in which young women’s care labor is appropriated by the state temporary employment as “free labor” in South Korea, building upon John Krinsky’s notion of free labor as state orchestrated exploitation of workers. Through experience of school social workers who are hired and laid off by the state-run Education Welfare Priority Project as a window of thinking about gendered free labor, this talk examines the uniqueness of South Korean education and welfare reforms in the context of constructing two kinds of youth subjects through the Project: first, older youth as care givers through unstable labor as school social workers; and second, younger youth as care receiver and psychological objects in the context of attributing their problems to individual and internal issues. Further, tracing recent unionization efforts among the school social workers, this talk attempts to understand the context of why and how care labor is not readily recognized as a source of exploitation among school social workers. The talk will contribute to advancing analytic tools for understanding the intersection of state employment/exploitation and gendered care labor as an emerging labor neoliberal sector.