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UI Students to Show Film at Cannes Festival

What do a ukuleleist, a manager, and a Chihuahua have in common? All are characters in a short film by two University of Iowa graduate students that was recently selected to be screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Fulbrights make an Impact

UI alumni like Deanna Fei and Geoffrey Hilsabeck have benefited greatly from their international experiences thanks to the support of Fulbright grants. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program gives masters and doctoral candidates, recent baccalaureate recipients, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience.

Highlight on Fulbright: UI grad discovers poetry in a new language and land

Why Portuguese?– A question that Geoffrey Hilsabeck didn’t always have a clear answer for when he started learning the language in 2008 while attending the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. With the support of a Fulbright fellowship grant, Hilsabeck just finished a year studying Portuguese poetry and teaching a class in U.S. history and culture at the University of Lisbon.

UI International Studies graduate Keenan named to USA Today academic first team

Alexandra Keenan was named to the USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team. Twenty students were chosen out of hundreds for first-team status, each receiving a $2,500 cash award. The article notes that the members of the 2010 team are “true global citizens,” and Keenan is no exception. She helped lead a team of students who designed a handheld water sanitizer, a project that was awarded an EPA sustainable design grant and was named one of Discover Magazine‘s “10 Everyday Technologies That Can Change the World.” She studied non-governmental organizations in India and then advocated for cervical cancer screening at a hospital in Madurai, which has since implemented a community-based screening program. She managed the daily care of 12 HIV-positive children at an orphanage in Tonal, Mexico, and helped develop a diagnostic technique for a deadly parasitic disease and then taught it to scientists at a university in India. She is a Goldwater Scholar and was named one of Glamour magazine’s “Top 10 College Women” in 2009.

UI helps bring Japanese puppet troupe to Riverside Festival Stage July 18

The Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 18 at the Riverside Festival Stage in Lower City Park in Iowa City. The performance, which was free and open to the public, was held in conjunction with the Japanese Bunraku Summer Camp offered by UI International Programs July 13-17 at Shimek Elementary School. The puppeteers performed three pieces: Kotobuki Shiki Sanbaso, Yaoya Oshichi and the Lion Dance.