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Dean and Tammy Oskvig
10/3/2012

A global impact: Scholarship to support engineering opportunities in developing countries

A recent gift from Dean and Tammy Oskvig of Stilwell, Kan., to the University of Iowa Foundation will establish the Oskvig Global Engineering Scholarship within the UI College of Engineering. The endowed gift will support one or more annual scholarships for engineering students interested in serving communities in developing countries through work in energy and/or water for a meaningful part of their professional career.
Confucius Institute
10/2/2012

UI Confucius Institute reaches community with Chinese donations

Books printed in English and Chinese are soon to make an appearance on the shelves of local libraries, including the Iowa City Public Library, which received its donation last week. Erin Mullins, a program coordinator for the UI Confucius Institute, said the group received $30,000 from an organization based in Beijing called Hanban, the Chinese National Office for teaching Chinese as a foreign language, to fund the project.
Michelle Gin
9/16/2012

I.C. resident bikes across Japan to raise awareness

In her bicycle trek across Japan last month, Iowa City resident Michelle Gin met a number of hibakusha, the Japanese term for survivors of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S. in 1945. One woman, a volunteer emergency aid worker, recounted to Gin her experience of rushing to the hospital just after the bomb dropped. The streets were filled with burned bodies and hands reached for her ankles for help as she walked by.
students in egypt
9/13/2012

New UI student group sets sights for volunteer trip abroad

A new student organization at the University of Iowa will offer its members a unique opportunity to volunteer abroad next spring. The organization, called International Volunteers, is open to students of all majors who are interested in gaining volunteer experience while exploring another country. Members will collectively decide on a country where they will complete volunteer projects based on their skills and interests. The trip will last approximately 3-4 weeks and begin after finals week in May 2013.
7/29/2012

UI alumna hops on bike to spread the word

After spending half of her college career at the University of Iowa studying overseas, Michelle Gin already is an extensive world traveler with a global perspective. Next month, though, she will see the world from an entirely different vantage: atop her bicycle. The Iowa City woman is one of about three dozen activists from around the world set to pedal across Japan in August on a two-week, 300-mile trek that will take her from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in the name of global peace and the end of nuclear proliferation.
Michelle Gin
7/2/2012

UI employee biking as sole U.S. representative on 'peace' tour

Michelle Gin will soon burn rubber in southern Japan as the sole U.S. representative on the international peace bike tour in August. Gin — an outreach coordinator in the University of Iowa Study Abroad office — will join more than 40 activists from around the world, and they will cycle 500 kilometers through southern Japan starting in Nagasaki and ending in Hiroshima. The idea of the tour is for representatives to show solidarity with the victims and survivors of nuclear weapons, nuclear testing, uranium mining, nuclear energy, and nuclear accidents in the past 60 years, according to a press release.
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6/28/2012

IC Church helps international students find furniture

Many international students step foot on campus with only their suitcase, but one local church continues to help newcomers fill their apartments. International students spend roughly $9,500 in the first 12 months of living at the University of Iowa, said Lee Seedorff, assistant director for advising at International Student and Scholar Services. This figure includes purchasing housing, food, furniture, and basic living expenses.
6/15/2012

Bringing the world to Iowa youth

Nissa Greenquist wanted to be a nurse or pursue some other career where she could give back to the community. But become a teacher? The daughter of two educators, both University of Iowa alumni, says she wanted to avoid going into the profession just because her parents were teachers. “I wanted to be my own person and not automatically follow in their footsteps,” Nissa says, who recently joined her dad, Steve, on the UI campus to attend the Global Education Summer Institute for Teachers.
6/1/2012

Sushi Workshop Wins Program of the Year Award

The University of Iowa has awarded the Mayflower Hall Sushi Workshop with Best Educational Program of the Year Award for 2012. Yume Hikada, International Programs' Japan Outreach Coordinator, held the first workshop in February 2011. Its great turnout and enormous success amongst participants led her to conduct a second workshop in February 2012 that attracted over 100 participants.