The University of Iowa

Tagged with "global health"

10/15/2020

International Impact and Global Student Awards to be presented on November 16 WorldCanvass

Sarah Lande, a lifelong proponent of citizen diplomacy and key figure in the history of Iowa's relationship with China, and Patrick and Susan Keefe, whose commitment to serving the health needs of under-resourced and marginalized communities has taken them to many parts of the U.S. and the world, are the recipients of the UI's 2020 International Impact Award. UI President Bruce Harreld and International Programs Associate Provost and Dean Russell Ganim will present the International Impact Awards during WorldCanvass, the official kick-off for the UI celebration of International Education Week (November 16-20). Recognition will also be given to Mishma Nixon and Nicholas Stroup, recipients of the UI's Global Student Awards. WorldCanvass will be held virtually this year through Zoom, beginning at 5:30p.m. on November 16. To attend the event, please register here: https://uiowa.zoom.us/webinar/register/7516023228353/WN_H-U-xHV0TGiBQyT5...
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Caitlyn Kavan
5/3/2016

Study Abroad Outreach Assistant to receive 2016 Dean's Achievement Award

UI senior Caitlyn Kavan is a go-getter. Since the beginning of her time at the University of Iowa, she’s been an advocate for refugees, a student athlete, a member of seven multicultural student organizations, and an on-campus facilitator for discussions about breaking racial stereotypes. She can be found here at the International Programs office where she works as an outreach assistant, helping students find the study abroad destination of their dreams.
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Rebecca Arnold
12/28/2015

Global Health Guru

From Bangladesh to Tanzania, Rebecca Arnold has witnessed firsthand the power of education in improving public health around the world. She remembers the young Bangladeshi girl who delayed marriage to finish high school and pursue a degree in nursing. Then, there was the Tanzanian woman raising her children in poverty, who summoned the courage to leave an abusive relationship and become a public advocate for HIV patients in her community. Inspired by their transformations, Arnold has devoted her career to teaching life-saving health messages—from the importance of hydration to the dangers of smoking—to people in developing countries.