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3/23/2021

Gandhi at 150 on April 16 WorldCanvass

Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most original, impactful, and complex figures of the 20th century. Revered around the world for his activism, self-sacrifice, and nonviolent methods of confronting a repressive colonial power, Gandhi remains a much-admired figure today. Gandhi may be best known in America for the influence his teachings on nonviolence had on leaders of the civil rights movement. But the story of the man and his legacy is layered and not without its contradictions. Our guests on the April 16 WorldCanvass will reflect on Gandhi at 150. This event will foreshadow the Provost’s Global Forum planned for November 2021 on “The Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi at 150: Nonviolence, Race, and Politics.” Join us for this virtual WorldCanvass on April 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. Free and open to all, the program will be aired on Zoom and on Facebook Live.
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10/12/2018

Iowa/India educational connections explored on November 13 WorldCanvass

WorldCanvass will celebrate International Education Week* with a program on “Educational Cross-fertilization: the Iowa/India Connection.” The program will feature UI President Bruce Harreld’s presentation of the 2018 International Impact Award to Rajat Jay Sehgal and the Sehgal Foundation for their leadership in support of community-based development activities, educational access, and the empowerment of women, particularly in rural India. Sehgal will also be recognized for the foundation’s multi-year partnership with the University of Iowa’s award-winning India Winterim program. Joining the discussion about the Iowa/India educational connection are Craig Just, Marian Muste, and Allen Bradley from the College of Engineering, Stephanie Gilbertson-White from the College of Nursing, Vijay Kamalumpundi from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs Downing Thomas. WorldCanvass begins at 5:30 on November 13 at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street, with a pre-show reception from 5-5:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.
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4/28/2017

Promise and Pitfalls of Development Efforts in Rajasthan, India

In December, 2016, a group of 12 UI faculty and students, led by Meena R. Khandelwal, an associate professor of anthropology and gender, women’s and sexuality studies at the University of Iowa, spent a month studying efforts to design and diffuse improved cookstoves in southern Rajasthan, India, thanks to a Fulbright-Hays GPA grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and supported by UI International Programs.
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A palliative care patient smiles at the camera as his calf rests at his side in the Union Territory of Pondicherry, India. Before taking the photo, a nurse helped me ask for permission, translating the request into his native language Tamil.(The Daily Iow
2/2/2017

In the news: In different horizons

A cup of hot tea sits in my palms. This is my second visit to India, and I’ve answered this question many times. “Our organization serves the elderly and the critically ill, those who have been abandoned by their families,” I say. “We give them medicine for their pain. We provide social support. Many of our patients don’t even have someone to talk to.”
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11/4/2016

Groups join to put on Diwali

The University of Iowa Indian Student Alliance, South Asian Student Alliance, and the Pakistani Student Association will host a Diwali celebration on Saturday night.
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4/26/2016

Maya Ramaswamy named 2016 Boren Fellowship Award recipient

UI International Programs congratulates Maya Ramaswamy on being awarded a Boren Fellowship to study in India during the 2016-17 academic year. Maya is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Iowa College of Public Health’s Occupational and Environmental Health program. She will study Tamil at VIT University in Tamil Nadu, India.
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