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Marcelo Mena
11/7/2013

Marcelo Mena-Carrasco helps clear the air

Imagine that you live near a smog-filled city of six million people where, despite the best pollution prevention and forecasting efforts by city officials, residents often are mistakenly told to remain indoors on clear days and advised to go outdoors when the air is polluted. Some of us likely would stay put and endure the conditions, while others would move away to a different city. But UI alumnus Marcelo Mena-Carrasco chose a different path—he joined forces with UI colleagues as well as officials of the city of Santiago, Chile, to implement a dramatically improved pollution-forecasting model for the city of Santiago.
2013 International Education Week
11/4/2013

A celebration of global education: International Education Week features events Nov. 8-15

The University of Iowa will join over 100 countries worldwide to celebrate international education and exchange in observance of International Education Week 2013, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education. The public is invited to attend several lectures, workshops, information sessions, and other educational and social events Friday, Nov. 8 through Friday, Nov. 15 as part of this annual UI tradition.
Western Africa Before the Boats
1/10/2013

West Africa Before the Boats

Much of what we know about Western African history comes from the colonial era, when European powers controlled the politics and commerce of the region. With its exhibition “Western Africa Before the Boats,” the African American Museum of Iowa, located in Cedar Rapids, is setting out to give visitors a glimpse of life in Western Africa in an earlier era. And the University of Iowa—known for its extensive African art collection and expertise—is helping to tell the story.
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Chief Rabbi Ishak Haleva (left) receives a gift from Daily Iowan publisher Bill Casey (center) and David Perlmutter
8/13/2012

Eastern exposure: UI delegation travels to Turkey to learn about media and culture

A group of University of Iowa professors and local media professionals hope that their summer trip to Turkey was a cornerstone to building further relationships with educational institutions and media entities in that country. Led by David Perlmutter, director of the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the group visited Turkey June 15-24 to learn about Turkish media and culture. The trip was hosted by the Niagara Foundation, an organization that promotes global fellowship. The Niagara Foundation paid for all costs except for airfare to and from Turkey and the registration fees, which attendees paid for individually.