University of Iowa

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WorldCanvass Why School with silhouette of child reading
5/7/2019

WorldCanvass Recap: Why School? Education and Social Transformation

The final production of our tenth season inaugurated this year's Provost's Global Forum, "Why School? International Perspectives on Education and Social Transformation." Host Joan Kjaer and expert panelists discussed school and educational systems around the world, and how schools are both products of society and a process for effecting changes in society. Panelists answered questions such as: What is the purpose of schooling in society? And what are the relationships between educational reform, globalization, and social change?
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4/8/2019

UI hosts 5th annual Fulbright Week Apr. 8-11

Would you like to teach English, study, or do research abroad for an academic year at no cost? Join International Programs for a week of events to help you learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program! The fifth annual Fulbright Week will take place April 8-11, 2019. Each session will provide different information and will have a Q&A period. All levels of undergraduate and graduate students are welcome!
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WorldCanvass What's in a Word The Translators Challenge graphic
4/3/2019

WorldCanvass Recap: What's in a Word? The Translator's Challenge

This production of WorldCanvass opened the two-day international and interdisciplinary colloquium "Reading and Re-translation," which focused on the current state of research on reading and re-translation. Host Joan Kjaer invited guests, many of whom presented at the colloquium, to explore the act of reading and dive into this space where social and symbolic power is enforced.
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