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10/23/2018

WorldCanvass ReCap: The Politics and Impact of Immigration

WorldCanvass began its tenth season of internationally focused discussions on October 9 with “The Politics and Impact of Immigration.” Arguments over reasonable and desirable immigration legislation and the control of U.S. borders have long vexed the political class, policy makers, and the American public, but they’ve become extraordinarily polarizing under the heightened rhetoric of recent years. WorldCanvass guests joined host Joan Kjaer to explore, from diverse and often divergent points of view, the complexities that make the immigration discussion so nuanced and difficult.
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10/16/2018

In the news: 116 flags raised for international students at a time when the population’s enrollment is on a decline

Bridging Our World is a display of 116 flags at the IMU to signify the role of international students on campus. This comes at a time when international student enrollment at the UI is declining.
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10/12/2018

Lecture examines resistance during the Spanish Civil War Nov. 2

The Departments of Anthropology and Spanish and Portuguese, and the European Studies Group will present a lecture by Dr. Rui Gomes Coelho titled "An Old Woman Gave Us Shelter: Resistance and Hospitality in the Galician-Portuguese Border." This talk will take place on Friday, November 2, at 2:30-4 in 27 Macbride Hall.
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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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10/11/2018

In the news: University of Iowa considers study abroad fee--$30 charge for all undergraduates could generate $770,000 for scholarships

The University of Iowa is weighing an idea to charge all undergraduates an extra $30 a year to encourage more of them to study abroad. The fee, if ultimately approved by UI leadership and the Board of Regents, would generate about $770,000 a year. That would boost study abroad support about 66 percent, according to Downing Thomas, associate provost and dean of International Programs. “Unlike any other fee, 100 percent of the revenue would go back to students in the form of scholarships,” he told faculty leaders this week in presenting the idea.
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