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10/30/2015

Critical Language Scholarship Workshop to be held Nov. 4

Please join us for an informal essay workshop on Wednesday, November 4, from 5-6:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. The workshop is open to any student interested in applying for the Critical Language Scholarship. Associate Director of International Fellowships Karen Wachsmuth will guide provide sample essays and give students who would like to share their current drafts some constructive feedback.
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10/30/2015

2015 Global Health Studies Conference "Contagion: causes, costs, and containment" to be held Nov. 6 - 8

The 2015 Global Health Conference, "Contagion: causes, costs, containment," will be held from Nov. 6-8, at the University of Iowa. Registration tables open at 3:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union. The conference acts as a course for students to earn credit and engage with a range of speakers featured from on and off campus.
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10/26/2015

Mary Louise Pratt to deliver 6th Annual Charles A. Hale Lecture, Oct. 29

Mary Louise Pratt will deliver the 6th annual Charles A. Hale Lecture, "Linked In, Left Out, Uplifted, Downloaded: The ecology of language in a globalizing world," this Thursday, Oct. 29, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in 1117 UCC.
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10/21/2015

UI Center for Human Rights to host "Sandy 2012" screening and panel discussion, Oct. 29

The UI Center for Human Rights and the Iowa Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility will host a screening of the documentary film "Sandy 2012," followed by a panel discussion"Remembering Hurricane Sandy: What We Have Learned, Where Are We Headed" at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 29 in room 140 of Schaeffer Hall.
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10/21/2015

African Studies Program to discuss late precolonial struggles, Nov. 11

The African Studies Program (ASP) is hosting its next baraza, or discussion – this time focusing on Northern Zimbabwe, an area claimed by the Portuguese but annexed by the British in late 1890. Titled Late Precolonial Struggles, European Expansion & the Making of Colonial Authority, the talk will ask how the making of the geography of European colonial possessions in Africa was influenced by local political struggles among Africans.
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10/5/2015

ESG lecture to highlight the role of Victor Hugo in European history, Oct.16

The European Studies Group will present a guest lecture by Edward Ousselin of Western Washington University on "Europe as a Literary Concept: The Case of Victor Hugo" at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 16 in 2520D University Capitol Centre. The event is free and open to the public.
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10/2/2015

African Studies Program to host Oct 14 lecture on slum tourism

The African Studies Program (ASP) is hosting an upcoming baraza and lecture with UI professor Brian Ekdale on the emerging media genre of "slum tourism." Baraza is a Swahili word that means a deliberation meeting help by a collective group of knowledgeable individuals. The talk, titled, BARAZA: Ironic Encounters: Posthumanitarian Storytelling in Slum Tourist Media, will take place on Wednesday, October 14 from 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in 315 Phillips Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
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4/20/2015

ESG to hold April 24 lecture on decolonization and the Algerian War

The European Studies Group will continue its spring 2015 lecture series on Friday, April 24 at 12:30 p.m. in 2520B University Capitol Centre with a lecture by Jennifer Sessions entitled, “Monumental Struggles for Decolonization: Colonial Statutes, Iconoclasm, and Preservation during the Algerian War.”
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