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5/9/2012

Summer 2012 human rights internships are supported by Cmiel scholarships

The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR) is awarding seven students a total of $7,500 to support their internships for human rights organizations in the United States or internationally in the summer of 2012. These students, seeking a combination of graduate and undergraduate degrees, have received funding as part of the UICHR’s annual Kenneth J. Cmiel Funded Human Rights Internship Program. Program funds cover travel and living expenses for students who have secured an internship with a local, national or international nongovernmental organization or governmental agency engaged in human rights-related advocacy, research or education.
4/6/2012

Enjoying the pleasures of international company

Thanks to a CIVIC program, my wife Mary and I recently hosted two female students from Japan for a weekend “home stay” during their university’s educational exchange visit at the University of Iowa. Mina and Mayu arrived at our house each with a suitcase nearly bigger than herself, along with smiles, curiosity, laughter and wonderment that filled our home like birdsong throughout their stay.
11/1/2011

‘Open Book and Closed Text’ is topic of Nobel Prize-winning author’s lecture Nov. 6

Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian author Wole Soyinka will present a lecture titled “Technology and the Writer: Open Book and Closed Text,” Sunday, Nov. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in Shambaugh Auditorium of the UI Main Library. He will also receive the Rex D. Honey African Studies Lectureship Award, presented by the African Studies Program. This event is free and open to the public. The African Studies Program, a part of UI International Programs, will present the award in memory of UI faculty member Rex Honey to recognize Soyinka’s outstanding contribution to world literature and his continuing advocacy of human rights reforms in Nigeria and around the globe.
10/31/2011

‘Kamikaze Girls’ screening Nov. 4 will complete ‘Young Starlets’ film series

The “Young Starlets of Japanese Cinema” film series will hold its final screening this Friday, Nov. 4, featuring “Kamikaze Girls” at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Cinema in the Iowa Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public. This 7th Annual Japan Foundation Film Series is devoted to introducing young female actresses from films released in the 2000s. Previous screenings featured the films “One Million Yen Girl,” “Harmful Insect” and “Yunagi City Sakura Country.”
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10/24/2011

‘Herbert Tobias and the Optics of Desire’ is Topic of Nov. 3 Lecture

Abstract: By analyzing a single trophy photograph by West German enfant terrible Herbert Tobias and viewing it as both a material object and performative practice, Evans suggests ways to move beyond the documentary impulse towards a methodology that captures and historicizes key and distinct elements of queer life in the era of the Sexual Revolution. At the intersection of artist intent, socio-historical context, and individual interpretation, she argues, erotic photography can answer a host of historical questions about same-sex desire and visibility, provided we are willing to embrace affect and subjectivity as serious categories of historical investigation.
10/24/2011

‘Yunagi City Sakura Country’ is Oct. 28 film for 'Young Starlets of Japanese Cinema'™ series

The “Young Starlets of Japanese Cinema” film series continues Friday, Oct. 28, with a screening of “Yunagi City Sakura Country” at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Cinema in the Iowa Memorial Union. All screenings are free and open to the public. This 7th Annual Japan Foundation Film Series is devoted to introducing young female actresses from films released in the 2000s. The final screening will be “Kamikaze Girls” on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Bijou. A display of award-winning furoshiki designs will be featured at each screening as well. The Japan Foundation’s annual furoshiki design contest for college students serves as an opportunities for people overseas to learn about furoshiki, a Japanese wrapping cloth that can be used as gift wrapping, a shopping bag, and décor, among many other uses.
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10/18/2011

Workshop, Conversation, and Performance to Feature AnDa Union Oct. 27-28

Members of the public can learn about the history of Mongolian folk music group AnDa Union, as well as learn their unique guttural throat singing technique, during two free events Oct. 27 and 28 sponsored by International Programs. The Confucius Institute will host an interactive throat singing workshop Thursday, Oct. 27, from 3-4 p.m. in Room 1117, University Capitol Centre. Members of AnDa Union will lead workshop participants through the traditional techniques that define their musical style.
10/17/2011

‘Young Starlets of Japanese Cinema’ continues with ‘Harmful Insect’ Oct. 21

The “Young Starlets of Japanese Cinema” film series continues Friday, Oct. 21, with a screening of “Harmful Insect” at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Cinema in the Iowa Memorial Union. All screenings are free and open to the public. This 7th Annual Japan Foundation Film Series is devoted to introducing young female actresses from films released in the 2000s. Additional screenings include “Yunagi City Sakura Country” on Oct. 28 and “Kamikaze Girls” on Nov. 4, both at 7 p.m. at the Bijou.
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