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‘The Hospital in the Jungle’ lecture Oct. 28

In 1984, Dr. R. Balasubramaniam and a group of four young medical students from the Mysore Medical College in India set out to serve the poor and the marginalized in the spirit of reform and sacrifice. Beginning with the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) Ayurvedic hospital, after 25 years they have built up substantial hospital-based health and education programs and community development Initiatives that benefit nearly 300,000 tribals and non-tribals.

UI Outreach Program Brings Japanese Native to Share Culture With Community

A new Japanese outreach program coordinated by University of Iowa International Programs aims to build understanding and knowledge of Japanese culture and language. The Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) is a program supported by the Laurasian Institution and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, which funds the position of a Japanese cultural ambassador for two years. Yume Hidaka, a Kagoshima native, serves in that role and is available to give programs and presentations on Japanese culture on the UI campus and in communities across Iowa now through July of 2012.

The Myth of McDonaldization – Sept. 13

What: The Myth of McDonaldization: Globalization and Culture Change in a Japanese Community When: Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. Where: 302 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus Presenter: Keith Brown, Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh Introduction to the presentation: Globalization...


UI Student Project Features Haiti Recovery Village May 6, 7

University of Iowa students will share an exhibit ‘Haiti Recovery Village’ from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 6, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Hubbard Park in Iowa City. The exhibit is a result of a UI course titled “Haiti, The Evolution of Disaster.”

Ten UI students and...