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WorldCanvass
4/15/2013

"Remaking the Body: Identity and Body Modification" subject of May 3 WorldCanvass

Our bodies do more than house our organs. They carry our genetic makeup, they grow and develop through decades of change, and they figure prominently in that mysterious complex of emotions, perceptions, and insights we call identity. Our bodies provide a template for personal expression and for decorative enhancements, and they can bounce back from grievous assaults and degradations. But what if we don’t feel comfortable in our own skins? WorldCanvass will investigate these questions and more when the topic is “Remaking the Body: Identity and Body Modification.”
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Kirsten Jacobsen and students
10/17/2012

Views from across the world: UI alum teaches in China, writes for Des Moines Register

A small classroom filled with some 70 Chinese teenagers is a typical sight for Kirsten Jacobsen, a 2011 University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication graduate. Jacobsen, who speaks barely five words of Mandarin, has somehow found a way to not only survive while teaching in a new culture but also to turn her adventures into stories for The Des Moines Register.
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Chief Rabbi Ishak Haleva (left) receives a gift from Daily Iowan publisher Bill Casey (center) and David Perlmutter
8/13/2012

Eastern exposure: UI delegation travels to Turkey to learn about media and culture

A group of University of Iowa professors and local media professionals hope that their summer trip to Turkey was a cornerstone to building further relationships with educational institutions and media entities in that country. Led by David Perlmutter, director of the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the group visited Turkey June 15-24 to learn about Turkish media and culture. The trip was hosted by the Niagara Foundation, an organization that promotes global fellowship. The Niagara Foundation paid for all costs except for airfare to and from Turkey and the registration fees, which attendees paid for individually.
7/5/2012

Journalism faculty strengthen Middle Eastern ties with Turkey visit

University of Iowa and state media experts hope a recent trip to the Middle East will strengthen relations with educational institutions in Turkey — a country they say is not so different from our own. UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication faculty members, along with Iowa news professionals, visited Turkey June 15-24 to learn about Turkish media and culture. The intercultural trip was hosted by the Niagara Foundation, an organization that promotes global diversity and cultural connection. While Turkey is in the midst of strengthening its higher-education system, UI faculty found that building connections with Turkish institutions could benefit both countries.
 Dr. Anup Kumar
4/4/2012

'Urban Democratization Movements in India' talk April 10

This new consciousness among vernacular publics highlights corruption at all levels of government and the corporate world, while still resisting the hegemonic discourse of economic growth. The talk looks at the recent populist social mobilization (jan andolans) against corruption and its possible grievance mechanism (Jan Lokpal Movement). It analyzes how an urban democratization movement features a competitive struggle among vernacular publics, and how the state and news media struggle over the legitimacy of alternate politics and vernacular public space, as it moves beyond electoral politics but still calls for democratization and transparency in governance.
7/31/2009

Study Abroad in Barcelona

The lobby of Hotel Havana was full of Spanish women, most appearing in their mid 40s and older. My heart was pounding. Mind racing, I couldn’t quit formulating questions in my head. Which one is she? Should I talk in Spanish and risk making an embarrassing mistake on the first impression? My name was called, moment of truth.