The University of Iowa

Authored by Suyun Channon

Hao Zhou, University of Iowa MFA student
12/7/2021

Award-winning MFA student shares experiences

Hao Zhou, a third-year MFA student in film and video production, recently added a Student Academy Award to the list of film awards and nominations he has received over the years. As the University of Iowa’s first recipient of this honor, he won the Gold Medal award in the category of Alternative/Experimental for his film Frozen Out. He submitted Frozen Out for a 2022 Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Film and will learn soon whether it is selected.
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Gustavo Campos, finance student from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business
11/29/2021

From Brazil to the U.S. to the U.K.: Finance student leverages Tippie resources and personal background to launch career

Born and raised in Brazil, Gustavo Campos is a fourth-year finance student from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business who will start his career at the London office of Jefferies Group LLC, an American multinational independent investment bank and financial services company, after graduation in May 2022. He will be working as a sales and trading analyst in the emerging markets desk. Gustavo says he was drawn to this career path by a combination of extracurricular activities, internships, and the fact that he was born and raised in an emerging country.
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10/25/2021

Program coordinator and participants reflect on Engaging Across Cultures

The Engaging Across Cultures certificate program creates an opportunity for University of Iowa graduate and professional students to learn more about fostering an intercultural campus while honing skills that will carry into the future workplace. To earn a certificate, participants must complete the introductory session and two elective sessions. Sessions are offered in the fall and spring semesters with some of the sessions being offered each semester.
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Virtual gathering for University of Iowa alumni gathering - Greater Bay Area of China
8/9/2021

BFA alumnus aims to connect fellow Hawkeyes

Earlier this summer, a dozen UI alumni from the Greater Bay Area of China, which includes Hong Kong, Macau, and nine mega cities in Guangdong Province, attended a virtual get-together organized by Tuo (Tony) Liu (BFA ’13). During the event, the group heard news about their alma mater, talked about their current jobs, and shared their cherished UI memories.
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Shuwen Li
6/28/2021

Young alumna gives back to show appreciation

Shuwen Li (BS neuroscience ’20) recently made donations to the University of Iowa Department of Biology and the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center Student Fund. “It’s a way to show my appreciation. I also want to contribute to the Hawkeye community as a proud member,” Li reflects on her decision to give back to her alma mater.
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57 parents of Chinese students and young alumni worked together on purchasing and donating 8,000 medical masks to UI Hospitals & Clinics
4/29/2020

Love City Story

“57 parents of Chinese students and young alumni worked together on purchasing and donating 8,000 medical masks to the UI Hospitals and Clinics. The masks were delivered to ’Love City’ yesterday,” Min Zou, mother of UI student Daniel Zhang, sent this message to a UI staff member via WeChat. ‘Love City’ is the Chinese nickname of Iowa City based on its pronunciation used by generations of Chinese-speaking students, alumni, families, and friends.
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Ling-Ling Wang
4/27/2020

Alumna reflects on actuarial career

After moving to Iowa from sub-tropical Taiwan, Ling-Ling Wang (MS actuarial science ’88) found herself enjoying Iowa’s four distinctive seasons. Enrolled in the UI’s prestigious actuarial science master’s program, Wang was no stranger to long hours of study, making her appreciate walking along the bank of the Iowa River to take a break.
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Can Zhang and Rich McCarty, adjunct lecturer, University of iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
3/3/2020

A Hawkeye in Wuhan

Since the COVID-19 lockdown in Wuhan, China, Can Zhang (BBA economics ’14, BBA management ’14), the owner of a local driver training business that he took over from his family in late 2017, has been conducting online meetings with his management team on a regular basis. During a recent online meeting, he decided the company would benefit from implementing a conservative strategy to reduce costs and build a cash surplus in 2020. “The COVID-19 outbreak is really hurting small and medium-sized enterprises. During this crisis, some companies went bankrupt because they didn’t have enough cash flow. My company is facing a similar problem. I am not going to start any new projects or make any aggressive investments this year. The impact of COVID-19 is likely to be repercussive, and a long-term conservative strategy might be needed for my business,” Zhang said.
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Shuo Yang in his apartment in Iowa City
2/6/2020

International Alumni Spotlight: Shuo Yang

As an architectural designer at Studio Joseph in New York City, Shuo Yang (BSE civil engineering ’14; BA art ’14) mainly works on projects in pavilions, exhibitions, and public spaces, like educational facilities and museums. Yang says the solid interdisciplinary education he received at the University of Iowa (UI) opened the door to and prepared him well for his dream career.
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