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E.g., Tuesday, February 28, 2017
E.g., Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fatehiya Mohammed and Azeez Al-Jumaili are the parents of Ali-Azeez Ali Al Jumaili, a student from Iraq currently pursuing his doctorate in pharmaceutical socioeconomics.

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Do you want to try cooking Korean food? Learn about Korean culture while making Korean food at one of several cooking classes offered by the King Sejong Institute at the University of Iowa.

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Start planning your study abroad experience and learn about available scholarships at Study Abroad's Open Advising event being held Tuesday, February 7, from 10am-2pm in 1117 University Capitol Centre.

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The 2016-2017 Fulbright Lunch & Learn seminar series continues with "A Transformative Year in South America: From UI to Venezuela" featuring guest speaker John W. Fuller, Ph.D

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Mila Brassart (B.A. finance; B.A. French; International Business Certificate, ‘14) had one goal for her college years: conquering the French language. “Ever since I was in high school I had the very specific goal of first learning French, and then working for an American company overseas,” the McHenry, Illinois, native said. “Ignited simply by appreciating the language and culture, whilst having the comfort of having American roots.”

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The Confucius Institute at the University of Iowa is celebrating 10 years of collaborative programming between the University of Iowa, Iowa communities, East China Normal University and the Chinese Ministry of Education. Programs offered by the Confucius Institute serve to enhance and enrich language learning, cultural exchange and teacher education through classes, outreach and research.

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"Our Lives Online," the University of Iowa’s 2017 theme semester about the internet and technology, will explore the global system of connectedness, networks and collaboration that, along with rapidly developing technology, is changing our lives and possibilities with almost incomprehensible speed. The internet is a source of information, promoting attention to the development, access, inter-disciplinary work and cultural participation that takes place on campus, across the state of Iowa and around the world. The internet is also a tool that lets us communicate at lightning speed. How we choose to connect and communicate online is one of the defining challenges of our generation.

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Learn about earning UI credit while spending eight weeks during the summer interning full-time in the field of your choice.

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Learn about UI’s new partnership with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) and our new sponsored programs in New Zealand!

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Benjamin Gilman Scholarship applications are now being accepted for summer 2017.

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After disappearing from my weekly blog for two months (sorry, UI International Programs!!), I wanted to leave some final thoughts on my time in Bolivia.

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Today, Peace Corps announced that Iowa City, Iowa ranks No. 10 among metropolitan areas with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per 100,000 residents. There are 10 volunteers from Iowa City currently serving worldwide, and 2,388 Hawkeyes have served in the Peace Corps since the agency’s founding in 1961.

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Would you like to teach English, study, or do research abroad for an academic year at no cost? Join International Programs for the fifth-annual intensive Fulbright U.S. Student Program workshop on Friday, January 27, 2017, from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. in 2520 University Capitol Centre.

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Beginning in January, the University of Iowa will explore the theme of Our Lives Online as the spring 2017 Semester Theme.

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What does the American dream look like to you? To your neighbor? How does your life experience compare with that of someone from a different ethnic background, a different economic class, or a different religion? These questions have been at the heart of the 2016 political debate but their roots are as deep and tangled as the history of America itself. With a closely divided electorate, highly-charged rhetoric, and unaccountable social media messaging, the chasm in understanding can seem all but infinite. Joan Kjaer and her guests discussed thorny, controversial, and critical issues of social justice in contemporary society on “WorldCanvass: White Privilege, Structural Racism, and the Dream of America.”

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"Arriving in Japan on a Fulbright International Education Administrators grant in June of 2016, less than a month after President Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima as the first sitting American president to do so after World War II, was a life-changing experience."

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Cheng, a distinguished professor of the biomedical engineering department and director of Orthopedic Device Research Center at National Yang Ming University, was honored for his major academic contributions and research.

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Lauren Darby (MAT ‘15, Social Studies Education) graduated in December 2015, after completing her student teaching in New Zealand as part of the Student Teaching Abroad Scholarship from the College of Education. For the 2016-2017 school year, Darby is overseas once again, this time to Wolfsburg, Germany, where she is teaching American language and culture in 5-12th grade English classes as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant program.

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In a move likely to calm diplomatic and trade concerns created by Donald Trump’s rhetoric during and after the presidential campaign, the president-elect has tapped Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to be his ambassador to China.

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Chinese nationals account for the largest share of international students attending Iowa’s public universities, leaving administrators hopeful about the potential for their campuses of the governor’s nomination to be the U.S. ambassador to China. “I hope it will continue the strong connections,” Downing Thomas, the University of Iowa associate provost for academic affairs and dean of International Programs, said Wednesday. “Not only for Chinese students to come here, but for all UI students to hopefully benefit from the ties and connections that result.”

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WorldCanvass hosted White Privilege, Structural Racism, and the Dream of America to educate people about structural racism, white privilege, and white supremacy in the American past and present. -- article by Isabella Senno, The Daily Iowan

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Nomination of President Xi Jinping’s ‘old friend’ comes after China Daily says relations are ‘facing uncertainty as never before’ -- article from The Guardian by David Smith in Washington and Tom Phillips in Beijing

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I want to preface this post by saying that my host family here is fanfreakingtastic. I love them as if I were related to them, and I feel like an actual part of their family: an older sister, a cousin, a niece, a granddaughter. My host sister, Rosario (who would like everyone to know she’ll be six very soon), apparently threw her school psychologist for a loop when she started telling people she had an older sister from the United States. I’ve known Amparo, the two-year-old, for practically a quarter of her life. I will cry when I leave them, and I know my host mom will be right there with me. My mamita and tía (grandmother and aunt) have asked me when I’m coming back to Chile, and I haven’t even left yet.

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We are two scholars of American literature and culture at the University of Iowa, a black woman and a white man, who are concerned about the future of the country in which we teach, live, and write. On Wednesday, we will help facilitate a WorldCanvass forum on “White Privilege, Institutional Racism, and the Dream of America” that will offer tools to thrive and survive during the difficult times ahead. With white nationalism in ascendance in the United States and abroad, our topic is particularly urgent.

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The focus of the UI Theme Semester in spring 2017 is the Internet, the global system of connectedness that has literally made the world smaller. It enables the efficient processing of complex information, the transfer of knowledge and ideas beyond the borders of language and geography, technological advances few would have dared imagine possible mere decades ago, and rapid communication that can save lives, start a revolution, crowdfund research, and play to both our better and worse natures in interpersonal exchange. WorldCanvass guests will talk with host Joan Kjaer about “Our Lives Online” on January 17, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., in the Recital Hall of the Voxman Music Building. The public is invited to attend both WorldCanvass and the catered, pre-show reception (6:30-7:30 p.m.).

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