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E.g., Wednesday, April 1, 2020
2/18/2020

WorldCanvass ReCap: The Future of Museums

What does the museum of the 21st century look like? What does it house? What is its role in the community? Does it see itself differently than museums of the past? And how do galleries, libraries, archives, and museums capture the zeitgeist of the time and reinvent themselves as expectations change? Host Joan Kjaer and guest panelists covered these topics at the February 6 WorldCanvass program, "The Future of Museums."
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2/10/2020

Coronavirus: Perceptions and Precautions on Feb. 21 WorldCanvass

Concerns about the present and future danger of the 2019 novel coronavirus will be addressed by an expert panel on a special WorldCanvass called "Coronavirus: Perceptions and Precautions" to be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m., February 21, in 1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC). The event is free and open to the public.
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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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Mandela Fellows
2/6/2020

Mandela Washington Fellowship returns to University of Iowa summer 2020

The University of Iowa is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2020 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, the UI will host 25 of Africa’s brightest emerging business and entrepreneurship leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
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1/31/2020

Fulbright Lunch and Learn Feb. 27 - " A Medievalist in Iceland"

The Fulbright Lunch & Learn Spring Seminar Series continues with "A Medievalist in Iceland: Or, Why Fulbrights Are Good for Faculty in All Fields," featuring speaker Karen Wachsmuth, University of Iowa Fulbright Program advisor and scholar liaison. This event will take place Thursday, February 27, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre.
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1/31/2020

Fulbright Lunch and Learn Feb. 12 - "Taiwan"

The Fulbright Lunch & Learn Spring Seminar Series kicks off with "​​​​​​​Taiwan: A Beautiful Island for a Flourishing Fulbright Program," featuring speaker Karen Wachsmuth, University of Iowa Fulbright Program advisor and scholar liaison. This event will take place Wednesday, February 12, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre.
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1/30/2020

Iowa Caucus information event for UI international students

For many international students on campus, the concept of caucusing as part of an election process is new. To help UI international students and scholars understand the Iowa caucus, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) hosted an event called Iowa Caucus on January 24. The event featured visiting professor David Redlawsk, political psychologist, and author of the book Why Iowa?: How Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process.
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1/27/2020

Travel, self-discovery, and personal growth

The benefits of my experience abroad are immeasurable and irreplaceable. I learned so much about Spain, Spanish, travel, myself, being open-minded, standing up for myself, my thoughts and beliefs, my habits and culture, food likes (and dislikes), who I surround myself with, how I travel, who I travel well with (and don’t), how I dress, speak, communicate and treat people, and more.
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