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4/7/2010

International Crossroads Community hosts Latin dance festival April 16

The University of Iowa International Crossroads Community will hold its annual Latin dance festival from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 16, in the second floor ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union. This event is free for UI students, $4 for non-UI students and children, and $6 for adults....

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3/30/2010

UI grad sets out on 11-month ‘world triathlon’

Charlie Wittmack knew, at age 15, that the trip he dreamed up sounded ridiculous. Swim the English Channel. Jump on a bike and ride from France to Nepal. Then climb Mount Everest. So he kept the dream – what he now calls the World Triathlon – to himself. But he started taking small steps toward his goal, despite false starts and failures. That, he would learn over the next 18 years, is how you reach great heights in the adventure called life.
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3/30/2010

International expert to discuss LGBT refugee protection April 13

Neil Grungras, founder and executive director of the Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM), will give a talk on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) refugees from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, in Room 1117 of the University Capitol Centre (International Commons...

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3/30/2010

Panel discussion about political situation in Sudan, April 8

Three Sudanese University of Iowa students will discuss the current political situation in Sudan from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., April 8, at the Iowa City Public Library, meeting room D. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

The panel includes Hiba...

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3/30/2010

Colombian author Santiago Gamboa to speak April 5, 6

Prizewinning Colombian author Santiago Gamboa will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, April 5, at Prairie Lights Books, and again at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at Shambaugh House, 430 N. Clinton St. in Iowa City.

His session at Prairie Lights Books will be conducted in Spanish and revolve around...

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3/24/2010

Femicide, drug violence in Juarez, Mexico, focus of lecture March 30

Maria Socorro Tabuenca will speak about her research surrounding femicide and drug violence in Juarez, Mexico, from 4 to 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in Room 3321, Seamans Center on the University of Iowa campus. The Latin American Studies Program, part of International Programs at the...

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3/24/2010

Guiding students to child and maternal health in India

Throughout her life, Anne Wallis has dreamt of India. The assistant professor of epidemiology has spent her free time drowning in Indian novels and marveling at its rich religious, cultural, and linguistic history. “Sometimes you can’t explain why you’re interested in one place, except to say that you’re drawn to it,” she says. Wallis’ wanderlust has been satiated – for now – thanks to the UI’s Winterim program, a three-week, winter-break study abroad program that takes students to India to directly learn about the country. Wallis led a class of 15 on a journey into Indian maternal and infant health.
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3/22/2010

African Studies Programs sponsors two paper presentations, March 29

The University of Iowa African Studies Program will host two UI graduate student presentations on Monday, March 29, at noon in the University Capitol Centre Room 1117 (International Commons). These presentations are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

The...

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3/10/2010

"The 800 Mile Wall" Film Screening

The UI Center for Human Rights will host a film screening of the documentary “The 800 Mile Wall” at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in Shambaugh Auditorium of the UI Main Library .

“The 800 Mile Wall” is a documentary that highlights the construction of new border walls between the U.S....

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3/5/2010

International Monday features climate change, March 22

International Mondays Brown Bag Series presents a forum titled “Feeling the Heat: The Politics of Global Climate Change” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 22, at the Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room A. This event is free and open to the public. There is no event March 15 due to the UI Spring Break.
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3/5/2010

‘Careers for Change’ Lecture March 5

The University of Iowa’s Center for Human Rights presents Jane Cranston, a lecturer and clinical instructor in the UI College of Education, who will discuss her trip to Pakistan to visit a girls’ boarding school. The event will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 5, in Room S301 of the Lindquist Center. This event is free and open to the public.
3/5/2010

Global power transitions: U.S.-China

China’s economic rise underlies the perception that disputed issues between the United States and China may lead to a cold war between the two countries. Most (though not all) economists predict that China will become the largest economy sometime in the future, with estimated time horizons ranging from 2020 to 2050.This transition away from U.S. economic dominance raises concerns that Sino-U.S. relations will be marked by tense competition and the possibility of war.
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3/4/2010

"International Study: Local Discovery" on "WorldPrairie," March 26

This University of Iowa-community collaboration, “WorldPrairie,” will feature a discussion with two UI students who have given back in unique ways on Friday, March 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at M.C. Ginsberg, 110 East Washington St. in downtown Iowa City . The event is free and open to the public...

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