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E.g., Monday, March 30, 2020
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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3/5/2010

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.
3/4/2010

"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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2/26/2010

Students petition to fund UI Human Rights Center

By Ariana Witt

A group of University of Iowa students are circulating an electronic petition in hopes of saving a decade-old human-rights program.

Recent across-the-board budget cuts could damage the...

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2/26/2010

International Monday presents forum on masculinity

International Mondays Brown Bag Series presents a forum titled “What Makes a Man? Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Identity and Masculinity” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room A. This event is free and open to the public.
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2/25/2010

Charles A. Hale Lecture March 4 on 'The Paradoxes of Truth'

The inaugural lecture in Latin American Studies to honor Charles A. Hale will be held Thursday, March 4, 2010, when the topic is “"The Paradoxes of Truth: Reckoning with Pinochet and the Memory Question in Chile and World Culture, 1989-2006." The lecture is sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program and the Department of History and will be presented by Steve J. Stern.
2/23/2010

Audio: WorldCanvass Studio, NEH Chairman Jim Leach

In this first installment of UI International Programs WorldCanvass Studio, host Joan Kjaer talks with Jim Leach, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa. In August 2009, Leach became Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In this conversation, Leach expresses the importance of the humanities to our nation.
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2/22/2010

"Taping the World" lecture series continues March 2

Mara Mills, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Penn and an assistant professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara (on leave 2009-10), will give a talk as part of the University of Iowa International Programs Major Project at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in Room 101 of the Becker...

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2/22/2010

Maureen McCue, College of Public Health/International Programs

For the past 20 years, Maureen McCue lived her childhood dream of becoming a teacher through her work as an adjunct clinical professor in The University of Iowa’s College of Public Health and as an adjunct professor in UI International Programs. Although the Milwaukee native always has had a passion for teaching, many of her personal and academic interests have focused on global health. She has traveled to many countries in an effort to understand, lend support, or respond in some way to the global health challenges facing the area.
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2/17/2010

Lecture on Kiswahili and political discourse in Tanzania Feb. 23

Deogratias Ngonyani, associate professor of linguistics and African languages at Michigan State University, will give a talk titled “Kiswahili and Political Discourse in Tanzania” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Room 2520D of the University Capitol Centre in downtown Iowa City. The talk, sponsored by the University of Iowa African Studies Program, is free and open to the public.
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2/17/2010

Neo-African-American film screening features panel, director Feb. 24

Director Kobina Aidoo will introduce a screening of his documentary, “The Neo-African-Americans,” followed by a panel discussion from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Illinois Room (Room 348) of the Iowa Memorial Union . The event is free and open to the public.

Aidoo an immigrant...

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2/15/2010

WorldCanvass® Studio: A Conversation with Jim Leach

International Programs presents a special edition of WorldCanvass, called WorldCanvass Studio, which will take place in the International Commons (Room 1117) at University Capitol Centre from noon-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17. WorldCanvass Studio is a new, mobile version of our monthly discussion and performance series WorldCanvass, held in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol.
2/14/2010

"WorldPrairie" premiers Feb. 19 at M.C. Ginsberg

A new University of Iowa-community collaboration, “WorldPrairie,” will make its debut from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 , featuring interviews and conversation about U.S. foreign policy towards the Middle East at M.C. Ginsberg, 110 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City. The event is free and...

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2/12/2010

Debates in International Education

Last spring, I gathered together University of Iowa faculty who are formally or informally affiliated with International Programs. The purpose of the gathering was to bring together a larger group of faculty who, because they are appointed in departments spread across campus, do not always have...

2/12/2010

Graduates eye overseas teaching

In a nearly jobless economy, William Boyd has found an alternative — leaving the economy behind and teaching English in Spain. The UI senior, who is majoring in Spanish and international studies, is one of a growing number of students planning to become educators abroad. “I don’t have any firmed-up plans for a job right out of school, and this is my opportunity to master the Spanish language,” he said.
2/10/2010

Connecting Iowa, India, Microfinance

The University of Iowa’s Winterim Program in India started out in 2006 as a single course on “Microfinance” taught by two faculty from geography and international studies with 25 people. It’s grown to 11 different courses taught by 14 faculty from various disciplines across the UI campus with 121 people participating in 2009-10.
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2/1/2010

WorldCanvass Explores India on Feb 12

Imagine a wondrous place where ancient cultures, languages and traditions intermix with a 21st century economy and a people’s rising expectations. Imagine colors, sounds and smells that permeate the senses. Imagine India. Join Joan Kjaer and her guests for the next WorldCanvass at 5 p.m. on February 12, 2010, in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber.
1/27/2010

International, global, transnational, and similar terms…

We often hear talk of “internationalization” or “globalization.” What do these terms mean? Are they interchangeable?

“Internationalization” in its dictionary definition refers to bringing nations into relation with one another, whereas “globalization” means to make global, to go...

1/26/2010

UI gaining international regard

One freshman from Hungary learned about the UI through his grandparents. A Chinese student heard about the campus through a friend. Another discovered it on the Internet. Some international students find the UI on their own, but university officials are hoping increased recruitment efforts abroad will help them.