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7/31/2009

International Programs’ “Fulbright DOUBLE”!

This summer, International Programs has experienced two Fulbright “firsts”– brought to us via International Programs’ International Student & Scholar Services. Below, reprinted from its web site with the permission of the Fulbright Association, is their report of our first Fulbright story:
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7/31/2009

International Programs Selected For Iraq Educational Initiative

In January, 2008, I traveled to Baghdad, together with representatives from 21 other Universities, at the invitation of Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki. The purpose of my trip was to explore further the role that the University of Iowa’s International Programs might play in the prime minister’s...

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7/31/2009

The Flood of 2008 And A Community of Givers

By Sarah Yu

For weeks, the flood’s devastation was sprawled across the headlines of countless newspapers, magazines, and television stations. People proudly displayed their “I survived the flood of ’08″ T-shirts to confirm their triumph over the natural disaster. However, as the news of...

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7/31/2009

UI Receives Grant for Russian Exchange

By Jodie Klein

How many flowers should you give a Russian woman?

“You must give an odd number, even numbers are given at a funeral,” says Irina Kostina, UI instructor of Russian language and literature, and developer of a course offered in the spring of 2009 titled “Surviving...

7/31/2009

UI helps bring Japanese puppet troupe to Riverside Festival Stage July 18

The Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 18 at the Riverside Festival Stage in Lower City Park in Iowa City. The performance, which was free and open to the public, was held in conjunction with the Japanese Bunraku Summer Camp offered by UI International Programs July 13-17 at Shimek Elementary School. The puppeteers performed three pieces: Kotobuki Shiki Sanbaso, Yaoya Oshichi and the Lion Dance.
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7/31/2009

2009 University of Iowa International Programs Summer Institute for Teachers

The International Programs Summer Institute for Teachers is an annual week-long professional development workshop in collaboration with the UI College of Education and UI Center for Credit Programs in the Division of Continuing Education for K-12 teachers focusing on “what Iowans need to know about the rest of the world.” It allows current teachers and pre-service teachers a chance to explore contemporary global issues. This summer the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights collaborated on the Institute which was open to 25 middle school, junior high and high school teachers.
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7/31/2009

A Profile of Chuanren Ke, Director of the University of Iowa Confucius Institute

For the past 15 years, Chuanren Ke has built a resume at the University of Iowa that many professionals would envy – initiating and directing UI Institutes, chairing a UI department, and many years of teaching and researching. Though Ke could boast about his success, he said he does it all for one reason – to educate Iowans about China.
7/30/2009

Confucius Institute Offers Family Mandarin Chinese Classes

Anya Drack, 6, runs into her Mandarin Chinese class on a Saturday afternoon this past spring and immediately approaches her instructor, Fan Youxin. The two start playing a patty-cakes game reviewing Chinese numbers. Drack’s excitement comes after six weeks of attending the UI Confucius Institute’s Family Mandarin Chinese Classes for elementary students and their parents.
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7/30/2009

International Encounters, Future Endeavors

After concluding 9 months studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain I wanted to find an organization on campus with ample international reach – I was looking to get involved with important international issues in a meaningful way, while simultaneously connecting to new people and countries abroad. The Council for International Visitors to the Iowa Cities (CIVIC) does just this; they host international visitors and develop programs for each visit. I joined CIVIC this summer as a student intern.
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7/30/2009

For More Information About Giving

If you would like more information about private support for the University of Iowa International Programs, contact Derek Pendergast, director of development, major gifts, International Programs, at the UI Foundation at the address or phone number shown. Your inquiry will be treated...

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