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E.g., Monday, September 23, 2019
E.g., Monday, September 23, 2019

Climate change and the environment: What to do?

At the state level, the U.S. Climate Alliance leads the charge. Sixteen states, including Minnesota, Colorado, North Carolina and California, represent 40 percent of U.S. GDP — they have created 13 million clean energy jobs. The Climate Alliance is a testament to the proposition that climate and energy leadership promotes good jobs and economic growth. Julie Cerqueira, executive director of the U.S. Climate Alliance, said “Iowa’s long history of leadership in clean energy, in particular the successful deployment of wind power at scale, makes its membership in the U.S. Climate Alliance both logical and valuable." Iowa should join!

Reflections on Race and Ethnicity Abroad: Spain

I identify as an Asian American, specifically of East Indian descent, and I have felt that too much of my focus was on the academic side of college. Most of the Indians I know participated in few to no activities outside of the classroom because we have been raised in a culture that stresses the importance of academics far more than our non-academic interests. Many of my family members and friends of Indian descent love to tell me about their time in college but when I ask them what clubs or events they participated in I too often get blank stares.
Alex Duff

Critical Language Scholarship winner to study in China

University of Iowa Chinese language and literature and accounting major Alex Duff of Volga, Iowa, has been awarded a 2018 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Duff will head to China this summer for an intensive language and cultural immersion program at the College of Humanities & Sciences of Northeast Normal University in Changchun.
choosing to die

Panelists take a global look at breast cancer, April 24

In a panel discussion entitled "Choosing to Die," panelist will discuss a global look at the impact of cultural norms on the choices women make in cancer treatment from 3 to 4:30 p.m., April 24, in 1117 University Capitol Centre. The event is free and open to the public.

WorldCanvass ReCap: Translating Music

On Thursday, March 1, the internationally acclaimed Elias String Quartet took WorldCanvass inside the process of music-making. In a performance-filled program called Translating Music, members of the quartet and Elizabeth Oakes, director of the University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program in the School of Music, discussed what it takes to bring a piece to life by focusing on two themes—nationality in music and storytelling through music. This program was part of a week-long residency at the UI, which included a number of classroom and public engagements as well as a concert at Hancher Auditorium.
My mom and I walking through beautiful Malá Strana

A day in Prague

I’m currently beginning my third month living in Prague, and it has truly flown by. I can remember my first night here perfectly – I was jet-lagged, scared, homesick, and just entirely overwhelmed. Now, only about seven weeks later, I am adjusted, happy, and Prague feels like home.
This was taken during a long walk to see the cherry blossoms (at last!!)—this is across the moat from Kitanomaru park, which flanks the Imperial Palace grounds.

Cherry blossoms (at last!!)

During the months of March and April, Tokyo undergoes a transformation. Neighborhoods, rivers, parks, and temples become shrouded in white and pink. Cherry blossom season is, perhaps, a bit like our Christmas—a time in which people forget time, to soak in the sakura for a few blissful and carefree hours.