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E.g., Thursday, September 20, 2018
E.g., Thursday, September 20, 2018
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.
4/3/2018

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.
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3/22/2018

Inspired and humbled by the wilderness of Tasmania

I am so grateful that I am spending my semester in New South Wales, Australia, through SIT’s Environmental Action and Sustainability study abroad program. During my time here, I have learned from leading environmentalists, listened to impactful activists, been exposed to the indigenous Aboriginal culture, and experienced indescribable moments of connection with Earth.
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3/22/2018

UI graduate Anna Patty values the global perspective she gained from study abroad

As an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, Anna Patty (B.A. journalism, Spanish '03) had never been on an airplane. That all changed when she decided to study abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica, for an entire academic year. Nearly twenty years after her study abroad experience, Patty is now co-owner of Epiphany, a full-service marketing company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Patty recently took time to reflect on how her study abroad experience has shaped her career.
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Iowa tennis player Piotr Smietana volleys the ball during a match against Cornell University on Friday, Mar. 2, 2018. Smietana lost his match 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-4 and the Big Red defeated the Hawkeyes 4-3. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)
3/21/2018

In the news: 4867 miles

Piotr Smietana traveled 4,867 miles to get to Iowa City; now, with the spring tennis season in full swing, he’s ready for the challenges.
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3/21/2018

Value of strategic international science engagement topic of March 30 lecture

Elizabeth (Libby) Lyons is the fourth speaker in the Commitment to Internationalization lecture series. Her talk, "Exploring the Value of Strategic International Science Engagement," will be on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in room 2520D of the University Capitol Centre. This lecture continues the conversation about the UI's vision and strategic themes for campus internationalization.
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3/20/2018

WorldCanvass ReCap: Against Amnesia

Guests on the February 22 WorldCanvass, Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, and Social Justice, explored the critical role of archives in our everyday lives and historical experience. The first event in the 2018 Provost’s Global Forum-Obermann Humanities Symposium, the show's discussions opened the virtual doors of archival cabinets and shared some of Iowa’s and our nation’s most intriguing stories and little-known history—much of which might be lost if not for the thoughtful care and preservation undertaken by unsung heroes, sometimes at great personal risk.
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3/19/2018

Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity to host student presentations Apr. 12

The Open Forum provides an opportunity for Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity participants to become change agents to engage the campus community on diversity issues and raise awareness on these issues. Those attending the event will learn about race, ethnicity, and religion/spirituality/faith through student presentations and interactive dialogues.
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3/19/2018

UI hosts 4th Annual Fulbright Week

Would you like to teach English, study, or do research abroad for an academic year at no cost? Join International Programs for a week of events to help you learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program! The fourth annual Fulbright Week will take place April 2-6, 2018. Each session will provide different information and will have a Q&A period. All levels of undergraduate and graduate students are welcome!
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Photo of Anna Kroeger in Cape Town
3/19/2018

First-hand reflections on Day Zero

Anna Kroeger is witnessing preparations for Day Zero first-hand as a UI student studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. Kroeger, a student in the Tippie College of Business, is spending the Spring 2018 semester at the University of Cape Town through IES Abroad.
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3/15/2018

European Studies Group examines Romantic art theories Mar. 21

The European Studies Group (a part of International Programs) and the UI School of Music will present a guest lecture by Anne Leonard of the University of Chicago on "The Turned Canvas and the Musical Turn: Thoughts on the Romantic Imagination" at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 in Vox 2 (Voxman Music Building).
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3/15/2018

Japanese program to host poetry workshop and reading Mar. 19 & 20

The Japanese Program, the International Writing Program, and the MFA in Literary Translation are thrilled to present Japanese Poetry Now, a workshop and reading featuring two of the brightest names in contemporary Japanese poetry, Kanie Naha and Nagae Yūki, and their translator and collaborator, Professor Jordan Smith of Josai International University, one of the translators of Yoshimasu Gozo's Alice Iris Red Horse (New Directions).
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These ruins of the royal stables at Meknes used to hold 12,000 Arabian horses. Because why not.
3/12/2018

Southern excursion

As soon as we’d settled into our school routine, it was time to shake things up with a seven-day tour of central Morocco. Rabat is fairly far north, so “south” encompasses most of the country. It was our first excursion, and first time leaving the home-base of the Rabat Medina neighborhood.
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3/12/2018

Faculty experts discuss climate science and the environment on April 25 WorldCanvass

Environmental challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Some seem far away and intangible while others touch us in our homes, on our farmland, in the air we breathe, and in the water we drink. Leading experts in climate science and environmental research will join WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer on April 25 to discuss the most pressing concerns facing Iowans and international efforts to mitigate potentially disastrous effects of climate change and the resulting disruption to populations worldwide. You’re invited to attend the live discussion at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street, from 5:30-7 p.m. on April 25. The program is free and open to the public with a pre-show catered reception from 5-5:30 p.m.
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3/8/2018

Butterflies

One day you are tackled by time and realize that you have only a week to go before spending the next semester of your life in another country. Then you suddenly find yourself stuffed in the middle of a Boeing 777, with a stomach full of airplane food and butterflies.
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