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E.g., Saturday, October 16, 2021
E.g., Saturday, October 16, 2021
4/6/2021

International research collaboration to study HIV stigma among adolescents in Kenya

Will Story, assistant professor in the University of Iowa (UI) College of Public Health, and Nema Aluku, research associate at Tangaza University College in Nairobi, Kenya, were recently awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study HIV stigma among adolescents in western Kenya. The study represents a promising international collaboration with significant public health insights. Learn more about this important research project through the Q&A below with Dr. Story and Dr. Aluku.
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3/29/2021

Kirkwood and University of Iowa to co-host recruitment event, Apr. 21

Are you an international student, immigrant, or English language learner (ELL) considering the University of Iowa?* Attend a special virtual recruitment event “Iowa, Kirkwood, and You: Finding a Pathway to the University of Iowa," Wednesday, April 21, from 7-8 pm. Co-sponsored by Kirkwood Community College and International Programs at the University of Iowa, students will hear from UI admissions staff, financial aid representatives, spokespeople from the STEM fields, and a student panel about the strengths of coming to the University of Iowa.
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3/23/2021

Gandhi at 150 on April 16 WorldCanvass

Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most original, impactful, and complex figures of the 20th century. Revered around the world for his activism, self-sacrifice, and nonviolent methods of confronting a repressive colonial power, Gandhi remains a much-admired figure today. Gandhi may be best known in America for the influence his teachings on nonviolence had on leaders of the civil rights movement. But the story of the man and his legacy is layered and not without its contradictions. Our guests on the April 16 WorldCanvass will reflect on Gandhi at 150. This event will foreshadow the Provost’s Global Forum planned for November 2021 on “The Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi at 150: Nonviolence, Race, and Politics.” Join us for this virtual WorldCanvass on April 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. Free and open to all, the program will be aired on Zoom and on Facebook Live.
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United Nations Association Iowa
3/18/2021

Become a United Nations College Ambassador!

The Iowa United Nations Association is proud to offer students at colleges and universities throughout Iowa the opportunity to join their advocacy efforts in support of the United Nations work on human rights, global health, sustainable development, gender equity, and climate action. The Iowa UNA will offer up to 20 students the opportunity to serve as College Ambassadors. Selected students will each receive $500 as a stipend. During this 8-month program, ambassadors will work with the Debra DeLaet, Executive Director of the Iowa UNA, and other volunteer leaders to amplify our advocacy messages on their home campuses and through their social media networks.
3/17/2021

An open letter to our University Community on anti-Asian harm

Let us be clear. We stand in solidarity with Asian American students, international students from Asia, Pacific Islanders, and the Pan Asian community, who continue to experience fear and intimidation. They deserve better. We will do everything in our power to make their safety and security a priority. We will continue our work to eliminate racism on our campus, community, and state.
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3/17/2021

100-day read of ‘War and Peace’ attracts more than 825 participants

Anna Barker, visiting assistant professor in Asian & Slavic languages and literatures, is leading a 100-day virtual group read of War and Peace. The reading project, which began on February 1, has already attracted more than 825 enthusiastic participants. While reading the 1,000-plus page War and Peace might sound daunting to many, Barker has broken the book down into 10 to 14 pages daily. She offers commentary and discussion threads on a Facebook group called 100 Days of War and Peace. We caught up with Barker recently to learn more.
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