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Student spotlight: Daniel Lowe

24 hours. That’s how fast Daniel Lowe’s life changed in March 2020. Lowe, a graduate of Lancaster University in Lancaster, United Kingdom, who studied abroad at the University of Iowa during the 2019-2020 academic year, found his time at Iowa cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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International Student Affinity Graduation ceremony set for May 12

The 2nd Annual International Student Affinity Graduation ceremony will be held in person for the first time on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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17 UI students, alumni receive Fulbright awards to travel abroad in 2022-23

Seventeen University of Iowa students and alumni were chosen from about 10,000 Fulbright Award applicants nationwide to serve as representatives of the U.S. State Department to teach English abroad and to undertake public health research and creative writing projects in 16 countries during the 2022-23 academic year.
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UI staff and faculty support key to Tippie student adapting to college life

"Just like there are two sides of the same coin, the UI’s smaller number of international students could lead you to greater opportunities as a unique person who stands out. Be willing to accept new things and say yes to every opportunity that comes your way, because it will guide you to greater opportunities. If you can do it at Iowa, you will for sure become a global leader!”
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Student Spotlight: Michaeljulius Idani

President of the Society of Black Graduate and Professional Students, college advisor for the Alpha Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and soon to be graduate in May 2022 with an MFA in creative writing, fiction. Michaeljulius Idani’s resume is covered with opportunities far and wide that he’s been afforded at the University of Iowa. All of this he has accomplished while conducting international research funded by the Stanley Graduate Award for International Research, an award he received in 2021.
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European Studies Group to host guest lecture by Estrella de Diego, May 4

The European Studies Group will present a virtual guest lecture by Professor Estrella de Diego of the Universidad Complutense (UCM) in a talk entitled "Negotiating Museum Narratives" from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, via Zoom.

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UI alumna Megan Lederman awarded Fulbright to Vietnam

Megan Lederman, who received a BA with a double major in English and creative writing (emphasis in Native American literature) and French from the University of Iowa in May 2019, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Vietnam for 2022-23.
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Dean's Message: Catching up

Dean Ganim discusses events surrounding the Provost's Global Forum, the world opening up again to travel, and events centered on the rise of authoritarianism.
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Record number of UI students awarded prestigious Critical Language Scholarships

This summer, seven University of Iowa students will head abroad for intensive language studies in Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Hindi, Urdu, and Persian, thanks to the Critical Language Scholarship, a highly competitive award funded by the U.S. Department of State.
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Student Spotlight: Camellia Pham

Camellia Pham, a University of Iowa student graduating in May 2022 with a BA in comparative literature and Chinese and a 2021 recipient of a Stanley Undergraduate Award for International Research, took an unconventional, yet effective, path to completing her research project.