University of Iowa

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E.g., Thursday, December 13, 2018
E.g., Thursday, December 13, 2018
4/17/2018

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.
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Alex Duff
4/13/2018

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.
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choosing to die
4/12/2018

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.
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4/12/2018

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.
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My mom and I walking through beautiful Malá Strana
4/5/2018

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.
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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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Upper Florentine Valley
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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