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1/23/2011

Federal ban lifted, UI hopes to open study abroad in Cuba

University of Iowa students could soon have the chance to study abroad in once off-limits Cuba because of recent federal policy changes. President Obama’s administration lifted restrictions on study abroad programs to Cuba on Jan. 14, overturning limits put in place by then-President George W. Bush in 2004.
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1/20/2011

Inscrutability at the Élysée Palace

By Downing Thomas

Last week, with my still fresh New Year’s resolution to read more (more international perspectives in the news, more contemporary literature), I found a fascinating article in Le Monde analyzing the strange fact that the French President has had no spokesperson for over...

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1/20/2011

UI Offers New Study Abroad Program

Instead of staring at a PowerPoint presentation, Introduction to International Relations students could soon be gazing onto the beaches of Normandy. University of Iowa students will no longer have to wade through all their general-education requirements in classrooms overlooking the Pentacrest. Instead, they’ll have the opportunity to take in London, Paris, or Florence.
1/20/2011

Colleges jumping at chance to visit Cuba

WASHINGTON – Most Americans are barred from traveling to Cuba, but Iowa college students soon may be packing their bags to visit the island. President Barack Obama’s recent decision to ease travel restrictions for academics and church groups prompted Iowa’s colleges to plan new programs for study in Cuba.
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1/19/2011

Lecture on the Tunisian Revolution of 2011 will be held Jan. 25

How did one young man’s protest spark the Tunisian Revolution of 2011? Asma Ben Romdhane, a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant from Tunisia, will discuss events that led to the recent ousting of Tunisian President Ben Ali during a lecture Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Room 2520D, University Capitol Centre. The event is free and open to the public.
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1/19/2011

An Unforgettable Trip: INdIA Winterim

Just when I’d thought my younger years were behind me, Cory Petersen, the cocoordinator of the INdIA Winterim classes, informed my section that, for logistical reasons, our upcoming visit to India was technically a “field trip.” Best. Field. Trip. Ever. If you have ever wanted to travel outside of the United States, but weren’t sure how to go about doing so, take this class.
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1/17/2011

Co-founder of International Women’s Club dies

Mrs. Jane Huit, one of the American co-founders of International Wives’ Club of Iowa City, as it was known then, has recently passed away. Mrs. Huit and Mrs. Velma Stuit, the other American co-founder, recognized the importance of welcoming international women to our community and helping them find good friends and interesting activities. The organization began in the late 1950s, and the name changed to International Women’s Club in 1978. Currently there are around 140 members from over 30 countries.
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1/15/2011

Settling into American life: Community welcomes UI international students

International students who arrived at the University of Iowa last week got a rich taste of American culture Wednesday evening as they spun their partners and promenaded around the community room at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center. More than 75 students took part in the dinner and square dance event for new students sponsored by Hills Bank.
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1/7/2011

January 28 WorldCanvass explores the counterculture of the 60s and 70s

Join us at 5:00 p.m. on January 28, 2011, in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum when WorldCanvass guests explore the counterculture of the 60s and 70s. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. We’ll start by defining the term counterculture and looking at social history in the United States and Europe in the post WWII era, particularly during the 60s and 70s when many of the values and norms that defined the 50s were rejected and a youth culture challenged traditional views on everything from patriotism, the law and government to marriage, race, gender roles, sexuality and recreational drugs.
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1/2/2011

King featured in ’10 to watch in 2011′

The collection of photos on Scott King’s office wall are proof of his dedication to international learning. King, 57, grew up in Maine and said he only traveled outside of New England two times before he left for college. Since then he’s traveled to more than 40 countries as a student and a professional. He has worked at the University of Iowa as the Assistant Dean of International Programs in the International Student & Scholar Services for seven years, and has helped dramatically increase the number of international students attending school at UI.
12/21/2010

Out of Africa

Rebecca Arnold was enjoying her life in Chicago with a budding career in the publishing industry when she felt an itch. Her city life was exciting, but her career was missing something. “It wasn’t lighting any fires,” she says. “I was at a point in my life when I wanted to add value to the world.” Not long after, Arnold was feeling a different kind of itch as a Peace Corps volunteer maneuvering through the Spiny Desert, a region in Madagascar famous for its thorny, elaborate plants that she describes as reminiscent of a Dr. Seuss book.
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12/21/2010

Bad weather in Europe delays students’ flights

By Regina Zilbermints, Des Moines Register

Eric Scott spent 46 hours in airports or on airplanes.

The 20-year-old was trying to get home to Adel from a semester in London when weather forced airlines all over Europe to delay and cancel flights.

“I had to sleep in line so...

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12/21/2010

Holidays get international

Gifts, trees and Santa Claus — most, if not all, children across the country know about holiday traditions in America. But what about other countries across the globe? Seventh-grade students at North Central Junior High in North Liberty got a lesson in holiday celebrations in other countries Monday, courtesy of several University of Iowa students. A half dozen UI students gave presentations on holidays in their home countries, which included Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, China and Malaysia.
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12/16/2010

Professor crosses cultures in seminar

“OK, let’s get started,” said Nilo Couret, a graduate fellow in the University of Iowa’s cinema/comparative literature department. It was a Thursday night in November, and he began hosting a film session in 101 Becker Communication Studies Building by explaining the context and cultural nuances that define certain films from Latin America
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12/13/2010

Opera forum to feature Kim Marra

From the Iowa City Press-Citizen .

The University of Iowa Opera Studies Forum will continue its lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theater screenings with a talk on Puccini’s “La fanciulla del West” on Wednesday, presented by Kim Marra. All lectures are at...

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12/10/2010

UI's International Connectedness on the Rise

In the past year, The University of Iowa has surpassed the national averages in the amount of international students on campus and of domestic students studying abroad. The UI International Student & Scholar Services and the UI Office for Study Abroad, in conjunction with the Open Doors Report, have released data on the percentages of international student enrollment and students studying abroad.
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