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E.g., Tuesday, January 22, 2019
E.g., Tuesday, January 22, 2019

‘WorldCanvass’ to be at 5 today

Guests at the next “WorldCanvass” program will compare and contrast the idealized European view of the American West of the 19th century with the reality as American Indians knew it. “The American West of the Imagination” program will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol. The event is free and open to the public.

Van Allen celebrates International Day on Monday

Van Allen Elementary students got to try something different Monday — dancing to Afro-Cuban beats. “It’s cool and different,” said Austin Carter, 8, a third-grader. Van Allen had a school-wide assembly with special guests, the University of Iowa Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble, as part of the first annual International Day. The purpose was to expose students to dances, games, art projects and other traditional customs of a variety of cultures.

U.S. west, German imagination

This is a guest opinion from the Iowa City Press-Citizen by UI history professor H. Glenn Penny

The relationships between Germans and American Indians over the last two centuries — and the many ways in which Germans helped to channel and shape pervasive notions and ideas about...


Metropolitan Opera Live lecture series continues Dec. 15 with "La fanciulla del West"

The UI Opera Studies Forum (OSF) will continue its lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theatre screenings with a talk on Puccini’s “La fanciulla del West” Wednesday, Dec. 15, presented by Kim Marra. All lectures take place at 5:30 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre conference seminar room 2520D and are free and open to the public.

LASP Amazon Week includes three events

The UI Latin American Studies Program is sponsoring three events as part of Amazon Week:

Wednesday, Dec. 1 What: Film Screening and discussion with director: “Owners of the Water: Conflict and Collaboration,” directed by Laura R. Graham, David Hernández Palmar and Caimi Waiassé, (2009...


UI Students Find Ways to Study Abroad Despite Economy

By Nina Earnest, The Daily Iowan

Despite harsh economic times, University of Iowa students are continuing to find the means to study overseas.

Nationwide, the number of students who studied abroad for credit dropped slightly in 2008-09—the first time such a decrease has occurred...


International Studies students places 2nd in Hearst competition

Nina Earnest is an International Studies B.A. candidate.

Daily Iowan reporter Nina Earnest has been awarded second place in the 2010 Hearst Foundation feature-writing contest.

She was recognized for her work on an article “Education on hyper drive,” published Oct. 28, which told...


Spotlight: Overcoming obstacles to earn an education

This spotlight from The Daily Iowan features Evelyn Cardenas, a UI student working toward degrees in business administration and international studies. Originally from Guatemala, Cardenas has studied in Japan, traveled to Mexico and participated in a Haiti relief fundraiser, among many other...


Pornography and Censorship in Japanese Slasher Films, Dec. 3

Title : Pornography and Censorship in Japanese Slasher Films Presented by : Miri Nakamura, Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University When : Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at 4 p.m. Where : 101 Becker Communication Studies Building (BCSB)

This talk examines the birth and rise of Japanese “slasher...


UI Student Wins Study Abroad Award

By Brian Morelli, The Iowa City Press-Citizen A semester studying abroad turned into much more for a University of Iowa student who received a 2010 award recognizing academic accomplishments while studying overseas.

Lauren Sieben, 21, a UI senior from Naperville, Ill., traveled to...


UI Rep: Interest in Peace Corps Increasing

Interest in the Peace Corps is increasing at University of Iowa, the university’s Peace Corps representative said. “It is definitely increasing. With the Peace Corps itself, participation is increasing,” Mahy Gall said. “I think there is a renewed interest in the U.S. in community service.”

People to People

Last week in Washington, the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy held a Summit where over 600 people gathered to discuss the importance of citizen diplomacy–people to people efforts that reach out beyond our national borders to forge close ties between individuals and countries. A partnership with the Department of State, the summit was tremendous in the energy it generated and the broad spectrum of interests it attracted, from business to education to aid and development organizations to individuals in the arts.

Iowa outpacing the nation in student abroad programs

By Brian Morelli, Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa’s public universities are in the import-export business when it comes to international studies, and overall, business is good.

The state’s public universities have been sending more and more students to study abroad while nationally...


UI Senior Named Rhodes Scholar

A senior at the University of Iowa has been named a Rhodes Scholar and will study at the University of Oxford in England next year. Renugan Raidoo, 20, a senior in chemistry and anthropology from Sioux Falls, S.D., was selected as one of 32 American college students for the award by the Rhodes Trust. A Rhodes Scholarship, which provides all expenses for two or three years of study at Oxford as well as a stipend for living expenses and transportation to and from England, is arguably the “most famous academic award available to American college graduates,” according to a news release.

UI Senior One of 32 Nationwide Named Rhodes Scholar

Renugan Raidoo, 20, a University of Iowa senior known as both a budding scientist and an altruistic activist, was among 32 people announced Sunday as 2011 Rhodes Scholars. The last time a UI student received this distinction was in 1993. Raidoo, of Sioux Falls, S.D., who emigrated with his family from South Africa, is majoring in chemistry and anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is a Presidential Scholar at Iowa and a Goldwater Scholar and has presented research in Germany, California and Iowa. He has also worked as a staff member at the UI Honors Program for several years.

International Studies student wins Pearson Prize

This announcement appeared in the Iowa City Press-Citizen on Nov. 19, 2010.

University of Iowa student Evelyn Cardenas has been awarded the $10,000 Pearson Prize for Higher Education.

The award, given by the Pearson Foundation, recognized “exemplary students who are...


Student funding expo (photo)

International Programs held its annual Student Funding Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 17, as part of International Education Week. At the open house, students could learn about funding opportunities for international research, language learning and more, and past award recipients were available to share their stories.