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3/24/2011

UI Study Abroad Students are Grateful to Stay in Japan

Yume Hidaka, a native of Kagoshima in southwest Japan, crouched under desks with her head safely covered during practice drills every year from elementary school through college to prepare for a potential earthquake. “We all knew that it could happen sometime sooner or later to any part of Japan. But of course no one expected it to be that big,” Hidaka said, referring to the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit her home country on March 11, 2011.
3/24/2011

ASP symposium will focus on future democracy of East Africa Apr. 1-2

A keynote lecture will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, by Dr. Willibrod Slaa, titled “The Current Political Situation in Africa: Evolving Trends in Political Power.” Slaa is Secretary General of CHADEMA, the leading opposition political party in Tanzania. He was the presidential candidate of CHADEMA in the 2010 general election and placed second after the incumbent president.
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3/23/2011

‘Drunkards Beware!’ — a SASP Seminar March 31

What : South Asian Studies Program seminar When : Thursday March 31, 2011, at 4 p.m. Where : 468 Phillips Hall Who : Eric Colvard, a doctoral candidate in history Topic : “Drunkards Beware!: Temperance and Nationalist Politics in India in the 1930’s”

Abstract : Eric Colvard’s...

3/22/2011

Human right, liquid asset

How can there be a world water crisis on a planet that is two-thirds covered with water? The other third, with an uneven distribution of fresh water supplies, is covered as well — with 7 billion water-users.
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3/17/2011

Savouring Southern France

The following commentary for the Des Moines Register was written by Michael and Diane Sondergard after they visited their son, Jeffrey, a UI student studying abroad in Pau, France. Photo by Michael and Diane Sondergard.

Clutching umbrellas under a drizzly sky, two American...

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3/11/2011

‘Chinatown’ Screening March 24 in ‘Film After Noir’ Series

The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, March 24, with a screening of Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski, 130 min.), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB. Private investigator Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired out of the blue by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband, Hollis Mulwray, whom she suspects is having an affair. Gittes photographs Hollis with a young woman, but when it turns out that the woman was an impostor hired as part of an elaborate set-up, the real Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) allows him to continue his investigation. After Hollis is murdered, secrets involving the Mulwray family as well as plans involving the city’s water system come to light. Gittes is caught within mysteries and corruption, whose links he sees only too late.
3/11/2011

Iowa universities report students in Japan are OK

The University of Iowa has nine students studying in Japan. Six are in Nagoya, about 220 miles southwest of Tokyo, and those students felt the quake but their city had no serious damage. One on an exchange program at a university in the Tokyo area is fine and has been in touch with her family. The other two students, who are on programs not affiliated with the university, are fine as well – one in in Kofu, 70 miles west of Tokyo, and the other in Hirakata, more than 300 miles southwest of Tokyo.
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3/10/2011

UI Medical Students to Experience Both Sides of Health Care Systems in West Bank

University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine has offered global programs throughout the world, but where four students will travel later this month is a first. The fourth-year medical students will experience the first medical elective in the West Bank. Not only will the students receive hands-on medical practice, but the group will see, firsthand, the effects of political turmoil on health care.
3/10/2011

Czech Embassy official to speak Friday at UI

IOWA CITY – An official with the Czech Republic Embassy in Washington, D.C., will speak at midday Friday at the University of Iowa. Jiri Ellinger, head of the political section of the embassy, will lecture on ‘The Czech Republic, the European Union and the United States in a Tumultuous World.’ The talk and luncheon – both free and open to the public – will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the International Programs Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre. No preregistration is required, and the lecture will begin at noon.
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3/10/2011

East Africa celebrated in new UI lecture series starting Mar. 22

A new UI lecture series will explore and celebrate East Africa beginning Tuesday, March 22, with a talk by Valerie Hoffman titled, “Celebrating Muhammad, Remembering God: Sufism in Egypt” at 6 p.m. in Room A of the Iowa City Public Library. All lectures are free and open to the public.
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3/10/2011

Talk to be about Czech Republic

This announcement appeared in the Press-Citizen.

Jirí Ellinger, head of the political section of the Czech Republic Embassy in Washington, D.C., will speak Friday on “The Czech Republic, the European Union and the United States in a Tumultuous World.” The talk and luncheon will be from...

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3/9/2011

"Poetry in the Time of AIDS” Baraza lecture March 23

The University of Iowa African Studies Program’s spring Baraza series will continue Wednesday, March 23, with a lecture titled “Poetry in the Time of AIDS: Kiswahili Poetry and the HIV-AIDS Pandemic,” presented by Aldin Mutembei (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania). The talk will take place in 315 Phillips Hall at 4 p.m. All Baraza lectures are free and open to the public.
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