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11/1/2010

Bolivian author to read at Prairie Lights

This announcement appeared in the arts section of The Daily Iowan on Nov. 1, 2010.

Edmundo Paz-Soldán of Cornell University will read at Prairie Lights Books, 15 S. Dubuque St., at 5:30 p.m. today from two of his books as well as segments of his forthcoming novel. The professor of...

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10/29/2010

Photo contest winners 2010 (gallery)

Every year International Programs – in conjunction with the Study Abroad office and International Student & Scholar Services – hosts a photo contest for study abroad participants and international students. The winning photos from both categories are shown below.

International...
10/26/2010

MEMWS open house Nov. 2

Would you like to learn more about the Middle East and the Muslim World? Stop by the Middle East and Muslim World Studies (MEMWS) program open house to find out how!

The MEMWS open house is an informal get-together where you can talk with professors, students and staff about:...

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10/26/2010

Two Indonesian natives discuss ‘Unity in Diversity’ Nov. 2

Some Americans know Indonesia as the country where President Obama lived as a boy, others know it as a tourist paradise with astonishing biodiversity and others know almost nothing about it. Two Indonesian natives will speak about the vast diversity of their country during “Indonesia: Unity in Diversity” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, in Room 2520D University Capitol Centre. The talk is free and open to the public.
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10/26/2010

IP Dean visits Jordan

The article below was published in three different newspapers in Jordan following Dean Thomas’ recent visit. It has been translated to English.
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10/26/2010

Co-founder of the UI Center for Human Rights dies

Colleagues and family members agree Rex Honey was a rare breed of faculty at the University of Iowa. The geography professor always put students and faculty first, said Gregory Hamot, the director of the UI Center for Human Rights.
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10/25/2010

Rex Honey (1945-2010)

From the CLAS website

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences mourns the loss of Rex Honey, Professor of Geography. “Rex epitomized the faculty member whose teaching, research, and service were focused on issues he was passionately committed to–social...

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10/25/2010

UI Center for Human Rights cofounder Rex Honey dies

Almost 12 years ago, University of Iowa law professor Burns Weston called up his colleague Rex Honey, who was chair of the Global Studies program Weston had previously organized. Weston said he asked Honey if his office, which at the time was in the old law school building, had an extra desk and phone jack. Honey said it did. Then Weston, who organized a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the year before, asked Honey if they could put a sign on his door that said Center for Human Rights. “That’s how it started,” Weston said. “That’s what we did.”
10/25/2010

"Africa: Facts and Myths" – Nov. 5

The African Studies Association cordially invites the university community and the general public to its upcoming forum, “Africa: Facts and Myths” on Friday Nov. 5, from 6-8 p.m. at the Schaeffer Hall Auditorium Room 140.
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10/22/2010

Latino writer Soldán to speak at UI, read at Prairie Lights Nov. 1-2

Bolivian writer and literary scholar Edmundo Paz Soldán is visiting the Iowa City area Nov. 1-2 for two free events, both open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov. 2 , Soldán will present a lecture, “A Latin American Writer in the U.S.A.: Three Postcards,” at 4 p.m. in the International...

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10/22/2010

Slavery in Global Cinema – Oct. 28

The next “Slavery in Global Cinema” film series screening will be held Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in 2520D UCC. It is free and open to the public.
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10/21/2010

Slavery in Global Cinema Oct. 21

The next “Slavery in Global Cinema” film series screening will be held Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in 2520D UCC. It is free and open to the public.
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10/20/2010

The Longest Story of Bilbao Ever Painted – Screening Oct. 27

The Institute of Cinema and Culture is pleased to announce a screening of:

La historia más larga de Bilbao jamás pintada [The Longest Story of Bilbao Ever Painted]

By Spanish director and painter Félix de la Concha

Wednesday, October 27, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., in 101 BCSB...

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group of multicultural students
10/20/2010

105 countries represented at UI

Dancing is a step out of the ordinary for the participants of the Global Buddies program, designed to match an American student with a new international exchange student to learn about each other’s culture. And Wednesday, the group tried dancing at the International Commons in the University Capitol Centre, said John Ashby, a graduate student in International Programs.
10/20/2010

India Winterim is back for its 5th year

So far, 76 UI students have signed up to save a forest, dance the Bharta Natyam, and design lesson plans — among other unique activities during their winter breaks. The Indian Winterim program, entering its fifth year, is adding these three programs — sustainability, dance, and education, to the 11 others offered during a three-week educational trip to India.
10/20/2010

‘The Hospital in the Jungle’ lecture Oct. 28

In 1984, Dr. R. Balasubramaniam and a group of four young medical students from the Mysore Medical College in India set out to serve the poor and the marginalized in the spirit of reform and sacrifice. Beginning with the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) Ayurvedic hospital, after 25 years they have built up substantial hospital-based health and education programs and community development Initiatives that benefit nearly 300,000 tribals and non-tribals.
10/19/2010

“The economics of language of instruction in Africa – an example from Tanzania” Oct. 25

Official languages are one of the main lingering legacies of colonialism in Africa. Education at almost all levels is administered in the official languages that only a small percentage of the population can write and speak fluently. This fact creates bottle-necks that allow only a small percentage of the population to become part of an educated labor-force. Therefore, the goal of this research is to investigate the impact of using official languages as languages of instruction on economic development in Africa. We have chosen Tanzania for our research partly because of our familiarity with this country and also because it has been possible to find valuable data from the Tanzania Ministry of Education website. This research explores the short-run and long-run opportunity costs of continuing the colonial legacy in the field of education by using a foreign language as the language of instruction. We hope to offer policy suggestions that could broaden the educated base and foster economic growth and development. While there has been some research into the costs of designing and publishing learning material and textbooks in local languages, there is hardly any thinking, let alone research, on the costs involved in having millions of school-children in Africa repeating classes, dropping out of school or sitting year after year in schools where they get low grades and learn nothing else than self depreciation.
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10/18/2010

"The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Africa" Oct. 28

What : “The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Africa” When : October 28 at 1:30 p.m. Where : 285 Boyd Law Building Presented by : Ms. Florence Gatome, Senior Manager, Public Sector Group, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Nairobi, Kenya

Lecture will be followed by a moderated Q&A discussion...

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