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9/15/2010

UI Students Among Group of Iraqi Pioneers in U.S.

Doctoral students Khalid Algharrawi (right) and Adnan Abdulwahid (left) both from Baghdad, Iraq walk across the UI campus Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 in Iowa City. The two men are among five doctoral students that came to the UI as part of the Iraqi Education Initiative. The five are on conditional-admittance as UI doctoral students pending completion of English-as-a-second-language training before starting academic studies.
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9/15/2010

IWP Egyptian Writer to Present "Images of the Muslim World" Sept. 21

Ghada Abdel Aal, an International Writing Program resident from Egypt, will be featured on “Images of the Muslim World,” Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 2520D of the University Capitol Centre. The event is free and open to the public.

Abdel Aal will discuss Egypt and her...

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9/13/2010

UI Outreach Program Brings Japanese Native to Share Culture With Community

A new Japanese outreach program coordinated by University of Iowa International Programs aims to build understanding and knowledge of Japanese culture and language. The Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) is a program supported by the Laurasian Institution and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, which funds the position of a Japanese cultural ambassador for two years. Yume Hidaka, a Kagoshima native, serves in that role and is available to give programs and presentations on Japanese culture on the UI campus and in communities across Iowa now through July of 2012.
9/10/2010

The Myth of McDonaldization – Sept. 13

What: The Myth of McDonaldization: Globalization and Culture Change in a Japanese Community When: Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. Where: 302 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus Presenter: Keith Brown, Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh Introduction to the presentation: Globalization...

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9/7/2010

UI Welcomes Iraqi Students

The number of international students on campus this fall is at a record high thanks to IP’s recruitment efforts. Around 800 new international students are enrolled at the UI, making the total international student population roughly 2,800. That’s almost 9 percent of all students on campus.
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9/7/2010

Fulbrights make an Impact

UI alumni like Deanna Fei and Geoffrey Hilsabeck have benefited greatly from their international experiences thanks to the support of Fulbright grants. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program gives masters and doctoral candidates, recent baccalaureate recipients, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience.
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9/7/2010

In short, place is everything

Stephen G. Bloom is a professor in the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He will be one of the guests on the WorldCanvass® program “Documenting Humanity: A Sense of Place,” Friday, Sept. 10, 2010.
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9/1/2010

Old Capitol Museum exhibit to be featured on WorldCanvass

“Chaos and Creation on the Pentacrest,” is a new exhibition offering a historical look at the University of Iowa during some of the nation’s troubled and changing years, 1965 – 1975. But it’s a lot more than just an exhibit, featuring the creation of a psychedelic mural, the recreation of a UI dorm room from the 1968-69 academic year, a film series with discussion panels and a children’s screen-printing workshop.
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8/30/2010

Welcome to the New Academic Year

On behalf of International Programs, allow me to welcome you to the 2010-2011 academic year after what I hope were refreshing and productive summer months. I very much look forward to working with you to support the international research, teaching, and external engagement that you undertake through IP’s centers and programs, international exchanges, linkage proposals, and the new ways you find to pursue academic innovations across collegiate borders.
8/25/2010

World Flags Project Now on Display in Seamans Center

The College of Engineering now has a permanent display of flags in the Student Commons of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences that represents the home nations of students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the college. The flags celebrate the culturally rich and globally diverse body of the College of Engineering community.
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8/25/2010

Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants arrive on UI campus

Four Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) have arrived at the University of Iowa where they will spend the next year in International Programs teaching Turkish, Indonesian, Hindi and Arabic and serving as cultural ambassadors for their home countries. The teaching assistants will also take two courses a semester as non-degree students during their year in Iowa.
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8/24/2010

UI Receives Grant to Create New Study Abroad Program in Tanzania

The University of Iowa will develop a new study abroad program in Tanzania, thanks to an almost $250,000 grant from the U.S. State Department. It is the first semester-long UI study abroad program in Eastern Africa and one of the first of its kind in the nation. The grant, which will be matched with an additional $139,000 from the UI, is titled “Capacity Building for Undergraduate Study Abroad.”
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8/23/2010

Get to know… Joan Kjaer – fyi story

Joan Kjaer's program, WorldCanvass, debuted last year and is a monthly television and radio series broadcast live from the historic Old Capitol Senate Chamber. The series explores topics that are international in scope and central to people’s understanding of how individuals fit into the global landscape.
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8/20/2010

International students face housing challenges

Before arriving in America, Guan Su Jie, a 21-year-old University of Iowa international student, expected to spend her first week meeting new friends and exploring campus. But two days before arriving in Iowa City, she was told she would be unexpectedly moved to the Lodge, an apartment complex located nearly two miles away from campus. Now, Jie feels she is “missing out on the atmosphere.”