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3/4/2011

‘Film After Noir’ Continues March 10

The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, Mar. 10, with a screening of Le Samouraï (1967, Jean-Pierre Melville, 101 min), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.

Jef Costello (Alain Delon) is the ultimate professional in...

3/3/2011

Embassy representative will discuss Czech Republic and the EU Mar. 11

Jiří Ellinger, head of the political section of the Czech Republic Embassy in Washington, D.C., will be speaking Friday, Mar. 11, on “The Czech Republic, the European Union and the United States in a Tumultuous World.” The talk and luncheon are free and open to the public and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the International Programs Commons, 1117 University Capitol Center.
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3/2/2011

UI Dancers in Company launches 2011 season March 3-5, include live broadcast

Dancers in Company, the University of Iowa Dance Department’s touring repertory company, will kick off its 2011 season -— its 27th -— with a “home concert” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 3-5, in Space/Place Theatre of UI North Hall. The performance will feature the premiere of “The World and I” by guest artist Julie Bour, a native of France now working as a choreographer and teacher in New York City.
3/2/2011

Peace Corps volunteers recall service on 50-year anniversary

Roughly 20 people, including several volunteers, gathered Tuesday night at the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, which sends volunteers overseas to live and work. Returned Peace Corps volunteers relived their memories of time spent teaching children, traveling, and learning the language of the country.
3/1/2011

‘Iowa Insights’ podcast: From Iraq to Iowa

A pioneering program leads students from Iraq to Iowa. In this edition of the “Iowa Insights” podcast, meet Sabah Hussein Enayah, a determined young mother who came to the University of Iowa with a dream: to help re-build her war-torn nation. The 31-year-old graduate student and mother of three shares how she and her family sacrificed everything to come to a strange new country.
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3/1/2011

Haitian-born artist speaks about paintings

The painting Endless Flight uses the bright, vivid colors of the Caribbean as it articulates shapes and forms across the surface of the canvas, infusing the piece with life and meaning. Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval Carrié created this intriguing painting. He will deliver a lecture about his native country at 5 p.m. today in 2520D University Capitol Centre.
3/1/2011

Baraza series begins with talk on African soccer players March 7

The University of Iowa African Studies Program’s spring Baraza series will begin at noon Monday, March 7, with a lecture titled “Following the Ball: African Soccer Players, Labor Strategies and Immigration across the Portuguese Colonial Empire, 1945-75,” presented by Todd Cleveland. The talk will take place in Room 1117 of the University Capitol Centre. All Baraza lectures are free and open to the public.
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2/25/2011

Nights of Fear and Hope

The following commentary was written by UI alumnus Dr. Ali A. Soliman. He is the former senior undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy and International Cooperation in Cairo. He and his wife, also a UI graduate, live in Egypt.

Dear Friends,

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2/25/2011

Peace Corps forum Tuesday

This announcement appeared in The Press-Citizen.

The Iowa Peace Corps Association and University of Iowa International Programs will host a talk on the issues that former Peace Corps volunteers found important to their lives at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Iowa City Public Library.

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2/25/2011

‘Point Blank’ screening March 3 in ‘Film After Noir’ series

The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, Mar. 3, with a screening of Point Blank (1967, John Boorman, 92 min), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB. Point Blank is among the dozen or so films that revised narrative and visual conventions of the classic cycle of film noir between 1958 and 1975. Its non-linear narrative and inventive use of color and sound design evoke elements of the French New Wave and French New Novel between 1955 and 1962.
2/22/2011

Baraza series begins with talk on African soccer players Mar. 7

The UI African Studies Program’s spring Baraza series will begin Monday, Mar. 7, with a lecture titled “Following the Ball: African Soccer Players, Labor Strategies and Immigration across the Portuguese Colonial Empire, 1945-75,” presented by Todd Cleveland. The talk is at noon in Room 1117 of the University Capitol Centre. All Baraza lectures are free and open to the public.
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2/21/2011

Drinking Soda with a Straw and Other Feminine Norms in Jordan

I was handed a very narrow can and a bendy straw. I knew the soda was Pepsi–that was the easy part. The hard part was trying to open the can. It seemed to be a normal pop tab, where you flip it and push, but was not. Instead I grabbed the tab and waited. I had no idea what to do next. Someone had to show me how to peel back the tab, instead of pushing. That was the first, and one of the most important lessons I learned during my semester abroad in Amman, Jordan.
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2/18/2011

Middle East expert will give talk on Egypt Feb. 22

The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) will welcome Brian Katulis, an expert on U.S. national security policy in the Middle East, for a lecture on Egypt and current events in the Middle East. The talk, “Implications for America’s Broader Policies in the Middle East,” will begin at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Social Hall of the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert in Iowa City.
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