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Baraza series

Baraza series starts with lecture on oil, ethnicity and religion Oct. 11

The UI African Studies Program’s fall Baraza series will begin Monday, Oct. 11, with a lecture entitled “Oil, Ethnicity and Religion: The woes of a blessed nation in the face of outright political ineptitude,” presented by Sunday Goshit of International Programs. The talk is from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in 2520D of the University Capitol Centre. All Baraza lectures are free and open to the public.

‘Life in Iowa’ series offers international students social events and educational workshops

International students come to The University of Iowa with lots of questions about their upcoming experience in American culture – but those questions don’t stop after the first week. After observing the culture for a while, they wonder what phrases such as, “swamped with homework,” really mean, and why there are carved pumpkins popping up everywhere in October, and how do fraternities and sororities relate to me?

Obermann symposium explores history of slavery and gender Oct. 13-15

The 2010 Obermann Humanities Symposium, “Causes and Consequences: Global Perspectives on Gender and the History of Slavery,” will bring a variety of scholars to campus Wednesday Oct. 13 through Friday, Oct. 15. The scholars will explore slavery and gender and how their two complex histories have intersected in a range of time periods.

World Languages

As I see the many new international faces on campus this fall, I am also hearing many languages–on the bus and on the streets, in the hallways, and in the Old Capital Centre where our offices are located and where many students hang out eating lunch or studying in between classes. It occurs to me that these many languages of Iowa City (who would have thought?) drive home the fact that our monolingualism in the U.S. is the exception rather than the rule. I suspect that the increasing numbers of international students at the University of Iowa are conveying this important fact to all of our students, particularly those from the Midwest who have not ventured far from home.

UI Takes Role in Iraq's Future – Editorial

Seven years after U.S. troops were deployed to unseat then-President Saddam Hussein, military operations in Iraq have ended. But rebuilding the Middle East democracy — isolated and ruled by a brutal dictator then wracked by years of conflict and insurgency — has only begun.

"The Tenth Parallel" author Griswold to speak on WorldCanvass Studio Sept. 29

WorldCanvass Studio, a mobile version of the University of Iowa International Programs’ monthly radio and television program WorldCanvass, will feature Eliza Griswold, author of “The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam,” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Iowa City Congregational Church. The event is free and open to the public.

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.

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...


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.

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...


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.