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6/28/2011

Student Reflections on Race and Ethnicity: Study Abroad in Beijing (video)

In this video, Rochelle Liu talks about her study abroad experience in Beijing, China. She was able to connect to her extended Chinese family, fulfill requirements for her Chinese minor, and feed her sense of adventure by zip-lining off the Great Wall of China. Liu advises students to be open minded of other cultures and learn to appreciate your host country’s history and people.
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6/23/2011

‘Zeitoun’ selected for 2011 ‘One Community, One Book’

From Media-Newswire.com Dave Eggers’ book “Zeitoun” is the 2011 selection for “One Community, One Book,” a project sponsored by the UI Center for Human Rights ( UICHR ) that promotes learning about human rights in the United States and the world through literature.
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6/20/2011

Perspectives: Think "Glocal"

This commentary by Karen Jenkins is from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Jenkins is executive director of the African Studies Association at Rutgers University.
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6/20/2011

4 from UI awarded Fulbrights

Four University of Iowa students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships to conduct research or teach English internationally in 2011-12, according to a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. This year’s UI recipients are Sangeeta Tandon of Bettendorf; Luke Juran of Dyersville; Lia Yoon of Johnston; and Sarah Vi­ren of Tampa, Fla. Seven recent Grinnell College graduates also received Fulbright assistantships for international teaching and research assignments for 2011-12.
6/16/2011

Connections with Alumni Abroad

Currently on return flights from a trip to Asia, with at least my fair share of flight delays, I have had time to reflect on the importance of building relations between the University of Iowa and our constituencies abroad, in particular the growing number of friends and alumni we have living in...

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6/15/2011

Break dancing around the world

By Karina Schroeder*

They are the second-to-last act at the Bridging Fiesta cultural talent show at the University of Iowa. Most of the performing acts that night are dancers, and this group is no different. But when they come on stage and begin their performance, the intricacy, strength...

6/9/2011

'Zeitoun' selected for 2011 'One Community, One Book'

Dave Eggers’ book “Zeitoun” is the 2011 selection for “One Community, One Book,” a project sponsored by the UI Center for Human Rights (UICHR) that promotes learning about human rights in the United States and the world through literature.

“Zeitoun” is the story of the Zeitoun...

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6/3/2011

International Programs recognizes outstanding faculty mentorship and student achievement

International Programs recognized exceptional faculty mentorship and student achievement at the spring 2011 International Studies Graduation Reception on May 13. The winner of the 2011 International Studies Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award was Craig Just, adjunct assistant professor in the UI College of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This award recognizes outstanding contributions in international education and exceptional mentoring and support of International Studies B.A. students. He was nominated by Kali Feiereisel, a spring 2011 graduate in International Studies and Sustainability.
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5/15/2011

India activities

Activities in India–from faculty partnerships and institutional visits, to study abroad efforts–have increased substantially in the past few years. Our India “Winterim” study abroad program, which takes place each year from the end of December to the beginning of the spring semester in late...

5/12/2011

Mason expresses importance of study abroad

In a recent Q&A session with The Daily Iowan, UI President Sally Mason discussed the importance of studying abroad and diversity on our campus. See the excerpt below:

Mason : “We know that — and there a lot of studies to back this up — diversity is a tremendous contributor to the...

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5/12/2011

A lesson in cultural respect

The following commentary by Matthew Wolf appeared in the Daily Iowan opinion section. Wolf, a UI junior, is in the International Studies B.A. program.

In light of a fierce national debate on...

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5/10/2011

Four UI students receive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

Four University of Iowa students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical languages during the summer of 2011. The students will spend seven to ten weeks in intensive language institutes in countries where these languages are spoken. The scholarship recipients are: Jacqueline Cieslak, studying Hindi in India; Rebecca Kreitzer, studying Chinese in China; Addie Leak, studying Arabic in Jordan; and Michelle Quill, studying Bangla/Bengali in Bangladesh.
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