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E.g., Thursday, June 22, 2017
E.g., Thursday, June 22, 2017

The European Studies Group invites you to attend the ESG Lecture Series, titled "Fleur royale, fleur rebelle: The Friendship of Marie Antoinette and Lady Oscar in The Rose of Versailles" This event will take place on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in 315 Phillips Hall. 

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Hau-Wong Ho came to the UI, at the time called State University of Iowa, from Hong Kong in 1956. Having previously received his bachelor’s degree upon arriving, he spent only one year taking 48 credit hours and eventually obtained his B.S. in civil engineering to go on to hydraulics. Ho later received his M.S. in 1957.

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Having been in Nagoya for a little less than 2 months now, it’s safe to say I’ve gotten into the swing of things. Of course it’s taken a few weeks and a lot of mistakes, but I was expecting that.

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Want to learn more about traditional Japanese culture? Join the UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies Program and the Japanese Program as they host their first Japanese culture festival (文化祭 bunkasai) on Thursday, November 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. 

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Before coming to the university, I knew studying abroad was an experience I wanted to go through. Being the youngest child of immigrant parents, I was grateful for the opportunities I was given to achieve my goals. I was raised to make the most out of my opportunities and to appreciate different cultures and people. Once I came to China, it was eye opening.

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The 2016-2017 Fulbright Lunch & Learn seminar continues with "Childhood Trauma Prevention with Global Outreach: From UI to Greece" featuring guest speaker Resmiye Oral, M.D., clinical professor of pediatrics at the UI and director of the UIHC child protection program.

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Through violent storms, rigid oaks can undergo uprooting while flexible bamboos bend to survive. When moving to China, a student needs to imitate the bamboo by adopting the physical and psychological agility of Chinese pedestrians in crowded streets.

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My name is Rita Guzmán, and I am a junior studying marketing, international business, and Portuguese. This past summer, I had the amazing opportunity to intern abroad in Dublin, Ireland. Being in Ireland for two months led to constant self-reflection and insight about my identity.

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Come enjoy the culinary delights of Asia at the Confucius Institute’s Asian Cook-Off. The event, which will be held Friday, November 4, from 6-8 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre, is free and open to the public.

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On October 27 & 29, 2016, International Programs and the German Historical Institute will host two keynote addresses from Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Maiken Umbach, professor and chair of history from the University of Nottingham.

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International Programs will host a Boren Awards Brown Bag information session on Wednesday, November 2, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in International Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre.

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"Unforgettable" is one word international alumni Yitong (Yu Wang) Wang would use to describe her University of Iowa experience.

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In the spring of 2016, I embarked on an amazing travel opportunity with Semester at Sea. Semester at Sea is a study abroad program sponsored by an American university that travels across oceans to multiple countries by ship. The ship is our home and the world our classroom. I traveled to Eastern Asia and areas of Africa. My itinerary included Japan, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Mauritius, South Africa, Ghana, Morocco and then docking in Southampton, London. By the time I returned home, I had traveled to 17 different countries over the course of five months. Rather than cultural immersion, I experienced cultural comparison.

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“800. Pay now,” were the last words I ever thought I would hear from a police officer.

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Howard Kerr, a native Iowan, 1960 graduate of the UI, and former naval commander and advisor to U.S. presidents, has been named the 2016 recipient of the International Impact Award. UI Provost Barry Butler and Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs Downing Thomas will present the award to Kerr at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, as part of the television/radio/internet program WorldCanvass. Also appearing on WorldCanvass to discuss the challenges and opportunities offered by increasing internationalization in higher education will be Ellen Hazelkorn, policy advisor to the Higher Education Authority, Ireland, and Barbara McFadden Allen, executive director of the Big 10 Academic Alliance. The program takes place in the Recital Hall of the Voxman Music Building from 7:30-9:00 p.m. No tickets are required and the public is invited to enjoy a pre-show reception from 6:30-7:30.

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Are you an undergraduate or graduate student interested in a total immersion summer language program, all expenses paid? Please join us for two events to learn more about the Critical Language Scholarship Program.

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On October 13 - 15, 2016, the University of Iowa will host scholars, experts, and researchers from around the world as part of the 2016 Provost’s Global Forum, “The Nation, the State, and the Global Redefinition of Self-Determination.” Events include:

- Barkan Memorial Lecture
- WorldCanvass

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The Center for Asian Pacific Studies will host two evenings of bilingual readings next week with International Writing Program writer-in-residence Shibasaki Tomoka.

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The UI offers resources specifically geared toward international students to help them transition to life on a U.S. college campus.

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The University of Iowa is home to one of seven King Sejong Institutes in the country. The institute is a South Korean government-funded program that aims to spread the culture and language of the country throughout the world. Two of the seven institutes are on university campuses, the UI and Auburn University.

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Hello everyone! Greetings from mystical Ireland—a land steeped in tradition and natural wonders, with Subway restaurants around every corner.

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I was lucky enough to grow up in the suburbs of Kansas City in a very nice area. Being the daughter of an American and a Filipino, I’ve grown up living in the American culture while celebrating the Filipino every chance I get. If anyone knew how important it was to understand, respect, and appreciate other cultures, it would be me. I’ve had opportunities to travel to the Caribbean area multiple times for vacation, but I’ll admit that my experience with the different cultures never passed a superficial level. I may have seen all of the beautiful sights a country has to offer, but all I was seeing was just another beach. I was so excited to get the opportunity to redeem myself and be completely immersed in the Italian culture, one I’ve had little to no experience with.

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Professor Joann (Jo) Eland, PhD, RN, FAAN, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Jo taught in the College of Nursing at the University of Iowa for 41 years. Her colleagues, friends, and family describe her as a mentor, teacher, advocate, philanthropist, photographer, and even a second mom. As a mentor, Jo demonstrated humility, empathy, and ceaseless compassion. As a philanthropist, all knew of her unlimited and unwavering generosity. As a teacher, Jo embodied and inspired student nurses to be their very best, and her knowledge and passion for children’s pain management was reached globally—including extensive work taking undergraduate nursing students to India, to collaborating with international colleagues in Italy.

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The African Studies Program invites you to attend their first event of the semester, titled "Writing Lives in Africa: A Conversation with Visiting African Writers ." This event will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in 302 Schaeffer Hall.

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Interested in applying for grants through the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)? Associate Director of International Fellowships Karen Wachsmuth will be offering an information session on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in International Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre.  The workshop will provide an overview of the types of grants offered and the application process. 

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