The University of Iowa

Past Events

Korean Cooking Class Series

May 24 - Korean-style braised spicy pork rib and grilled pork rib

June 21 - Stir-fried spicy chicken

July 19 - Tofu 101

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Korean Musicians' Night
Friday, November 13, 2015: 6:00 p.m., Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton Street (right next to Phillips Hall)
This music concert featured the works of Debussy, Schumann, Liszt, Chin Unsuk, Dupre, David Ashley White, and Arirang. Light refreshments were served. See the event poster.

Photo of Eugene Kim

Korean Writer Book Reading Event
Korean fiction writer and International Writing Program resident, Eugene Kim read from and discussed her novels on Thursday, October 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Iowa City Public Library in Meeting Room A. Kim has published three novels, with Summer (2012) being her most recent. Light refreshments were provided.

The Sejong Talks: Korea's Position in the Power-Hierarchy of Nations: Recent Historical Trends and Future Prospects
Friday, October 23: 5:30-6:30 p.m., 1117 UCC
In the second lecture of The Sejong Talks series, Department of Sociology professor emeritus Jae-on Kim discussed a new method of assessing core national power and reveals the weakness of conventional wisdom. Light refreshments were provided. See the event poster.

Korean fall festival

Korean Fall Festival
The Korean Fall Festival was held on Tuesday, October 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Old Brick (26 E Market St, Iowa City). We had traditional Korean food, games, Songpyeon (rice cake) making, and more.

The Sejong Talks: Are Koreans more polite than Americans? Honorifics and Politeness in the Korean Language
Wednesday, Sept 23: 
5:30-6:30 p.m., 1117 UCC
In the first lecture of The Sejong Talks series, UI King Sejong Institute Director Sang-Seok Yoon spoke about the role of honorifics and politeness in the Korean language. Light refreshments were provided.

korean new year

 Korean New Year's Day cultural event
Thursday, Feb 19: 
6:00 - 8:30 p.m., Old Brick Church in Iowa City. The event featured Korean folk games, Taekwondo demonstrations, a rice cake soup tasting, break dance performance, and more! See the event poster.