Center for Asian and Pacific Studies

students participating in the Tadoku Workshop in April 2022

International Programs’ affinity groups contribute to Iowa’s global mission

Monday, July 1, 2024
The faculty-led affinity groups create opportunities for faculty to advance research and teaching through a focus on collegiate issues and perspectives, provide opportunities for faculty and students across disciplines to interact and collaborate, and develop public engagement projects to benefit communities in Iowa and abroad.
Eun Kyung Jeon at the 2023 Asia Pacific Society of Speech, Language, and Hearing (APSSLH) Conference

UI faculty meet professional goals with help of funding through International Programs

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
International Programs provides funding opportunities and grant-writing assistance for UI faculty engaged in international research, partnerships, and other activities, and is invested in the success that faculty have in their field.
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Upcoming webinar to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, April 26

Monday, April 3, 2023
Join the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, an International Programs affinity group, for a special webinar to commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
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University of Iowa to celebrate Lunar New Year Feb. 9

Friday, January 20, 2023
Join the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and International Programs as they host this annual celebration.
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UI students to share the value of studying in Asia-Pacific region, Nov. 15

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Join us as students from different disciplines share their experiences studying abroad in the Asia-Pacific region.

University of Iowa to celebrate lunar new year Feb. 3

Thursday, January 6, 2022
All across Asia, the arrival of spring is celebrated. For the Chinese, Koreans, and various Southeast Asian communities, it is marked with the beginning of the new year on the lunar calendar.

Center for Asian and Pacific Studies to host virtual lecture on the future of Burma - Sept. 22

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Join the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies on September 22, 2021, at 12 p.m. for a virtual lecture titled "Protests, Military Coup, and Burma’s Future" with special guest Maxime Boutry, associate researcher in the Center for Southeast Asian Studies from the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France. 
Helen Shen

UI faculty Helen Shen wins STARTALK grant

Friday, August 27, 2021
Helen Shen, professor and DEO of the UI Department of Asian & Slavic Languages and Literatures, has been awarded a STARTALK grant for the 2022-23 school year. STARTALK is a program of the National Security Agency, aimed at increasing the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical foreign languages.
Yangbo Ye

Yangbo Ye

Educational background: Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1986, Columbia University. Research interest: number theory and medical imaging.
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Steve W Duck

My work is in the study of rhetorical, psychological and communicative processes in personal relationships. After a PhD in Social Psychology, I moved to Communication Studies and finally Rhetoric. After founding the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, I edited it for 15 years and was also President of the International Network on Personal Relationships and cofounder of the Interpersonal Conferences on Personal Relationships, both of them international and interdisciplinary in emphasis.
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Richard Velasco

Richard Velasco is a clinical assistant professor of mathematics and science education. He teaches secondary math methods courses and supervises secondary math and science pre-service teachers. Prior to working at the University of Iowa, Richard was a secondary math teacher for twelve years, a national board certified teacher in early adolescent mathematics, and a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. His current line of research includes STEM teacher advocacy, conceptualizations of STEM education, and informal STEM learning spaces.
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Nancy Hauserman

I have a J.D. and taught Business, Law and Ethics in the Tippie College of Business for 30 years. I taught undergraduates (Iowa, London and Italy) and MBAs and taught in our Executive MBA programs in Iowa, Italy (CIMBA) and Hong Kong. I directed the Italy (CIMBA) program as well. My primary areas of research were law and ethics generally and whistleblowing and sexual harassment specifically. Served as undergraduate Dean in the Tippie College.