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Dale and Linda Baker

Dean's Message: Remembering Linda Baker

Thursday, February 1, 2024
Dean Ganim remembers Linda Baker, global champion of international education and friend of International Programs.
Happy New Year with aerial shot of Iowa City

Dean's Message: Happy 2024!

Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Dean Ganim talks about some recent student awards and shares our New Year video.
group of students sitting at table smiling

Dean's Message: Our role as convener on campus and abroad

Friday, December 1, 2023
Through our annual fall break meal event and connecting with alumni abroad, Dean Ganim shares how we bring people together.
Iowa alumni in Saudi Arabia

Dean's Message: Middle East visit forges new and renewed connections

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Dean Ganim discusses his recent visit to the Middle East, where he supported the recruitment of new international students and met with Hawkeye alumni.
Russell Ganim with Anant Chakradeo in front of International Programs photos and "connecting Iowa with the world and the world with Iowa"

Dean’s Message: UI’s leadership role in international education underscored by visiting colleagues from around the world

Monday, October 2, 2023
Dean Ganim discusses the many visits by partners from around the world this past month including author and labor rights leader Saket Soni and Dr. Nada Melhem from American University of Beirut.
aerial view of large I made from class of 2027 students on the pentacrest

Dean’s Message: Welcoming the newest cohort of international students to Iowa

Friday, September 1, 2023
Dean Ganim welcomes the newest group of international students to Iowa and discusses some of the efforts that go into welcoming them.
Russ Ganim with others holding Iowa flag in mountains in Germany

Dean’s Message: Study Abroad program, Academic Year in Freiburg, celebrates 60 years of growing Global Hawkeyes

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Dean Ganim discusses his visit to Freiburg, Germany to celebrate this long-running study abroad program, the CIMBA annual awards banquet and graduation, and IP's visit with this year's Mandela Washington Fellows.
Students on the Shakespeare's England faculty-led program in front of cathedral

Dean’s Message: Summer global learning experiences for students and teachers in full swing

Monday, July 3, 2023
Students are participating in study abroad this summer, many on faculty-led programs. Dean Ganim discusses this along with our annual Global Education Institute for Teachers, co-sponsored by the UI College of Education.
students wearing graduation regalia taking selfie at graduation celebration

Dean’s Message: Celebrating our international student community

Friday, June 2, 2023
Dean Gamin talks about the recent International Student Graduation Celebration and how he is working alongside Admissions to attract new international students and scholars to the University of Iowa.
Delegates from the University of Iowa, Iowa State, Kosovo and USAID

Dean's Message: Launch of USAID/UI Collaborative Agreement 

Monday, April 3, 2023
Dean Ganim celebrates the recent USAID-funded partnership between University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the Kosova Education Center which seeks to strengthen higher education in Kosovo.
Princess Galyani Valhana Institute of Music, Thailand

Dean's Message: Spring events and Thailand visit

Monday, April 3, 2023
Dean Ganim discusses recent events held this spring as well as his recent trip to Thailand.
Karen Wachsmuth and Doug Lee in front of Top Producer banner

Dean's Message: A visit to Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Dean Ganim discusses his recent trip to Washington, D.C., last month's successful Lunar New Year celebration, and a panel discussion marking the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine.