dean's blog

international students smiling in classroom

Dean's Message: New look, new students, new year

Dean Ganim says hello to new students, discusses our new look in IP, and gives accolades to the UI team that was awarded a $1 million grant to promote translation and global literacy.
CIMBA graduates with UI and CIMBA faculty and administrators

Dean's Message: Summer Updates

Dean Ganim discusses his recent trip to Kosovo, and CIMBA's graduation ceremony that took place in Iowa City for the first time since COVID began.
With school administrators at the Senegalese American Bilingual School in Dakar

Dean's Message: Trip to Senegal

Dean Ganim discusses the highlights of his recent trip to Senegal and other ways we're developing relationships this summer.
Dean Ganim and international student at international student graduation

Dean's Message: Celebrating the Class of 2022

Dean Ganim celebrates the graduating class of 2022, and in particular highlights the first in-person international student affinity graduation ceremony co-sponsored by UI International Programs.
Russ Ganim, along with Dean Sherief Khalifa and Dr. Dixon Thomas at the Gulf Medical Hospital in the UAE

Dean's Message: Catching up

Dean Ganim discusses events surrounding the Provost's Global Forum, the world opening up again to travel, and events centered on the rise of authoritarianism.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Dean's Message: Support for Ukraine

Dean Ganim, on behalf of International Programs, condemns the Russian aggression against Ukraine.
Anne Frank smiling

Dean's Message: The Legacy of Anne Frank

Dean Ganim discusses visits by consular and cultural representatives from Israel and Taiwan, and the Provost's Global Forum on the legacy of Anne Frank.
Hancher Chinese dancer in blue and pink

Dean's Message: A year of accomplishments

Dean Ganim discusses our 2021 annual report which highlights what IP, and the campus as a whole, is doing around internationalization.
Happy New Year in scrabble letters

Dean's Message: Happy New Year

Dean Ganim discusses the latest programming which focused on critical issues of global importance and highlights some student successes which underscore the impact of our global mission.
Herky with passport

Dean's Message: UI Passport Office open for business

Dean Ganim celebrates the opening of the new U.S. Passport Office at the University of Iowa and how we celebrated International Education Week.
Kosovo delegation

Dean's Message: Strengthening our Global Relationships

Dean Ganim discusses International Education Week and international delegations that visited Iowa.
fish sculptures at Hancher

Dean's Message: Enjoying the familiar

Dean Ganim posits that while we may not have returned to "normal", we have regained a sense of the familiar with some in-person events and students going abroad again.