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New Research on the Nun-scribes of Renaissance Italy

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Visiting Assistant Professor Melissa Moreton will discuss her work examining the material culture of late medieval, Renaissance, and early modern Italy (1300-1650), combining methodologies from history, material book studies, art history, and the quantitative sciences.

March 10 South Asian Studies lecture to discuss Hindu untouchables

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
The UI South Asian Studies Program (SASP) will host a lecture by Deepika Rose Alex entitled "From Untouchables to Hindus: Change and Continuity in the Religious Beliefs & Practices of the Fishermen Community in Kerala." This event is free and open to the public and will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2016, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in 1117 UCC.

Gilman International Scholarship info sessions start Feb. 4

Monday, January 25, 2016
Looking to make your study abroad experience a bit more affordable? Apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship! The Gilman scholarship is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

UI King Sejong Institute to offer Korean language classes spring 2016

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Ever wanted to learn Korean? Now's your chance! Students, adults, and children of any language level are invited to sign up for a variety of community classes with the UI King Sejong Institute during the spring 2016 semester. An orientation session to provide additional class details and placement information will be held on January 15, 2016, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in 114 Phillips Hall.

Presentation on international internships, Feb. 10

Monday, December 21, 2015
Have you ever considered interning abroad? International Programs and the Pomerantz Career Center will co-sponsor a presentation with Amy Bowes on the benefits of an international internships and how students can go about arranging to do it. Amy Bowes is the Advisor for International Internships in the office of Study Abroad.

Lecture on discussing the Arab world and Islam, Jan. 27

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Dr. James Zogby will visit the UI for "How we should be discussing the Arab world and Islam in 2016," a lecture in which he will discuss the significance of political discourse regarding the Arab world and Islam. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. It is co-sponsored by International Programs, CIVIC, the UI Honors Program, the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UICHR, and the UI Department of History.

African Studies Program to host Dec. 2 discussion

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The International and African Studies Programs will host yet another baraza, or discussion - this time, with Marie Kruger, an associate professor in the Department of English. Trauma on Display: Commemorating Apartheid on Constitution Hill will explore how physical sites across South Africa are devoted to the commemoration of apartheid atrocities, from Robben Island to the Apartheid Museum.

South Asian Seminar to be held Nov. 19

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The South Asian Studies and Global Health Studies Programs will host a seminar featuring Professor Susan Heydon of the University of Otago in New Zealand. This event is free and open to the public, and will take place on Thursday, November 19, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in 1117 UCC.

Critical Language Scholarship Workshop to be held Nov. 4

Friday, October 30, 2015
Please join us for an informal essay workshop on Wednesday, November 4, from 5-6:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. The workshop is open to any student interested in applying for the Critical Language Scholarship. Associate Director of International Fellowships Karen Wachsmuth will guide provide sample essays and give students who would like to share their current drafts some constructive feedback.

2015 Global Health Studies Conference "Contagion: causes, costs, and containment" to be held Nov. 6 - 8

Friday, October 30, 2015
The 2015 Global Health Conference, "Contagion: causes, costs, containment," will be held from Nov. 6-8, at the University of Iowa. Registration tables open at 3:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union. The conference acts as a course for students to earn credit and engage with a range of speakers featured from on and off campus.

Mary Louise Pratt to deliver 6th Annual Charles A. Hale Lecture, Oct. 29

Monday, October 26, 2015
Mary Louise Pratt will deliver the 6th annual Charles A. Hale Lecture, "Linked In, Left Out, Uplifted, Downloaded: The ecology of language in a globalizing world," this Thursday, Oct. 29, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in 1117 UCC.

Boren scholarship and fellowship workshop to be held Oct. 29

Monday, October 26, 2015
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study abroad in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.