Slavery and Gender - Series of Events
Slavery and gender are hot topics this month in International Programs -- there are several events that will explore their two complex histories through discussion from a variety of scholars. Mark your calendars for the Obermann Humanities Symposium Oct. 13-15, a Slavery in Global Cinema film series that starts this Thursday and a WorldCanvass program about slavery and gender this Friday. Read more.
Study abroad student
Lauren Sieben, a UI senior who studied abroad in Seville in
spring 2010, recently won a Student Recognition award from the Council on
International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Her nomination came after she published
an outstanding article for the bilingual magazine mas+menos. Find out more about Lauren's article and this prestigious award.
Florence, Paris or
The Iowa International Summer Institute, a new program
offered by the Office for Study Abroad, will allow University of Iowa students to spend part of
their summer fulfilling one or more Gen. Ed course requirements in Florence,
Paris and/or London. Read more.
Students explore American culture
What does "raining cats and dogs" mean? Why do people carve
pumpkins and wear costumes at the end of October? And what can I expect during the
winter in Iowa? All these are questions that international students may have
after a few weeks at The University of Iowa - and they are all addressed during
the "Life in Iowa" series offered by the Office of International Students and
Scholars. This ongoing orientation program helps new international undergraduates
understand things that aren't typically taught in the classroom. Read more.