October 2010
Slavery and Gender - Series of Events

Slavery and gender are hot topics this month in International
Obermann Symposium graphicPrograms -- 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 receives award

Lauren at FerriaLauren 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 London?

FlorenceThe 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

pumpkinWhat 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.

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