November 2010
The Value of an International Education
international education weekObserved in over 100 countries, International Education Week celebrates the many ways international education and exchange opportunities prepare citizens for community building in both national and international settings. Our week of festivities kicks off Nov. 12 with the WorldCanvass program on "The Value of an International Education," featuring a new International Impact Award presented by UI President Mason. See the full schedule of events!
Co-founder of UICHR dies
Rex Honey

International Programs lost a dear friend with the passing of Rex Honey on Oct. 23. Honey co-founded the UI Center for Human Rights in 1999 and was a beloved professor, scholar and colleague in the UI community. He is described as passionate, dedicated, generous and youthful, among a long list of endearing characteristics. Read more about Honey's impact on campus and in the world, and leave your own comments and memories.

Travel around the World

Andy StollWhat was Andy Stoll's biggest regret after graduating from the UI? Not studying abroad. To make up for the lost experience, the ambitious media producer left the country for the first time in 2006 for what would become a 4-year adventure around the world. Watch a short video about Andy's journey and learn more about his inspiring story.

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

Meredith and cheetahThe 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps is just around the corner. UI Peace Corps representative Meredith Mahy Gall shares her experiences teaching in Botswana and sets straight all the stereotypes and misconceptions people may have of the Peace Corps. Read her story.

Unique Language Learning

Representatives from Turkey, India, Tunisia and Indonesia are serving as Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants at the UI this academic year. They have been keeping busy this fall sharing their unique cultures at various events and teaching the community their different languages. Learn more about the four FLTAs, why they love Iowa City and how next semester you can learn Turkish, Hindi, Arabic or Indonesian!

  Women's Rights are Human Rights


What do the United States, Somalia, Afghanistan and Sudan all have in common? None have taken a formal stance on the equality between men and women through ratification of the UN Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Read a feature commentary in our online journal, International Accents, from one UI student who is advocating women's rights here on campus.

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Topic: "The Value of an International Education"
November 12, 5-7 p.m.
Where:Senate Chamber of the Old
Capitol on the UI campus
Free and open to the public.
Winning Photos
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View the winning photos in this year's "Show us the World Through Your Eyes" photo contest!
Dean's Blog
writingCheck out Dean Thomas' newest blog entry,
Who Speaks for Human Rights?
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