March 2011

UI students were in Japan for earthquake


Amanda Marble

Eight UI students were studying abroad in Japan when a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the Tohoku region on March 11. Living miles from the areas of devastation, all eight students were safe -- and they all plan to stay in Japan. Read their stories.

Women in Post-Communist Europe


20 years after the Berlin Wall International Women's Day is a day of celebration March 8 in countries around the world, especially in Eastern Europe and Russia. An upcoming public conference will look at the lives of women in this part of the world since the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago. Read More.

Follow Hawks Abroad!  


Group hiking

Four UI medical students will leave this Saturday for the West Bank and Israel to explore disparities in the Israeli and Palestinian healthcare systems. Follow their month-long journey on the blog midwest2mideast. Also check out the UI study abroad blog, where students are sharing their adventures from Thailand, Spain, Italy, Japan and Australia.

Democracy in East Africa


Dr. SlaaWillibrod Slaa, Secretary General of CHADEMA, the leading opposition political party in Tanzania, will be the keynote speaker at an upcoming conference about the future of multiparty democracy in East Africa. Slaa was the presidential candidate of CHADEMA in the 2010 general election and placed second after the incumbent president. Read more about this conference.

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