October 2011

Exploring world cultures through Global Village  


global village  The International Crossroads Community and the Hispanic Language and Cultures community have combined to form the Global Village, a multicultural Living-Learning Community on the UI campus. The Global Village recently held an open house to showcase the residents' unique cultural backgrounds. Read more about this event and why the UI continues to support communities like the Global Village, which play an important role in student success. 

UI cinema/art student video-blogs in Spain   



Senior cinema and art major Nadia is spending the academic year studying abroad in Seville, Spain. Instead of writing traditional blog entries, she is using her cinematic skills to create artistic video-blogs. Check out this one, which describes her early impressions of the city. 

AnDa Union presents two free events   


anda union  Mongolian folk music group AnDa Union will be featured at an upcoming WorldCanvass Studio program at noon Friday, Oct. 28, in 2780 UCC. The group will also present a throat singing workshop the day before at 3 p.m. in 1117 UCC. Both of these events are free and open to the public. Please join us in learning about their unique culture and traditions!  Learn more.

Zimbabwean opposition leader featured Oct. 3



Roy Bennett was the featured guest on a WorldCanvass Studio program Oct. 3. Bennett spoke about his experiences being tortured, abused and exiled as a member of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Zimbabwe's opposition party. At this event, Bennett accepted the Rex D. Honey Lectureship Award on behalf of Morgan Tsvangirai. Watch a slideshow from this event. 

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