August 2011

Welcome to the new academic year!


"With the summer months behind us and the start of another academic year, I would like to welcome you back to campus and extend my best wishes for an exciting and productive fall semester..." Read the full welcome letter from Dean Thomas 

Friendship program makes world a smaller place


Friends of International Students  

Friends of International Students (FIS) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. FIS provides local residents with a chance to learn about different cultures of the world through friendships with international students. Read more 

WorldCanvass 2011-12 lineup announced 


WorldCanvass logo

Join us for WorldCanvass in the new academic year. All programs take place at 5 p.m. in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol and are free and open to the public. Visit our website to learn more about these shows, as well as WorldCanvass Studio programs, which pop up occasionally at various times and locations.

  • September 23 - "Comics, Creativity and Culture"
  • October 7 - "New Culture and New Welfare in South Asia"
  • November 11 - "Being the Other"
  • December 2 - "Iowa and Invisible Man"
  • January 27 - "Women, Hysteria and Medicine"
  • February 10 - "The History of Sustainability"
  • March 2 - "Japan"
  • April 13 - "Global Science Fiction"
  • May 4 - "Art and Memory"  

Learn about study abroad at Sept. 13 fair


Study abroad fair poster  

 Stop by the 2nd floor of the Old Capitol Mall on Tuesday, Sept. 13, anytime from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn about study abroad opportunities!

Dancing is part of international student welcome


dancing Between 550 and 600 new international undergraduate students arrived at the University of Iowa, and one of their first orientation activities is a hoedown. The activity is fun, interactive, and allows students to overcome shyness while learning about American culture. Read more

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