March 2016 | international.uiowa.edu  

UI a "top producer" of U.S. Fulbright students
The University of Iowa is one of the top producers of Fulbright students for 2015-16! Twelve University of Iowa students were awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant, making it the greatest number of placements the UI has ever secured in a single calendar year. Read more about this honor here.

Iowa's man in Japan
Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture, Kendall Heitzman, tells the story of Hiroyuki "Larry" Kasuga (M.S. industrial engineering, '53), a 93-year-old Iowa alum who is bringing alumni together in Tokyo, Japan. Read the inspiring story here.

UI to host Mandela Washington fellows this summer
The University of Iowa will host 25 young business and government leaders from several African countries this summer as part of the U.S. State Department's Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders. The fellows will spend six weeks in Iowa, participating in entrepreneurial education programs on the UI campus in Iowa City and also touring the state. Learn more in our Accents post.

ReCap: WorldCanvass show "Encountering New Technology"
We live in an age of new technology, expecting any day to wake up to yet another jaw-dropping device or a discovery that simply changes everything about the way we live and work. On February 9, Joan Kjaer and her WorldCanvass guests contemplated the larger implications of the adoption of new technologies-how they change the ways in which individuals interact, the sharing of information, the movement of people and ideas from place to place, and what all of this means to the shape and form of a culture. Check out this ReCap of the event with access to see and hear the full program. 

WorldCanvass

 Tuesday, March 1, 5 p.m.
FilmScene, 118 E. College St.

Listen online to past programs or download podcasts for free on iTunes 

SASP UPDATE
International Programs and the South Asian Studies Program propose to rename the U.R. Ananthamurthy Fund for Karnataka Culture as 'the U.R. Ananthamurthy Fund for Karnataka and South Indian Culture' to broaden its scope of activity and impact. The intent of this fund will be to support an annual series of activities that highlights Karnataka and South Indian culture in its various aspects. Such activities will vary in any given year but can include scholarly lectures and seminars, visiting speakers, internships for students, occasional workshops, film screenings, and concerts.  
We invite donors to the original fund to offer comments or concerns via email to Amy Green before April 15, 2016.

Call for UI Study Abroad bloggers
Interested in becoming an official blogger for UI Study Abroad? We are now accepting applications for the fall 2016 session. Apply now. 

UPCOMING EVENTS
March 11: Korean cooking class
The spring Korean cooking class series continues on March 11 with noodle dishes. Check out additional information and RSVP!
Fri, March 11, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in 1117 UCC.

March 30: Peace Corps Info Session

Make a difference in a community in a developing country! Learn about the personal and professional rewards of international outreach and service work through Peace Corps.
Wed, March 30, 7:00 p.m. in 2390 UCC.

International Programs provides leadership and support for internationally-oriented teaching, research, creative work and community engagement. Learn more.


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