Chinese students enjoy a marketing strategy class in the Tippie College of Business.

CCTV Chinese president's relationship with Iowa fuels Chinese student interest in UI

One in 10 University of Iowa undergraduate students is Chinese and interest continues to grow. Part of this interest is fueled by Chinese President Xi Jingpin's long-standing relationship with the state of Iowa and Gov. Terry Branstad, as well as UI's reputation for academic excellence and the friendly, welcoming community.

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Get to Know…Travis Arment

Military and veteran educational specialist wants to network with campus, community
The "Get to Know" series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and their outside interests. Today we visit with Military and Veteran Educational Specialist Travis Arment.
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Academic adventure in Cuba

UI student learns from ‘great Cuban minds’ on study abroad program
Nadia Doubiany was the only UI student to participate in a 2015 summer study program in Cuba, and she says the experience is already paying dividends. Students can learn about the wide range of study abroad opportunities available at the UI Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 15.
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Building bridges via Iowa Edge

Program eases transition for first-generation students, those from underrepresented backgrounds
Iowa Edge is offered to students who come from underrepresented backgrounds and first-generation college students. The idea behind the program is to ease student concerns and ensure that participants successfully transition into college life at the UI.

Old Gold: Iowa alumna key in Chicago’s African-American literary movement

UI archivist notes centennial of poet Margaret Walker’s birth
Margaret Walker’s poetry collection "For My People" received top honors in the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 1942. UI archivist David McCartney says the work is as timely now as it was then.

Honors Peeples to be honored at AIChE Conference

Tonya Peeples, College of Engineering associate dean for diversity and outreach, and director of the Ethnic Inclusion Effort for Iowa Engineering program, has been selected by the Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) as a recipient of its new Pioneers of Diversity Award.
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Developing voices a world away

Women in Bahrain and Jordan build community of writers and explore artistic identity through IWP distance-learning course
Nearly 20 women in Bahrain and Jordan participated in A Room of One’s Own: Developing the Authorial Voice, a distance-learning course offered by the UI International Writing Program. The course focused on issues of artistic identity while fostering participants’ authorial voices and building a community of women writers.