Amy Brewster

Get to Know...Amy Brewster

Former Peace Corps volunteer builds relationships across campus and engages international alumni
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 Amy Brewster, International Programs' constituent relations manager.
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On Being Sherry Watt: Treating racism like we treat cancer

Sherry K. Watt, an associate professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs program in the UI College of Education, an African-American woman, and a two-time breast cancer survivor, ponders the question, "What would happen if we banded together to fight the disease of racism as we do cancer?

UI seniors Jade Manternach and Hyejung Kim meet for the first time during the International Buddies kickoff event on Friday, Sept. 19

Enrollment of international students at UI soars

UI in top 50 for international student enrollment, has No. 1 study abroad program in India
The UI has the 47th-highest international student enrollment in the nation, out of 1,485 institutions in 2014-15, and is the No. 1 study abroad program in India, with no other U.S. college or university sending more students there, according to data released as part of the Open Doors Report.

UI honors five with Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Memorial Awards

Inaugural event honors members of the armed forces for exceptional service
The University of Iowa honored five members of the armed forces for exceptional service to both their country and the Hawkeye community with a new award on Thursday night.
a black woman stands by a One Vote sign

Huffington Post UI's Blain: Black women's votes matter

UI assistant professor of history Keisha N. Blain writes that despite black women's influence at the polls, their concerns are undervalued in contemporary political campaigns. While some presidential candidates have gone to great lengths to court black voters, few have been vocal about black women's vulnerability to state-sanctioned violence.

University of Iowa graduate and veteran Randy Miller (right), rucks alongside USAF veteran Patty Considine, and Iowa National Guardsman Jimmy Luu on Tuesday, Nov. 10 as part of the UIVA's Game Ball Ruck for veteran suicide awareness.

Marching for Iowa's veterans

UI Veterans Association marks day with ceremony, flag display, and march for suicide awareness
On Veterans Day, members of the UIVA, Iowa Army ROTC, and the UI community gathered on the west lawn of the Pentacrest to honor Iowa's veterans with an opening ceremony featuring reveille, the national anthem, and remarks from former Professor of Military Science LTC Steven C. Fredericks.
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Academic Panoramic: Snapshots of the UI student experience

In order to see the full academic picture found at the University of Iowa, you’ll need to look in all directions. Academic Panoramic provides a look at a cross section of the UI educational experience, from philanthropy and public health to theatre arts and sports analytics.
Students with #blacklivesmatter banner walk in homecoming parade.

Academic Panoramic: Breaking out of injustice

Post-Ferguson course examines inequities, encourages students to mobilize and engage
Controversy yields conversation. Conversation generates action. Action sculpts the future. The University of Iowa explores these ideas with the fall 2015 course Race and Social Justice After Ferguson.