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Hiroyuki “Larry” Kasuga

International Accents Iowa's man in Japan

Hiroyuki “Larry” Kasuga (M.S. industrial engineering, 1953), 93, reflects on his experiences coming to the UI in 1951 on a Government Aid and Relief In Occupied Areas scholarship. He describes getting his degree in the Iowa Field House from then-President Virgil Hancher as " the happiest moment of my life.” 

UI to host Mandela Washington fellows this summer

Visitors will participate in entrepreneurial programs on UI campus, visit businesses across the state
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.
barry butler portrait

We innovate, we inspire

Provost Butler highlights forward-thinking UI endeavors past and present
For more than a century, the University of Iowa’s educational approaches have changed the way we learn and teach on this campus, serving and inspiring students and teachers across the nation and beyond. Provost Butler discusses how we continue to advance that tradition.
UI student Mandi Burkley shows off a double robot.

KCRG UI unveils new high-tech, collaborative space to prepare future teachers

The UI College of Education recently unveiled a $2 million renovation project on the first floor of Lindquist Center North. The project brought together four separate offices—the Teacher Leader Center, Education Technology Center, Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research, and I-SERVE.

dancers and children working together

A year-round undertaking 'For the Kids'

24-hour Big Event caps months of Dance Marathon activity
Dance Marathon 22 culminated with the Big Event Feb. 5–6. It all takes a tremendous amount of planning, preparation, and fundraising—and everyone involved works 365 days “For the Kids,” or FTK. Here’s a look at events, milestones, and interactions that took place throughout this academic year.
daniel clay portrait

University of Iowa names new College of Education dean

Daniel L. Clay, dean of the University of Missouri College of Education, has been named the next dean of the University of Iowa College of Education.
student with ipad/robot combo

Teaching innovations for 21st-century educators

UI College of Education unveils new collaborative high-tech space
Double Robots and Sphero Balls were just two of many new educational technologies featured in the Feb. 4 grand opening of the University of Iowa College of Education’s new high-tech, collaborative space in Lindquist Center North—a real "game-changer" in preparing 21st-century educators.

How the Iowa Flood Center got its grant

UI center turned to nontraditional federal agency to help protect Iowa against floods, improve water quality
The Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa approached a nontraditional partner for a grant to better protect the state against floods and improve water quality. The decision paid off: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $97 million to the Iowa Watershed Approach.
UI assistant professor Mary Cohen leads inmates and community volunteers during a practice with the Oakdale Prison Community Choir, Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at the Iowa Medical & Classification Center, in Coralville, Iowa.

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids) UI's Cohen brings music to prisons

 Mary Cohen, an associate professor of music education, created a graduate seminar in 2009 based at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville—known locally as the Oakdale Prison, which is about restorative and transformative justice.

young woman in Hamburg, Germany

International Programs Studying abroad could give you an edge in the job market

Want to impress an employer during an interview? A story about tackling the language barrier during your study-abroad experience in Spain could very well have your interviewer going from apathetic to absorbed. It doesn't hurt that the story showcases valuable skills at the same time.

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