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.
January class offered by UI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is taking a group of students to an eye clinic in India where they will look for efficiencies and cost savings so the clinic can expand the vision services it offers to the poor.
Dan Murphy graduated from the UI medical school and eventually became team doctor for UNI's basketball team, but now he's providing desperately needed health care services in the impoverished Southeast Asian nation of East Timor.
In much of the developing world, fossil fuels and electricity are too expensive to be options for cooking. Instead, people there use wood burning stoves that create environmental impacts of their own, including desertification of the forests that supply the wood, and soot released when the wood doesn't burn completely.