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Calling all K-12 artists, essayists

The UI Chief Diversity Office and the UI Homecoming Committee are launching two contests for youth as part of the 24th Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival—the art and essay contests are an opportunity for K-12 youth to share their ideas about the importance of cultural diversity. Story

Spotlight: WorldCanvass partners with FilmScene for 2014-15 season

FilmScene rooftop patio with umbrellas and seats

International Programs (IP) at the UI announces a new partnership for IP’s television and radio series WorldCanvass; Starting in September, WorldCanvass will be held once a month on Tuesday nights at FilmScene, a state-of-the-art theater located on Iowa City’s pedestrian mall. Story from: International Accents

International Accents

Spotlight: Visiting Thai professor cherishes her Iowa connections

Visiting professor Naowarut Charoenca studies tobacco use and control in her home country of Thailand. Photo by Paul Curry.

Naowarut Charoenca can’t help but appreciate the value of relationships—those developed over a lifetime, as well as the new ones she is cultivating with colleagues as part of a three-month visiting professorship in the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Story from: UI College of Public Health website

UI College of Public Health website

Spotlight: New Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival website unveiled

Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival website: Spotlight: New Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival website unveiled
Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival poster

The University of Iowa Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival has a new website, which features a "Save the Date" message for this year's festival on Oct. 5 in Hubbard Park on the UI campus. Story from: Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival website

Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival website

UI hosts first statewide summit on LGBTQ youth in the child welfare system

LGBTQ event logo

Professionals from across the state who serve the LGBTQ youth population, as well as homeless youth and those in foster care, attended Iowa’s first statewide Summit on LGBTQ Homeless and Out-of-Home Youth, which took place in the UI College of Education's Teacher Leader Center. Story

Building a stronger inclusive care environment

Sherree Wilson

Sherree Wilson has traveled Iowa from Sioux City to the Quad Cities, advising health care providers on culturally responsive care, where providers develop an understanding of the local patient population, recognize the potential for bias in encounters with their patients, and select tools for effective cross-cultural communication. Story

'U.S. News' ranks online UI program among best for veterans

The University of Iowa College of Education’s masters in educational leadership was ranked number 13 in the “U.S. News and World Report” 2014 Best Online Programs for Veterans. Story

Spotlight: Farewell reflections from Botswana

UI student Haley Church studying abroad in Botswana

UI student Haley Church, from Forest City, Iowa, who is majoring in interdepartmental studies and pre-medicine, reflects on her semester studying abroad in Gaborone, Botswana this past spring semester. Story from: International Accents

International Accents

Connecting diverse middle schoolers with college

Teacher Education students from the College of Education discuss book with AAAP students.

Nearly 200 middle school students traveled to the UI campus to learn about the college experience and contribute to a book discussion. The event, in its eighth year, is organized by the UI College of Education's Diversity Committee and Belin-Blank Center as well as many other campus partners. Story

UI partners with VA to pilot new student veteran program

military classroom

The Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with the University of Iowa and Iowa City VA Health Care System to help student veterans succeed in the classroom through a program called ICOVE, the first ever initiative in the country to help the transition from deployment to college. Story from: KGAN-TV



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