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University of Iowa international students use the 'buddy' system

Published
2014.09.19
The Pappajohn Business administration Building houses the UI's Tippie College of Business.

The University of Iowa has several programs, including International Buddies at Tippie and Friends Without Borders, that promote bridging the cultural and academic gap for international students while also capitalizing on the global perspective they bring to campus. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

Hancher, Legion Arts present the 'Moroccan-roll' of Hoba Hoba Spirit

Hoba Hoba Spirit

The University of Iowa’s Hancher will co-present Hoba Hoba Spirit with Legion Arts at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Hoba Hoba Spirit blends influences, rhythms, and languages to create music with wide appeal. Story

Media advisory: UI initiative pairs domestic and international students in 'buddy' system

Members of the media are invited to cover the kickoff of the International Buddies program at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the UI Tippie College of Business. This is a unique program pairing UI students from the U.S. with UI students from other countries. Story

Hancher's Yarrow to participate in online cultural diplomacy presentation

Hancher is a participant in the U.S. Department of States' Center Stage program. Programming director Jacob Yarrow and others will discuss music diplomacy in an online event on Monday, Sept. 15. Story

Seen and 'herd' in Sweden

UI student Kelsey Frisk works with conducting research on reindeer hearing communities while studying abroad in Sweden

Kelsey Frisk’s adventures in Sweden started with studying abroad and ended with researching reindeer herding communities. UI students can learn about study abroad opportunities at the annual fair Tuesday, Sept. 16. Story

Spotlight: Graduate student furthers Lao language research abroad

Published
2014.09.05
UI doctoral student in linguistics, Douglas Cole, interviews a resident of Laos for his research while abroad on the Lao language.

University of Iowa doctoral candidate Douglas Cole of Cedar Rapids shares his experiences conducting research on the lesser-studied Lao language while traveling to Vientiane, Laos, thanks to a Stanley Graduate Award for International Research. Story from: International Accents

International Accents

UI offers Chinese-language coaching for professors

Published
2014.08.22
Students in a finance class at Pepperdine University’s business school in Malibu, Calif. (Michal Czerwonka for The Wall Street Journal)

Faculty and staff at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business are learning how to welcome incoming Chinese students—by correctly pronouncing their names. Story from: Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

UI hosts emerging contaminants conference Aug. 19-22

Published
2014.08.20
A person washes their hands under a sink faucet.

Scientists and engineers met at the UI College of Engineering Aug. 19-22 for EmCon 2014—an international conference on the effects of emerging contaminants, such as soap and medications, in the environment. Story from: KCRG

KCRG

Brilliant artists, thematic threads are highlights of Hancher's 2014-15 season

The Joffrey Ballet

The new Hancher season features artists both new and familiar to local audiences. Five themes invite audience members to connect with a wide array of performers. Story

UI welcomes international students

Iowa City Press-Citizen: UI welcomes international students
Published
2014.08.17
Hundreds of University of Iowa international and American students mingle at the International Welcome Night on Sunday night on the Pentacrest. (Photo: Aly Brown / Iowa City Press-Citizen)

Hundreds of incoming international students gathered on the Pentacrest with American students at the inaugural University of Iowa International Welcome Night on Sunday evening. The students played Frisbee and soccer, ate frozen yogurt, and got to know one another. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

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