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Morcuende promotes Ponseti clubfoot treatment in Nigeria


The UI's Jose Morcuende, medical director of the Ponseti International Association, described the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment as “a simple, manipulative technique that corrects congenital clubfoot without invasive surgery.” Story from: The Punch-Nigeria

The Punch-Nigeria

Spotlight: Trading sandals for trash bags

Blake Rupe

For most students, summers are filled with bikinis and beach balls; however, for Blake Rupe, a UI graduate student from Ottumwa, Iowa, her beach gear consisted of safety gloves and sanitary bags as she conducted research on the garbage presence in Veracruz, Mexico. Story from: International Accents

International Accents

UI educator outlines benefits of foreign language instruction


Pamela Wesely, UI assistant professor of foreign language and English as a Second Language education, outlines the detrimental effects of planned foreign language cuts in the Iowa City school district. Story from: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI Confucius Institute on the rise


The UI Confucius Institute, an international nonprofit program supported by the Chinese government to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching, and facilitate cultural exchanges, has grown exponentially since its inception eight years ago. Story from: The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan

UI students receive 2014 Stanley Awards

Four University of Iowa undergraduate students and 20 UI graduate students have received Stanley Awards for International Research to conduct research abroad or pursue learning activities in international studies that are not available on the UI campus. Story

Giving back what they received

Claire and Carl Stuart

Carl and Claire Stuart’s shared journey began on the University of Iowa campus. Nearly 45 years and thousands of miles later, that journey continues. Story

UI's Cargill: 'Absolutely no way' to confirm finding of Holy Grail

Holy Grail

Robert Cargill, UI assistant professor of classics, casts doubt on a report that two European historians have located the so-called Holy Grail, the goblet Jesus used at the Last Supper. Story from: Good Morning America

Good Morning America

Hancher brings sounds of Mexico to Iowa with Sones de México

Sons of Mexico band members standing on a train platform

When we think about music from other countries, it can be easy to get caught up in a one-note stereotype. UI’s Hancher will present Sones de México Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Englert Theatre, where the folk music ensemble will share the full scope of Mexico’s varied traditions. Story

UI alumna creates natural soaps

natural soaps

A University of Iowa graduate used her science background and personal desire for natural products to launch a soap and skin care business in her native Egypt. Story from: Daily News Egypt

Daily News Egypt

Media advisory: Child protection experts available for interviews at UI March 28

Experts of child abuse and neglect from around the world who are visiting the University of Iowa for the Provost’s Global Forum will be available for interviews Friday, March 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the River Room, Iowa Memorial Union. Story


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