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Spotlight: UI law professor consults with High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia

Published
2014.09.30
Mark Osiel

UI College of Law Professor Mark Osiel recently spent several days in Bogotá, Colombia, consulting with officials at the High Commissioner for Peace, concerning legal issues involved in ending the country’s longstanding civil war. Story from: UI College of Law

UI College of Law

Whetting our appetites

food for thought logo illustration with corn field

Fill your mind, not just your belly during the University of Iowa Food for Thought Theme Semester, coming in spring 2015 with “appetizers” going on now. Story

UI program helps students fit in

Published
2014.09.25
UI students walk outside of the Tippie College of Business who are paired through the International Buddies program.

University of Iowa students share their experiences about being involved with the International Buddies at Tippie program, which helps connect students from U.S. states and students from other countries. Story from: KGAN

KGAN

UI grad develops app to change the way you read international menus

Published
2014.09.25
RuiHao Min

A menu translation app, launched earlier this summer by UI graduate RuiHao Min, already has more than 80,000 users and was featured as a Best New App on iTunes. Story from: Silicon Prairie News

Silicon Prairie News

UI programs helping cultivate cross-cultural connections

As the number of international students at the University of Iowa continues to rise, the campus remains committed to providing opportunities to promote interaction with domestic students. Some Initiatives include the International Student Advisory Board, Friends Without Borders, and the Global Buddies program. Story

Fostering global friendships

UI seniors Jade Manternach and Hyejung Kim meet for the first time during the International Buddies kickoff event on Friday, Sept. 19

The International Buddies at Tippie program is one of several initiatives at the UI designed for students from U.S. states and students from other countries to meet, allowing them to share cultural experiences and helping international students adapt to campus life. Story

'How Writers Write' shifts focus to fiction

writing on sheet of paper

After a successful summer engaging poets near and far, the University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) will launch its second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), How Writers Write Fiction, on Friday, Sept. 26. The course, taught entirely on the Internet, is designed to reach an unlimited number of participants. Story

Culinary blunder creates inspiration for new menu app

A University of Iowa recent graduate teamed up to create a menu translation app that provides photos and flavor descriptions to help international students and travelers make more informed ordering decisions. Story

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

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