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UI professor: Implications of crash could be 'huge'


A Ukrainian-Russian conflict in recent months has turned into a “full-scale civil war,” and reports that an unassociated passenger plane may have been shot down Thursday could add fuel to the clash and push it beyond the region, says UI professor Art Durnev. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

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

UI doctor receives Governor's Award for work in Haiti

Buresh with Hatian children

UI physician Christopher Buresh, who was awarded the 2014 Individual Governor's Volunteer award, visits Haiti every three months or so carrying out the work of the organization he founded, Community Health Initiative-Haiti. Story from: Iowa Public Radio Talk of Iowa

Iowa Public Radio Talk of Iowa

Recycling app makes UI student accidental entrepreneur

an iPhone is stuck in sand near a footprint.

A trip to Mexico inspired UI international studies major Blake Rupe to develop an app that encourages people to do something about litter. Story from: Des Moines Register

Des Moines Register

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 instructor, local businesswoman teaches in Italy


Quad-Cities businesswoman Ginny Wilson-Peters will teach her UI MBA leadership development class in Italy this summer: "The good thing about the leadership model I use is it really is relative around the globe." Story from: Quad-City Business Journal

Quad-City Business Journal

Spotlight: Studying crime and justice in Britain

UI student Amanda Bartlett sits on the judge's seat in the district court while studying abroad

Amanda Bartlett, a UI freshman majoring in journalism and mass communication from Pleasant Hill, Iowa, shares her experiences in the summer study abroad program, Crime and Justice in Britain, where she is gaining insight into America’s criminal justice system by studying its British roots. Story from: International Accents

International Accents

Alumni Association honors 13 individuals, one family for achievement, service

From penning award-winning television scripts to developing alternative energy solutions for third-world countries, UI alumni are making their marks across the spectrum. 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


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