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UI Symphony Band celebrates 50th anniversary of Soviet Union tour

Members recall curtain calls, questionable translations
In the spring of 1966, in the midst of the Cold War, the University of Iowa Symphony Band embarked on a historic European tour, including a 19-day stretch in the Soviet Union. Fifty years later, former members are returning to Iowa City for the milestone reunion.
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Starting their own business to improve lives in Africa

African entrepreneurs learn about business in the US during six-week State Department program at the UI
The University of Iowa is hosting 25 business leaders from Sub-Saharan African countries who want to learn more about how to run a business. Their goal isn’t just to earn a living; they want to change their communities for the better.

KGAN-TV How the Brexit vote could impact Iowa

James Leach, university chair in public affairs and professor in the College of Law, comments on the possible impacts Iowa could feel if British voters opt out of the European Union. 

Des Moines Register UI hosts young African leaders

The University of Iowa is hosting 25 young African leaders as part of the Mandela Fellows, a program in the U.S. State Department's Young African Leadership Initiative. The fellows will be on campus for six weeks and will visit businesses and landmarks around the state. 

Mandela Fellows to start UI visit Friday, June 17

Young African leaders will participate in six weeks of business training and get to know more about Iowa
The University of Iowa will host 25 young business and government leaders from several African countries this summer as part of the U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders, who will arrive on campus Friday, June 17, for a six-week visit.
Dr. Ken Magid Child Advocacy Service Scholarship 2016 winners

UI students to volunteer in Cuba

Dr. Ken Magid Child Advocacy Scholarship expands into Cuba
University of Iowa students participating in the Dr. Ken Magid Child Advocacy Service Scholarship program will travel to Cuba for the first time this summer as part of the program's annual service trip experience. In 2017, alumni will be able to volunteer as well.