International

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UI receives prestigious award for campus internationalization

Paul Simon Award recognizes colleges that are making creative, innovative progress
The University of Iowa is one of only four schools in the United States to receive the prestigious 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
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Offering what no classroom can

Award-winning India Winterim matches undergrads with India’s best
Each year, dozens of University of Iowa students and faculty choose to skip three weeks of the cold Midwest winter and instead take part in an observational learning program called India Winterim, where they observe firsthand the work of award-winning Indian nongovernmental organizations.
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Student studies UI effort to help sustainable entrepreneurs in small Belize town

Every year, UI faculty member Bob Walker takes a group of entrepreneurial students to consult with small-business owners in San Pedro Columbia, Belize. Last fall, UI student Mackenzie Phillips visited on her own as part of a research assignment and found that Walker’s efforts have made a big difference.
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UI Fulbright alumna leads push to help minority students apply for, receive fellowship

UI, State Department want program to be more diverse
Noaquia Callahan, a Fulbright alumna at the UI, has founded a pilot program to help students from underrepresented groups learn about applying for the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright grants, among others. The Diversity International Scholarship Academy kicks off this spring.

Honors UI ranks among world top international universities

The University of Iowa was ranked 139 among the world’s top international universities in a survey by “The Times of London,” up more than 60 spots from the last survey.
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UI College of Engineering partners with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for annual design challenge

Program emphasizes international collaboration, broadening students’ perspectives
Hong Kong University students are working with UI students as part of the Virtual International Project Team program, a year-long design challenge that prepares students to work across borders. Long-standing partner Aix-Marseille University in France will continue to participate.
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A quark like no other

UI physicist Usha Mallik searches for ‘bottom quark’ that could confirm existence of ‘God particle’
University of Iowa physicist Usha Mallik is at the forefront of the search to confirm the existence of a particle believed to give mass to all matter. Her group helped build and operates a sub-detector to search for bottom quarks, which are thought to appear when a Higgs boson decays.

Honors UI alumnus and climate scientist James Hansen honored by BBVA Foundation

University of Iowa alumnus and climate science pioneer James Hansen has received the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change for his contributions to climate science. He and Princeton University scientist Syukuro Manabe were jointly recognized for constructing the first computational models to simulate climate behavior.

The China Post University of Iowa confers alumni award on local professor

Cheng Cheng-kung was presented with the Outstanding University of Iowa Alumni Award during a ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan. UI College of Engineering Dean Alec B. Scranton presented the award.

Cheng is a distinguished professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Orthopedic Device Research Center at National Yang Ming University.

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