August 2013 News

August 2013 News

The University of Iowa is trading English for Mandarin and Facebook for WeChat to reach out to international students.
Fifty years ago, George Raveling was a 26-year-old former college basketball star who was not only one of a quarter-million people to witness Martin Luther King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech—as a last—minute volunteer, he had a coveted spot near the podium.
Russian teenagers have been spending two weeks learning the craft of writing at one of America's best literary arts institutions.
Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech defined a movement to improve the lives of African-Americans in this country. “Its importance was immediately apparent,” says Colin Gordon, UI history professor.
From the time they arrived in Iowa City, Kwang-Kuk and Kook-Wha Koh began to create a shared life story unlike any other, and after 50 years, their story remains as unique as the day they left their native Korea to begin graduate studies in chemical and biochemical engineering at the UI.
Allen Roberts, a military and veteran educational specialist at the UI and a veteran himself, said the university tries to make veteran students feel comfortable with the school and the college experience.
The growing number of international students, particularly students from China, at the University of Iowa has prompted the Tippie College of Business to offer instruction for its faculty that will help them better pronounce Chinese students names.
2013 Pella High School graduate Lucas Rietveld found his special niche at the UI College of Education's REACH Program, a two-year, transition certificate program for students with multiple intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities.
African-American women, who have long complained of the negative impact of predatory lending, appear to be coveted candidates when it comes to getting loans, according to a study by researchers at the University of Iowa.
Former University of Iowa women's athletic director Christine Grant was inducted into the Des Moines Register's Iowa Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday as one of the most significant people in the state's athletic history.

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