December 2013 News

December 2013 News

Adrian Silva, coordinator of interpretation and translation services for UI Hospitals and Clinics since 2011, says it’s difficult to estimate how many interpretations he does daily but he’s hardly ever in his office.
If you’ve studied abroad through the UI in the past 30 years, you’ve likely met Maria Hope, who has been with Study Abroad since its inception—first in a clerical position and eventually as the university’s first, and for many years only, study abroad advisor.
Many UI international students are looking to seeing their families for the first time since the summer when they travel home or their family members visit the U.S. during the upcoming winter break.
UI officials have been working for years to enhance the educational experience for veterans—debuting veteran-specific classes, working with department heads to translate military training into course credits, and offering support groups and events for service members.
Tom Rocklin, UI vice president for student life, writes about the many ways the UI fosters student success in the 2013 UI Division of Student Life Annual Report welcome message with this year's theme focusing on leadership development, multiculturalism, and safety and health.