November 2015 News

November 2015 News

The “Get to Know” series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and their outside interests. Today, we visit with Amy Brewster, International Programs’ constituent relations manager.
Amanda Haertling Thein and Kate E. Kedley published a chapter in “Beyond Borders: Queer eros and ethos (ethics) in LGBTQ young adult literature.”
Sherry K. Watt, an associate professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs program in the UI College of Education, an African-American woman, and a two-time breast cancer survivor, ponders the question, “What would happen if we banded together to fight the disease of racism as we do cancer?
The UI has the 47th-highest international student enrollment in the nation, out of 1,485 institutions in 2014-15, and is the No. 1 study abroad program in India, with no other U.S. college or university sending more students there, according to data released as part of the Open Doors Report.
Tonya Peeples, Fatima Toor are finalists for state technology awards.
The University of Iowa honored five members of the armed forces for exceptional service to both their country and the Hawkeye community with a new award on Thursday night.
UI assistant professor of history Keisha N. Blain writes that despite black women’s influence at the polls, their concerns are undervalued in contemporary political campaigns. While some presidential candidates have gone to great lengths to court black voters, few have been vocal about black women’...
On Veterans Day, members of the UIVA, Iowa Army ROTC, and the UI community gathered on the west lawn of the Pentacrest to honor Iowa’s veterans with an opening ceremony featuring reveille, the national anthem, and remarks from former Professor of Military Science LTC Steven C. Fredericks.
In order to see the full academic picture found at the University of Iowa, you’ll need to look in all directions. Academic Panoramic provides a look at a cross section of the UI educational experience, from philanthropy and public health to theatre arts and sports analytics.
Controversy yields conversation. Conversation generates action. Action sculpts the future. The University of Iowa explores these ideas with the fall 2015 course Race and Social Justice After Ferguson.

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