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The University of Iowa
 
Winter 2010-11

IN THIS ISSUE

Mom and Dad of the Year

Promoting perspectives

A letter from the Parents Association president

Vote with your voice

Getting involved

Better with greek letters

Reminders for parents

Deadline to apply for campus housing fast approaching

Iowa offers resources for off-campus living

Horn for the holidays

 

Reminders for parents

‘Cluster hires’ to focus on digital public humanities

To position itself as a national leader in the growing field of digital public humanities—technology to engage individuals and communities with faculty and student work in fields such as history, literature, philosophy, languages, and other disciplines—the University is hiring at least six new tenure-track faculty members over the next two years. The move is part of the cluster hire initiative, a five-year plan to hire faculty in interdisciplinary groups to build on UI strengths and help the University achieve national and international distinction in target areas.

Iowa creates new study abroad program in Tanzania

The University is developing a new study abroad program in Tanzania, thanks to a grant from the U.S. State Department. It is the first semester-long UI study abroad program in Eastern Africa and one of the first of its kind in the nation, although UI students have had the opportunity to study in Ghana and South Africa through various exchange programs in the past. For more information, visit international.uiowa.edu/study-abroad.

Division of World Languages, Literatures, Cultures makes debut

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has established a Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, which includes the departments of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, French and Italian, German, and Spanish and Portuguese, as well as the American Sign Language Program and the Language Media Center. The new division will help students take full advantage of the wealth of options for international and language studies, and is expected to yield a cost savings for the University by increasing efficiency.

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