IP 2010 Annual Report
The UI International Programs 2010 annual report provides general information about IP as well as an overview of the past year’s activities, projects, research, events, statistics, student and faculty achievements, photos and more.
2010 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ANNUAL REPORT 2 WELCOME INTERNATIONAL.UIOWA.EDU PROGRAMS AND CENTERS African Studies Program (ASP) Caribbean, Diaspora & Atlantic Studies (CDA) Center for Asian & Pacific Studies (CAPS) Center for Human Rights (UICHR) Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREEES) Confucius Institute at The University of Iowa (CI) Crossing Borders (CB) Eighteenth & Nineteenth Century Interdisciplinary Colloquium (ENCIC) European Studies Group (ESG) Foreign Language Acquisition Research & Education (FLARE) Global Health Studies Program (GHSP) Institute for Cinema & Culture (ICC) Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Middle East & Muslim World Studies (MEMWS) Opera Studies Forum (OSF) South Asian Studies Program (SASP) A workshop administered by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies provides knowledge of East Asian culture to teachers for curriculum enhancement in Iowa secondary schools. The Confucius Institute offers community members many ways to learn about Chinese language and culture, including Mandarin Chinese classes and a calligraphy workshop. CENTER FOR ASIAN AND PACIFIC STUDIES CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE A FEW EVENTS FROM THE PAST YEAR 3 MESSAGE FROM DOWNING THOMAS Associate Provost & Dean of International Programs 2010 has been a year of remarkable growth and excitement on campus for global education and research. Although the national trend in the most recent years has seen a slight decrease in study abroad participation by U.S. students, the number of UI students studying abroad continues an upward trend. We currently have close to 3,000 international students, the largest number we have ever had on campus. This report outlines this information and summarizes the many activities and initiatives that International Programs (IP) undertakes in support of faculty, staff, and students at the UI, and also of our State, which we serve by connecting the world with Iowa and Iowa with the world. In recognition of the increasing importance of globalization in higher education, IP created a new grant this year—the Strategic Global Initiatives Award—which is intended to develop operations abroad in support of faculty collaborations or exchanges, new or existing degree programs, or other collegiate or cross-collegiate initiatives. We are pleased to have made two awards this year. The first went to Wenfang Tang, the C. Maxwell and Elisabeth M. Stanley and Hua-Hsia Chair of Chinese Culture and Institutions in the Department of Political Science. Tang’s award will help develop a new Center for Political and Social Research, jointly support by the UI and Sun Yat-Sen University in China, to provide new opportunities for faculty collaborations and student research. The second award went to Terry Boles and Cathy Cole, both faculty in the Tippie College of Business. Boles and Cole aim to strengthen the base of UI faculty and staff who are committed to the study and promotion of international business while increasing the number of Iowans who have a substantial understanding of global trade practices. In November, during International Education Week, President Mason presented the inaugural International Impact Award to Richard and Mary Jo Stanley of Muscatine who, along with the Stanley family, have been long-time donors to UI International Programs. This new award serves to recognize distinguished alumni, friends or other individuals who’ve made important international contributions that have benefitted Iowans. I hope you will enjoy reading through this report, and look forward to working with you in the coming months in support of the UI’s internationalization efforts. DEAN THOMAS AND PROFESSOR TANG VISIT SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY, CHINA DEAN THOMAS AND TIPPIE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ASSOCIATE DEAN SA-AADU VISITING JORDAN INTERNATIONAL IMPACT AWARD WINNERS RICHARD AND MARY JO STANLEY INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ANNUAL REPORT INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ANNUAL REPORT 4 GLOBAL CLASSROOM INTERNATIONAL.UIOWA.EDU GLOBAL CLASSROOM A global education is becoming more and more crucial every day. It is essential for the development of an informed citizenry and for safeguarding our endangered planet. Each year, UI students and faculty take on the world with individual study abroad experiences, overseas components to UI classes, service learning projects, and teaching and research activities that not only enhance their personal development but enrich the UI and the world beyond our campus. STUDY ABROAD Study abroad innovations at the UI include a general expansion of the popular Winterim program; the “Taking the Classroom to the World” initiative, offering new overseas components to courses taught on the UI campus; and the Iowa International Summer Institute, which gives students the opportunity to study abroad after their first year at the UI and earn General Education Program credits in courses led by UI faculty. HAS A POSITIVE IMPACT ON STUDENT RETENTION AND SUCCESS Study abroad has been shown to have a positive impact on both student retention and success. The UI Office for Study Abroad, part of International Programs (IP), has seen a steady rise in participation even during a time of economic crisis. Thanks to generous donors like the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization, the Bedell family, the estate of Ann Morse, and others, IP awarded a record amount of scholarship funding – more than $800,000 – in 2010 to study abroad program participants. 1500 GROWTH OF NUMBER OF STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS Graduates # OF STUDENTS 1200 Undergraduates 900 600 300 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 YEAR COLLEGES OF 2009-2010 STUDY ABROAD PARTICIPANTS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS* GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS Liberal Arts and Sciences (908) Graduate (171) Business (282) Master of Business Administration (150) Education (41) Medicine (56) Engineering (32) Law (42) Nursing (20) Pharmacy (12) *Double majors are listed under multiple colleges Dentistry (3) 5 ALMOST 1 in 5 UNDERGRADUATES WILL PARTICIPATE IN A STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE SOMETIME DURING THEIR STAY AT THE UI. SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENT 2009-2010 STUDY ABROAD REGIONS Europe (758) Asia (236) Latin America (212) Oceania (50) Sub-Saharan Africa (40) Middle East & North Africa (20) North America (18) Multiple (14) NAME: Brigid Freymuller MAJORS: classical language and history GRADUATION DATE: summer 2010 HER STORY: A native of South Korea, Brigid moved to the U.S. as a child and came to understand diversity under difficult circumstances as the only Asian in her school. At the UI she received a Diversity Ambassador Scholarship and studied history in Athens, Greece, during a Winterim program. The scholarship is intended to support the diversification of students who study abroad and encourages groups that have traditionally been under-represented in study abroad to apply. GLOBAL CLASSROOM INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ANNUAL REPORT 6 GLOBAL CLASSROOM INTERNATIONAL.UIOWA.EDU IOWA INTERNATIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTE DEPARTMENT OF STATE CAPACITY-BUILDING GRANT FOR TANZANIA PEA TAKING THE CLASSROOM TO THE WORLD WINTERIM PROGRAM 7 UNITED KINGDOM PARIS, FRANCE FLORENCE, ITALY ATHENS, GREECE ARL HARBOR INDIA BRAZIL TANZANIA DID YOU KNOW THAT STUDENTS STUDYING ABROAD USE BLOGS TO DISCUSS THEIR EXPERIENCES? GO TO INTERNATIONAL.UIOWA.EDU/STUDY-ABROAD AND SEARCH “STUDENT BLOGS” GLOBAL CLASSROOM INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ANNUAL REPORT A NEW HOME INTERNATIONAL.UIOWA.EDU A NEW HOME AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA The UI has seen dramatic increases in international student enrollment over the past few years. The overall growth from 2,153 students in 2007 to 2,982 in 2010 is remarkable in itself, but hidden within these numbers is a sizable increase in the undergraduate international student enrollment. Here at the UI, the percentage of undergraduate international students within the overall international enrollment has gone from approximately 15% in 2005 to just shy of 45% in 2010. The number one reason students give for their decision to attend the UI is the quality of the educational experience. Beyond that, institutional linkages play an important role in making opportunities at Iowa more visible, as do targeted recruiting trips. The UI has played a significant role in the Iraqi Education Initiative, a joint effort by the United States and Iraq to increase higher education opportunities for Iraqi students. One of only 20 U.S. institutions to take part in the government-sponsored educational mission to Iraq, the UI welcomed its first five Iraqi graduate students in fall 2010. In addition to its advising and compliance responsibilities, the Office of International Students and Scholars within IP offers unique programs in intercultural communication and cultural training. Among them are Bridging Global and Domestic Diversity, a training program for student leaders that is offered in partnership with other UI offices; Building our Global Community, workshops on skills and insights useful to faculty and staff as they seek to educate and serve the UIâ€™s international community; and Going Global in Iowa, a resource for businesses in Iowa wishing to expand their global competency. 3000 # OF STUDENTS 8 GROWTH OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 2500 Total International Students Undergraduate International Students 2000 New First Year Undergraduates 1500 SEE FULL REPORT AT INTERNATIONAL.UIOWA.EDU/OISS 1000 500 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 105 9 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES ARE REPRESENTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA *TOP ELEVEN SHOWN BELOW (FALL 2010) 32 50 GERMANY CANADA 351 SOUTH KOREA 1,312 45 JAPAN CHINA 41 TURKEY 337 29 109 29 HONG KONG TAIWAN INDIA BRAZIL 62 MALAYSIA 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total International Students 2,285 2,189 2,153 2,379 2,589 2,982 Undergraduate International Students 340 380 404 576 802 1,293 % of International Students who are Undergraduates 14.9% 17.4% 18.8% 24.2% 31% 43.4% New First Year Undergraduates 44 30 177 379 60 259 DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE IN YOUR COLLEGE? GO TO INTERNATIONAL.UIOWA.EDU/OISS AND SEARCH “STUDENT PROFILES” A NEW HOME INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ANNUAL REPORT 10 A GLOBAL EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL.UIOWA.EDU A GLOBAL EDUCATION International Studies students prepare themselves for careers in a global environment by developing intercultural understanding and focusing on themes of global significance. The International Studies B.A. program (ISBA) has grown significantly since its creation in 2002. Over 400 undergraduate students pursued International Studies as a major in 2010, either alone or paired with another area of study. ISBA degrees are granted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A much smaller, personalized M.A. program is also available through the Graduate College, and both degrees are administered through International Programs with student support offered by the Office of Academic Programs and Services. INTERNATIONAL STUDIES S WITHOUT ENGINEER AM IN GHANA TE BORDERS ND KALI OR JUST A PROFESS ING A WATER TEST RM O RF PE isel Kali Feiere a as part of went to Ghan ofessor Craig Engineering Pr ent ble developm Just’s sustaina she d er 2010, an team in summ ers ne lved in Engi is actively invo ers. without Bord But UI students aren’t the only ones who can benefit from global education opportunities. Through the Autonomous Language Learning Network, members of the UI community can independently study languages not otherwise offered on campus. With 43 languages to choose from, the program is especially helpful to those preparing for international research and travel. The community is also able to study less-commonly taught languages with instruction from the Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs), who arrived at the UI in August, 2010, from Turkey, India, Tunisia and Indonesia. They are teaching courses in their native languages and serving as cultural ambassadors on campus and in the community. WITH OOTBALL” PLAYING “FTHE VILLAGE KIDS IN FALL 2010 ISBA EMPHASIS AREAS Undeclared (84) Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (13) International Politics and International Relations (41) Global Resources and the Environment (11) European Studies (38) International Business (11) Global Health (38) African Studies (10) Human Rights (34) War, Peace, and Security (9) East Asian Studies (25) Global Artistic Tradition and Change (4) Middle East and Muslim World Studies (24) South Asian Studies (1) Development (22) Latin American Studies (21) International Communication and Information (16) 11 Ezgi Bahce TURKEY Ari Natarina INDONESIA Asma Ben Romdhane TUNISIA Rajiv Ranjan INDIA FULBRIGHT LANGUAGE TEACHING ASSISTANTS (FLTA) AT INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS “I'm in love with Iowa city! I feel lucky to be here. People are so nice to me. They are very kind, talkative, interesting and welcoming.” – Asma “Being an FLTA is a great opportunity to introduce my culture to people in formal and informal settings. In Iowa City we are really respected as the cultural ambassadors of our countries.” – Ezgi “My favourite part of the UI is the libraries. The number of journals on linguistics in the main library and reading space in the public library attract me alot.” – Rajiv “I love my students, and the most important thing is I love the people in this city because they are nice and always helpful.” – Ari SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENT NAME: Ali Keenan MAJORS: biomedical engineering, FALL 2010 ISBA DOUBLE MAJORS Political Science (31) Journalism and Mass Communication (21) Spanish and Portuguese (19) Pre-Law (12) English (11) Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures (11) French and Italian (11) Economics (10) Anthropology (9) History (8) biochemistry and international studies GRADUATION DATE: May 2010 HER STORY: Among her many accomplishments, Ali helped design an innovative handheld water sanitizer, advocated for cervical cancer screenings in India during a Winterim program, and managed the care of HIV-positives orphans in Mexico. USA TODAY named Ali to its 2010 All-USA College Academic Team and she was recognized by Glamour magazine as one of the “Top 10 College Women” of 2009. A GLOBAL EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ANNUAL REPORT 12 RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK INTERNATIONAL.UIOWA.EDU RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK In 2010, 116 UI faculty held official (zero %) appointments with International Programs (IP). Many more joined IP-affiliated faculty on interdisciplinary projects, applied for research travel funds, and worked with IP’s dean, associate dean and unit heads to envision, shape and find funding for new international research, service and learning opportunities. Each year, IP’s 16 programs and centers (listed on page 2) fill the calendar with an impressive array of lectures, talks, symposia, conferences, films and other public events, ensuring a rich exchange of ideas and robust intellectual dialogue on any number of subjects. On these two pages, we introduce you to a few of the people and projects that made 2010 a memorable year for IP and the UI. 2010 IP MAJOR PROJECTS IP Major Project Awards support campus-wide research and creative activities related to international topics. Generous funding is provided by the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and three winners are chosen each year through a highly-selective process. In 2010, "Taping the World" focused on the cultural resonance of the tape recorder and the ways in which it has altered communication and discourse since its popularization in the mid-20th century. “Perspectives on the Constituent Assembly and the Refoundation of Bolivia” examined Bolivian social movements and their demands to rewrite the constitution and “refound” the nation. “Causes and Consequences: Global Perspectives on Gender and the History of Slavery” explored slavery and gender and how their two complex histories have intersected in a range of time periods. TAPING THE WORLD SPRING 2010, JOHN PETERS AND KEMBREW MCLEOD Perspectives on the Constituent Assembly and the Refoundation of Bolivia MAY 1-2 2010, LAURA GOTKOWITZ OCT 13-15 2010, LESLIE SCHWALM, ELKE STOCKREITER AND CATHERINE KOMISARU UI STUDENT FUNDING AWARDED BY IP FOR 2010 to support projects with an international focus • Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Seven students received • $76,000 in internal funding was distributed to undergraduates and Fulbright fellowships to conduct research or teach English in graduate students, including the following awards: Turkey, Morocco, India, Iceland, Belgium, France and Germany - Stanley Undergraduate and Graduate Awards: 29 students received a • German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD): One student total of $65,000 to conduct research in 23 different countries received a graduate scholarship for study and research in Germany - Graduate Student Travel Awards: 34 students received a total of • Boren Fellowships: One student received a Boren Fellowship to $10,000 to participate in conferences in 15 countries conduct dissertation research and study Swahili in Tanzania - Global Health Studies Conference Travel Scholarships: Two students received a total of $1,000 to travel to overseas conferences 13 GRANTS RECEIVED With the assistance of two major grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the UI is expanding on- and off-campus learning opportunities for undergraduates in South Asian studies and creating on-campus and study abroad courses in East Africa. Paul Greenough, of the South Asian Studies Program in International Programs (IP) and the history department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with an additional appointment in the Department of Community and Behavioral Medicine in the College of Public Health, is directing the innovative expansion in South Asian curricular experiences called “The Second Curriculum Project.” The core activities of the project include the development of new interdisciplinary courses, a student internship program and faculty development opportunities. James Giblin, co-director of the African Studies Program in IP and a history professor in CLAS, is directing the second grant titled "Integrating Kiswahili Instruction, African Studies and Study Abroad at the University of Iowa." This project will deepen curricular offerings by developing advanced courses in Kiswahili, offering students a new study abroad option in Africa, and giving undergraduates an intensive experience in learning about language and culture in East Africa. With support from IP, Margaret Mills, professor of Russian language and linguistics in CLAS, and Dan Berkowitz, professor of journalism and mass communication in CLAS, also received sizable grants to support their research projects. Mills and her colleagues in the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies are conducting a series of intensive Russian language seminars in the U.S. and in Russia that will dramatically increase language proficiency for the participating students. Berkowitz is researching the relationship between vocational education training and digital creative industry practice in hopes of bridging the gap between industry need and education provision. IP also received two important grants from the U.S. Department of State in 2010. The Office for Study Abroad was awarded a capacity-building grant of almost $250,000, supplemented by an additional $139,000 from the UI, to develop a new study abroad program in Tanzania, which is the first semester-long UI study abroad program in Eastern Africa and one of the first of its kind in the nation. IP’s Office of International Students and Scholars was awarded a grant to serve as one of only eight universities in the nation to host a five-day orientation for international Fulbright students to prepare them for life and study in the U.S. This was the UI’s second year as a host institution for the Fulbright Gateway Orientation. A TRIBUTE TO REX HONEY International Programs is grateful for the wide-ranging and intense commitment of faculty member Rex Honey to the study of international issues and the pursuit of a more humane world. He, and the joy he brought to those who worked with him, will be missed. SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENT IP FACULTY PUBLICATIONS On Legislatures: The Puzzle of Representation by Gerhard Loewenberg A sampling of the numerous publications of IP faculty can be found here: international.uiowa.edu/about/annual-report NAME: Renugan Raidoo MAJORS: chemistry and anthropology GRADUATION DATE: May 2011 HIS STORY: Renugan was recently named a 2011 Rhodes Scholar – one of only 32 awardees in the nation and the first Rhodes Scholar at the UI since 1993. He participated in the Research Internship in Science & Engineering program in Germany last summer, organized by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). With the scholarship, Renugan will study social anthropology at the University of Oxford in England. RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ANNUAL REPORT 14 ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY INTERNATIONAL.UIOWA.EDU ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY CONNECTING THE WORLD WITH IOWA AND IOWA WITH THE WORLD ONAL INTERNATI WEEK N EDUCATIO ONAL INTERNATI URNEY M JO CLASSROO International Programs (IP) is a collaborative meeting place for UI faculty, students and members of the larger community who are interested in international issues and affairs as well as intercultural communication. IP and the UI Center for Human Rights, along with our colleagues in the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and the Council for International Visitors to Iowa Cities, sponsor hundreds of opportunities for Iowans to engage one-on-one with creative thinkers working within our own campus community as well as national and international speakers and delegations. Throughout the academic year, IP also coordinates cultural activities for international and U.S. students in the living-learning International Crossroads Community. IP reaches out to schools and community groups across the State of Iowa through the International Classroom Journey and the Japanese Outreach Initiative, which spread cultural awareness through interactive presentations by international visitors. International Education Week offers a variety of workshops and activities for area students, teachers and the UI community, including our collaborative efforts with the UI College of Education for International Education Day. This year marked the first International Impact Award, presented to Richard and Mary Jo Stanley. Each year, the award will serve to recognize distinguished alumni, friends or other individuals who have made important international contributions that have benefitted Iowans. ONAL INTERNATI OMMUNITY DS C A O R SS O CR JAPANESEIATIVE H INIT OUTREAC 15 ® WorldCanvass 2010 WorldCanvass Topics January - Taping the World February - India March - Asia April - Latin America May - Middle East September - Documenting Humanity: A Sense of Place October - Slavery and Gender November - The Value of an International Education December - The American West of the Imagination WorldCanvass, produced by International Programs (IP), debuted in late 2009 as an intimate, interdisciplinary conversation on international topics featuring discussions of culture, history, literature, language, politics and art, along with musical performances. The program is produced monthly before a live, in-house audience and distributed statewide over radio (Iowa Public Radio and KRUI-FM) and television (UITV’s cable channels), and worldwide over the Public Radio Exchange (www.prx.org). The creative partnership between IP and the UI Pentacrest Museums, UITV, KRUI-FM and Information Technology Services has allowed WorldCanvass to come into the homes of more than 200,000 Iowans, sharing the scholarship and perspectives of UI faculty, scholars and members of the community more widely than ever before. COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL VISITORS TO IOWA CITIES IOWA CITY FOREIGN RELATIONS COUNCIL CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DID YOU KNOW Upcoming public events can always be found online on the “What’s New” page: international.uiowa.edu/WhatsNew.asp See IP’s online journal International Accents for frequently updated news, commentaries, travel stories, photos, videos, event details and much more; and for a monthly glance at these updates, subscribe to the newly-launched IP e-newsletter. For more information, visit: http://international.uiowa.edu/media.asp ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ANNUAL REPORT International Programs 1111 University Capitol Centre The University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 52242 USA (319) 353.2700 http://international.uiowa.edu