CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: February 26, 1999
UI students eligible to apply for two free week-long visits to German
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa has been given two free week-long
visits--June 27 to July 3, 1999--to the Renaissance Hotel Summer Academy
at Dortmund University (DU) in Germany.
Two UI students will be chosen to receive free round-trip tickets and
free hotel accommodations at the Renaissance Hotel. Program costs for
this summer academy will also be free. However, each student will need
to have spending money in the amount of 400 DM (between $200-$250).
The DU and UI have a two-year-old linkage which has involved the Schools
of Journalism and Mass Communication, Art and Art History, the departments
of American studies, German, chemical engineering, English, urban and regional
planning, internal medicine, anthropology, computer science, statistics
and actuarial science, and the Colleges of Engineering, Education and Business
According to Stephen Arum, assistant dean of International Programs,
who recently attended Dortmund's 30th anniversary of its founding with
Michael McNulty, associate provost and dean, International Programs, "We
visited Dortmund with the plan to expand the linkage into other parts of
both universities. This offer by the manager of the Renaissance Hotel
was a generous surprise to us and all of Dortmund's sister universities."
The central theme of the weeklong visit will be "Dortmund and the
Ruhr: A Region in Transition." It will feature lectures, workshops
and site visits designed to get to know and understand the post-industrial
transformation of Europe's foremost industrial region. Additionally, students
will participate in classes together with Dortmund students, will be hosted
by the mayor, the rektor, and the hotel, and do some sight-seeing. There
will also be time to explore the city and region on their own, together
with other members of the group, or with Dortmund hosts.
Applications for this opportunity are available from Stephen Arum, International
Programs, 120 IC, (319) 335-0335. Application deadline is March 5.
International Programs consist of a number of offices, centers, degree
programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized
under the associate provost and dean of international programs, these units
serve to further internationalize the campus and the community and promote
global scholarship, research and teaching.