CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: May 8, 2000
UI International Programs to honor graduates, global scholars May 12
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa International Programs will host a
Graduation and Global Scholars' Celebration Friday, May 12 to honor students
and faculty who received scholarships and fellowships supporting international
study and research. The reception will also recognize graduating international
students, U.S. students earning international degrees, minors or certificates,
and international and U.S. students participating in reciprocal exchange programs.
Steven Hoch, UI associate provost and dean of International Programs, will
welcome the honorees at the celebration, which will be held in the International
Center Lounge from 10 to
11:30 a.m. Rex Honey, director of the University of Iowa Global Studies Program,
will also address the audience.
"The University of Iowa is very pleased to have the opportunity to
recognize and honor these individuals who are making valuable contributions
to international education and research," Hoch said. "We are also
extremely proud of our graduates who will help promote global understanding
and help solve global issues by making valuable contributions in many different
An estimated 110 UI students have received fellowships or scholarships to
conduct research or study abroad in the summer of 2000 or in the 2000-2001
academic year. Students have earned more than $500,000 in scholarships and
fellowships from a variety of sources.
Those sources include: the T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Fellowships;
Fulbright Grants; Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships; the
Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) Dissertation Research Grants;
CAPS Faculty Research Grants; Global Scholar Awards; Presidential Scholarships
for Study Abroad; Stanley Undergraduate Scholarships for International Research;
Stanley Fellowships for Graduate Student Research Abroad; Naomi Gunderson
Scholarship for Foreign Language Study Abroad; the Center for International
Rural and Environmental Health (CIREH) International Health Internships; and
the CIREH International Health Research Fellowships.
The 226 international students graduating from the UI and the 61 UI students
completing international and area studies majors, minors and certificates
will also be honored.
Jane Desmond, UI associate professor of American Studies and co-director
of the International Forum for U.S. Studies (IFUSS) will be honored as the
most recent recipient of the Global Scholar Award.
The recipients of the Mariko Mizuhara Awards for Cross-Cultural Understanding
will also be honored at the program. This year's recipients include the UI
American Indian and Native Studies Program and the Office of the State Archaeologist,
the UI English as a Second Language (ESL) program, and the Longfellow Elementary
School After-School Foreign Language Program. The award is given by the UI
Office of International Students and Scholars, part of International Programs.
For more information, call Connie Noren, assistant director of International
Programs' Cross-Cultural Programming and Outreach, at (319) 335-0345.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This event provides great broadcast footage and photo opportunities
of international students with their family members, faculty advisers and
friends to portray a different perspective on graduation. For more information
on coverage, call Lois Gray at (319) 335-2026.)