May 6, 2010
At A Glance
Seven students receive summer 2010 Cmiel-Funded Human Rights Internships
The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR) has awarded seven students a total of $15,000 on behalf of the annual Kenneth J. Cmiel Funded Human Rights Internship Program. The funds will support their internships for human rights organizations in the United States or abroad in the summer 2010.
Lauren Levy, Farai Marazi, Kathleen Miller, Nathan Rourke, Sara Rourke, Matthew A. Rysavy and Andrew P. Saito all received funding.
Program funds cover travel and living expenses for students who have secured an internship with a local, national or international nongovernmental organization or governmental agency engaged in human rights-related advocacy, research or education.
This internship program, established in 2005, is named to honor the late director of the UICHR, Kenneth J. Cmiel. Cmiel was a faculty member in the UI Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and an internationally renowned scholar of the history of human rights.
The Cmiel Internships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students and are made possible by a donation from the Stanley family, the gifts of other private donors and UI International Programs.
For information visit http://international.uiowa.edu/centers/human-rights/internships/funding/cmiel.asp or contact Liz Crooks, UICHR secretary, at 319-335-3900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movies@MNH explores 'The Life of Birds' May 9
The UI Museum of Natural History features three permanent galleries exploring natural history and emerging environmental research in Iowa and beyond. For more information call 319-335-0606 or visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~nathist/.
Gender, sexuality and human rights undergraduate poster session May 11
University of Iowa undergraduate students who will graduate this spring will present their research during a poster session highlighting serious topics such as sex trafficking and sexual violence in war from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The UI Department of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies, the UI Department of History and the UI Center for Human Rights are sponsoring the session.
Sample topics include sex trafficking, migration and asylum rights for sexual minorities, the ‘achievement gap’ in education, sexual violence in war and domestic abuse.
The UI Department of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies and the UI Department of History are both part of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The UICHR is part of International Programs at the UI.
For more information, contact Laura Kastens at email@example.com or 319-335-0322.
Iowa Hall anniversary, Rusty's birthday party to be held May 11
The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History is hosting a family-friendly birthday party for Rusty, the giant ground sloth replica, from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. The birthday celebration marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of Iowa Hall. The event is free and open to the public and will include birthday cake, a costume contest and the unveiling of Rusty's new costume.
Campus events are searchable on the UI Master Calendar: http://calendar.uiowa.edu.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in a program, please contact the sponsoring department in advance.