Jorge Guerra (left) teaches courses for both Latina/o/x Studies and the Certificate in Writing. 

Charlotte Lenkaitis

Global Health Studies Senior awarded the Campus Compact Presidents’ Student Leadership Award

Charlotte Lenkaitis served as the 2020 student executive director of the Food Pantry at Iowa with grace. She was faced with the extraordinary challenge of navigating how to continue food pantry operations in the pandemic and led the team through COVID modifications, increased community usage, and reduced costs through local partnerships.

AAC&U Survey of Employers shows Liberal Arts skills are valued

"Consistently top ranked are critical thinking and analysis, problem solving, teamwork, and communication through writing and speaking."

 

"Employers said they appreciate breadth and depth of learning, too, as reflected in their desire that students learn to think for themselves, to be adaptable and versatile, to be technically capable and well-rounded. Ninety-two percent of employers said it’s very important or somewhat important that students have been exposed to a wide variety of academic topics and disciplines."

Upcoming Events

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European Studies Group Lectures

Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:30pm
Virtual
The European Studies Group will present two presentations by Amsterdam-based cultural theorist, critic, and video artist Mieke Bal. Bal's areas of interest range from biblical and classical antiquity to 17th century and contemporary art and modern literature, feminism, and migratory culture. Her many publications include A Mieke Bal Reader (2006), Traveling Concepts in the Humanities (2002), and Narratology (4th edition 2017). Bal will discuss her recent multidisciplinary work in two webinars…
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European Studies Group Lectures

Friday, April 23, 2021 12:30pm
Virtual
The European Studies Group will present two presentations by Amsterdam-based cultural theorist, critic, and video artist Mieke Bal. Bal's areas of interest range from biblical and classical antiquity to 17th century and contemporary art and modern literature, feminism, and migratory culture. Her many publications include A Mieke Bal Reader (2006), Traveling Concepts in the Humanities (2002), and Narratology (4th edition 2017). Bal will discuss her recent multidisciplinary work in two webinars…
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Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: Native American Rights

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:00pm
Virtual
Join the event at: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/94839769875  All are welcome to attend. No need to register in advance.  Description: Join us for the final webinar in UICHR’s spring series, Renewing a Human Rights Agenda. This webinar will focus on the opportunities and challenges related to the human rights of Native Americans. Panelists will address the important topics of mental health, mascots, and land acknowledgments. Panelists Ann Laquer Estin is the Aliber Family Chair in Law at the…
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UI Latinx Council Annual Retreat

Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Virtual
Join the UI Latinx Council on April 29th as we gather virtually for our annual retreat.* Jorge Guerra, lecturer in Latina/o/x Studies will be presenting, "Latinx & Our Learning Perseverance: Embracing Latinx History for the Self and Growing Communities" There will also be time for catching up and some giveaways!  Registration required: tinyurl.com/LCRetreat21  Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Jorge Guerra is a child of Guatemalan immigrants who arrived to the United States…
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Exploring Careers in Global Health: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
Join public health practitioners working around the world to learn more about working in a global context, the evolution of their careers, and lessons learned along the way.  Featuring: Maha Damaj, PhD, MPH | UNICEF Country Representative, Moldova Mary Harvey, MPH | Health Officer, USAID Africa Bureau Eric Sarriot, MD, PhD, Senior Manager, Health Systems and Immunization Strengthening, GAVI: The Vaccine Alliance Alfredo Vergara, PhD, MS | CDC Country Director, Mozambique global_careers…
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