The University of Iowa has won a large federal grant that aims to make its students more worldly. The 784-thousand dollars will allow the U-of-I to expand the areas of global studies, global health and foreign language development for health professionals.Christopher Squier is associate dean for research at the U-of-I College of Dentistry and he’s co-director of the International Studies Center. He says the grant will allow the development of a major in Global Health and a masters program in International Studies.Squier says the grant will encompass several colleges at the U-of-I, including Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Business and Engineering. He says the money will also allow the U-of-I to collaborate with the University of Northern Iowa in some global health classes.In addition to U-N-I, the U-of-I will be working with Grinnell College to develop new “study abroad” sites and to offer courses in common and shared conferences with a focus on global health.
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