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Loss in the KL-YES Family

IRIS is deeply saddened to announce the death of one of our beloved KL-YES alumni, Elia Peter Homange. Elia died from malaria and typhoid fever October 30, 2011. This story celebrates his life and reflects on his year in Iowa. ...

Board Spotlight: Dr. Yogesh Shah

This month, Board Spotlight is featuring Dr. Yogesh Shah, who has been working with IRIS for a number of years. The Des Moines University associate dean gives us his thoughts on IRIS and the importance of international programs. ...

Iraqi Woman Describes Her Time in America

Ms. Aman Alis Qasim Al-Niyazee describes her six months in Iowa through the Iraq Science Fellowship Program, and compares it to her life in Iraq. ...

Governor of Yamanashi Visits Iowa to Commemorate Sister State Partnership

IRIS Executive Director Del Christensen was pleased to meet with Governor Shōmei Yokouchi of Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Iowa- Yamanashi Sister State Partnership. Several activities on August 12 & 13 were held in Des Moines to recognize...

Middle East Meets Midwest

Recently, we had the opportunity to spend a wonderful weekend with Aman Qasim Al-Niyazee, our guest from Iraq who is in Iowa this summer through the Iraq Science Fellowship Program (ISFP).  The Iraq Science Fellowship Program is a public-private partnership, funded by the U.S. Department...

Board Spotlight: Bill Angrick

To provide a better understanding of the “backbone” of IRIS and our programming, we’re featuring a special series of Board Spotlights. If you have additional or follow-up questions, please leave them in the comments! Bill Angrick has served on the IRIS board since 2010. A...