The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect honors Anne Frank and the continuing relevance of her diary to educate young people and communities in the US about the dangers of intolerance, anti-Semitism, racism, and discrimination, and to inspire every generation to build a world based on mutual respect.
The Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides leadership and vision and fosters interdisciplinary interactions for its constituent units, which offer courses in more than a dozen languages other than English; in theoretical and applied linguistics; in literatures and cultures other than Anglophone, including those of bilingual, deaf, postcolonial, and heritage communities; and in aesthetics, cultural theory, and creative writing. Undergraduate and graduate programs in the Division feature tracks that accommodate a variety of student interests and career ambitions. Educating students to become global citizens and preparing them culturally for careers that involve international business, diplomacy, or service, are high priorities. These goals are integrated into the training of students as critical thinkers, problem-solvers, proficient speakers, capable scholars, lucid writers, and multicultural interpreters.
The Department of German provides education in the language, literature, and culture traditionally designated as German, as expressed in the language and cultural heritage of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Its faculty members engage in research and teaching activities focused on German language, literature, and culture from both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Building & Landscape Services is dedicated to campus building and landscape physical asset stewardship and customer service. Stewardship opportunities occur within the support the unit provides in its daily building operations, maintenance, landscape, and custodial services.