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Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs

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Probiotics Research Spans the Globe

April 6, 2017

Dr. Michael Chikindas, a microbiologist and a professor in the food science department at the School of Environmental and Biologicals Sciences, has a career spanning the globe, researching probiotics and antimicrobial proteins that can have huge impacts on global health. We recently had a chance to talk with Dr. Chikindas about his background, the Health Promoting Naturals Laboratory at Rutgers, and what’s next for him in international research.

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From China to Russia to the U.S. and Western Europe

Douglass Library exhibit tells story of 400-year journey of Kalmyks

March 8, 2017

Six years, two books, and a Smithsonian display later, “From Pastoral Nomadism to Global Urbanism,” the latest exhibit at Douglass Library, is open to the public. But that’s just a scintilla of the time and effort spent by the exhibit’s feature—a nomadic group of Mongols whose storied journey spans about 400 years and three continents.


Rutgers Staff Employ Peace Corps Tradition

International administrators recall postgraduate service

February 24, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK – On the second floor of an office at the corner of College Ave, Kim Pernice sends an email to an Indonesian alum regarding an agreement between Rutgers and the Hatta-Sjahrir College of Marine Sciences and Fisheries that could lead to a historic UNESCO World Heritage Site designation for the Banda Islands. In the next moment, Pernice is putting the final touches on a universitywide tour designed for a visiting delegation from Kenya.

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New Modern Greek Studies Course Explores Humanitarian Crisis

December 16, 2016

Modern Greek studies professor, Dr. Elektra Kostopoulou, an expert in modern Greece and the Middle East who actively works with migrants and refugees affected by the humanitarian crisis in the eastern Mediterranean, is leading a brand new School of Arts and Sciences' seminar (anchored in the Modern Greek Studies Program, 489:390:02), "Refugees and Migrants in the Eastern Mediterranean," designed for students who want to learn and help make a difference. The course will be held on Thursdays from 4:30–7:30 p.m. in Hardenbergh Hall, Room B5.

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GAIA Grant Helps Launch New International Dance Studies Online Certificate

December 12, 2016

The Department of Dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts recently unveiled its new international dance studies online certificate program, featuring five elective courses each focusing on a different world region. Dance studies professor, Jeff Friedman, Ph.D., coordinated the program over a period of three years, with the aid of an "Internationalizing the Curriculum" GAIA Grant.

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From engineering to social worker: African studies emerging scholar shines light on sanitation practices in Nairobi settlements

November 3, 2016

Samantha Winter has a master’s in civil and environmental engineering, but the Center for African Studies scholar and social work Ph.D. candidate is becoming much more familiar with social work than science these days. 

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Distinguished Service Professor Mark Robson Honored with International Impact Award from the Office of the Rutgers–New Brunswick Chancellor

September 28, 2016

Over 43 years and almost three million frequent flier miles later, Dr. Mark Robson, Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor and professor of plant biology and pathology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), has made a major impact at Rutgers–locally and globally.

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International Alumni Ring in Rutgers Anniversary

Academia, culture, and philanthropy are cornerstone of Rutgers tradition

Three decades ago, Prashanta Bordoloi, an international student from India, considered several state universities in the United States for his master’s in water resources engineering after reading a UNESCO publication on study abroad. After weighing many factors, Rutgers eventually gained an edge on the competition—for an often overlooked reason.

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First Annual Global Nursing Symposium Charts International Injury Care

August 16, 2016

Trauma care is a collaborative effort that relies on the streamlined linkage of multiple functions, starting with entry and admittance into the unit to post-surgery follow-up. While U.S. models for trauma care require such a process, this is not always the case in hospitals and medical care units around the world.


Rutgers–New Brunswick Chancellor Honors Graduating Students with Leadership Award

June 8, 2016

What better way to cap off a college career than with an award from your chancellor? Ten ambitious 2016 graduates achieved just that when Rutgers–New Brunswick chancellor Richard Edwards distributed the first Chancellor’s Student Leadership Awards on May 3, 2016.






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50 Years of Study Abroad at Rutgers

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Global Pavilion at Rutgers Day 2017

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10–4 p.m.
Visit our interactive Global Pavilion at Rutgers Day 2017, test your world knowledge, and win some prizes!

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WATCH ONLINE NOW Rutgers Around the World
The GAIA Centers produced a six-episode television show celebrating Rutgers international history over the past 250 years, Rutgers Around the World. The show explores Rutgers' global footprint through in-depth discussions and profiles of Rutgers' change-makers and international opportunities on all seven continents.

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