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Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs


Fulbright Scholar Grants Help Jumpstart International Education and Research

Operating in more than 155 countries, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government to increase international collaboration—and to date, nearly 80 Rutgers faculty have been awarded Fulbright Scholar Program grants to lecture, conduct research, and participate in seminars around the world.


2017 Global Health Seed Grant Recipients

In February 2017, the Rutgers Global Health Institute, with help from the GAIA Centers, invited faculty to submit proposals for the inaugural Global Health Seed Grants. The response was terrific, with 26 diverse proposals submitted by faculty across the university. Five proposals in the categories of either 1) education, training, and capacity building or 2) research were each awarded $10,000. The Rutgers Global Health Institute is pleased to announce the awardees and their projects below.

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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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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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