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Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs

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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.

Saliou Dione, Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Senegal to Rutgers

SPOTLIGHT: Fulbright Scholar Dr. Saliou Dione (Senegal)

June 8, 2016

Dr. Saliou Dione, an associate professor of African and postcolonial studies in the Department of Anglophone Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar in Senegal, came to Rutgers as part of a nine-month Fulbright Scholar grant. Dr. Dione holds a doctorate in African and postcolonial studies, a postgraduate diploma in American literature and civilization, and a bachelor’s degree in British literature and civilization.

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Global Scholar and Distinguished Professor Appointed Vice President for International and Global Affairs

May 25, 2016

After a thorough national search, distinguished professor of chemistry and physics Eric (Rick) Garfunkel has been appointed vice president for international and global affairs effective July 2016. Garfunkel is responsible for the university’s internationalization efforts, including study abroad and global education, cross-cultural and global programming, development and support of international relations and partnerships, and services for visiting students and scholars.


GAIA Centers Seeking Marketing and Outreach Interns

April 29, 2016

The GAIA Centers are seeking applications for two marketing internship positions.


From Classroom to Social Change: Students Pursue Significant Opportunities for Global Progress

April 7, 2016

When Sarah Lin came to Rutgers, she wouldn’t have been able to say much in depth about international human trafficking. But in 2016, the planning and public policy sophomore met with world leaders like former President Bill Clinton as a result of a human trafficking awareness campaign she designed while taking a course she found by chance.


Technology, Science, and Quality of Life

Botswana delegation explores Rutgers collaborations for improved quality of life

April 7, 2016

On March 20, 2016, Rutgers welcomed three delegates from the Botswana Institute of Technology, Research, and Innovation (BITRI)—Nelson Tonto, CEO; Shedden Malupe, executive director of technology; and Jose Jackson-Malete, director of research and partnerships—for a week-long tour and exploration of the various ways in which Rutgers and BITRI can collaborate for social improvements.






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