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Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs


From Delegation to Education: Rutgers Hosts Myanmar Scholars for First Time

IIE program helps create educational relationship with Myanmar

October 31, 2014

On October 27, 2014, the Center for Global Services at the GAIA Centers hosted the 2nd Annual International Scholars Reception for nearly 300 visiting scholars and their families for a two-hour reception at the College Ave Student Center.

Dr. Joanna Regulska, Rutgers’ vice president for international and global affairs, said the reception helped foster social relationships and ease culture shock for these scholars.



Geography Ph.D. Student Wins Junior Fellowship for Wildlife Conservation

James Lickfield, GAIA Centers Public Relations Associate
October 20, 2014

Earlier this month, the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) awarded Rutgers Ph.D. student Diya Paul a Junior Research Fellowship for her dissertation titled, “Widening the constituency for wildlife conservation: Unintended conservation spaces in forests outside protected areas in India.”


Two Rutgers Faculty Receive IIE Funding for Transformative Leadership Course in Africa

October 8, 2014


On October 7, 2104, IIE Carnegie African Diaspora Program announced two Rutgers faculty as the recipients of the Carnegie African Diaspora Program (ADF) funding.

Center for African Studies (CAS) director Dr. Osseina Alidou and women’s and gender studies professor Dr. Abena Busia join a team of experts from the University of Ghana, Accra (Ghana), the Center for Gender and Social Policy Studies at Obafemi Awolwo University, the University of Gamibia, Osun State (Nigeria), Taubman University (Liberia), and UNESCO for the collaborative Gender and Transformative Leadership Program. ADF funding will make it possible for Rutgers faculty to participate in curriculum design meetings and ultimately effect positive social change through education.


Regulska Honored with Prestigious Polish Government Merit Award

September 29, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, Poland and other central Eastern European (CEE) nations went through major political reform, including the establishment of local government systems, that required a complete overhaul of civil service operations and paradigms to provide basic services like law enforcement, transportation, and running water to keep its residents thriving.

Rutgers international and global vice president Joanna Regulska and King Felipe VI of Spain

King of Spain praises Fulbright program, academic collaborations in first US address

September 23, 2014

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain visited the US for the first time since his ascension on September 22, 2014, and Rutgers was right there to welcome him.

Vice president of international and global affairs Dr. Joanna Regulska was invited by the IIE to attend a special presentation at their New York headquarters that celebrated US-Spain educational exchanges and academic collaborations.


Rutgers Welcomes First STRIDE Scholars from the Philippines

August 26, 2014

Economists predict that the Philippines will be the world’s 16th largest economy in 2050—currently, the nation is 44th—so there is a significant demand for more technologically savvy, globally-focused, and properly trained labor in the Philippines. A five-year, $32 million USAID grant, the “Science, Technology, Research, and Innovation for Development (STRIDE)” project, aims to expand sustainable economic growth by improving collaborative science, technology, and innovative research between the U.S. and the Philippines.


Regulska Delivers Remarks at Closing Ceremony for Rutgers-Jilin University English Teachers Training Program

August 19, 2014

The Rutgers’ English Language Training Program for Chinese faculty hosted by the Rutgers’ China Office in collaboration with Jilin University in China, ended on August 13, 2014, after three weeks of intensive English language and teaching philosophy sessions and workshops


Rutgers Celebrates Convocation of Myanmar Mentees

May 29, 2014

James Lickfield, Public Relations Assistant, GAIA Centers

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Dr. Joanna Regulska, vice president for international and global affairs at Rutgers University, attended the Institute for International Education’s (IIE) one-day workshop and convocation that served as the closing ceremony for their academic collaboration course with Myanmar.


Rutgers Awards Faculty with International Ties

Rutgers Awards Faculty with International Ties

May 15, 2015
James Lickfield, Public Relations Intern, GAIA Centers

With the academic year coming to an end, it’s time for Rutgers University to highlight the work of its talented faculty. On May 7, 2014, Rutgers recognized more than 30 faculty members with 7 different awards for a range of contributions including excellence in research or teaching and diversity. GAIA is pleased to announce that many of these recipients boast international connections.


Big Ten Benefits in the Classroom

Big Ten Benefits in the Classroom

Entering the Big 10 has given much more than just on-the-field benefits. Sure Penn State will be visiting next fall on the football field, but how about taking a class with Penn State or University of Michigan.

Joining the Big 10 has given Rutgers the opportunity to compete with some of the biggest names in college sports, but the educational impact could prove even more beneficial. As part of the Big 10, Rutgers University has also gained membership into the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). CIC is a consortium of Universities, mostly comprised of Big 10 schools, that is testing out a “distance-learning” course where 4 Rutgers students have been taking a class with students from the University of Michigan and Penn State, taught by a Penn State Professor. For more information on this academic innovation read the full article from Rutgers Today.


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