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Call for Proposals: Global Health! Biennial Theme

The 2013-2015 Biennial Theme Global Health! focuses on the global health connections that are apparent in all aspects of life; from disease to violence, from natural disasters to art therapy, from drought to market forces in health care delivery. As we begin to explore the impact of issues like these, it becomes clear that global health issues are also local.


School of Engineering Dean Appointed to Engineers without Borders Board of Directors

Rutgers School of Engineering Dean Thomas Farris is the newest member of the board of directors for Engineers without Borders-USA (EWB-USA). With a reach that extends through 47 different countries, implementing nearly 400 community development programs worldwide, EWB holds a strong international presence. This appointment puts Rutgers Engineering in a highly visible role.


Rutgers Students Attend Clinton Global Initiative University; Make Commitments to Address Global Challenges

Seven Rutgers students traveled to Phoenix, Arizona March 21-23 to attend Clinton Global Initiative University 2014 (CGI U 2014), an action-packed weekend that drew over 1,400 students, topic experts, NGO leaders, and celebrities from all 50 states and over 70 countries, all committed to bringing innovative change and addressing global challenges. 


Rutgers Partners with United Nations on Curriculum Development Project

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) teamed up with the Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) and the Longview Foundation to provide support for a United Nations (UN) Curriculum Development Project. With the help of educational leaders in the Highland Park School District, Piscataway Township Schools, and West-Windsor Regional School District, the project encompasses developing resources for teachers around the world to utilize when teaching about the United Nations and its four main purposes: 1) keeping peace throughout the world; 2) developing friendly relations among nations; 3) helping nations work together to improve the lives of poor people, to conquer hunger, disease and illiteracy, and encouraging respect for each other’s rights and freedoms; and 4) being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations to achieve these goals.

Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs Announce Latest International Funding Recipients

The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) announced the recipients of more than $220,000 through four international funding opportunities. The awards aim to foster international engagement through research, teaching, and service for Rutgers faculty on each campus and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.


Rutgers Center for Global Education Signs Five-Year Pledge to Send Hundreds More Students Abroad Annually

Rutgers University’s Center for Global Education (CGE), part of the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers), has pledged to significantly increase the number of Rutgers students who study abroad as part of the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) “Generation Study Abroad” initiative to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade. CGE is committed to increasing overall study abroad participation to 1200 students per year by the end of 2019.


Rutgers University Wins 2014 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization

Award recognizes the university's strategic approach to internationalization

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – On February 25, NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced Rutgers University as a recipient of the 2014 Simon Award for their comprehensive internationalization efforts. Named for the late Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, the Simon Awards recognize outstanding and innovative achievements in campus internationalization and are among the most prestigious awards for comprehensive internationalization.


Q&A with Dipak Sarkar, Professor of Animal Sciences

By James Lickfield, Public Relations Intern, GAIA Centers

Dipak Sarkar, professor of animal sciences, recently delivered the 2013 S.K. Manchanda Memorial Oration at the Fifth Congress of the Federation of Indian Physiological Societies (FIPS) in Tirupati, India on December 17, 2013. His selection as Foreign Scientist speaker of the FIPS Oration is the most prestigious honor given by the Federation of Indian Physiological Societies. Rutgers GAIA Centers recently sat down with Professor Sarkar to discuss this honor and his research.


Women’s Studies Goes Global through Online Pedagogy

By James Lickfield, Public Relations Intern, Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs

Last month, Rutgers Department of Women’s and Gender Studies hosted the Feminist Digital Pedagogies Conference both onsite and online. Organized by Brittney Cooper and Mary Hawkesworth, faculty in women’s and gender studies, the conference explored the uses of social media and information technology to enhance university instruction and student learning.


Understanding Health and Health Care in Brazil through International Service Learning

When Susan Norris, professor of nursing at Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, arrived for the new faculty reception at Rutgers–Camden in 2012, she didn’t realize the impact it would have on her next two years as part of the Rutgers family.



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