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RECAP: 2014 International Education Week

November 26 ,2014

All three Rutgers universities celebrated International Education Week (IEW) November 17–21, 2014, with special activities and events to commemorate international engagement and global outreach. IEW is a joint initiative of U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

   
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Rutgers Wins 2014 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization


November 25, 2014

On November 18, 2014, Rutgers received the 2014 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization from NAFSA: The Association of International Educators. The award is named for the late Senator Paul Simon and is among the most prestigious awards for its systemwide comprehensive internationalization.

   

2015 CUHK International Summer School: Call for Visiting Professors

Up to $20,000 to teach summer course at ISS
Deadline: December 8, 2014

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) International Summer School (ISS) provides students with an exceptional opportunity to combine high quality learning with an unforgettable summer experience. While attending, international students and visiting scholars can immerse themselves in a multicultural environment and gain insights into Asian cultures, experience a unique learning environment on the green, spacious campus of CUHK outside regular term time, and enjoy the many pleasures of summer in Hong Kong—Asia’s world city—during a five-week program. CUHK is currently accepting applications for visiting professors to teach the following courses in ISS 2015:

 

   

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.

   
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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.

   
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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.

   
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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

   

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