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Rutgers Faculty Receives NSF Award Stemming from GAIA Grants Project

July 14, 2014

Sean Mitchell, an anthropology professor at Rutgers–Newark, recently received a three-year NSF award totaling $135,878 for his project, “Collaborative Research: Social Mobility, Poverty Reduction, and Democracy in an Emerging Middle Class.” The NSF award comes as a direct result of his work funded by the GAIA Centers through its GAIA Grants program will. 

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Rutgers Welcomes Delegation from Bangladesh

July 6, 2015

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh visited Rutgers on July 6, 2015, to meet with Rutgers leaders and representatives to discuss curriculum development and collaborative research opportunities between Rutgers and Bangladesh institutions.


GAIA Centers Announce Latest Announce Latest International Funding Recipients

The GAIA Centers announced the recipients of more than $240,000 through its GAIA Grants--a collection of five international funding opportunities that open each fall. In all, 30 awards totaling $244,400 were awarded to faculty across the university. The awards aim to foster international engagement through research, teaching, and service for faculty at each Rutgers University location and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

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Lasting Impressions Exhibit Highlights Peace Corps Global Health Experience

May 4, 2015

The GAIA Centers 2013–2014 biennial theme, Global Health!, supported over 100 projects and events that raised awareness about global challenges and solutions in the health arena. On April 11, 2015, Lasting Impressiona—an art exhibit curated by returned Peace Corps volunteers to highlight the Peace Corps legacy in New Jersey and the surrounding community—opened to the public.


International Guidance Counselors Visit Rutgers

Meghan Longo, International Admissions Officer

May 4, 2015

Twenty-four international guidance counselors from 17 different countries came to Rutgers for the International Counselor Fly-in, a weeklong event hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The different regions of the world represented included Southeast and East Asia, the Middle East, South America, and Europe.

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GAIA Centers Student Services Associate Director Awarded Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminar Award

Mohini Mukherjee, associate director of student services at the Center for Global Services at the GAIA Centers, was recently awarded a Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminar award by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB).

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The GAIA Centers Welcome New Director of Global Programs and Relations

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Please join us in welcoming our new Director of Global Programs and Relations, Rick H. Lee, to the GAIA Centers on Monday, April 13, 2015.

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Rutgers Selected by U.S. Department of State to Host Mandela Washington Fellows

April 3, 2015

Rutgers is proud to announce that it has been selected as a “Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders” partner for the second year in a row. On June 19, 2015, Rutgers will welcome 25 of Africa’s brightest emerging civic leaders for a six-week academic and leadership institute.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and support for activities in their communities.  Fellows are young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa who have a proven record of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, or communities. 

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University of Sao Paulo Comes to Rutgers

March 26, 2015

University of Sao Paulo president Marco Antonio Zago and international cooperation vice president Raul Machado-Neto visited Rutgers on March 23–24, 2015, to meet with President Barchi and representatives from the GAIA Centers, SEBS, Arts and Sciences, and RBHS to discuss areas for continued or additional collaboration. Richard Edwards, executive vice president for academic affairs, and Christopher Malloy, senior vice president for research and economic development, also met with the visitors. 

Rutgers received the Senator Paul Simon Award for comprehensive internationalization at a ceremony in Washington DC in November 2014

Senator Robert Menendez Officially Congratulates Rutgers on Simon Award Win

March 4, 2015

In the February 23, 2015 Congressional Record, Senator Robert Menendez officially recognized Rutgers and the GAIA Centers for winning the 2014 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization from NAFSA: The Association of International Educators. Menendez outlined several recent international achievements, including Rutgers' particiaption in the Washington Mandela Fellowship for Young African Leaders and the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program, and the imrpessive number of Fulbright grants received by Rutgers' students and scholars.

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