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Conference connects research to public policy
Both the MU and Columbia communities welcomed participants at the Fourth Annual Cambio de Colores Conference, an event sponsored by the MU Cambio Center. UM System President Elson Floyd, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, and Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman each delivered brief welcome addresses at various points during the conference and offered words of support for the need for research and effective public policy that addresses the growing number of Latino residents in Missouri. Representatives from the recently reactivated MO Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs were also available to offer brief presentations highlighting the scope and function of the Commission.
Members of the local media were present to cover various aspects of the conference.
"Latino progress report"
"Local debate urged on immigration"
Forum sparks dialogue on global issues
Moderating the second discussion in a series of forums, Chancellor Brady Deaton hosted MU Chancellor Emeritus Richard Wallace, former MU professor and Interim Chancellor Mel George, and former UM System Executive Vice President Ron Turner, in an open dialogue held among MU faculty, staff, and students on the importance of higher education in local, state, and global issues.
International honoree shares personal side of student services
Jill Hermsen's passion for education and international travel has taken her all over the world, but the Midwest still feels like home for this MU Ph.D. student. After arriving at the University of Missouri-Columbia only two and a half years ago, Hermsen has already received national recognition as an emerging leader in the field of international education.
MU hosts intercultural exchange
Throughout March and April, MU will host nursing students from both Canada and Mexico as part of a "Cultural Expeditions in Nursing" course that allows students to participate in a North American cultural exchange designed to help future nurses gain an intercultural perspective on healthcare.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist discusses Chinese movement
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Ian Johnson, delivered a compelling lecture on the struggle between the Chinese government and the spiritual movement of Falun Gong. The event was sponsored by the MU Department of Religious Studies, the School of Journalism, the Asian Affairs Center and the Center for Religion, the Professions and the Public.
"Crossing the Atlantic"
In an effort to continue fostering strong academic partnerships with universities around the world, the MU International Center recently sent representative, Sarah Eskridge overseas to renew ties with the University of Reading and the Missouri-London Program.
MU help-center eases tsunami trauma
Marital ceremonies vary greatly around the world
Letter from the Missouri International Student Council
While learning about a foreign culture in the classroom may be a helpful way to scratch the surface of another culture, nothing takes the place of living among its people. Yet, this daring challenge to immerse oneself among a foreign people is not always easy. Thankfully, at MU, the Missouri International Student Council is there to help.
Profile on Silvia Martinez
Part of what makes MU a great university includes the remarkable people that keep the spirit of MU, and indeed of America, alive and well. Meet Silvia Martinez who comes to MU from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. With her high hopes and hard work, she helps make our campus tick.
Islamic culture night raises awareness
As part of a series of events organized in conjunction with Islam Awareness Week, the Muslim Student Organization sponsored Islamic Culture Night in an effort to raise fellow students' awareness of Islamic culture and hopefully counter some commonly held misconceptions.
Iraqi journalists connect with J-school via satelite
MU journalism students discussed freedom of the press with Iraqi journalists through satelite video feeds and listened as Iraqi and Jordanian newspaper journalists relayed stories of the harsh realities of wartime reporting.
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|Message from the Vice Provost
Welcome to the e-newsletter of International Programs and Faculty Development (IPFD), at the University of Missouri-Columbia. I hope that your review of our exciting initiatives will leave you stimulated and hopeful about a significantly new global approach to education, service, and collaboration.
The MU Alumni Association recently recognized Dr. Sarah C. Weaver, Director of Disability Services, in an open letter of appreciation for being an outstanding mentor and an inspiration to a Mizzou '39 Award Program applicant. Mizzou'39 is a program created in the spirit of service modeled by the founding families that made possible the 1839 founding of the University of Missouri.
Esperanza Award Recognition
Congratulations to Domingo Martinez, Coordinator for the MU Cambio Center, on his recent acceptance of the Esperanza Award, an award granted to "those who have made a difference, have given time, effort, and hope to many Hispanics in the state of Missouri." The award was bestowed on behalf of the Hispanic Leaders Group of Greater St. Louis at their Fifth Annual Scholarship Banquet held in early March.
The Teaching Professor Conference
A networking and learning opportunity for teaching professors, faculty development staff, and administrators. May 20-22, 2005. Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL. For more information go to:
European Union Banquet
The MU Euorpean Union Center's Annual Banquet will be held Thursday, April 28. For event details, please contact the EU Center at 573.882.1551 or by e-mail at EUCenter@missouri.edu.
Funding for Internationalizing MU Curriculum
As part of an ongoing effort to internationalize the curriculum at MU, the Council on the International Initiatives is offering up to ten (10) $1000 stipends for faculty with continuing appointments to help develop a new international course or significantly revise an existing course. Application deadline is Tuesday, April 19.
Study Abroad Opportunity
State Department sponsored study abroad programs remain open to undergraduates attending MU or any NASULGC institution. Applicants must be eligible for Pell grants.
Programs include all expenses paid seminars in either India (July 1-21) or Tunisia (June 12-July).
Application deadline is April 15.
American Institute of Indian Studies
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