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Newsletter: Fall 2012, Issue 1 Introduction ............. 1 Alumni News ............ 2 Student News

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Commencement is December 13th!

CiBER Program Study Abroad

Join us at the MAIA Office for Tapas and Wine immediately following the Graduation Ceremony. Celebration is open to all our graduating students and their families, current

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students and faculty! Please RSVP at by December 5th.

New Faculty

New Arrivals Congratulations!

Alumni News:

Events: First UM Idealist Miami Fair On November 1, 2012 the MAIA Program proudly hosted the first Miami Idealist Graduate School Fair at the Bank United Center. The Idealist Fair connects prospective students with graduate schools in fields such as public administration, international affairs, education, public policy, public interest law, social work, nonprofit management, global and public health, theology, environmental science, and socially responsible

The MAIA family is happily growing! Our Alum’s Angela Sager and Natalia Echeverri recently both welcomed bouncing baby boys. We are happy to report that Mommies and babies are doing great. Meanwhile, Stephanie Alvarado and Jennifer (Hildebrant) Acosta are both due soon and also expecting boys! Please join us in sending them heartfelt congratulations!

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business. The event was a huge success welcoming 57 prestigious Universities from around the globe and over 200 prospective students. Thank you to all that came out to see our table!

Student News:

Congrats Kemarr!

Kemarr Brown who is a current MAIA student was selected for a Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship in August 2012. Kemarr has been given a limitless passport to the inner workings of state government and she has already been afforded several opportunities to attend and communicate her vision for Florida. She was also featured in the October 2012 issue of UM’s GradWire. To view the full article click here.

Good Job Sasha!

Sasha Dolgicer is currently participating in the exchange program at Charles University in Prague and interning with the organization Open Society. Well done!

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MAIA Participates in CiBER Program! The University of Miami, Center for International Business Education and Research’s Global Business Project (CiBER) gives students the opportunity to travel abroad and work on real projects for real companies. It links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country. Since UM CiBER was first established in 2010, several MAIA students have been selected to participate in this prestigious program. Our last successful students to partake were Ms. Lindsay Acton, Mr. Frank Barrantes, and Ms. Daniela Quiroga who traveled to Thailand, as well as Ms. Andreia Farias and Mr. Alexis Fernandez who traveled to Brazil. Please join us in congratulating them for a job well done!

Welcome New MAIA Faculty!

Above:  Lindsay, Frank, and  Daniela in Thailand!

We are also excited to announce that this year’s nominees are Ms. Yizhou Mao, Ms. Juliana Pena, and Ms. Stephanie Pavolini. Good luck to them!

Trivelli, Paul A. Ambassador in Residence and Visiting Professor Co-teaches IGS 611 & 614; Leads Latin American and National Security Track 305.284.2030  

Study Abroad 2013

McGuinn, Bradford R. Ph.D., University of Miami Co-teaches IGS 611 & 614; Leads European and Middle Eastern Studies Track 305.284.8353

Want to earn three credits and travel the world? MAIA offers unique study abroad experiences for both our students as well as qualified Undergraduate and Graduate students. You will have the opportunity to take classes – up to a semester – at universities strategically located around the world in Europe, Africa, and South America. Currently we offer summer two week programs in France, Ghana, and Russia. As well as semester programs in the Czech Republic and Russia which are offered exclusively to MAIA students. Additionally, MAIA offers Practicum opportunities in the Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, and Peru! Visit UGlobe for more information.

Gonzalez, George A. Ph.D., University of Southern California Teaches IGS 545 Global Warming Policy in the European Union 305.284.1738

Coming Soon… Interested in Homeland Security? New summer course soon to be offered by Professor Bradford McGuinn. We will keep you posted!

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MAIA Hurricane Watch, Fall 2012, Issue 1