A Newsletter of NC State’s Office of International Affairs
“As exams are winding down and the university prepares to close, I want to extend
A Message from
Vice Provost Dr. Bailian Li
Season’s Greetings to the campus community. Thanks to dedicated staﬀ and passionate faculty, staﬀ and students who believe in international education, the Oﬃce of International Aﬀairs has many successes to celebrate this holiday season.”Continue reading.
IN THIS ISSUE:
Vice Provost Message...................................... 1
Outreach & Engagement................................ 4
Globally Integrated Students......................... 2
Globally Engaged Faculty & Staﬀ................. 3
Holiday Message............................................. 6
GLOBALEYES December 2013
Globally Integrated Students An International Campus Community Gilman Scholarships Awarded: Study Abroad Made Possible Daniel Lee, Dessy Tio and Desiree OuVen-‐‑ Berrios, of NC State University, are three of over 700 American undergraduate students from 341 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious B e n j a m i n A . G i l m a n I n t e r n a t i o n a l S c h o l a r s h i p , s p o n s o r e d b y t h e U . S . Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Aﬀairs. The students will study abroad during the Spring 2014 academic term. Lee will study in South Korea, Tio is going to Singapore and OuVen-‐‑Berrios is headed to South Africa. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad program costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Students receiving a federal Pell Grant from two-‐‑ and four-‐‑year institutions who will be studying abroad or participating in an international internship for academic credit are eligible to apply.
Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to gain a beVer understanding of other cultures, countries, languages, and economies -‐‑-‐‑ making them beVer prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector. Congressman Gilman, who retired in 2002 after serving in the House of Representatives for 30 years and chairing the House Foreign Relations CommiVee... Read More.
An International Perspective: From India to NC State Rajika Bhandari was a student at NC State from 1992-‐‑1998 and is now the Deputy Vice President for Research & Evaluation at the Institute of International Education. Read about her journey as an international student studying in the U.S. in a recent article published in The Chronicle of Higher Education: “My ﬁrst taste of the United States was a shrink-‐‑wrapped chocolate-‐‑chip cookie and a can of chilled Coke on an American Airlines ﬂight to Raleigh, N.C. It was 1992, and I was one of 36,000 Indian students studying in the United States that year, according to the Institute of International Education’s “Open Doors” report. T h a t ﬂ i g h t w a s t h e b e g i n n i n g o f a n extraordinary journey for me that gave me a beUer understanding of the United States, my homeland, and myself. In the two decades since then, much has changed in global higher education, including a surge in the number of students studying overseas and the rise of new technologies. But as I look back on my ﬁrst days and weeks in a foreign land, I truly hope that today’s international students are still geUing the eye-‐‑opening experience I had.” Read More.
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Globally Engaged Faculty & Staff Forging Worldwide Partnerships Forestry Course in Chile Sprouted by Seed Grant Funds Forestry students and teachers recently returned from an intensive graduate research course in Chile where they earned credit for “Concepts and Tools for Managing Sustainable Forest Production.” The p r o g r a m w a s d e v e l o p e d i n p a r t b y Internationalization Seed Grant funds secured by NC State’s Dr. Timothy Albaugh. Dr. Albaugh collaborated with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the University of Concepcion in Chile to oﬀer the course. It was taught by Professor Sune Linder of Sweden and Professor Rafael Rubilar of Chile. The course reached maximum capacity at 30 graduate students for the inaugural program held in Chile from November 17th-‐‑30th. While in Chile, graduate students learned how to model forest system behavior, measure canopy structures and functions, and learned how to understand the consequences of altered forest management systems and climate change, among other objectives. “We had a mix of lectures and discussion periods combined with ﬁeld visits, student presentations and modeling exercises to give the s t u d e n t s a w e l l -‐‑ r o u n d e d v i e w o f f o r e s t ecophysiology,” Dr. Albaugh commented. Read More.
A Call for Nominations and Proposals: 2014 Grants & Awards This upcoming semester brings with it new opportunities to make an international impact on campus, and a chance to recognize faculty and staﬀ that have worked hard to make NC State’s global mission a reality. The Internationalization Seed Grants aim to help improve the range of international partnerships by NC State faculty/staﬀ and will foster meaningful, collaborative, global scholarship and engagement. Awards of up to $5000 will be given to the winning proposals, which are due February 3, 2014. The Jackson Rigney International Service Award and the Outstanding Global Engagement Award will recognize faculty and staﬀ that have made signiﬁcant contributions to the university or the world in international research, scholarship, or service. Winners will be recognized at the Global Engagement Exposition on April 10, 2014, and nominations must be submiVed by March 3, 2014.
GLOBALEYES December 2013
Outreach & Engagement
Campus and Community Connections Citizenship Ceremony & Passport Fair at Hunt Library North Carolina State University’s Oﬃce of International Aﬀairs (OIA) hosted a U.S. C i t i z e n s h i p a n d I m m i g r a t i o n S e r v i c e s Naturalization Ceremony on November 20, 2013 followed by the 10th Annual Passport Fair to commemorate International Education Week. The ceremony celebrated the campus’ cultural diversity and rose awareness for international education programs oﬀered at the university. 27 new citizens from 16 diﬀerent countries took oaths of citizenship at Hunt Library. The vast diversity of countries represented at the ceremony symbolizes the cultural diversity seen in the North Carolina community and at NC State. New citizens came from all corners of the world including Burma, Morocco, Iraq, Canada and the United Kingdom to oﬃcially make the choice to become American citizens. The ceremony featured welcoming remarks from Dr. Bailian Li, Vice Provost for International Aﬀairs, and the singing of the National Anthem by Ladies in Red, NC State’s female a cappella group. Dr. Li emphasized the importance of hosting the ceremony at NC State. Read More.
Anna Lamm Wins Performance Excellence Award Anna Lamm, Director of NC State’s Confucius Institute (CI), was awarded the 2013 Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellence Award this week in Beijing, China. Hanban, the Confucius Institute’s global headquarters, is a public institution aﬃliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. Hanban holds conferences each year in the capital city of Beijing to bring together administrators from the 440 Confucius Institutes located in 120 countries around the world. Individual Performance Excellence Awards were distributed to 30 Confucius Institute Directors during the conference December 7th and 8th. Ms. Lamm was one of only ﬁve award recipients from the U.S. out of the 98 CI’s across the country. Read More. Photo / Above: Vice-‐‑Premier Liu Yandong presents Anna Lamm with the 2013 Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellence Award at the 8th Confucius Institute Conference held in Beijing, China December 7-‐‑8, 2013. Photo / Left: Dr. Peter Cowen, CommiUee on International Programs Chair talks with new citizens after the Naturalization Ceremony on November 20th.
GLOBALEYES December 2013
Global Events at NC State Upcoming Events CHINESE CLASS FOR FACULTY & STAFF
1/22/2014, 12:00PM First Year College 304 GLOBAL ISSUES SEMINAR
Spring 2014 Topics & Dates Announced The Global Issues Seminars feature panels of NC State experts tackling global issues that are relevant to North Carolina, the nation, and the world. In the upcoming Spring 2014 semester, three seminars will be co-‐‑sponsored by the Oﬃce of International Aﬀairs and the School of Public and International Aﬀairs. The topics will be pulled from the Great Decisions Lecture Series, featured by the Foreign Policy Association. Participants will have a chance to learn about US Trade Policy, Defense Technology, and Islamic Awakening, starting on January 28, 2014 in Withers 232A. More information on topics and dates can be found on the website.
Did you know that NC State has a Campus Recruiter for Peace Corps? Contact Lindsey Brantley 309 First Year College Commons (919) 515-5340 firstname.lastname@example.org http://oia.ncsu.edu/peacecorps
1/28/2014, 7:00PM Withers 232A SEED GRANT PROPOSAL DEADLINE
2/3/2014, 5:00PM AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE
3/3/2014, 5:00PM For a full calendar of global events, visit us at
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GLOBALEYES December 2013
Happy Holidays from the Oﬃce of International Aﬀairs!
Get Ready for the Holidays: Oﬃce of International Services Cookbook Are you looking for a fun, unique holiday gift that shows oﬀ our wonderful community here at NC State? Stop by the OIS Oﬃce (located in Daniels Hall room 320) to purchase the OIS Pan-‐‑galactic Cookbook Series, Volume I! Special Holiday price: $5 each! International students, visiting scholars and their families and friends from 33 diﬀerent countries have contributed their favorite recipes to this book. We have converted the recipes to American measurements and ensured that the ingredients are available here in Raleigh while preserving the authenticity of the dishes. In addition to the recipes, we have put together an introductory page for each country with questions answered by the chef'ʹs about food traditions in their home country, along with pictures of food, family, hometowns, and more. Along with delicious dishes, this unique book gives you a glimpse into the lives and background of your fellow international students here at NC State.
University Closure The university will be closed from December 23rd -‐‑ January 1st.