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Global Impact Awards:

Expanding VCU’s global footprint From increasing fluency in Mandarin Chinese through a virtual classroom to exploring global health through the lens of sociology, mass communication and political science, the 16 recipients of the 2016-17 Global Impact Awards demonstrate the spirit of advancing VCU’s global priorities. These projects will help to improve the recruitment and retention of VCU’s international students and scholars, increase the global engagement of VCU students and faculty, and expand VCU’s global footprint through research, teaching and global engagement. This year’s awards were announced at a ceremony on Sept. 9. Since the awards were launched in 2011, 55 grants have been awarded through the program totaling more than $675,000.

Global Impact Awards Awards in Education Abroad

Collaborative Academic Program

International Course Threads

A combined B.A. and M.A. program in statistics between VCU and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China QiQi Lu, Ph.D. D’arcy Mays, Ph.D. College of Humanities and Sciences

Enslavement, Race, and Representation in the Atlantic World Catherine Ingrassia, Ph.D. Brooke Newman, Ph.D. Oliver Speck, Ph.D. College of Humanities and Sciences

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Generation Study Abroad Fellows

Thaddeus Fortney Office of Learning Innovation and Student Success Catherine B. Viverette VCU Integrated Life Sciences

Summer International Teaching Fellows

Jeff South, Ph.D. College of Humanities and Sciences Teaching at Fudan University, China Vivian Dzokoto, Ph.D. College of Humanities and Sciences Teaching at American College of Greece

Amy Cook, Ph.D. L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Teaching at Sant’Anna Institute​, Italy Kimberly Urban, Ph.D. L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Teaching at Sant’Anna Institute​, Italy

International Collaboration through Teacher Education Exchanges with Jiangnan University in Wuxi, China Yaoying Xu, Ph.D. School of Education Global Visiting Scholar

University of KwaZulu-Natal faculty specializing in occupational therapy, special education and psychology (South Africa) Hosted by Kelli Gary, Ph.D. School of Allied Health Professions Dr. Eunsu Ju, University of Ulsan (Korea) Hosted by Youngmi Kim, Ph.D. School of Social Work

Dr. Mohan Agashe, internationally renowned film and stage actor, psychiatrist, educator and mental health advocate (India) Hosted by Ananda Pandurangi, Ph.D. School of Medicine

Exploring Global Health Christine Cynn, Ph.D. Marcus Messner, Ph.D. Judy Twigg, Ph.D. College of Humanities and Sciences Mexico’s Health, Regional Stability, and Connections to U.S. National Security Maureen Moslow-Benway Kimberley Urban, Ph.D. L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Virtual Global Classroom Communicators without Borders: Applying Socially-Constructive Media and Culture Among Three Disciplines Rowena Briones, Ph.D. College of Humanities and Sciences Accelerating Fluency in Chinese through Telecollaboration and Blogging Yan Gao, Ph.D. College of Humanities and Sciences Spring 2017

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Global Connections, issue1vol1  

A magazine created by the Global Education Office featuring stories of how VCU is connecting our students, faculty and staff to the world.

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