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Spring 2017

Executive Director R. McKenna Brown, Ph.D. Associate Director Osama Alami Editor V. Renee Russell

10 | GOING THE DISTANCE Celebrating ten years of successful partnership between Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Cรณrdoba

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Table of contents From the Executive Director


Summer session 4 First Peace Corps Prep graduate enters the corps


Fall brings students from around the world


VCU international students volunteer hundreds of hours to local community


Alumni gone global 7 No Limits: Antoine Craig champions study abroad for students with disabilities


International partnerships 9 Faculty Development Seminar transforms 14 teaching and research Global Visiting Scholar uses film to educate about mental health Quest Global Impact Awards Faculty from China receive medical and English training at VCU 2

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