The collaboratives for International Studies and Global Outreach and Teaching and Learning invite all faculty and staff to the Forum on Comprehensive Internationalization on Saturday, September 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the board room of Baccio Commons. There will be three panels that will address comprehensive internationalization initiatives, including internationalizing the curriculum, course opportunities, and overseas experiences. Staff and faculty are welcome. Everyone who attends is also invited to stay for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Please RSVP for lunch with Belgin Inan at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Questions? Please contact Kate Regan, international languages and cultures, at email@example.com. Childcare will be provided.
The Collaborative for International Studies and Global Outreach (CISGO) is pleased to announce the first International film series on campus that will begin this semester, 2013, and continue into spring semester, 2014. Filmmakers from Portland, including faculty and staff from UP, will screen their works related to international travel and research. The first screening will be on Thursday, September 12, from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Kate Regan (pictured), international languages and cultures, will screen her latest film, “Trekking with Quijote.” Courtney Vail Fletcher, communication studies, and Jeff Kennel, marketing and communications, will screen their film on Nicaragua in November. For more details, go to the CISGO website at www. up.edu/cisgo.
Author Pamela Olson will present her experiences working and living in Palestine in a lecture and slide show in St. Mary’s Student Center lounge on Monday March 25, from 6 to 7:15 p.m.
Olson wrote Fast Times in Palestine after living in Ramallah for two years. She found herself attending Yasser Arafat’s funeral, guiding Israeli friends on tours around the West Bank, being held at gunpoint and injured by a stun grenade, and witnessing the 2005 Disengagement from inside the Gaza Strip.
For more information go to her website at www.pamolson.org/index.html. Fast Times in Palestine will be available for purchase at the event. For more information contact Anne Santiago, political science, at ext. 8889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s conference theme was “In the Field: Cultivating Collaboration and Innovation” and both undergraduate and graduate students from dozens of universities across the US participated. Ruby’s paper was entitled Growing Opportunities in Education for Girls in Africa, and focused on best practices for improving educational opportunities in three countries. Each participant presented their research findings for about 15 minutes, and this was followed by audience questions. Students received feedback from a faculty moderator and were able to network and discuss their work with their peers throughout the conference.
Junior Julia Sheets (Engineering) also presented a paper entitled Time of Travel Study on Water Collection in Rural Honduras, and Junior Andrea Merrill (Sociology/Psychology) attended the conference as an observer.
The following faculty members are recipients of Collaborative for International Studies and Global Outreach (CISGO) Seed Grants for the academic year of 2013:
CISGO Seed Grants support faculty and students who are beginning new projects that will increase international awareness and inter-cultural competency at the University of Portland and beyond. For more information contact Kate Regan at ext. 7364 or email@example.com.
Bienvenidos to the International Studies and Global Outreach Collaborative (CISGO) website! Here you will find a variety of international programs that provide University of Portland students different opportunities to study, live and serve overseas. You will find as well information and links to the many cross-cultural events and opportunities available to members of the University of Portland community who wish to know more about this richly complex world of ours. Explore these many options or contact the program director for more information. Enjoy!
Kate Regan, Chair