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Hiram College (OH) Receives U.S. State Department Grant for ...

October 30, 2014

Hiram College is the recipient of a U.S. State Department grant for $500,000 to fund international collaboration. The program, “Connecting Pakistani and American High Schools through International Watershed Partnerships,” calls for the formation of non-traditional partnerships among American and Pakistani high schools, universities, local community partners and government agencies – partnerships that are necessary to solve the unprecedented global water crises of the 21st Century.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) Announces New Major

October 13, 2014

Up until this year, Rensselaer has only had one major for undergraduate students in the School of Architecture – a Bachelor of Architecture. The School of Architecture is excited to announce their newest option for undergraduate students, a four year Bachelor of Science in Building Science. This major focuses on the phenomena that inform the design of next-generation buildings. Faculty use a holistic approach in their teaching style and curriculum to develop student’s understanding of buildings as a set of interconnected systems that can be built, modified and adapted to meet requirements for functionality, energy optimization and human contact.

Students in this major receive preparation for direct entry into one of the building industry’s main sectors ranging from real estate development to construction management. It also serves as a foundation for advanced degrees in architecture, engineering or business. Students who excel in this major also have the option of coupling this degree with another in the duel degree programs or co-terminal program (five-year Bachelor and Masters of Science).

State University of New York at Potsdam (NY) New Community Health Program

October 10, 2014

State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam is pleased to announce the launch of the MS in Community Health! Graduates will be prepared to identify, prevent and solve health problems as well as develop and evaluate health-related programs and policies, especially those affecting rural health populations. Graduates will work as project managers, public health advocates, health educators or program evaluators in fields ranging from substance abuse and obesity to nutrition, environmental health and sexual health.

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management (MA) Sponsors ...

October 7, 2014

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University works tirelessly to strengthen the global network. In September, the school sponsored Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama’s visit to Brandeis where he spoke about the future of Africa and his country’s contributions to the continent’s growth and prosperity. Read more about President Mahama’s visit on the Brandeis University website.

The University of Michigan-Flint's (MI) Mechanical Engineering ...

October 6, 2014

The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Applied Science Accreditation Commission) has finished an 18-month evaluation of the University of Michigan-Flint Mechanical Engineering Program and has granted accreditation.

The Mechanical Engineering program was launched in 2008 and graduates of the program are employed by major organizations like John Deere Worldwide and the U.S. Department of Defense Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center. Additionally, the University of Michigan-Flint has dedicated counselors available to help you with any questions you may have, as well as International Student Ambassadors.

Central Penn College (PA) Opens Cultural Diversity Center

October 6, 2014

Central Penn College announces the opening of its new Cultural Diversity Center to support international students and multiculturalism on campus. The Cultural Diversity Center provides support services ranging from immigration services to cultural adjustment and international student academic needs. The center also offers events and programming to enhance the international student experience. International students will be welcomed by Cultural Diversity Coordinator Romeo Azondekon, who facilitates diversity programming and offers international student support at the college.

Nova Southeastern University's (FL) Dual Admission Program

October 2, 2014

Nova Southeastern University's Dual Admission Program is for highly motivated students who have maintained a focus on their career goals from an early age. As a qualified student in the Dual Admission program, students are automatically reserved a seat in one of NSU's graduate or professional schools while earning an undergraduate degree.

Eastern Illinois University (IL) Now Offering Clinical Laboratory ...

September 26, 2014

EIU now offers an exciting program in Clinical Laboratory Science (formally known as Medical Technology). This bachelor's program offers excellent practical experience including internship opportunities at local hospitals. Upon successful completion of hospital internships, the student becomes a candidate for a college degree and is eligible to take the certifying examinations of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists for registry as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Scholarships are now available and are worth up to $13,500 per year!

Ripon College (WI) Receives Grant from the National Science Foundation

September 10, 2014

Ripon College Science Department recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase a state-of-the-art liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) instrument. This instrument allows our students to greatly enhance their research in organic synthesis and protein chemistry. Additionally, the capacity to perform biological and biochemical research at Ripon College will be significantly improved by gaining the ability to effectively study lipidomics. The LC/MS will be available for all students to use by January 2015.

University of Washington (WA) Accepting Applications for the Master ...

August 27, 2014

The University of Washington is currently accepting applications for the fall 2015 cohort of our Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) degree. The MAAIS program is a 10-month intensive graduate degree that is designed to bridge the worlds of theory and practice for individuals in the foreign affairs arena.

A unique feature of the MAAIS program is the Civic Council, a group of corporate, non-governmental, political and security sector leaders representing companies and organizations that are impacting and influencing today’s interconnected world. Civic Council members, including individuals from organizations such as Microsoft, Boeing, PATH and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bring their expertise and diverse perspectives to the program, offering networking opportunities and helping MAAIS students understand the rapidly changing society in which we live and work. The program is intended for students with at least five years of experience in international affairs.

Young African Students Discuss Their Stay at Rutgers (NJ)

August 4, 2014

Meet some of the 25 extraordinary men and women who are bringing important lessons back home. The students were in the United States for the Rutgers Civic Leadership Institute which allowed them to experience many opportunities for personal development.

President Obama Meets with Young African Leaders in Washington to ...

July 31, 2014

This week, President Obama met with Young African Leaders in Washington to discuss the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

The President alongside his administration hope to double the number of participants in the program in the next two years. He also hopes to create regional leadership centers across Africa and launch a new set of educational and professional development tools.

President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry all delivered remarks at the event.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (MD) Selects 46 International ...

July 30, 2014

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is awarding nearly $5 million in research fellowships to 46 predoctoral students from 24 countries. The awards will allow the students, who have demonstrated exceptional talent and innovation in research, to complete their graduate studies.

International Student Takes Advantage of Practical Research ...

July 30, 2014

Danhao Ma or Spark is a student from Shanghai, China. From a young age he has always wanted to explore and experience more academically than he believed China could offer. When his parents offered to allow him to attend high school in the U.S., he jumped at the chance, landing in Atchison, Kansas. In search of a good engineering school to continue his studies, he chose Penn State, where as an undergraduate researcher, he is working on the next generation of power cells–flexible batteries. These batteries are bendable with a fraction of the volume and weight of the ones we use today.

Watch the video to find out more!

How Drexel (PA) Brought Two International Students Together to Make ...

July 21, 2014

Dang and Nikiforouk decided to do something positive with their time and entrepreneurial minds at Drexel.

They wanted to start their own company that would use banner advertisements to raise money for charity.

There was a small hurdle to clear: Neither of them had any experience programming games, or any kind of software. And they didn’t have the resources to hire a developer. So they just taught themselves how to do it, over the course of a few months.