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University at Albany President Robert J. Jones' Message to the Campus Community: "With the horrific news from Orlando still fresh in our minds, as individuals and as a community we must grapple with the reality of this act of hatred, and we must speak out against it. Our hearts and prayers are with the victims’ loved ones, and we stand with members of our LGBT community as we recommit ourselves to diversity, inclusion, tolerance, and nonviolence."
Kazakhstan Delegation Meets with EAPS Faculty on Higher Education & Workforce Development
Department Chair Kevin Kinser, Associate Professor Katy Schiller; Professor Alan Wagner; Associate VP for Int'l Education, Mark Rentz & Chemistry Professor Igor Lednev met with Kazakhstan Delegation members to discuss Higher Education and Workforce Development. Attendees: Senior Secretary, Ministry of Ed and Science; Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University; Technology of Industrial and Civil Engineering Chair, Eurasian National University; Nanotechnology and Metallurgy Chair, Karaganda State Technical University, as well as Russian & Portuguese Language Interpreters.
Dr. Kevin Kinser discusses for-profit higher education in the U.S. and the Trump University business model. "I have been studying for-profit higher education since the late 1090's. While there are some parallels, Trump University is not representative of for-profit higher education. It is not regulated by the same agencies nor does it have to follow the same rules."
Dr. Aaron Benavot EAPS Professor and Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report was recently quoted in the Yidan Prize Forecast Education to 2030 article, published in the Economist Intelligence Unit Limited 2016: “It’s very difficult for the system to anticipate what skills will be needed in 2030,” Benavot says. “The skills acquired [in a vocational education] are not necessarily what will be needed 10 or 20 years after in the job market.” To read Dr. Benavot's full excerpt, please see pages 14-15.
Alumna Dr. Bushra Rahim, Team Leader & VP Fulbright Alumni Association (FAA) earned the 2016 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) Award recently. The project “Women, Politics & Power” focuses on the political empowerment of women, to enable them to play their due role in policy planning and contribute in developmental activities, addressing gender disparities through local government systems in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Development Agent of Change (DAC) was the project facilitator. The winning project was one of 829 alumni project proposals, submitted from more than 137 countries around the world.