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International News @ UAlbany
GIHHR Co-Sponsors HIV-AIDS Conference in Istanbul, Turkey U Albany’s Global Institute of Health and Human Rights, in collaboration with the International AIDS Society, co-sponsored the Second High Level Consultation Meeting on HIV in Conservative Social Settings at Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey during January 30-31, 2016.
Rockefeller College Professor Lends International Students a Warm Welcome As the University continues its efforts to attract greater numbers of international students, one professor at Rockefeller College – Ik Jae Chung – can provide perspective on his approach to international recruitment. Chung has been enlisting executives and civil servants from Korea to the College’s MPA program for more than 15 years.
UAlbany Signs MOU with Islamic Azad University On Jan. 5th, U Albany hosted Dr. Morteza Mousakhani, President of the Qazvin campus of Islamic Azad University, Iran. Islamic Azad University (IAU) is the largest system of higher education in Iran, with approximately 1.7 million students dispersed among more than 450 campuses. President Mousakhani and President Jones signed two Memoranda of Understanding that will allow both institutions to explore collaboration on a range of projects.
Gabriel Hetland, of the Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies (LACS) travels to Venezuela to monitor parliamentary election During his 10-day visit, Professor Hetland visited three areas of the country (Caracas, Lara and Nueva Esparta) meeting with electoral officials, political parties of the government and opposition, ordinary citizens and social movement leaders to learn about their views on the election and Venezuela's current political and economic situation.
Anthropologist Rewarded as She Finds a New Century for a New Spain Catechism Award-winning essay by Louise Burkhart uproots a vestige of received wisdom and offers theories why pictorial manuscripts were placed in the evangelical toolkit of 16th Century friars — long before their actual creation.
English Department Chair Gives Lecture at University of the West Indies in Jamaica on BBC Radio's Influence on West Indian Literature Glyne Griffith, well-respected scholar in the field of Caribbean literary and cultural studies, spoke at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, on how a BBC radio program helped launch the literary careers of many West Indian writers from 1943 to 1958.