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International News @ UAlbany

  • Psychology professor Laurie Feldman.

    Springtime in the Netherlands

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 30, 2016) – Professor Laurie Beth Feldman recently returned from a lab visit at Qatar University. She will be packing her bags again in April, this time for the Netherlands. Feldman, a cognitive psychologist with a specialization in language, has won a prestigious Radboud Excellence Initiative Professorship. This allows her to spend one month collaborating at Radboud University in the Netherlands in April 2017, and another month in the winter of 2018.

  • Madeeha Khan addresses new students at the 2016 Convocation

    An International Campus

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 30, 2016) — They come to Albany from around 90 different countries, from Africa, Asia, Latin America. UAlbany’s international students — some 1,770 of them — make up about 10 percent of the overall student body. The numbers have grown by almost 40 percent between 2009 and 2015. And while the students share some of the same challenges and experiences, each brings a unique perspective to the University, and each has something personal to take away.

  • Jason Lane, left, with C-BERT co-director Kevin Kinser. (Photo by Paul Miller)

    A Presence Abroad

    ALBANY, N.Y. (November 15, 2016) – International students who are interested in pursuing a global education but want to stay close to home are seeing increased opportunities. A new report, co-authored by UAlbany’s Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT), has revealed there are 249 international branch campuses (IBCs) that enroll at least 180,000 students worldwide. That’s a 26 percent increase from 2011.

  • Far-Flung Partnership

    ALBANY, N.Y. (November 1, 2016) — The University at Albany has entered into an academic partnership with Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications that will bring Chongqing students to the UAlbany campus for the last of their four-year program in computer science and software engineering. The program will allow Chongqing University students to obtain two degrees in four years, and will provide UAlbany faculty and students with opportunities for internships, research and project engagement.
  •  Cidny Ramirez (one from right) has spent her summer studying abroad in Taipei.

    Turning Typhoons into Applied Learning

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 8, 2016) – As Super Typhoon Nepartak approached Taiwan, Cidny Ramirez knew she was living her dream. Ramirez, a native of Colombia and junior at UAlbany, is studying abroad in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, as the University’s first National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnership in International Research and Education (PIRE) grant recipient.

  • Photo: John Nation/Louisville Magazine

     Biology/German Major Steers Medical Success

     As fate would have it, Dr. Susan Galandiuk’s choice of double major at UAlbany would make a significant impact on her life’s direction.

    Galandiuk knew she wanted to pursue a career in medicine. Because she “always loved science,” her decision to major in biology made perfect sense. Opting to take on a second major in German – while less conventional, perhaps – was just as formative.

  • The new program will build capacity at the Kazakh National Medical University to conduct research addressing HIV treatment gaps.

    School of Public Health Partners with Downstate Medical Center to Conduct HIV Research and Training in Kazakhstan

    The University at Albany and Downstate Medical Center will partner on a five-year project to conduct HIV research and training for the country of Kazakhstan. UAlbany's School of Public Health will provide the majority of the training while SUNY Downstate will conduct the research through its New York State International Training and Research Program (NYS-ITRP), directed by SUNY Downstate Medical Center Distinguished Service Professor Jack DeHovitz, MD, MPH.

  • The photography exhibition 'This Place,' seen here at the Brooklyn Museum.

    Photo Exhibit of Israel and West Bank to Foster Teaching and Learning

    This Place, currently at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, will involve faculty at UAlbany and three other upstate campuses — Skidmore, Colgate and Hamilton — to develop new best practices of museum-based education and ways to integrate them into the curricula. The initiative is funded by a $222,000 grant from the New York City-based Teagle Foundation.
  • Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Mega-Bank's Scholarship Fund Creates Exciting New Study Abroad Opportunities in Latin America

    Two of the most highly ranked private universities in Latin America have become even more affordable options for UAlbany Study Abroad students, thanks to a new scholarship from Spanish mega-bank Santander to the Center for International Education and Global Strategy. This funding from one of Europe's largest financial institutions will support semester-length and summer programs in Argentina’s Universidad del Salvador and a summer program in Brazil’s Mackenzie University.

  • School of Public Health students learned about the Costa Rica health care system in a variety of settings, including hospitals and clinics serving indigenous populations.

    Costa Rica Trip Provides Insight into Global Health Care for UAlbany Students

    While most of the University at Albany community enjoyed its winter recess, a team of 11 students and faculty members from UAlbany’s School of Public Health and School of Business visited a remote village in the Costa Rican rain forest to learn about the public health/health care system that makes this Central American nation a global model.
  • Participants at the

    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

    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.
  • Louise Burkhart in Spain

    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.
  • Glyne Griffith

    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.
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