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Promoting Global Awareness and International Cooperation

The Office of International Education offers a wide range of affordable study abroad opportunities, it welcomes and assists UAlbany's international students, and it provides language instruction for international students who are not yet fluent in English. At a broader level, it supports UAlbany's strategic planning to increase the international content of its educational programs, to develop a wider range of international research projects and partnerships, and to focus attention on major global issues.
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UAlbany students Jordan Scott and Lynne Merrihew were featured on Serbian television after working on restoring a figural mosaic of the Roman god Mercury at Sremska Mitrovica. Department of Art and Art History Professor Michael Werner looks on.UAlbany Students Become First American Students to Restore Ancient Roman Mosaic in Serbia
ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 12, 2014) -- Lynne Merrihew and Jordan Scott, two University at Albany undergrads from the Department of Art and Art History, traveled to Serbia this summer to work on a pilot internship restoring mosaic pavements from the Sirmium Roman Imperial Palace in the historic town of Sremska Mitrovica. Scott, a sophomore anthropology major from Rochester, N.Y., heard about the internship from Art and Art History Professor Michael Werner. It was Scott’s first trip abroad. “The internship gave me confidence as a future archaeologist,” said Scott, who plans to become a museum curator and an archaeologist.

Ryan Torn (left) of the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, is the recent recipient of a NOAA grant to improve prediction of tropical cyclone intensity and structure. He stands with department chair Christopher Thorncroft. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)Six UAlbany Atmospheric Scientists Receive Federal Grants to Aid Extreme Weather Prediction and Alleviate Global Water Crisis
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 30, 2014) — An array of recent federal government awards to University at Albany atmospheric scientists aim at improving the prediction of extreme weather events and addressing the management of critical water resources, both locally and globally.

UAlbany sociologist Samantha Friedman. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)UAlbany Sociologist on Fulbright Researches Residential Segregation in Turkey
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 9, 2014) – University at Albany associate professor and sociologist Samantha Friedman is in Turkey on a Fulbright Scholarship this academic year, examining residential segregation by socioeconomic status (SES) across the country’s provinces and districts and comparing it to such segregation in the United States. According to Friedman, the United States and Turkey have levels of income inequality that are higher than the world average and the study of such stratification as reflected in geographic space is an important yet understudied topic. “This is particularly the case in Turkey, where since 2002, the GDP levels have more than tripled, and Turkey has become the 16th largest economy in the world,” she said.

Life-Changing Spring Break at UAlbany

University at Albany students learn the true meaning of 'Pura Vida' as they participate in the alternative spring break trip to Costa Rica sponsored by the Office of International Education.

 Bruce Svare has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to assist Thailand's universities with curriculum development and the expansion of undergraduate and graduate psychology programs. (Photo by Mark Schmidt) UAlbany’s Svare Headed to Thailand on Fulbright Grant
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 11, 2014) – University at Albany Psychology Professor Bruce Svare has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to assist the Thailand higher education system in developing a contemporary psychology program of study.

From left, Umaru Barrie and Temitope Omoladun graduate from UAlbany after stellar academic performance, extensive community service work, and having led a May 5 rally to raise awareness about the kidnapping of more than 230 Nigerian schoolgirls. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)  UAlbany Graduates Share Learned Knowledge to Improve Medical Care Abroad
ALBANY, N.Y. (May, 2014) –When they cross the stage at the University at Albany Commencement on May 18, seniors Temitope [pronounced Tem-ee-to-pay] Omoladun and Umaru Barrie will be one step closer to fulfilling their dreams. Omoladun, of Staten Island, and Barrie, of Harlem, have pages and pages of community engagement experience in their profiles, driven by a dedication to justice and giving back to the community. Both place a high premium on the value of their education at UAlbany.

Graduating public policy major Kim Segura, on the Downtown Campus. (Photo by Mark Schmidt) Daughter of Immigrants, Rockefeller College Grad Seeks to Strengthen the Bonds between U.S., Latin America
ALBANY, N.Y. (May, 2014) – With her parents and grandparents looking on, Kimberly Segura, had the honor of carrying the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy flag in UAlbany's graduation procession on May 18. She was also proudly carrying the hopes and dreams of a family whose love, courage and sacrifice have been a constant source of inspiration to her.

Adarley Grando, far right, poses during his junior year of studying computer science at UAlbany with, from left, Kenta Nakao, a two-year UAlbany exchange student from Japan, and fellow Brazilian students Rafael Araujo; Rodolfo Viana; Leonardo Gonçalves; Nathalia Cruz; Rafaella Silva; Eduardo de Barros. (Photo courtesy of Adarley Grando)Study Abroad Program Opens Up STEM Opportunities for Brazilian Students
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 11, 2014) — For years, Leonardo Gonçalves de Oliveira of Santo Antônio da Platina, Paraná State, Brazil, aspired to study mathematics in the United States, but was unable to pursue his path due to financial circumstances.

Paul Cezanne's "Peaches, Pears and Grapes." The SUNY Center of Innovation on Standards and Solutions for Object Identification Technologies in the Global Art and Collectibles Industry will develop industry-accepted identification and authenticity standards. University at Albany to Serve as International Center of Innovation for Art and Collectibles Industry
ALBANY, N.Y. (MARCH 6, 2014) -- ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII), and the University at Albany announced today an initiative that will revolutionize the global arts and collectibles industry by developing industry-accepted identification and authenticity standards.


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