Are you a sophomore, junior or senior? Then you are invited to join us for ISX @ UAlbany, a dynamic, non-credit, summer program that includes professional development, networking opportunities, experiential learning, community service, team-building workshops, and cultural excursions. ISX begins on July 14, 2019. You may choose from a two-week or four-week experience. Housing is included. Meet students from all over the world as you connect, explore, and learn. We hope to see you there!
ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 26, 2019) – Fardin Sanai escaped from Iran with his aunt when he was 18 years old. His compelling story – from refugee to Vice President for University Advancement at UAlbany – is one of the many “books” that will be presented at this year’s Human Library on Tuesday, March 5, in the Campus Center West Addition. Nine faculty, staff and students will be presenting as “books,” telling their own histories, at 4:30 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 7, 2019) – Ziyi Xu is a senior music major at Shandong Normal University (SDNU) in Jinan City, Shandong Province, China. She sings and plays piano. What was she doing at UAlbany over winter break? Experiencing an American classroom and American culture. “This program sounded great and I wanted to join it,” she said. Xu was one of 12 students from SDNU taking part in the January cultural exchange program at UAlbany, and receiving credit at their home institution.
Mathias Vuille, a professor of atmospheric and environmental sciences at UAlbany, and his research team project that Peru’s Quelccaya Ice Cap could meet its demise by the mid-2050s. The UAlbany News Podcast is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll, a Communications Specialist at the University at Albany, State University of New York.
ALBANY, NY (Jan. 31, 2019) — Nine UAlbany juniors and seniors experienced some of the cultural, historical, and ecological wonders of Belize in January. More importantly, they helped transmit wonders of learning and self-expression to classes of Belize schoolchildren.
ALBANY, N.Y. (January 25, 2019) – In December 2018, EPL Professor Aaron Benavot led two special training workshops at the Viet Nam National Institute of Education Studies (VNIES), in collaboration with the Fulbright Specialist Program (US Embassy) in Hanoi, on the topic of identifying, measuring and monitoring basic indicators of adult education and lifelong learning.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 6, 2018) — Visual artist Kianja Strobert joined the Art & Art History faculty this semester with superb credentials: the showings of her mixed-media sculptures and works on paper have included seven solo exhibitions, and the sales of her work have come from galleries in New York City, London, New Orleans and elsewhere.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 6, 2018) – Recent UAlbany alumna Ermida Koduah, B.A. ’17, works in Washington, D.C., as a program assistant for secondary school programs at the American Councils for International Education. She is also the founder of Being Black In, a blogging platform that encourages black travel through personal travel experiences. Koduah credits the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) in 2016 with giving her the opportunity to study Arabic in Tangier, Morocco, the summer before her senior year.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 30, 2018) – When Courtney Elias of Penn Yan, N.Y., was a little girl, she wanted to be a ninja when she grew up.She thought that if she went to Japan and learned the language, she would be able to make this happen. As she grew up, she realized this was a highly improbable dream, but her passion for Japan remained.When Elias earned her B.A. in East Asian Studies with a minor in Japanese in May, she became the first University at Albany student to graduate with Global Distinction.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 1, 2018) — International education has emerged as one of the fastest growing markets around the world. To compete globally in this arena, universities, businesses, and non-profit organizations need employees equipped with a new set of complex skills and knowledge. The School of Education’s new online Master of Arts in International Education Management and Leadership will fill that gap with the world’s first degree of its kind.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 26, 2018) – UAlbany offers access to a world of opportunities, which for five UAlbany undergraduate students, led them to the tropical island of Taiwan. The students, four in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES), one in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, were part of this summer’s U.S.-Taiwan Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE) program.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2018) – Students from the School of Public Health spread out across the globe this summer to complete internships on topics ranging from cardiovascular health, lead exposure, HIV prevention and more.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 28, 2018) – University at Albany President Havidán Rodríguez on Sunday welcomed Zhuo Zhi, president of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in China, to campus for the signing of a memorandum of understanding or MOU between the two institutions. The MOU is to renew the collaborative relationship between UAlbany and SWUFE established in 2013 for the development and operation of the Confucius Institute.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 1, 2018) – Samuel Ortiz discovered a powerful passion for travel and backpacking after participating in UAlbany’s Madrid summer program.The Madrid program, in operation for more than 50 years, offers a broad array of courses for a full semester or for two- and four-week summer sessions. Both programs allow students with a wide range of majors to take courses in their academic discipline in English or Spanish. Until two years ago, courses were taught in Spanish only.
ALBANY, N.Y. (July 25, 2018) – This summer, international students are taking an expanding number of short-term, career-related English courses at UAlbany through the Intensive English Language Program (IELP). This month, IELP offered the classes, known as English for Specific Purposes courses, to students from Brazil, China, Turkey, Spain, Argentina and Peru, as well as the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.
ALBANY, N.Y. (July 25, 2018) – UAlbany’s Weekend MBA Program spent a week in Budapest to visit nine companies, from local startups to international corporations such as Mercedes-Benz and T-Mobile. The 18 students participating also traveled to Austria and Slovakia to see companies focused in banking, information technology, renewable energy and tourism, among others, according to Don Purdy, director of the program.
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 13, 2018) – UAlbany is a growing global community. President Havidán Rodríguez returned this week from a three-leg trip to East Asia as he continues to expand the University’s international visibility and impact. The trip included stops in Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, with greetings from regional alumni and discussions with partnering institutions along the way. “Strengthening relationships with our partners in East Asia exemplifies our core priority of Internationalization,” he said.
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 19, 2018) – Originally from a small town in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, John G. Justino took a slight detour before joining the University at Albany in 2009: For more than 15 years he lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa (with a couple short stints in Asia and Latin America) where he and his wife raised their two young boys while he led large-scale public health programs. Now he serves as the director of the Center for Global Health
and is a clinical associate professor.
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 17, 2018) – Amaury Muñoz ’13 is living the dream. The American Dream, that is. The Rockefeller College alumnus moved to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic when he was 15. While still at UAlbany, Muñoz interned in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office and met former President Bill Clinton. As a UAlbany senior, he was one of 40 recipients nationwide to win the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 17, 2018) — There are countless benefits that come from taking a year, semester or shorter period of time to study abroad. Learning a new language, taking in centuries of deep culture, broadening your educational and social perspective — studying abroad can be the highlight of one’s college experience. UAlbany offers over 100 study abroad programs. Many of the programs are taught in English and can count as academic credits towards almost every major.
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 5, 2018) - Interaction via a common language is an absolute necessity among modern nations, particularly for one that emerged from 35 years in the Communist Bloc and then a decade of war. Serbia will be looking soon to a UAlbany expert in English as a second language to pave its way. Distinguished Professor Istvan Kecskes was selected by the US State Department to deliver two weeks of lectures, April 30 to May 12, at the University of Belgrade on the subject of English as a Lingua Franca.
The international celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 16th 2018 at 2:30pm in the Campus Center Ballroom. More information on how to RSVP is forthcoming. Graduating international students, departing exchange students and scholars, and graduating study abroad returners will all be recognized at this special ceremony.
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 29, 2018) – A national symposium on internationalization and the American research university comes to UAlbany on April 5 and 6. The conference, Internationalization and the American Research University: Implications for Faculty Research and Graduate Education, is sponsored by the Center for International Education and Global Strategy (CIEGS) and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 27, 2018) – Though Nancy Kreis is not limiting herself to one career path, she envisions joining law enforcement after graduating from UAlbany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity next year.There’s no better way to gain experience than learning from one of the world’s security powers. Kreis, who is concentrating in homeland security, is one of three students participating in the inaugural “CEHC in Israel” program this semester.
The Professional Development Program (PDP) partnered with the SUNY Center for International Development (SUNY/CID) to assist the Kenya School of Government (KSG) to jump-start their e-learning initiatives. KSG’s goal is to convert its existing Ethics curriculum from a classroom model into web-
based modules. KSG wants to use an online model to reduce costs and increase flexibility in providing ethics training to 150,000 employees in non-managerial positions throughout Kenya.
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 27, 2018) – As appealing as living in a foreign country and culture might sound, the idea of doing so as a college student can sometimes seem unrealistic, especially considering the costs that travel requires. Christine Febo-Gomez, a junior Sociology major and Spanish minor, is proof that financial limitations are just that – limitations and not barriers. A Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship took Febo-Gomez to Lima, Peru, for the 2017 winter session
ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 22, 2018) – Francisco McCluskey of Buenos Aires grew up in Argentina and always wanted to study abroad. He finally got the opportunity – at the University at Albany. McCluskey was one of 80 international students from Brazil, Argentina and eight other countries who joined a three-week training program for young international business managers over winter break. This is the first time UAlbany has offered the program, a partnership with the International Business School in São Paolo, Brazil.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 13, 2018) – There seems to be a global epidemic when it comes to cheating and high-level sports: FIFA, NCAA men’s basketball, the Tour de France and, most recently, the 2018 Olympics, doping and the Russians. Sports internationally are in crisis. Why, and what can be done to identify and address the causes? The Office of Communications and Marketing called Bruce Svare, a psychology professor at UAlbany and the director of the National Institute for Sports Reform, for some answers.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 1, 2018) – Do you dream of studying abroad? Now is your chance. More than 30 countries will be represented at the bi-annual UAlbany Education Abroad Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lecture Center Concourse. All students are invited, with the primary focus of the fair being on undergraduate opportunities. Faculty and staff are welcome to learn about the programs and other abroad opportunities too.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 25, 2018) – It was not your typical field placement. Last semester, Hannah Palmateer of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., completed a Master of Social Work field placement with the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Palmateer worked for the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). This field placement was the final piece in finishing her MSW degree. “For six months, from May to November 2017, I had the honor and privilege of waking up in beautiful Geneva"
ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 13, 2017) – One alumna. Two prints. A classroom of undergrads in East Asian Studies. These were the ingredients in unraveling a mystery. Alumna Suzanne Zafonte Sennett ’77, who grew up in Lynbrook, N.Y., and lives in Averill Park, said it all started when she sent a quick email to the Department of East Asian Studies. “For a number of years I have owned two prints and have wondered about their origin and meaning as they had Chinese text,” said Sennett.
ALBANY, N.Y. (December 8, 2017) — It’s no secret that high temperatures or extreme humidity can negatively impact one’s physical health, particularly those afflicted with cardiovascular disease. Previous literature has even suggested that cardiovascular disease is one most sensitive to weather extremes.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 7, 2017) — Kamiar Alaei, director of UAlbany’s Global Institute for Health and Human Rights (GIHHR), will be a featured speaker at a symposium on “Protecting the Rights of Individuals Fleeing Conflict: The Role of Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals,” hosted by the Committee on Human Rights of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 5, 2017) – UAlbany alumna Erika Irish Brown, who made it onto Worth magazine’s list of the top 100 most powerful men and women in finance, will address what it takes to be a successful global citizen on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the International Celebration at 2:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Brown earned a B.S. in Economics from UAlbany in 1991, an MBA from Columbia Business School and has been Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Bloomberg L.P. since 2015.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 4, 2017) – For students who want to incorporate another language and culture into their academic career, a new program will smooth the pathway to a global education. Known as the Global Distinction, the new program was introduced by the Center for International Education and Global Strategy (CIEGS). The Global Distinction is an add-on to any degree program that will appear as a milestone on the bottom of a student’s transcript.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 29, 2017) – Have you ever wanted to see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was jailed for 18 years, and where he secretly began writing the famous story of his lifelong fight against apartheid, Long Walk to Freedom? The notorious prison in South Africa is just one of many locations students will visit next summer on the Summer Study Tour to Africa, an academic program led by School of Social Welfare (SSW) Associate Professor Robert L. Miller.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 15, 2017) – UAlbany students from all over the world will sit down together on Thursday evening for the International Student Thanksgiving Dinner. When everyone else on campus seems to be going home and you are still on campus, it can be lonely. “Then, you wish you could also go to your home country and spend time with your family,” said Marzieh Dehghan Chaleshtori, a doctoral student from Iran who expects to graduate in 2020.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 10, 2017) – Sparkling lights, dazzling costumes and savory traditional Indian foods will highlight Diwali Night on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Diwali is the festival of lights, the largest festival in South Asia, and is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains around the world. “This is one of the most highly anticipated events at UAlbany,” said Sanket Misal, president of UAlbany’s Indian Student Organization (ISO) and event co-chair.
ALBANY, N. Y. (Oct. 25, 2017) — Mariya Zheleva first came to UAlbany in 2014 as a visiting assistant professor at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She became an assistant professor in the College’s Computer Science Department in the early 2016. “I am excited to be a part of such energetic and diverse community and have truly enjoyed my work with the undergraduate and graduate students in the department,” she said.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 23, 2017) – Moving to a foreign country is daunting, especially if you add starting a full-time job and a master’s degree program in your second language. UAlbany students in the evening MBA program show it is both doable and meaningful. “One of my dreams has always been to get a master’s degree,” said Mohammad Jamakzai, who moved from Kabul, Afghanistan to New York last winter. “I heard that the business school at UAlbany was one of the best in the U.S.”
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 11, 2017) — Lisa Baranik is an assistant professor of Management in the School of Business. This is her second year teaching at UAlbany, drawn to the University’s unique Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) program.
Albany, N.Y. (Oct. 6, 2017) – Naysayers like to cite the popularity of emoji and emoticons as yet more evidence of the erosion of language and literacy and, perhaps, civilization itself. But studying how people use them can reveal much about our ability to socialize and exchange information.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 27, 2017) —The University at Albany is part of a network of SUNY campuses and nonprofits that will be working together to build a 40-acre sustainable village and learning community in Arcahaie, Haiti. Under the leadership of SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson and the SUNY Office of Global Affairs, 10 SUNY campuses and five non-profit organizations will develop educational, economic and social programs and services
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 3, 2017) – A UAlbany junior found herself in the operating room this summer, but instead of being the patient, she was scrubbing up to participate in surgery. Caroline B. Apreku, a biochemistry and molecular biology
major from Ghana, shadowed surgeons and medical students during a three-week internship at Nanjing Medical University in China.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2017) – Schenectady native Kaitlin Driesse, a master’s degree student in epidemiology, has spent her summer chasing mosquitoes instead of slapping at them. Driesse has an international internship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, where she analyzes the bacterial composition of mosquitoes and other biting insects. “The second I stepped out of the airport, I was drenched in sweat,” she said.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 21, 2017) – Seven UAlbany undergraduate students have spent the last two months on the tropical island of Taiwan – but they’re not on summer vacation. The students, six majoring in atmospheric science, one in emergency preparedness and criminal justice, are studying typhoons and other extreme weather in Taipei, Taiwan, through a National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnership in International Research and Education (PIRE) grant.
ALBANY, N.Y. (July 3, 2017) –While much of the world has taken steps to curb HIV, the people of Ukraine continue to face significant challenges in their fight to halt the spread of the deadly disease. The epidemic has only grown worse as shortages of medical supplies and inadequate testing capabilities limit the response of the healthcare community.
ALBANY, N.Y. (July 3, 2017) – When students from other countries come to UAlbany to study, there is nothing like living with a local family to make them feel at home. Mashu Minamoto, a student at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan, moved to Albany in mid-March to study English in the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) at UAlbany. He will return to Japan at the end of July.
ALBANY, N.Y. (July 3, 2017) – Summer break has started, but student research has not stopped – at least for Emily Lipton and Wayne Lawrence. Graduate students in UAlbany’s School of Public Health, Emily and Wayne were selected to participate as visiting scholars in Guangdong, China this summer. They are spending ten weeks examining different aspects of human health research.
A new art fraud prevention technique comes to the fore. Institutions and galleries alike have suffered the consequences of convincing fakes – from Christie’s Botticelli debacle to Manhattan’s Knoedler Gallery closure. With confidence in subjective expertise not proving enough, especially alongside occasionally patchy provenance, “there is a deep freeze in authentications,” said Colette Loll of Art Fraud Insights to The New York Times.
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 25, 2017) – Exploring ancient ruins and examining prehistoric artifacts sounds like something out of an Indiana Jones movie. For students taking part in the Las Mercedes Archaeological Field School in Costa Rica, perception meets reality.“The project is part of an international collaboration between UAlbany and the National Museum of Costa Rica,” said Associate Professor of Anthropology Robert Rosenswig, who has directed students on archaeological digs at the Las Mercedes site since 2009.
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 25, 2017) — Amid the homogeneous atmosphere that existed at the beginnings of this institution in the mid 19th Century, a few individuals proved to be both exceptions and exceptional. An 1850 New York legislature law established support ($1,000) to educate 10 American Indian youths per year. In the 1870s, Sensaburo Kodzu from Japan became the first documented international student at any of the campuses that would be part of the future State University of New York. He graduated in 1877.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 22, 2017) – Senior Ibrahim Abdalla is making the most of the opportunities he has found at the University at Albany. Abdalla, a dual major in public health and emergency preparedness, is on his way this spring to becoming one of the first graduates of the new College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
(CEHC). Ibrahim, a first-generation college student, grew up in North Sudan.
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 19, 2017) — Every year, 21 million people worldwide are victims of forced labor, and some 600,000-800,000 are trafficked across international borders, exploited as sex workers or s form of indentured servitude. A new student group aims to raise awareness of this problem, and to promote fair trade and find ways to assist victims of human trafficking.
The Center for International Education and Global Strategy, the home of IELP, ISSS, Education Abroad, and International Admissions and Recruitment, will switch to Summer Hours on Monday, May 22 through Friday, August 18, 2017.
The office will be open 8 AM to 4 PM from Monday through Friday during that period of time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.