On Wednesday, April 13, UNCG’s International Studies Program, IPC and Department of Political Science hosted former Finnish Ambassador to the United Nations, Max Jakobson, who addressed an audience of faculty, staff and students on “The Future of the European Union.” Bonnie McElveen Hunter, past Ambassador to Finland, Yuri Rytkheu and Kathleen Ahern Finnish exchange student Minna Palosaari welcomes Bonnie McElveen Hunter and Max Jakobson to UNCG. (German, Russian and Japanese) enjoy a reception held in Mr. Rytkheu’s honor introduced Jakobson to the crowd. Siberian author Yuri Rytkheu gave a presentation at UNCG on Tuesday, April 19, based on the translation of his novel, A Dream in Polar Fog. Mr. Rytkheu's visit was sponsored by IPC, Department of German Russian and Japanese, INS and Russian Studies.
Visiting International Scholars
UNCG is pleased to host research scholar, Maria Sandberg from Southern Denmark University, Odense during the months of April and May. The Nutrition Department will be hosting Ms. Sandberg during her visit at UNCG.
During the month of April, UNCG faculty members traveled all over the globe in pursuit of international perspectives in their various disciplines (destinations in parentheses): Roberto Campo, Romance Languages (United Kingdom); Christopher Hodgkins, English (United Kingdom); Derek Krueger, Religious Studies (Ireland); Christopher Ruhm, Economics (New Zealand); and Jose Villalba, Counseling (Canada).
Kohler Award Fund
We are pleased to announce that the following faculty members have been awarded Kohler grants in May: (destination in parentheses): Mary Harley, Romance Languages (Mexico); Maura K. Heyn, Classical Studies (France); Jie Hu, School of Nursing (China); Wendy Jones-Worden, Romance Languages (Mexico); Thomas Kwapil, Psychology (Spain); Elizabeth Lacey, Biology (Sweden); Kaarin Michaelsen, History (United Kingdom); Christian Moraru, English (Germany); Jeffrey Soles, Classical Studies (Greece); and Andrew Willis, Music (China).
International Travel Fund
We are pleased to announce that the following faculty members have been awarded ITF grants in April: (destination in parentheses): Steve Haines, Music (Canada); and Christopher Ruhm, Economics (New Zealand). April: Kwasi Amoaka-Gyampah, Information Systems Office Management (Spain); Dennis Askew, Music (China); Edward Bach, Music (China); Michael Beitler, Business Administration (Germany); Gavin Douglas, Music (United Kingdom); Maria de las Bayonas, Romance Languages (Canada); Randy Kohlenberg, Music (China); Stuart Marcovitch, Psychology (Canada); Jack Masarie, Music (China); Robbie Smith, Music (Canada); Andrew Supple, Human Development & Family Studies (Mexico); Larry Taube, Information Systems Office Management (United Kingdom); and Brooks Whitehouse, Music (Japan).