think: international CWRU Newsletter, August 15, 2014

  • School of Nursing Leading Conference in Singapore
  • CWRU in London


News and Announcements 

Global Talk Series 2014-2015

Free Day-Long Symposium: "Toward Integrating Acute and Long Term Care in Taiwan: Lessons Learned from the U.S." (August 20, 2014 - Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

Intercultural Horizons Conference: Currents in Community Development, Civic Engagement, and Intercultural Competence (October 9-10, 2014)  

Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminar (India, Japan, Korea, Germany or France): Open and Accepting Applications

Call for Peer Reviewers: Core Fulbright Scholar Program and Fulbright Specialist Program

Funding Opportunities

U.S. Borlaug Fellows Graduate Research Grant in Global Food Security (App Deadline: November 1, 2014) 

The 2015-2016 Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad (Fellows and Scholars Program Deadline: January 20, 2015 | Summer Program Deadline: February 3, 2015)

Department of Education: International and Foreign Language Education Grants

High North Programme - supports collaboration between higher education institutions in Norway and with institutions in Canada, China, Japan, Russia, The Republic of Korea, and the United States to increase knowledge about the High North

Center for International Affairs
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The Center for International Affairs provides leadership, expertise, and support to the Case Western Reserve University community, cultivating a dynamic international presence and inspiring a culture of global understanding and responsibility.


School of Nursing: Leading the International Home Care Nurses Organization Conference in Singapore

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is one of 10 World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centers for Research and Clinical Training in Home Care Nursing in the US and one of 38 in the world.

As a WHO Collaborating Center, in June 2013, CWRU hosted and co-sponsored the inaugural conference of the International Home Care Nurses Organization, offering scholarships to attendees from low resource countries and attracting more than 60 attendees from 15 countries focusing on “Home Care Around the World.”  

Following the success of the first conference, the second International Home Care Nurses Organization Conference will be held this September in Singapore. CWRU’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing’s Samira Hussney and Elizabeth Madigan actively serve on the conference planning committee and Dr. Madigan will be presenting two keynote talks focused on the transitions of care (from hospital to home) and on patient-centered care.

At present, there are more than 100 attendees from 10 countries registered for the conference.  The School of Nursing, working with the Tsao Foundation in Singapore which focuses on improving community-based care for older people, continues their efforts to enhance the health and well-being of patients around the world receiving care in their homes.


CWRU in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

The Center for International Affairs and the Department of Theater in the College of Arts and Sciences launched the first CWRU-developed, semester-long study abroad program in Spring 2014. The CWRU in London program, a collaboration between CWRU and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), explores European Theater History with a curriculum developed exclusively for CWRU.

Students of the program pursue a rigorous academic study of European theater history, while sharpening their theatrical skills through classes in voice, clown, physical performance, dance, combat, and singing - all supported by tutorials and seminars. The program is designed to attract CWRU students, as well as students from other universities who are looking for a distinctive RADA experience while receiving credit and support from the faculty at CWRU. All students earn CWRU credit.  The Spring 2015 program application is open until October 1st.

The Center for International Affairs plans to grow this program and launch additional CWRU in programs in a variety of locations.  These future programs will provide our students and others across the United States unique and experiential learning semesters while earning CWRU credit. Departments interested in partnering with the Center to develop these programs should contact Molly Watkins, Executive Director for International Affairs.

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