think: international CWRU Newsletter, May 23, 2014

  • College of Arts and Sciences: Fostering Collaboration and Research in the Middle East
  • Center for International Affairs: 2014 Faculty Seed Grant Awards


News and Announcements

Three named Fulbright Scholars for 2014-15

Tremont Greek Fest (May 23-26, 2014)

Fulbright Scholar Program to Germany (All Disciplines - App Deadline August 1, 2014)

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

Department of Education: International and Foreign Language Education Grants

We are planning the Fall 2014 Global Talk Series -  If you have ideas for topics or would like to collaborate with the Center for International Affairs, please contact Kendee Franklin


Center for International Affairs
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Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7031

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.


College of Arts and Sciences: Fostering Collaboration and Research in the Middle East

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is an active member of the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle East Studies (NOCMES), a cross-disciplinary organization that seeks to disseminate scholarly research about the Middle East in accessible ways.

Partnering with six other institutions of higher learning in Northeast Ohio, CAS and NOCMES have hosted distinguished speakers including Democracy Now! Correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Laleh Khalili, Professor of Middle East Politics in the School for Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.  

The Center for International Affairs has been pleased to provide faculty seed grants to support two initiatives to further Middle East studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Center awarded more than $10,000 to facilitate Associate Professor Pete Moore’s research into uprisings and revolutions in the Middle East and Associate Professor Cheryl Toman’s analysis of women’s studies in the Arab world.  Professor Toman’s project has led to engagement between CWRU faculty and faculty at prominent universities in Lebanon and Jordan as well as a new study abroad program in Jordan for CWRU students.    

Center for International Affairs: 2014 Faculty Seed Grant Awards


The Center for International Affairs has provided nearly $100,000 to fund 15 different projects since starting the Faculty Seed Grand program in 2012 and is proud to highlight the 2014 awardees and their efforts to develop and progress sustainable initiatives to enhance internationalization at CWRU:

Kurt Rhoads and Nicole Deming
Civil Engineering & Department of Bioethics
Project Title: Water Quality, Engineering, Bioethics and Health in Costa Rica

Peter Bennett
Project Title: Collaboration with Center for Advanced Renaissance Studies (CESR), Tours, and Center for Baroque Music (CMBV), Versailles, France

Elizabeth Madigan

Additional Faculty/Staff involved: Kimberly Edwards, Nursing
Project Title: Development of English Language BSN in Hungary

Janet McGrath, Andrew Rollins, and Jill Korbin
Anthropology, Biomedical Engineering,  and Chemical Engineering 
Additional Faculty/Staff involved: David Kaawa‚ÄźMafigiri, Makerere University - Uganda
Project Title: Proposed new course: Interdisciplinary Solutions to Global Health Issues

Neena Singh
Pathology, School of Medicine

Project Title: Teaching and research partnerships between CWRU and premier educational Institutes in India and Brazil

Charles Rosenblatt
Physics and Macromolecular Science
Additional Faculty/Staff Involved:
Idit Zehavi, Astronomy & Glenn Starkman, Physics
Project Title: Exchange and Collaboration between CWRU and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Grants are awarded each spring semester.  Contact the Center for International Affairs or see our website for more information. 



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