think: international CWRU Newsletter, September 11, 2015


News and Announcements 

International Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Staff: Thursday, Sept. 17 12-1:30; Tomlinson Hall 135. RVSP by Sept. 15!

Asian Mid Autumn Festival: September 28, 2015; 7:00-9:00 pm; Thwing Atrium

Global Talk Series 2015-2016 

International Student Success Series: Fall 2015 Schedule 

Latino Art Show Exhibit: Kelvin Smith Library Art Gallery; Sept. 15-Oct. 15
Opening Reception, Sept 15; 3-6pm; Contact Edna Fuentes-Casiano

Summer Study Abroad Faculty-Led Course Information Due: Oct 15

Competition OPEN: Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars:
  • The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues.  Grant Duration is two weeks.
  • Japan and Korea:    November 2, 2015
  • France and Germany: February 1, 2016
Call for Reviewers: Core Fulbright Scholar Program and Fulbright Specialist Program -
CIES is currently seeking Fulbright Scholar alumni across different disciplines for review committees.



Center for International Affairs
Tomlinson Hall, Room 143
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.


Case Western Reserve Partnership with Albert Einstein Hospital in Brazil Finalized


In early August, President Barbara R. Snyder led a delegation of CWRU faculty and administrators to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she and President Claudio Lottenberg of Albert Einstein Hospital (AEH) entered into an Affliation Agreement between the two institutions. AEH is the most highly rated comprehensive hospital in Brazil and one of the top hospitals in South America.  AEH has just been granted permission to start a new School of Medicine; the entering class is expected in March, 2016.
The Affilation Agreement outlines a plan for collaboration between CWRU and AEH in education, research and administration, beginning with the School of Medicine.  The agreement also contemplates joint work with other schools at the university, including nursing, dentistry, engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences.  During the visit, members of the CWRU delegation held discussions with their AEH counterparts around curriculum – particularly at the new AEH medical school - and research in areas of joint interest, including: oncology/hemotology; intensive care; pediatrics; cardiology; and, imaging.

In addition to President Snyder, the CWRU delegation included: Patricia Thomas, Vice Dean for Medical Education (SOM); Paul MacDonald, Associate Dean for Graduate Education (SOM); Susan Padrino, Assistant Dean for Clinical Science (SOM); Carol Moss, Vice President for Medical Development (SOM); João Maia, Associate Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering (CSE); Alberto Costa, Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry (SOM); Juscelino F. Colares, Professor of Law (SOL); and, David Fleshler, Associate Provost for International Affairs.  The delegation also included Mitchell Balk, President, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and CWRU alumnus Joel Schwartz, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global New Business Development, EMC Corporation.
Following the signing ceremony, the delegation travelled to Brasilia to meet with Carlos A. Nobre, president of CAPES, the Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education within Brazil’s Ministry of Education.  In 2013, CWRU and CAPES entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, which has resulted in the creation and funding of two dual Ph.D. programs in Polymer and Colloids Science and Engineering and BioMedical Engineering.
The activities in Sao Paulo and Brasilia are part of an effort outlined in Phase II of the Plan for Internationalization, adopted by the Faculty Senate last spring, which identifies Brazil as one of the countries that the university should work with in order to “develop and strengthen…university-wide international relationships.”


Interested in Leading a Study Abroad Program? Summer Program Information Due October 15!

CWRU faculty are the most important resources that we have for encouraging students to study abroad and providing opportunities for study, research, and other educational experiences abroad. Last year, we offered more than 25 faculty directed short study abroad programs, both for credit and not for credit. We hope to provide an equal offering of educational and exciting programs for our students this year.

While all faculty develop the curriculum for their courses, there are different approaches to managing the logistics of a study abroad course. Some faculty prefer to do everything themselves, but others use travel agents or study abroad providers. There are pros and cons to all approaches, and the Office of Education Abroad can help determine the most effective method for each program.

Resources are available on our website to assist in planning short-term study programs, creating program budgets, developing partnerships with other institutions, and minimizing risk when you take students to other countries. The deadline for submitting the faculty directed program information form to our office for summer programs is October 15. Please note, however, that there may be departmental or school level approvals that may have to take place before the course information comes to us.

Contact Molly Watkins in Center for International Affairs to begin the process or to answer any questions. As you continue your existing international endeavors and plan new ones, we hope that you will take advantages of the services we offer.






Copyright © *|2015|*|Center for International Affairs, Case Western Reserve University|*, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7031

Visit our website at: