CWRU Graduates, Faculty Receive Fulbright Awards
Two Case Western Reserve University alumnae from the class of 2019 will expand their global perspectives this fall after receiving prestigious grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student program. Jasmin Bhangu, who majored in biology and business management, will spend nine months working at Kazimierz Wielki University in Poland teaching English. Anna Sklenar, who majored in international studies and mechanical engineering, will continue work she conducted for her capstone project at CWRU in Russia, examining the link between nostalgia for the Soviet Union and populism in the country today. You can read more about their awards and how their Fulbright grants will advance their plans for the future here.

Bhangu and Sklenar are not the only members of the CWRU community awarded Fulbright grants this year. Starting in July, Rekha Srinivasan, the James Stephen Swinehart PhD Professorial Teaching Fellow in Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences will spend six months in India. She received a Fulbright-Nehru Academic & Professional Excellence Award for teaching and research and her project is titled "Active Learning Pedagogy in India’s STEMM Classrooms: Empowering Students, Instructors, and Institutions."

This fall, Fehmida Kapadia, an Adjunct Professor in the Weatherhead School of Management, will teach entrepreneurship in health sciences at the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (UNISUL) in Brazil as part of a Fulbright fellowship. 

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Chair Cheryl Toman will travel to Germany in October for the Fulbright International Education Administrators program. It provides international education professionals and senior higher education officials an impactful opportunity to connect with societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. 

CWRU Hosts Visitors from 20 Different Countries for
Global E3 Conference 
Engineering faculty and study abroad professionals from around the world convened at Case Western Reserve University last month for the 2019 Global Engineering Education Exchange (Global E3) annual meeting. Global E3 is a consortium of leading universities in various countries that provide opportunities for engineering students to experience a fulfilling semester or academic year studying abroad. The Center for International Affairs and Case School of Engineering partnered to host the event and welcomed approximately 80 attendees to CWRU from top engineering institutions in Germany, Spain, China, Australia and beyond. "Global Engineering and Humanitarian Design" was the theme of this year's meeting and sessions focused on best practices and benefits of these study abroad experiences. CWRU faculty members Dan Lacks, Andrew Rollins, Janet McGrath and Lynn Rollins, program director for the Center for Engineering Action, presented about opportunities they have provided students to work with communities to create socially responsible, appropriate and sustainable solutions.
CWRU Alumna Featured in Report Highlighting Impact of International Students
in the U.S.
Marzieh Ayati researches biological data to develop new medical treatments and teaches computer science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She earned her PhD from Case Western Reserve University where she studied as an international student from Iran. Ayati is one of several international students featured in a new report called "Losing Talent: An Economic and Foreign Policy Risk America Can't Ignore." The report was created by NAFSA, an association of international educators, and focuses on the significant contributions international students make to U.S. research, education, national security and the economy, and the significant risk posed by the recent decrease in international student enrollment nationwide. It states that international students contributed $39 billion to the U.S. economy last year but data show they now feel less safe and welcome in the U.S. and America is facing its first two-year decline in enrollment. 
Student Global Perspectives
As a child, David Ariando from Indonesia dreamed of studying computers and electronics in the United States.  When he decided to pursue a graduate degree, he made that dream come true. Now, he's pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering and enjoying life in Cleveland.  Find out how studying at CWRU has changed David’s worldview for the better here.
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