Inaugural International Achievement Dinner: Celebrating CWRU Faculty, Students, and Staff
The Center for International Affairs hosted a celebratory evening honoring 120 CWRU Fulbright recipients and celebrating numerous international achievements of CWRU faculty, students, and staff.
The Fulbright Program, founded in 1946, is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries. In 1952 CWRU’s first two Fulbright recipients traveled to India and the United Kingdom representing the departments of American History and Pharmacology. Since that time another 118 CWRU faculty members have received Fulbright awards and have represented CWRU in a wide variety of countries and fields.
The dinner was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the International Affairs Visiting Committee (IAVC), a diverse group of highly respected international experts gathered to provide guidance in CWRU’s internationalization process. David Fleshler, Associate Provost for International Affairs, provided an overview of internationalization at CWRU, and Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, Institute of International Education delivered an engaging keynote address regarding academic freedom in international settings.
Guests recognized and honored included Faculty Fulbright recipients, Fulbright Visiting Scholars, Faculty Seed Grant awardees, International Affairs Advisory Council members, Education Abroad Advisory Council members, and a variety of representatives from CWRU multicultural organizations. (See Event Program)
The evening ended with the unveiling of commemorative plaques listing the names of all 120 CWRU Fulbright recipients and with guests looking forward to the 2015 celebration.
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences: Helping Build Social Work Education in China
Professor M.C. "Terry" Hokenstad
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) is one of seven U.S. schools of social work chosen to help build social work education in China over the next five years.
The project aims to assist the nation in preparing and graduating 3 million professional social workers by 2020. The Mandel School has partnered with Northwest University in Xian, China. M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor and Professor of Global Health, is leading the Mandel School’s participation in the project.
As part of the collaborative, the Mandel School will host faculty and students from China, and school representatives will travel to China to work with faculty there. Students also may connect via videoconferencing and visits to each campus.
Faculty, staff, and students at the Mandel School hope that this project increases opportunities for future relationships with China in other areas and disciplines.