think: international CWRU Newsletter, April 10, 2015

  • School of Nursing: Impacting Health Communities Around the World
  • Spring Semester Global Talk Series Concludes


News and Announcements 

University's Accreditors Representatives of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools arrive on campus Monday, April 13 and will hold two days of meetings to assess the university’s performance relative to the five criteria essential for the university’s accreditation. This process takes place every 10 years; the university has been accredited since 1967.  Members of the Case Western Reserve community and the public may attend any of six open meetings scheduled over the course of the team’s visit.  

The Center for International Affairs is pleased to present the current draft of Phase II of the plan for internationalization.  We invite you to review the current draft and welcome your feedback

2016-17 Core Fulbright Scholar Program Competition is open, offering teaching, research or a combination of teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators.

In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to accommodate better the interests and commitments of today’s scholars, the Fulbright program includes several innovations to the 2016-2017 program, including: Fulbright Flex Awards, Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards, Salary Stipend Supplements, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards.

Call for Reviewers: Core Fulbright Scholar Program and Fulbright Specialist Program -
CIES is currently seeking Fulbright Scholar alumni across different disciplines for review committees.    


Funding Opportunities


The Department of Education has announced a new award competition for Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships.  Application deadline: April 28, 2015.


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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.


Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing: Impacting Health Communities Around the World 

Nursing student Nicole Shelton practices traditional Chinese medicine techniques during her capstone project in Wuhan, China.

The Francis Payne Bolton (FPB) School of Nursing does not confine education to classrooms and hospitals. As part of their Senior Capstone, nursing undergraduate students are encouraged to travel the globe and work, in a hands-on capacity, with a variety of populations and cultures. In 2014, 36% of seniors in the FPB School of Nursing were selected to complete their Senior Capstones abroad and learn about healthcare in places as far afield as China, Hong Kong, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands and Nicaragua.
While abroad, students spent the semester creating and implementing public health interventions or participating in public health research; when they returned to campus they presented their projects to their peers and the faculty.
In addition to academics, students returned with a greater knowledge of global health issues, differences in health systems, and how nurses can impact the health of communities around the world.
Nursing student Nicole Shelton completed her capstone in Wuhan, China. While there, she worked in a traditional Chinese medicine clinic where she learned mas­sage, cupping and acupressure points, techniques she found to be very therapeutic. “My experience in Wuhan was more enlightening and wonderful than I ever could have imag­ined,” explains Shelton
Currently, there are 25 nursing students registered for the 2015 Senior Capstone program in various countries around the world.


Spring Semester Global Talk Series Concludes: Now Planning for Fall 2015

The Center for International Affairs recently offered the closing Global Talk for the Spring 2015 semester and is excited about the collection of topics that will be offered in the fall.

The Global Talk Series was created in order to provide CWRU faculty and staff with support, guidance and information regarding international programs, research, and activities. Our Center continually monitors international programming trends and best practices in order to assist faculty and staff with integrating international dimensions into all facets of CWRU.

This semester the series included and supported nearly 100 faculty and staff as they explored meaningfully working with a diverse student population in the classroom, phase II of the plan for internationalization, the basics of international student work authorization (OPT), faculty Fulbright scholar opportunities, and most recently on April 9th, developing new CWRU faculty-led study abroad programs.

The Fall 2015 schedule is still in the development stage; however, we will be kicking off the series in August with our popular Say My Name Workshop + Supporting International Students in the Classroom.   A final schedule will be available and shared over the summer.

In the meantime, if you have particular international topics you would like to see covered and/or you would like to collaborate with the Center, feel free to contact: Kendee Franklin.




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