think: international CWRU Newsletter, November 7, 2014

  • International Education Week: November 17-21, 2014


News and Announcements 

Global Talk Series 2014-2015

International Student Success Series: Fall 2014 Schedule

think: Fall/Winter 2014 (Global Reach)

New Fulbright Scholar Opportunities:
  1. Visiting Faculty Development Programs designed to bring Junior Iraqi, Lebanese, and Palestinian scholars to U.S. host institutions for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities. (App Deadlines vary between late November 2014 and January 2015)
  2. Postdoctoral Awards (App Deadline: January 15, 2015)
  3. Arctic Initiative  (International App Deadline:February 2, 2015 / U.S. App Deadline: February 16, 2015)

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

Funding Opportunities

100,000 Strong in the Americas: Request for Proposals Promoting Study Abroad in Health and Nutrition (App Deadline: October 31, 2014)

U.S. Borlaug Fellows Graduate Research Grant in Global Food Security (App Deadline: November 1, 2014) 

The Confucius China Studies Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship offers generous funding to students in doctoral programs at U.S. institutions who are pursuing China-related research across a broad range of fields in the arts, education, humanities and social sciences (App Deadline: January 29, 2015)

The 2015-2016 Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad (Fellows and Scholars Program Deadline: January 20, 2015 | Summer Program Deadline: February 3, 2015)


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.


Join us in Celebrating International Education Week: November 17-21, 2014


International education is not just about physically crossing borders, but also about thinking globally in local situations.
(Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs)


The Center for International Affairs announces the 2014 International Education Week schedule highlighting the diversity of cultural events taking place on campus and in our own neighborhood. 

International Education Week is a national celebration of the benefits of international education and global exchange. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education is an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. 

Along with numerous collaborators, we have developed a variety of exciting and informative events for faculty, staff, students, and community members to stimulate cultural understanding on campus and in our local community, while fostering an inclusive environment and worldview.

Throughout the week enjoy international food in on-campus cafeterias, experience the daily lives of local refugees through a black-and-white photography exhibit in Tomlinson Hall, and win prizes on Facebook and Twitter. 

Additional highlights include:
Monday, November 17th:
5:00 – 7:00PM, Thwing Ballroom
Undergraduate and graduate students should not miss this opportunity to expand their networking strategies through mini-career oriented workshops and a young professional group exposition. Global Cleveland, CWRU Center for International Affairs, and the Career Center are hosting the event and students should register here.
Tuesday, November 18th           
United Nations Social Development, Health and Human Service Programmes
12:45 – 1:45PM, MSASS Room 320BC
Terry Hokenstad, Distinguished University Professor and Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, is recognized as a worldwide leader in social work education and research.  Join us as he discusses his membership, involvement, and work with the United Nations’ U.S. World Assembly on Aging.  
Wednesday, November 19th
Refugee Panel
11:00AM – 12:00PM, Tomlinson Hall Lobby
Who is a refugee? Where are Cleveland’s refugees coming from? Why do refugees leave home? What challenges do refugees face?  The Center for International Affairs and the Refugee Services Collaborative of Greater Cleveland invite you to an informative and interactive forum to answer these questions as well as address facts, misconceptions, and next steps.
 Thursday, November 20th
Curricular Designs for Global Learning Broadcast
3:00-4:30PM, Tomlinson Hall 139
Join the Center for International Affairs for an interactive NAFSA Academic Programs Faculty Conversation broadcast on how colleges and universities are reimagining undergraduate curricula and majors to help students thrive in a globally interconnected world.
Reception and Dedication of Faculty Fulbright Plaques
12:00 – 1:00PM, Tomlinson Hall Lobby
The Center for International Affairs invites you to our official dedication of the new Faculty Fulbright plaques, acknowledging and celebrating CWRU faculty recipients from 1952 to present.    
Friday, November 21st
International Food Trucks on the Case Quad
Short-Term Study Abroad Expo
12:00 – 2:00PM, Tomlinson Hall Lobby
Get lunch at the food trucks on the quad, featuring Wholly Frijoles, Mobile Sushi Bar, Grey Wolf Grill, and Pranzo Forno, all brought to you by the University Program Board. Then come inside Tomlinson Hall to warm up with the Office of Education Abroad and learn about short-term study programs being offered next spring and summer. Faculty program leaders will be available to answer all your questions.  Grab some freebies while you’re there.                       

Thanksgiving Dinner
The CWRU International Club and Center for International Affairs will host a traditional American Thanksgiving Dinner open to the entire community.  Tickets are required.
A full schedule of events can be found at:


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