think: international CWRU Newsletter, June 6, 2014

  • Ambassador Sun Guoxiang visits CWRU
  • Education Abroad Photo Contest Winners


News and Announcements

How Studying or Working Abroad Makes You Smarter

Meet a CWRU student through our monthly Global Perspective feature

Watch the World Cup with the CWRU International Student Services Office - June 13, 2014 (Open to faculty, students & staff)

Three named Fulbright Scholars for 2014-15

Fulbright Scholar Program to Germany (All Disciplines - App Deadline August 1, 2014)

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

Department of Education: International and Foreign Language Education Grants

We are planning the Fall 2014 Global Talk Series -  If you have ideas for topics or would like to collaborate with the Center for International Affairs, please contact Kendee Franklin

Center for International Affairs
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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.


Ambassador Sun Guoxiang, the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in New York visits CWRU

Ambassador Sun and Provost Baeslack

On May 22, Case Western Reserve University welcomed Ambassador Sun Guoxiang, the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, leading a team of section representatives to discuss the relationship between China and CWRU.

Ambassador Sun’s consular district covers ten states in the Northeast US, including Ohio, and is committed to promoting cooperation and exchange.  His visit to campus involved meetings with Provost William A. “Bud” Baeslack III and deans or representatives from each of the schools and the college to discuss collaborative opportunities between China and CWRU, as well as the role of the Chinese government in higher education.  This visit was facilitated by School of Medicine faculty member Dr. Ye -Fan Wang Glavin. 

The Ambassador and his team toured think[box], CWRU’s distinct on-campus invention center fostering cross-discipline collaboration and creativity.  They also met with CWRU Chinese students and faculty to discuss their experiences in education and how the Consulate could provide support.  Ambassador Sun encouraged students and faculty to serve as a bridge to deepen the contribution and relationship between the two countries.  

The meetings established a foundation for a more involved and mutually beneficial relationship between the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China and CWRU.  They culminated with an informal announcement of Ambassador Sun’s commitment to establish two scholarships for CWRU students to study in China and to send a team of Education Consuls for a visit to CWRU later this year to foster additional collaboration.  The Center for International Affairs will provide more details and scholarship particulars when a formal announcement is scheduled.


Education Abroad Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2014 Education Abroad Photo Contest winners.  This third annual photo contest with various categories drew a diverse and unique collection of photographs from around the world.
Overall Winner (The World is your Classroom category) by Nicole Mammoser


Nicole’s captivating photo titled, Photos was taken in Uganda.  Nicole says, “This photo was taken while I was showing a few children how to operate a camera.  The children in this particular photo were watching our team work with a nearby primary school. However, these children were too poor to attend school and were instead hanging out on the outskirts, eager to interact with us”.   Congratulations to Nicole.
Other categories and winners include:

  • SPARTIE  -  Spartie the Thrill Seeker by Matthew Hively
  • CWRU IN MOTION – An Eiffel Picnic by Sharif Sabe
  • GENERAL – Gondolas by Michelle Rudolph
  • FACEBOOK FAVORITE – The Diamond Cutter by Joyce Chen

Check out all of the current winners and their photos and visit the Education Abroad website to explore study abroad options.


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