think: international CWRU Newsletter, August 14, 2015

  • School of Dental Medicine Hosts Chinese Orthodontists
  • Global Talk 2015-2016 Series 


News and Announcements 

International students earn more than half of advanced STEM degrees in the U.S.

Meet a CWRU student through our monthly Global Perspective feature

The Marjorie Peace Lenn Research Award is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in scholarly research in the area of international trade and international student mobility. Application Deadline - October 1, 2015.

COMPETITION OPEN: Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars:
  • The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues.  Grant Duration is two weeks.
  • Japan and Korea:    November 2, 2015
  • France and Germany: February 1, 2016


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School of Dental Medicine Hosts Chinese Orthodontists for Professional Development Seminar

Chinese dentists gather with CWRU orthodontic residents and faculty members to celebrate another successful Mastership Program.

For the last three summers, Rongning (Grace) Wu, Assis­tant Professor at the School of Dental Medicine, has coordinated a professional development seminar, bringing orthodontists from China to the CWRU campus. 
Fourteen orthodontists from all over China spent the month of June living on campus and attending CWRU’s Mastership Program in Orthodontics.  The program focused on better orthodontics and patient care and began with an orientation that offered information about general cultural differences between the U.S. and China as well as specific cultural differences between the two dental systems.  The Chinese doctors enjoyed lectures from CWRU faculty members, a visit to a local dentist’s office, and interactions with orthodontic residents.  Participants also experienced Cleveland by visiting the Cleveland Museum of Art and attending a Cavaliers playoff game.
The School of Dental Medicine plans to continue and improve the successful program by adding a specialized vendor fair where companies will present orthodontics products in 2016. The number of program participants will remain small and selective to provide better opportunities for personal and first-hand learning. 

Wu noted, “This program would not have happened or been so successful without the support of my department chair and colleagues.  CWRU’s research oriented focus and the open mindedness of the department made this the best program so far.” 

With the program growing in popularity, CWRU’s prestige has also been growing in the dental community in China.  It is only a matter of time before the program slogan “We all smile in the same language.” is known near and far.

Global Talk 2015-2015 Series

The Center for International Affairs is excited to announce the 2015-2016 Global Talk Series!

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.
We are kicking off the Fall 2015 Series on Thursday, August 20:

Thursday, August 20, 2015:  12-1:30pm
Nord Hall, Room 356

This workshop is designed to provide faculty and staff with tips on Chinese character pronunciation.  Bring your class roster and learn how to correctly pronounce students’ names and more. 

We hope you will join us for this initial session and explore future topics: 2015-2016 Series  
The Global Talk series is open to all faculty and staff.  An RSVP is required  by the Tuesday before the event date.  Lunch is provided.




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