New York Times Global Review
The International Center sponsors a New York Times Global Review every Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in WB 147 through April 16. UVU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend to participate in lively and critical discussion about events covered in the New York Times. A different faculty or staff member will lead the discussions each week. Attendees are asked to bring along a copy of the daily edition of the New York Times. Pizza and drinks will be provided. See flyer.
Who: Faculty, staff, and students
What: New York Times Global Review
When: Every Friday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Where: WB 147
Why: An engaging participation in a lively and critical discussion about events covered in the New York Times. Sponsored by: UVU International Center, Student Government, and the Utah Democracy Project.
A Walk Down the Longest Street in the World: How Sesame Street International Co-Productions Work to Educate Children around the World
Friday, 2 April, 11:00 am, BYU JFSB B037
Charlotte Frances Cole, vice president for International Education, Research, and Outreach, Sesame Workshop
A Farewell to Bombs: The Case for Nuclear Disarmament
Friday, 2 April, 2:00 pm, BYU Kennedy Center HRCB 238
Kenley Butler, executive officer/senior project manager, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Senior Consultant to discuss Rebuilding Afghanistan in a Time of War
Monday, 5 April, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, UVU SC 206b
Gene Wikle will present “Afghanistan: Nation Building 101” on Monday, 5 April at 1:00 p.m. in the UVU Sorensen Student Center 206b. Wikle’s lecture will address the challenges and experiences of rebuilding a war-worn nation.
Wikle currently serves as a senior mentor to the Afghan National Army Air Corps and the U.S. military’s Combined Security Transition Command—Afghanistan. He provides consultation in leadership and management skills, facility management, logistics management, financial management, and strategic planning. Wikle frequently briefs the senior leadership of the Afghan national government, including President Hamid Karzai, the Minister of Defense, the Minister of Interior, and senior ranking U.S. and Afghan military officers.
Please join us immediately after for a reception in the International Center, WB 147. This lecture is brought to you by the International Center’s Global Spotlight Lecture Series. See flyer here. Visit www.uvu.edu/international for more information.
International Challenges and Perspectives for the Danish–American Relationship
Thursday, 8 April, 11:00 am, BYU Kennedy Center HRCB 238
His Excellency Friis Arne Petersen, Danish ambassador to the U.S
Richard Dutcher to Present Falling for UVU's International Cinema
Thursday, 8 April, 7:00 pm, UVU library Auditorium LI 120
Cinema Studies club is pleased to sponsor a very special screening event. Richard Dutcher, the arguable "father" of LDS film will be on campus to screen his film Falling (2008) and to have a discussion with viewers following the film. Dutcher is the acclaimed director, writer, producer and actor of various LDS films such as God's Army (2000), Brigham City (2001), and States of Grace (2005). Falling (2008) Rated R for Violence and Language.
Synopsis: A Hollywood videographer, Eric Boyle, stumbles across a gang murder and makes a small fortune selling the footage to a Los Angeles news station. Eric's life descends into chaos when the exposed gang members savagely hunt down anyone with a connection to the incriminating footage. See the Spring semester flyer here.
Haleh Esfandiari Lecture and Book Signing
Thursday, 8 April, 7:00 pm, Jewish Community Center, SLC
In May 2007, a 67-year-old American scholar and grandmother was accused of plotting to overthrow the Iranian government and thrown into solitary confinement in Evin Prison. She emerged 105 days later. Come hear her story: "My Prison, My Home". Event will take place at the I.J. and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center at 2 North Medical Drive. Co-sponsored by the Middle East Center, and the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah.
Friday, 9 April, 12 noon, BYU Kennedy Center HRCB 238
His Excellency Francisco Villagrán de León, Guatemalan ambassador to the U.S.
Middle East Night at UVU
Monday, 12 April, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, UVU SC Centre Stage
Middle Eastern students at UVU are inviting everyone to share with them their culture. There will be a Belly Dancing performance as well as Arabic Drums (Darbuka). There will also be Middle Eastern Food: chicken kabob, basbousa and more!!
Tickets are available at the Campus Connection: $3 with UVU I.D. and $5 without.
Come and listen to Middle Eastern music, watch Middle Eastern performances, eat the best food ever, and dance!! See flyer here.
3rd Annual UVU Latin American Celebration
Tuesday, 13 April, UVU SC Grande Ballroom
6:00 - 7:30 pm Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 pm Entertainment & Achiever’s Program
The Latino Initiative will be recoginizing students and community members for their achievements this last year as well as presenting an amazing cultural celebration. Seating is Limited. Tickets will sell Fast! Tickets: $5.00 (includes dinner, entertainment, and achiever's program). Children 3 & under: Free. Tickets are being sold at UVU Campus Connections (Purchase tickets by phone at 801-863-8797) and at a few Utah Community Credit Union (UCCU) branches. See flyer here.
Global Family Health Conference: “Global Issues, Domestic Solutions”
Tuesday, 13 April, 8:00 am–5:00 pm, BYU Conference Center
Panel Discussion: The Economic Outlook
Wednesday, 14 April, 7:00 pm, Westminster College
As part of the Global Interdependence Center's International Conference Series, Westminster College presents a panel discussion on "The Economic Outlook in the Post-Crisis Environment" on April 14, 2010, at 7 p.m. in the Jay W. Lees Courage Theatre in the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts.
Panelists include William Dunkelberg, economic strategist, Boenning & Scattergood; David Kotok, CIO, Cumberland Advisors; and John Silvia, chief economist, Wachovia/Wells Fargo. Panelists will discuss Finance and Economics: Interdependence Between Dynamic Forces and The U.S. Credit Market: Conditions and Policies.
Each panelist is a board member of the Global Interdependence Center (GIC), a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization with a global reach that encourages the expansion of global dialogue and free trade to improve cooperation and understanding with the goal of reducing international conflicts and improving worldwide living standards.
The lecture is part of GIC's International Conference Series, Financial Interdependence in the Post-Crisis Capital Markets, which explores the rebuilding of capital markets in the post-financial crisis environment, with special emphasis on the newly expanded roles for governments, central banks, NGOs, and private financial and non-financial businesses.
The panel discussion is free and open to all. For more information, please contact Jennifer Raineri or (801) 832-3554.
2010 UVU International Study Programs
As winner of UVU’s First Annual International Education Essay Contest, Career Counselor Amber Collins received an all-expenses-paid opportunity to travel with one of UVU’s International Study Programs. After consultation with the program director, Collins selected the Italy: Art History program and is scheduled to travel in May.
Once again, congratulations, Amber! The International Center looks forward to next year's entries from all advisors!
Students are currently preparing to travel on the following programs this summer:
- Brazil: Portuguese
- Costa Rica: Biology and Geology
- France: French
- Germany: German
- Italy: Art History
- London: Literature and Cinema
- Namibia: Digital Media
- Ukraine: Nursing
For more information, visit or contact the International Center (WB 147) at 801.863.8709 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access additional program materials, check out www.uvu.edu/international/isp.
International Internships: Interested in expanding your education globally?
The International Center encourages you to explore the possibilities of an International Internship. An international experience could make all the difference in obtaining the career position you desire in the future. Start exploring the opportunities and make a plan for an international internship.
The International Center maintains strong connections with international internship host offices around the world, but there are also many UVU faculty and staff and community members who have international connections. In preparing for an international internship be sure to explore possibilities with campus or community contacts.
If you would like information about prospective internship placements please click here.
Follow UVU students as they intern abroad at the UVU International Study Programs Blog.
Scholarships and other funding options here.
Teach Abroad with CIEE
Work overseas and teach English abroad in Chile, China, the Dominican Republic, South Korea, Spain, or Thailand with CIEE. Change the lives of you and your students. Connect with local communities in ways no traveler can. In countries all over the world live people with a great desire to learn the English language - and to absorb American culture. Be part of this essential historical and cultural exchange as you teach English to your students by sharing your culture: share stories about your family, your work, and your interests alongside vocabulary and verb conjugation. Your favorite shirt, song, sports team, and stories become exotic ambassadors for your home country - and give your culture a dimension it never has in headlines and movies. Whether you are a recent graduate, an experienced teacher, or a professional ready for a change, CIEE is devoted to increasing opportunities for you to teach English overseas - and for students abroad to learn. Read more here.
MicroBusiness Mentors Internships
Want hands-on experience with a micro-credit organization right here in Provo? (See flyer for more details.)
Volunteer Positions Available:
Spanish Trainers (Spanish Speaking Business Major)
English Trainers (Business Major)
Alumni Trainers (Spanish Speaking Business Major)
Outreach Trainers (Spanish Speaking)
Accountant (Spanish Speaking Accounting Major)
Human Resource Director
Marketing/Public Relations Director
How to apply: Email your resume and desired position to email@example.com, and we’ll contact you soon with interview information!
International Education News
Campus Leaders Should Walk the Walk on Internationalization
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on a speech on internationalizing campuses by Nancy L. Zimpher, head of the State University of New York, to international educators attending the AIEA conference. Zimpher stated that to be successful, campus leaders should walk the walk on internationalizing campuses. Read more here.
Haiti Quake Also Levels Higher Education
The physical devastation of Haiti is clear, however the immense impact on higher education is far reaching on both students and the future stability of the country. Prior to the quake, few went to college in the impoverished nation. With some institutions wiped out completely, the international community has an essential role in both rebuilding institutions and ensuring access for current students reports The New York Times. Read more here.
North America's Continental Drift in Higher Education
The failure of American academics to embrace a common agenda for cooperation of colleges and universities in Canada, Mexico and the United States may be preventing those countries' higher education systems from realizing some of the gains European universities are experiencing through the "Bologna process," several experts told Inside Higher Education on the last day of the annual meeting of the American Council on Education. Read more here.
Israeli Plan to Attract Scientists and Researchers
The Israeli government has approved a national five-year plan to curtail the country's brain drain and attract global academic expatriates, reported Israel's Ynetnews. Through the plan Israeli universities will establish "academic distinction centers" in various fields aimed at attracting scientists and researches. Read more here.
Book: Staff Pick
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place by Terry Tempest Williams
The only constants in nature are change and death. Terry Tempest Williams, a naturalist and writer from northern Utah, has seen her share of both. The pages of Refuge resound with the deaths of her mother and grandmother and other women from cancer, the result of the American government's ongoing nuclear-weapons tests in the nearby Nevada desert. You won't find the episode in the standard history textbooks; the Feds wouldn't admit to conducting the tests until women and men in Utah, Nevada, and northwestern Arizona took the matter to court in the mid-1980s, and by then thousands of Americans had fallen victim to official technology. Parallel to her account of this devastation, Williams describes changes in bird life at the sanctuaries dotting the shores of the Great Salt Lake as water levels rose during the unusually wet early 1980s and threatened the nesting grounds of dozens of species. In this world of shattered eggs and drowned shorebirds, Williams reckons with the meaning of life, alternating despair and joy.
"A must read for anyone who cares about this place, Utah." Book chosen by Grant Skabelund. More info here.