Registration is now open for the CCURI Spring 2017 Colloquium. Please see below for registration information and registration instructions
Date: April 26-29, 2017
Location: Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hotel & Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Registration link: https://www.etouches.com/ccurisps17
Registration deadline: March 24, 2017
This past June 2015, our inaugural Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Conference of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Education drew over 100 people from across the U.S. and abroad. The conference was (I believe) the first of its kind, and it was highly successful thanks to the dedication and hard work of our co-chairs and organizing committee at the University of Maryland, including Conrad Zeutenhorst, Katrina Knudsen, Bill Churma, and Eric Izaguirre, as well as the support from numerous volunteers and our sponsors at CET Academic Programs, IES Abroad, the Center for Global Education and Experience at Augsburg College, and the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship Program. Most critically, though, we had excellent presenters who came to us from everywhere from California to Greece, or locally in DC from such contributors as the U.S. Agency for International Development.
As a result of this first conference, we have decided to continue Somewhere Over the Rainbow, this year in the form of a webinar series in April 2016, and we anticipate next year (tentatively April 2017) with another one-day conference. For this spring’s webinar series, we again rely on the many incredible experts and voices across the country and around the world. We invite you to submit a proposal to conduct one of these April 2016 webinars. Please follow this link to learn more and to make a submission:
Proposals are due on February 12th. Once webinars are selected and dates are set, we will begin to get the word out. The webinars will be free. We hope this will be a great way for the many people who contacted us about the conference but who were unable to attend and for those who are just learning about the Somewhere Over the Rainbow family to join in this learning community and professional development conversation to continually enhance the field of international education through LGBTQ+ equity and diversity.
I encourage you to share this message with your email lists, colleagues, and/or those who may be interested to submit a proposal.
Director of Leadership Initiatives
LGBT Equity Center
2218 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
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I am happy to announce that Cultural Vistas is now accepting applications for our Celebrate the Connections international arts exchange program: http://www.culturalvistas.org/connections<http://www.culturalvistas.org/connections>.
Funded by the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, Celebrate the Connections is a creative arts exchange that will send six U.S. artists to India in January 2016 (Jan 23 – Feb 9) for a teaching, learning, and performance tour across four cities. The program aims to foster cross-cultural dialogue and inspire creative collaboration between artist communities using the growing global influence of the urban arts.
I ask that you please forward this announcement to any students, colleagues, and friends who may be interested in applying. We encourage candidates apply by Monday, November 9, 2015.
Please send any questions to Helen Bryant (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>) or myself.
Thanks so much,
Katja Kurz, Ph.D.
University Relations Officer, Program Development
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For nearly 35 years PPIA has been supporting students in their pursuit of graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs. The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institutes (JSI). JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.
Students who are selected for the 2016 Junior Summer Institute Fellowship cohort will study on the campus of one of our four participating universities:
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The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen the students’ quantitative, analytic and communication skills. Extracurricular activities are also included as well. These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs. The successful completion of a summer institute is a requirement for PPIA Fellows to qualify for graduate school benefits.
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