President Edward Ray and Provost Sabah Randhawa held their annual reception honoring international faculty and visiting scholars during International Education Week 2013.
The Oregon State University CH2M Hill Alumni Center was filled with over 182 international scholars and faculty, sponsors, supporters, and families. As the crowd socialized, children participated in activities with OSU KidSpirit, and the International Scholar and Faculty Services (ISFS) office took this opportunity to interview scholars about their experiences and research at OSU. Over 18 individuals participated in the interviews and the highlights will be shared on the ISFS website in the future.
President Edward Ray and Provost Sabah Randhawa’s speeches emphasized the following accomplishments and partnerships through the ISFS office:
- During the last academic year, nearly 400 international scholars, and faculty engaged in research and teaching at OSU, while over 100 international students engaged in internships ranging from the famed Global Formula Race Team to the NASA AirMOSS Project for the Hydrologic Science Team.
- Each one of OSU’s extension offices, experiment stations, and research centers were sites for international scholars, faculty or interns. All of OSU’s colleges engaged in international exchanges.
- International Scholar and Faculty Services secured work authorization for thirteen new tenure-track faculty and secured permanent residence for ten faculty, ensuring that they can continue to enrich the research mission and the excellence of OSU.
- Close to two-hundred OSU faculty sponsored J-1 Exchange Visitors, providing them with diverse research and cross-cultural experiences; sponsors opened their labs, and in some cases, their homes to the visitors.
If you would like to know more about the programs the OSU International Faculty and Scholar Services sponsor, please visit our website at http://oregonstate.edu/international/atosu/scholars/isfs-home.