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Oregon State University’s commitment to promote diversity on campus
has received a national "best practices" award for college programs.
Terryl Ross, director of OSU’s Office of Community and Diversity,
accepted the "Committed to Diversity" Award recently from Minority
Access Inc., a Washington, D.C.-area non-profit working to expand
minority involvement in education, employment and research. Multiple OSU initiatives provided that organization with many examples of best practices, including "a vibrant international students program and expanded undergraduate study abroad program."
The Research Office is now accepting
Letters of Intent for the 2009 USDA-CSREES International Science and
Education (ISE) Competitive Grants Program to support research, extension and teaching activities that will
enhance the capabilities of U.S. colleges and universities to
conduct international collaborative research, extension and teaching. This is a limited submission program. The Letter of Intent submission deadline is December 9, 2008. Visit the Research Office Incentive Programs Web site for details on the USDA-CSREES-ISE program and guidance on preparing Letters of Intent.
Marco Clark's cross-disciplinary research examines the social, economic and ecological effects of dams on the Nu and Upper Mekong Rivers in China. Currently, China is the international leader in dam construction, and the project is being developed with the intent of assisting China in their quest for renewable energy. Clark’s interviews with villagers and political leaders will provide a better understanding of the effects of dam construction on people and the environment.
Clark studied in Beijing during 2002-03 through the Oregon Abroad exchange program in China and graduated from the OSU International Degree program in 2007. Currently in his second year of graduate study in anthropology, he
was able to conduct more fieldwork in China with a
grant from the Institute for Water and Watersheds.
A culinary exploration of Southeast Asia and a screening of the award-winning documentary "War/Dance" are among the events set for Oregon State University’s observance of International Education Week, November 17-21. Read more about International Education Week highlights in the press release, and check out the complete schedule of events.
An agricultural economist and two biochemists from Africa are wrapping up seven weeks of training and research at Oregon State University that aims to improve the diets, health and financial conditions of people in their countries.
The three came to Corvallis through the Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellows Program. The program temporarily places agricultural researchers and policymakers from developing countries at universities and other institutions in the United States. The visiting fellows then receive scientific training and engage in collaborative research that seeks to promote food security and economic growth in their countries.
"This has been a valuable opportunity to build relationships and assist in the development of agricultural self-sufficiency in Africa," said Stella Coakley, an associate dean at OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Read more about the work of Phyllis Mends, a principal agricultural economist at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana; Haoua Sabo, a biochemist at Abdou Moumouni University in Niger; and Olufunke Ola-Davies, a veterinary biochemist at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.
Pharmacy student Vivian Nguyen speaks of her work at a remote hospital in Niger as part of a college outreach program. The experience was part of what OSU and increasing numbers of pharmacy programs all over the country are trying to help more students
understand – the immediate and sometimes desperate needs of underserved
populations, and the role that pharmacists on the front lines can play
to help address that.
OSU celebrates International Education Week November 17-21, 2008. Colleges, departments and student groups are encouraged to plan events that highlight international education, research and outreach at OSU. For information on how to participate, check out the International Programs guide to planning and registering an event. The publicity deadline is Friday, November 7.
David S. Luft, the Horning Professor in the Humanities in Oregon
State University’s History Department, will give the first lecture in
the 2008-09 Horning Lecture Series on Monday, November 10. His talk, "Themes in the Humanities: Understanding, Ethics,
Language, and Culture," will open with
remarks about the Horning Endowment and the place of the humanities in
a research university, and then discuss three main themes: the
relationship of the natural sciences to ethics and the humanities, the
significance of translation in relation to science and modern culture,
and the significance of German culture for Austrian history and
Students in OSU's International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA) will go to Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua, this December to provide veterinary care and public education.