The Institute of International Education (IIE), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, has announced the opening of the 2010-2011 Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,500 grants annually and currently operates in over 150 countries around the world. Fulbright Teaching Assistantships are now available in over 40 countries.
Fulbright full grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage, and full or partial tuition.
For all grants, applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application and hold at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent by the beginning date of the grant. Creative and performing artists are not required to have a bachelor's degree, but they must have four years of relevant training or study.
Complete program and application information is available at www.us.fulbrightonline.org.
Current OSU students should contact Marit Legler, the OSU Fulbright program advisor, for further information. The campus deadline for applications is Monday, September 28, 2009.
Prospective applicants are invited to attend a Fulbright information meeting Monday, June 1, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in 448 Snell Hall.
Some nine months after OSU signed an agreement to team with INTO University Partnerships on an initiative to recruit international students to the university, the fruits of many thousands of hours of labor is beginning to pay off.
This summer, the first INTO students will arrive to participate in a pair of language programs to prepare them to become full-fledged OSU students. Campus leaders estimate that roughly 100 students, mostly from Asia, will enroll in Academic English and another 30 students in General English.
This fall, a series of "pathway" programs will bring more international students to campus. These one-year programs have options in business, engineering, science and general studies and are designed to ease international students' transition to a new country, improve language skills and introduce them to their intended major. An estimated 165 students will participate in the pathway programs, bringing the total number of students under the INTO OSU umbrella to about 300 for fall term.
The documentary film, "Finding Face," which recently premiered at
The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva,
will make its Northwest premiere at Oregon State University on Tuesday,
The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Gilfillan Auditorium, 2601
S.W. Orchard Ave., Corvallis. It is free and open to the public.
The film, directed and produced by Skye Fitzgerald and OSU faculty
member Patti Duncan, documents the controversial case of Tat Marina, a
young Cambodian woman who was attacked with acid in 1999.
Scottish-born novelist Margot Livesey will visit the Oregon State
University campus on Friday, May 15, to read from her most recent
work, the award-winning novel The House on Fortune Street.
A question-and-answer session and a book-signing will follow the
reading, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library’s first floor
rotunda. The event is free and open to the public.
Livesey was raised in a boys' school in the Scottish Highlands where
her father taught and her mother was the school nurse. After getting
her bachelor's degree at the University of York, Livesey worked in
shops and restaurants while honing her craft as a fiction writer. Her
efforts began to pay off in 1986, with the publication of her short
story collection, Learning by Heart, published by Penguin/Canada.
Scientists at Oregon State University and China's Peking University plan to use part of a $12.4 million grant to study the impact that the burning of fuels like coal and biomass – as well as the smoking of meat – may have on the health of residents of China and the United States.
Additionally, the research will help determine the cancer-causing potential of certain air masses and where they came from, said OSU chemist and toxicologist Staci Simonich, the lead U.S. researcher on the project.
Communication workshops and screenings of the award-winning
documentary "Lost Boys of Sudan" are among the events set for
Intercultural Communication Week at Oregon State University, May 4-7.
The events aim to help the university and Corvallis communities
prepare to welcome an increased number of international students in the
next few years. INTO Oregon State University, a new initiative to
increase international student enrollment, will recruit international
students into a one-year "pathway" program that university officials
estimate will enroll 500 to 650 participants annually within five
Willamette University emeritus professor Gilbert LaFreniere will deliver a lecture titled "Reflections on the Ecological Transformation of Western Europe" on Wednesday, May 6, at Oregon State University. The free public talk begins at 4 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 206.
The lecture will address what LaFreniere calls "the massive ecological destruction of western Europe." He claims the entire Mediterranean basin has been transformed into a human artifact, and most of Western Europe has been similarly affected by deforestation, loss of species diversity, and near total humanization of pre-existing ecosystems.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian human rights activist who just joined the legal team of an Iranian-American journalist convicted of spying in Iran, will visit Oregon State University this weekend to participate in PeaceJam.
PeaceJam is an international education program that works with Nobel Prize laureates to engage youth in volunteerism and encourages them to work to transform themselves, their local communities and, ultimately, the world. More than 250 high school students and teachers from Oregon, Washington and California will attend the two-day conference at OSU that begins Friday, along with 50 OSU student mentors.
Ebadi also will present a free public lecture on Friday, April 24, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom titled "The Rights for Women and Children and Their Role as Leaders."
INTO Oregon State University, the initiative to increase the number of international students at OSU, is recruiting for three positions: Academic Support Manager, Academic Support Assistant and Receptionist. The application deadline is April 27. The position announcements are available on the INTO OSU implementation Web site.