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About the International Activities Committee

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Overview

The International Activities Committee (IAC) at the University of Nevada, Reno encourages the international interests of the faculty and promotes the internationalization of the campus and curriculum through activities, programs, research, and international collaborations. Members of the committee are appointed by the Vice Provost and serve on the committee for one year. In addition, there are standing committee members who represent internationally oriented offices and programs at the university, including the Office of International Students & Scholars, the Intensive English Language Center, the University Studies Abroad Consortium, the International Affairs program, and the Northern Nevada International Center. The committee receives funding from the administration and distributes funds annually through a competitive International Activities Grant process. Faculty interested in serving on the IAC should contact the Vice Provost, Joe Cline or the committee chair, Prof. Berch Berberoglu.

This international emphasis recognizes the need for students and faculty to have an understanding of the world and its impact on their lives and communities. In order for students to be competitive professionally in the 21st century, they must be globally competent and have exposure to other cultures; exposure includes study abroad experiences, interaction with international students, and curriculum that is globally oriented. It is therefore important that university faculty be given opportunities and support to enhance their international skills, knowledge, research, and connections. In general, the IAC advocates for and supports the internationalization of the university's curriculum, students, faculty, research, and programs.

Mission

The International Activities Committee drives the development of a globally focused campus community by:

  • Increasing collaborative research and connections with faculty and institutions around the globe
  • Internationalizing the curriculum in order to prepare students for the global economy
  • Providing financial support and incentives for university faculty to develop internationally
  • Positioning the University of Nevada, Reno globally

Past Events:

2015
Panel Event: The Many Faces of Globalization
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:00pm  in the Great Room of the Joe Crowley Student Union (4th floor)
Presenters: Dr. Berch Berberoglu (Sociology), Dr. Eleni Oikonomidoy (Education), Dr. Xiaoyu Pu (Political Science)
Moderator: Dr. Daniel Villanueva, Honors Program
Globalization has many dimensions.  Distinguished speakers from many disciplines discuss how it affects us and how we can influence its development.  Public discussion and reception to follow.


Event: International Education Week, November 16-20, 2015

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, and is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. 

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