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The Idea of the European University

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The Idea of the European University

Each Café CSE takes students and faculty beyond the classroom experience, and the final event for fall semester will be no exception. Join us Wednesday, 3 December when John R. Rosenberg, College of Humanities dean; LeGrand Richards, associate professor of educational leadership and foundations; and moderator: Martha Peacock, professor of art history and CSE associate director, tackle this interesting topic at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Rosenberg has been a professor of Spanish literature at Brigham Young University since 1985. (more…)

Career Reflections: Graduate School

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Career Reflections: Graduate School

Join us  Thursday, 20 November at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB for the Political Affairs Lecture Series.

This week the focus is on graduate school and will feature  Will Matheson, MBA; Joshua James, JD/MPA; and Amy West, JD.

Q&A will follow their presentations.

Study Abroad Funding Sources

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Study Abroad Funding Sources

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Alfred Russell Wallace Grants
Operation Wallacea (a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes)
U.S. undergraduate students looking to join one of the Operation Wallacea biodiversity teams
1 grant of $1500, 1 grant of $750, and 3 grants of $500
February 27, 2015 for summer 2015
http://opwall.com/about-us/alfred-russel-wallace-grants/

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Applicants must be Pell Grant recipients and are encouraged to select underrepresented destinations and study critical-need languages
up to $5,000; Critical Need Language Awards up to $8,000
October 7 for spring and summer (early application)
March 3 for summer (regular application), fall semester, and academic year
http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program (more…)

Writing Workshop for Personal Statements and International Scholarships

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Writing Workshop for Personal Statements and International Scholarships

Patricia Dorff, the editorial director of publishing for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), will share her writing expertise on Thursday, 20 November at 1:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Dorff has nearly three decades of publishing experience with a diverse background in international relations, editing, production, and marketing. As editorial director, she oversees all CFR publications and directs the council’s international partnerships program with foreign publishers to translate and post content online. In addition, she advises CFR senior fellows on their writing and assists with the promotion and distribution of publications. She also works with various publishers—such as Random House, Knopf, Princeton University Press, and Oxford University Press—on CFR books and regularly teaches editing classes for CFR senior fellows and research associates. (more…)

An Indispensable Nation: U.S. in Asia

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An Indispensable Nation: U.S. in Asia

His Excellency Ahn Ho-young, South Korean ambassador to the U.S., will speak on Thursday, 20 November at 11:00 a.m. in 238 HRCB.

Ahn was appointed South Korean ambassador to the U.S. in 2013. He previously served as first vice minister of foreign affairs and trade (2012–13), ambassador to Belgium and head of the Korean Mission to the European Union (2011–12), and deputy minister for trade at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT; 2008–11), during which time he was the president’s sherpa for the G-20 and G8 outreach meetings. Other postings in MOFAT include director-general of the Multilateral Trade Bureau (2003–04) and director of the International Trade Law Division in the Office of the Minister for Trade (2002–03). (more…)