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September 30, 2011, 6-10pm
Denver, Colorado

IIE’s Rocky Mountain Regional Center will host the 10th Annual Diplomats Ball to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy. The gala will be an evening of elegance and fun with dinner, dancing, and, of course, ping pong. The black tie affair will have a unique twist: IIE has asked attendees to wear sneakers so that they can take part in the table tennis.

At the event, IIE’s first-ever "Lifetime Achievement in Citizen Diplomacy" Award will be presented to William J. Hybl for his work as President Emeritus of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) during four Olympic Games. The Western Union Foundation will also be honored for their work with the Western Union Foundation Family Scholarship, which is designed to help two members of a family move up the economic development ladder through support of language acquisition classes, vocational training, or undergraduate course work.

The Diplomats Ball will be held on September 30th from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at the University of Denver's Magness Arena. Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of IIE, and Edie Cecil, Vice President of Professional Exchange and Community Outreach at IIE, will lead the event.

For more information, please visit: www.iie.org/en/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Events/2011/Diplomats-Ball-2011

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September 29, 2011, from 2-3pm

Stacey Chapple, Program Officer for Global Initiatives at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), will host an online webinar about "Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminars in Japan and Korea" on September 29, 2011, at 2pm. This webinar will discuss the International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars held in Japan and Korea. These programs help international education professionals and senior higher education officials from the United States create empowering connections with the societal, cultural, and higher education systems of other countries.

There will be time for questions following the presentation. To register for the webinar, please visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/567907609

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Free Workshop: November 12, 2011

The International Negotiation Modules Project (INMP) uses computer-assisted simulation as a tool to enhance learning and teaching strategies about international issues and negotiations across the community college curriculum. Simulation in this context is more than merely playing a game or participating in a predefined exercise. Rather, it encompasses the entire class structure and affects all learning modalities.

Since its inception in 1995, over 50 community colleges and 115 classes have participated. The nonconventional pairing of disciplines, the nontraditional use of integrated technology, and the diverse student body all enhance the overall quality of the simulation and the direct learning experience. International issues that depict real-life negotiation strategies and that specifically highlight the needs of community college students underscore the cross-institutional character of this project.

INMP is an innovative and viable model for linking technology and the internationalization of the curriculum. INMP recognizes that international issues are an integral part of every community college discipline, and that the task of internationalizing the curriculum not only can, but should be internationalized in all areas of the college environment.

For additional information, please visit www.icons.umd.edu/inp/index.html, or contact rabyrl@aol.com.

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An orientation trip to Cuba for study abroad staff will take place October 15-23.

School representatives qualify using the general license, which is an entitlement of all institutions of higher learning. Only a letter of authorization from a responsible official of the institution is required.

The program will include visits to universities and other sites in Havana, Matanzas, Cardenas, Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, and Cienfuegos. For detail, please visit http://cubapeopletopeople.blogspot.com/2011/09/planned-itinerary-for-october-15-23.html

Cost from Miami is $2,350, with a $200 single supplement.

Another orientation program will be held in conjunction with the 8th international congress hosted February 13-17, 2012, by the Ministry of Higher Education and Cuba's universities. The theme is "The University for Sustainable Development."

You can find information at www.congresouniversidad.cu in both Spanish and English. This is a very large event involving universities from all over Cuba and from other countries. As you will see online, the Congress incorporates specialized workshops, symposiums, and forums. Like conferences here, it provides many opportunities for introductions and private meetings.

We do not anticipate that U.S. participants will attend the congress from beginning to end. Special sessions will be organized for U.S. schools to meet Cuban counterparts and learn about institutional cooperation. Additional and alternate program will be scheduled in Havana. Travel to provinces will be available after the congress.

For additional information, contact John McAuliff, Fund for Reconciliation and Development: director@ffrd.org

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Strategies for Expansion in Higher Education in India
November 11-12, 2011
New Delhi, India

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) with the support of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, will be organizing the 7th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2011, a two day Global Conference on November 11-12 at FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi.

The Summit is an earnest effort toward bringing together key policy-makers, educationists, and the corporate sector at both the national and international level for deliberations, interactions, knowledge sharing, and the identification of policy and practice imperatives.

The Hon’ble Union Minister for HRD, Mr. Kapil Sibal, has confirmed to inaugurate the Summit. Thought Leaders like Dr. Daniel C Levy, Distinguished Professor on Education Policy, University at Albany & Director of PROPHE USA; and Prof. David Naylor, President, University of Toronto, Canada, will be speaking at the conference.

More than 650 delegates from India and abroad, including university presidents and deans from Scotland, Canada, the U.S., Thailand, and Brunei, are expected to attend the Summit. B2B facilitations are organized to facilitate joint collaborations between Indian or foreign institutions. Exhibition at the conference is an additional attraction for participants to showcase their programs and products to the students from the NCR region and the captive delegates. More than 2,000 students visit the Exhibition every year.

U.S. Institutions: If any IIE members are planning to attend, please email membership@iie.org so that we will be able to coordinate the U.S. presence at the Summit.

For more information on the FICCI Higher Education Summit, please visit: www.ficci-hes.com.

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Nomination Deadline: October 14, 2011.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) invites IIE member institutions to nominate their program for the 2012 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education.

The Heiskell Award Categories

Category 1: Internationalizing the Campus
Advancing curriculum development, fostering international opportunities, and creatively integrating international students into university life.

Category 2: Study Abroad
Providing innovative programs and services to make study abroad accessible to a broader student population.

Category 3: Best Practices in International Partnerships
Recognizing strategic, comprehensive, and innovative international partnership efforts.

Category 4: Internationalizing the Community College Campus
Creating innovative programs and services, including study abroad, to make international opportunities accessible to community college students. (IIE & AACC members are eligible to apply.)

Note: With the exception of Category 1, please submit nominations that focus on particular programs or initiatives, rather than including all campus programs in one nomination.

More Information
For more details on the Andrew Heiskell Awards, and to download the application, please go to: www.iie.org/HeiskellAwards or email HeiskellAwards@iie.org.

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Application Deadline: October 14, 2011

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Fulbright German Studies Seminar. The topic is "Nation-State and European Identity" and the application deadline is October 14, 2011.

The Fulbright German Studies Seminar offers U.S. scholars the opportunity to meet in Germany to discuss current issues facing Germans, Europeans, and the broader international community. The 2012 seminar on "Nation-State and European Identity" will explore questions related to the evolving definition of identity within Germany and Europe. Throughout the seminar, scholars will examine the influence of the European Union on German identity, hear from experts about how concepts of national and regional identity are being challenged, and whether competing identities can be reconciled. The majority of the program will take place in Berlin, but visits to other regions will also be included.

Eligible candidates include scholars from U.S. universities, colleges, and community colleges who hold full-time teaching appointments and a Ph.D., or equivalent professional/terminal degree, in a field related to the seminar topic. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The seminar will be held in English and will take place June 12–23, 2012.

For more information, please visit www.cies.org/GSS/ or contact Tanya Janes at tjanes@iie.org or (202) 686-6258.

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April 4-6, 2012
Bangkok, Thailand
Deadline to Submit Abstracts: October 15, 2011

The Asian-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the APAIE 2012 Conference and Exhibition. The conference will take place on April 4-6, 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand, and the theme for the conference is: "University Social Responsibility for the Benefit of Mankind." Sub-theme categories include: educational system development, student and university staff development, and university and society.

For more information on the conference, please visit: www.apaie.org/conference/2012/proposals.php

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For the first week of October, the Institute of International Education will host ten higher education leaders from Germany on a five-day study tour of U.S. campuses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, organized on behalf of the German-American Fulbright Commission.

In 2010, the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and the Stiftung Mercator initiated a competition among universities for the best concepts of university outreach and civic engagement in Germany. The competition was developed to inspire German higher education institutions to assert a more public role that goes beyond the delivery of instruction and considers a university's impact on economic and workforce development, education reform, municipal planning, as well as social and cultural welfare.

The goal of the seminar, "Connecting Knowledge to Serve Society: University Engagement in the U.S.," is to introduce representatives from the ten finalist institutions to higher education in the United States, and how diverse U.S. schools develop their university engagement and outreach. A cooperative project supported by the Stifterverband and conducted by the German-American Fulbright Commission, the seminar will focus on management and governance, marketing and competition, financing, decision-making, and quality assurance at U.S. universities.

During the week, the German delegation will travel to and meet with leaders from six public and private universities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including Carnegie Mellon University, the Major’s Office of Education, Community College of Philadelphia, Temple University, New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, Rutgers, and the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick.

For more information, please visit: www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Press-Center/Press-Releases/2011/2011-10-03-German-American-Fulbright-Commission-Study-Tour

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Over the past two weeks, the Institute of International Education’s Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education has been leading a delegation of administrators from Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on a study tour of higher education institutions across the United States. Supported by the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta through the Facilitative Assistance Visitor Program, the delegation is traveling to campuses from Portland, Oregon, to Washington, D.C., to meet with higher education leaders and foster ties between the U.S. and Indonesia.

Supporting the theme, "Strengthening Existing Partnerships and Exploring News Areas of Collaboration," the study tour aims to strengthen existing partnership activities between Universitas Gadjah Mada and institutions in the U.S., explore new potential areas of collaboration, discuss the implementation of joint activities, and increase U.S. institutions’ understanding of UGM and Indonesian higher education.

For more information, please visit: www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Press-Center/Press-Releases/2011/2011-09-16-Universitas-Gadjah-Mada-Study-Tour

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Study Abroad

An article from the Associated Press reports that as more U.S. students are studying abroad, colleges and universities have increasingly encouraged them to venture beyond the "bubbles" of their peers and interact with the locals. Colleges and universities have used various means to foster greater assimilation, including offering study abroad options beyond so-called "island" programs, where U.S. students live, study, and socialize together. Other options include giving the students "less free time, mandatory local internships, signed promises students won't speak English, and even ‘Amazing Race’-style solo scavenger hunts—like one where wide-eyed Nebraska students were dropped off their first morning in China in a distant corner of their new city with $5 and instructions to find their way back home alone." Colleges and universities also have come up with ways to push students out of technology bubbles, where many spend hours each day on the Internet instead of in their places of study.

To read the complete article, please click here: www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2011/09/25/american_students_abroad_pushed_out_of_bubbles/

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