Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NRS 496 - Seminar in International Development in Spring 2015


November 18, 2014

Hello students and colleagues,

I would like to remind you that it is possible for students to enroll in NRS 496 (3 credits) for the Spring semester (2015) even if you are not taking the International Development Minor.

What a deal!!

You can learn project and proposal development and have a job skill to put on your resume!

You Can Enroll Now:

NRS - 496
International Development Seminar
Wednesdays - 2:00PM - 4:30PM

If you need more information or a permission number let me know.

Professor David Abedon
Natural Resources Science Department

Friday, November 14, 2014

International Education Week at URI - Nov. 17-21!

Initiated in 2000 by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of global education, including the development of cross-cultural competencies and the exchange of people and ideas across borders.

In its 4th year at URI, the week-long celebration involves a variety of globally-themed activities and is dedicated to enhancing international awareness across campus, as well as supporting global learning opportunities at URI, regionally and abroad

Please share the following activity highlights and the attached schedule with your students and colleagues! For event descriptions or questions, visit the IEW website or contact Kathleen Ramcharran at ramcharran@mail.uri.edu.

Activity highlights include:

A Global Journey: Guest Lecture by Friedrich Löhr, Consul General of Germany in Boston (2008-2012)
TuesdayNovember 18
12:30-1:45pm, Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum

Internationally Acclaimed Author, Qais Akbar Omar of Afghanistan
TuesdayNovember 18
4:30-6:00pm, Chafee 271

The Syrian Crisis and Civil Society Activism 
WednesdayNovember 19
1:00-1:50pm, Edwards Auditorium

Work, Intern, and Volunteer Abroad!
ThursdayNovember 20
12:30-1:45pm, Quinn Auditorium

The Role of Women During and After the Conflict in Nepal
ThursdayNovember 20
2:30-3:15pm, Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum

Funding Opportunities for International Study & Research
ThursdayNovember 20
5:00pm, Lippitt 402

Perspectives of Women in the Middle East and South Asia: Voiced by URI Students, Alumni and Faculty
ThursdayNovember 20
6:30-8:00pm, URI College of Continuing Education, Providence Campus, Shepard Building

Celebration of International Student Life
FridayNovember 21
12:00-1:30pm, Memorial Union Atriums & Lobby

Sponsored by the Office of International Education in partnership with:

A.C.E. English Language Institute at URI, Alumni Association Women’s Council for Development, American Pharmacists Association at URI, Center for Career and Experiential Education, Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, College of Nursing, Department of Natural Resources Science, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Division of Student Affairs, Harrington School of Communication and Media, Health Services, Memorial Union Enhancement Committee, Office of National Fellowships, Office of the Provost, Office of Student Life, Polish Cultural Club, The Union Board, The Women’s Center, Total Image Hair Salon,University Honors Program, URI Summer Program in Calabria

11/18: Two Events to Promote U.S.-China Cultural Exchange

Prof. Ping Xu in the Department of Political Science and her students in PSC 377 Politics of China invite you to join them for two events on Tuesday, November 18:

Environmentalist talk (refreshments will be provided):
Speaker: Tim Mooney from the Nature Conservancy
Time: 6pm-8pm  Tuesday, November 18
Location: CBLS  Auditorium (Room 10)

Panel on US-China relations (Free food will be provided):
Speakers: Tong YU, Yuwen Chen, Richard Mcintyre, Art Mead
Time: 5-6pm Tuesday, November 18
Location: Washburn 316

Monday, November 10, 2014

Looking for a J-Term Course to Fulfill Chinese Major Requirements?

COM 310: Chinese Hollywood: Through The Lens of Visual Literacy

An intensive, interdisciplinary capstone course; exploring literature and research about Chinese Hollywood through visual literacy; and training students how to read Chinese film. Pre-requisite: junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor.

Professor Yan Ma, Swan Hall 304, M-F, 9am-12pm plus blended online, 3 credits.


11/12: Confucius Institute Reading Room Opens!

The Confucius Institute at URI is pleased to announce the official opening of its Reading Room on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  The Reading Room is located in the Confucius Institute conference room in the URI Library and has an extensive amount of Chinese language reading materials on a variety of topics at various proficiency levels available for student use.  Students may use the materials in the Reading Room or take them out for a period of 28 days.

Since Tuesday classes meet on Wednesday, November 12, the Reading Room will be open according to the Tuesday hours from 1:00-4:00 PM.

Confucius Institute Reading Room Fall 2014 Hours
Effective from November 12, 2014 to December 19, 2014.

Morning Sessions
9:00 - 12:00

9:00 - 12:00

9:00 - 12:00
Afternoon Sessions

1:00 - 4:00

1:00 - 4:00

Fourth Annual "Get A Passport & Travel" Workshop - International Education Week 2014

As part of International Education Week 2014, the Boston Passport Agency and United States Postal Service (USPS) will have staff on the University of Rhode Island Kingston campus on Friday, November 21, 2014 between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM in Atrium 2 of the Memorial Union to process both new and renewal passport applications. This is an opportunity for URI students, staff, and faculty to apply for or renew their passports quickly and conveniently.

To assist students with the expense associated with applying for a first-time passport, the URI Office of International Education is offering to subsidize the passport application fee ($110 value) for the first 50 URI full-time, U.S. undergraduate students who complete an application, provide proof of attendance at an International Education Week event, and bring all required documents for their passport to the workshop. Please note, applicants will still need to pay a $25 execution fee to the USPS.

To be considered for the subsidized passport, students must complete and submit an application form to the Office of International Education by 3:30 p.m. on November 10, 12, 13, or 14, 2014. No late submissions will be accepted.

Applications forms may be accessed at: http://www.uri.edu/international/IEW/documents/PassportApplicationForm.pdf
Required documents to bring to the passport workshop may be accessed at: http://www.uri.edu/international/IEW/documents/RequiredDocuments.pdf

The Office of International Education is excited to offer this opportunity to URI students as part of International Education Week. There are also many other sponsored events throughout the week of November 17-21, to which all are encouraged to attend. To learn more about International Education Week workshops, talks, and events, visit: www.uri.edu/international/IEW.

Questions regarding passport services may be directed to oie@etal.uri.edu.

Free Summer 2015 China Program for College ROTC Students

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is seeking applications from college ROTC students nationwide for summer 2015 China program.  The program is sponsored by Project Global Officer.  If accepted, full scholarship is guaranteed.

The program dates are June 12-August 16, 2015.  Instead of the traditional grammar and drill teaching, and staying in dorms/hotels, the ERAU program uses Chinese language to teach 3 subject matters, as well as providing home stay.  The subject matters are speech, applied cross-culture communication, and introduction to geography.  As a result of the design of the program, one should make great improvement in Chinese language as well as gaining subject and cultural knowledge.  88% students in 2014 program gained in their language proficiency.  Fieldtrips to famous sites are part of the program activities.

ROTC students who study Chinese language or Chinese heritage students who know some Chinese are eligible to apply.

Please email Dr. Leeann Chen at chenl@erau.edu for any questions.