Ronald Palomares-Fernandez, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Texas Woman’s University, has been accepted to teach at Harlaxton College as a Visiting Faculty member for the Spring 2022 semester. You can read about his experiences abroad on his blog.
Texas Woman’s University is celebrating its December graduates with a special website highlighting some members of the Class of 2021.
Ling Hwey Jeng, School of Library and Information Studies Director, conducted a visiting lectureship on community informatics at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. During the lectureship Jeng presented four lectures to master’s and doctoral students and gave speeches at the National Central Library and the National Chengchi University Library.
Carolyn Becker (Education Abroad) was quoted in an Oct. 7 International Education magazine article, “Overcoming Burnout to Spark Innovation.” Becker was interviewed as an elected co-chair of Texas International Monthly, a statewide professional network for international educators.
Texas Woman’s University students Ashley Elliot and Demetria Ober look forward to expanding their worldview thanks to their recently awarded U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships. The scholarships will allow Elliot, an English major, to study abroad at Harlaxton College in England for the Spring 2022 semester and Ober, a social work major, to study abroad at Universidad de Granada in Spain for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Elizabeth Timothy, a master’s student in the Texas Woman’s University Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies Program, has been awarded the Philanthropic Educational Organization’s prestigious International Peace Scholarship for the second year in a row. Timothy’s award will allow her to continue pursuing her studies at TWU and develop two projects that support underserved women in Kenya.
Jian Zhang (computer science) has been named to the advisory board for a Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) project partnering with the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani.
Carolyn Becker (international affairs) recently achieved Certified Professional in Education Abroad status through the Forum on Education Abroad.
A contingent representing Texas Woman’s is bringing the university’s long history of diversity and inclusion to a global symposium where they hope to engage with thought leaders and further explore how to shape international education for the future.
Texas Woman’s marketing student Jessica Arroyo will be broadening her horizons when she embarks on a semester-long study abroad experience in England as a Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholar. Only the second student from TWU to be selected as a recipient of this scholarship, she is grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow, as well as the support she has received from TWU.
Brenda Moore, an associate professor in the TWU College of Nursing, Houston, and director of the Center for Global Nursing at TWU, will travel to Cairo, Egypt as a Fulbright Specialist when the Fulbright Program resumes.
Texas Woman’s University senior Mary Ridenour was weeks away from departing on a summer long international internship in Mérida, Mexico, when the coronavirus disrupted her plans.
TWU mathematics education student and Terry Foundation Scholar Nhi Chau planned to study abroad at the University of Auckland in New Zealand this semester, followed by a trip to visit family in Vietnam over winter break. When the pandemic hit, she was forced to cancel her much-anticipated journey.
A Texas Woman’s University program dedicated to helping improve instruction for Spanish-speaking English language learners has received national recognition for the third consecutive year.
Carolyn Becker (international affairs) will co-host the first session of an upcoming Community Conversations web series focused on inclusive education abroad advising practices.
Annie Phillips, PhD, executive director for International Affairs at Texas Woman’s University, has been named a Presidential Fellow for the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).
It was a mere week before Operation Frequent Wind, the final evacuation from Saigon, South Vietnam, in 1975. Someone looked at her and said, “We are evacuating. Would you like to go?”
The International Student Festival is a highlight for all of TWU-Houston each year. It’s a celebration of cultures in which students, faculty and/or staff who are originally from or have spent time in another country share bits of that country’s culture with others.
Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, FAAN, International Co-director of the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health will present “Nursing and Sustainable Development Goals: From Nightingale to Now”. The discussion will focus on the integrative, holistic and integral paradigm Florence Nightingale introduced and its application to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for healthy people living in a healthy world.
Laura Hanson (biology), a folk dancer and folk dance teacher for more than 40 years, leads an international folk dancing group for faculty, staff, students and families on Saturdays, 4-5:30 p.m., in Studio 2 of the TWU Fitness and Recreation Center.
Work on the Global Perspectives Strategic Initiative officially started this semester. Annie Phillips, executive director for international affairs, and Cindy Pollard, associate vice president of marketing and communication, are serving as co-champions for this initiative.
Students in online project management and strategic information studies classes led by Management Information Systems Professor Mahesh Raisinghani, PhD, took part in X-Culture, a virtual exercise meant to create international collaboration in the classroom.
Peggy Landrum (nursing) presented two lectures at the 2nd Annual International Conference in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, May 16-17, during the Vietnam Cultural Immersion Study Abroad program in May.
The Department of Sociology and Social Work will present its first-ever Cultural Connections Showcase 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in the ACT second-floor lobby.
TWU Libraries and TWU Informatics present the Global Women in Data Science Conference 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, March 5. The event will feature speakers from TWU interspersed with live-streamed presentations from Stanford University.
As part of an initiative to support and enrich humanities education and scholarship at minority-serving institutions, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently awarded two Texas Woman’s University faculty members a grant to incorporate global perspectives and experiential learning into the university’s undergraduate humanities courses. This highly competitive grant, totaling $99,803, is the first of its kind to be awarded to TWU.
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