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The Institute for Japanese Studies has received three years of funding — an anticipated $118,522 — from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. The funds were awarded to Richard Torrance, the institute’s director, and Assistant Director Janet Stucky for a project titled “Strengthening the Infrastructure to Produce Future Leaders through Educational Outreach, Career Development, and Development in the State of Ohio and the Midwest.”
The China Gateway will help facilitate an event for Ohio State alumni in Shanghai on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at Dean's Bottle Shop. This event will celebrate students participating in the Global Internship Program, in which they will be contributing to U.S. and international companies operating in China. Alumni are invited to help welcome these interns to Shanghai, and those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Jacob Parker by Wednesday, May 15.
Seven students from The Ohio State University have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, to participate in a study abroad or international internship program during the summer 2013 academic term. The scholarship program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
On April 25 and 26, representatives from the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic visited The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management Jan Hron, Vice Dean Karel Tomsik and Vlastimil Cerny, head of the Office of International Relations visited with various offices in the college to learn about funding and development models as well as to plan future study abroad programs at their university.
Alumni in Mumbai are invited to join current Ohio State seniors and the India Gateway for lunch on Friday, May 10 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Barbeque Nation, 4th floor, Atria The Millenium Mall, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai. The students attending this lunch are part of the Buckeye Leadership Fellows program, in which undergraduate students undertake transformative experiences to achieve a competitive advantage in their post-graduate pursuits and remain deeply connected to the university. Students will be completing the program in India while working to attain a sense of cultural understanding. Join these student leaders for lunch and help them connect to Ohio State's network of global alumni.
The Ohio State University hosted visiting leaders and decision-makers from German universities on Tuesday, May 7. The delegation made campus visits to both public and private institutions to learn about issues of diversity in U.S. higher education as part of week-long Fulbright Higher Educational Experts Seminar on “Diversity Management at U.S. Universities,” led by the Institute of International Education in cooperation with the German-American Fulbright Commission. While in Ohio, the delegation also visited Otterbein University, Ohio University, Ohio Wesleyan University and Columbus State Community College.
Twenty-one Ohio State students from 10 different majors are exploring issues surrounding food safety, security and production in China. Keep up with the activities of the China Food Safety, Security, and Production study abroad program via their blog. Faculty members Lynn Knipe, Tom Mitchell, Maurice Eastridge and Hua Wang are teaming up to teach this May session program.
Kristen Wright, a third year visual communication design student, is studying abroad in Germany. She's posting updates and photos on her Tumblr blog: From Gmünd with Love.