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Curitiba, Paraná;Ohio State has partnered with Brazilian Experience to offer a semester of cultural immersion in Curitiba, Brazil at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR). The city of Curitiba (population almost 2 million) is the capital of the state of Paraná, the largest city in the southern part of the country, and it is a "sister city" of Columbus, Ohio.

The program will start on January 23, 2018 and end on June 29, 2018 and will fulfill the GE requirement in foreign language in one semester. Students will take three intensive Portuguese courses plus two culture courses taught in English for a total of 18 credit hours.

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Train the Trainer workshop at National Sugar Institute in TanzaniaSenior Advisor for International Affairs Esther Gottlieb is currently in Tanzania with Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders alumnus Bahati Hakimu Msomba, a regulatory services office at the Sugar Board of Tanzania. They recently led a two-day "Train the Trainer" workshop group at the National Sugar Institute in the Killombero district.

The workshop provided professional development opportunities for 45 trainers and extension officers from all over the region. Participants developed training expertise, were taught how to practice collaborative strategies, learned how to engage youth in agriculture and compared experiences with the use of technology and social media in farming and business.

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Area Studies Centers Summer 2017 K-12 Summer InstituteRegistration is open for a Global Teacher Seminar focusing on "Human Rights in a Global Perspective: Mass Atrocities and State-Sponsored Violence" from June 5-9, 2017. Organized by our Area Studies Centers, and led by the Center for Slavic and East European Studies the institute is for in-service and pre-service Ohio middle and high school teachers and is free of charge.

The weeklong institute aims to inform teachers on global human rights and to provide pedagogical training to help teachers incorporate new content into their curriculum. The institute's themes and topics align with Ohio Standards. The instiute will deepen teachers' understandings of the evolution of human rights norms from an historical perspective by providing detailed case studies of human rights atrocities from around the world.

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Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays Reception 2017On April 17, 2017, President Michael V. Drake, MD and Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce McPheron recognized students, staff and faculty members from The Ohio State University who are recent Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays recipients and finalists, as well as visiting Fulbright students and scholars from around the globe, during a reception at the Faculty Club.

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OH-IO Education Abroad Scholarship RecipientsEstablished in 2016 by the Office of International Affairs in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the OH-IO Education Abroad Scholarship supports underrepresented and diverse student access to Ohio State education abroad programs. The inaugural scholarship competition resulted in 11 first and second year students from the Young Scholars Program being selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship to apply toward an Ohio State education abroad program of their choice.

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Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients 2016-2017The Office of International Affairs recently recognized the 2016-2017 recipients of the Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship at the annual Wolfe Luncheon on April 17 at the Ohio Union. President Michael V. Drake, MD, other university leaders, the Wolfe family and representatives of The Dispatch Printing Company and the Wolfe Foundation, congratulated the 30 recipients. Students were awarded a $2,500 scholarship to help fund their individual long-term study abroad programs.

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Fulbright Week at Ohio State, April 17-21The Office of International Affairs, the Graduate School and the Undergraduate Fellowship Office have combined their efforts to plan a week full of events acknowledging past Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays recipients; hosting workshops, information sessions and open houses; and informing faculty, undergraduate and graduate students about the opportunities available through the Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays programs. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate in any of the Fulbright Week sessions held during the week of April 17 - 21, 2017. The complete schedule for Fulbright Week 2017 is posted at fulbright.osu.edu.

Amartya SenNobel Laureate Amartya Sen will take the stage at Mershon Auditorium for the Center for Ethics and Human Values' Distinguished Lecture in Ethics on Tuesday, April 11 at 4 p.m. Sen will present "What's Wrong with Inequality?" and will discuss the value of inequality-aversion judged as a basic human concern and to what extent it might conflict with other human values, such as economic efficienty and freedom.

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Tim Landers, associate professor in the College of Nursing, is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant by the U.S. Department of State. Landers will be affiliated with the University of Gondar in Gondar, Ethiopia, from August 2017 – May 2018.

During his time in Ethiopia, Landers will be both researching and teaching. His research, “Evidence-Based Infection Prevention in Ethiopia,” will focus on implementing evidence-based infection prevention and control activities focused on antimicrobial resistant organisms. He will be teaching evidence-based practice in the graduate program and supporting their new Nursing PhD program.

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The Ohio State University and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay will host the Waste Management Innovation Conference in Mumbai on April 17-18, 2017 at the Oberoi Hotel. This unique conference, “Toward a Green and Circular Economy,” will bring together industry experts from the United States and India, as well as government officials and academic thought leaders, to identify innovative waste reduction technologies and practices that will enable the Indian economy to achieve sustainable economic growth.

The U.S. Consulate in Mumbai, sponsor of the conference, has established a seed capital fund to invest in promising new initiatives, such as innovative waste reduction or avoidance technologies and practices. Proposals for funding will be solicited based on the results of the conference.

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