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Global Conference on Water Follow-Up

The Global Conference on Water was held at the College of Wooster June 24-27, 2013.  The exciting four day conference was packed with activities, research and exploration. 

Read Yaqoob Khan Bangash, Forman Christian College, thoughtful comments on the conference and his experience.

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GLCA Welcomes Dr. Sumita Furlong

GLCA Welcomes Dr. Sumita Furlong

After an intensive national search and a consideration of many exceptional candidates, GLCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Sumita Furlong is joining the GLCA as our Program Officer for Global Pluralism.

Dr. Furlong received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration, Leadership & Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has eighteen years of higher education administration experience spanning Leadership Training of Higher Education and Public Service professions, Conference Development, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Strategic Planning, furlongInstitutional Research, Curriculum Development, Program Development & Management, Grant Development and more. In her last position, Dr. Furlong served as the Executive Director for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE: http://ncore.occe.ou.edu/ ), this nation's premier and largest annual conference on race, ethnicity, equity, social justice and more and managed two revenue-generating Centers, namely, the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies (SWCHRS) and the National Conference Logistics Center (NCLC) at the University of Oklahoma.

Prior positions served by her are: Assistant to Provost, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Senior Policy, Planning Analyst and Development Officer, the University of Wisconsin System Administration's (UWSA); Executive Director, President's Office for Diversity & Global Initiatives; Research & Policy Analyst, UW Systems; Equity & Diversity Research Analyst,

UW—Madison and more. She has also served as the Global Diversity Advisor for NAFSA: Association of International Educators and serves actively on the Board for IASAS: International Association of Student Affairs and Services. She is also the founder of Institutional Globalization Consultants (IGC: www.globalize-campus.com).

Among a number of other responsibilities at the GLCA, as a speaker of both Hindi and Bengali she will staff our collaborative admissions initiative in India, support our diversity programs, and assist Joyce Budai with the Global Liberal Arts Alliance. Although Sumita is currently in the office, she will begin working full-time around the end of March.

Join GLCA in welcoming Sumita to the staff!

GLCA Welcomes Dr. Sumita Furlong

 

After an intensive national search and a consideration of many exceptional candidates, GLCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Sumita Furlong is joining the GLCA as our Program Officer for Global Pluralism.

 

Dr. Furlong received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration, Leadership & Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has eighteen years of higher education administration experience spanning Leadership Training of Higher Education and Public Service professions, Conference Development, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Curriculum Development, Program Development & Management, Grant Development and more.  In her last position, Dr. Furlong served as the Executive Director for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE: http://ncore.occe.ou.edu/ ), this nation’s premier and largest annual conference on race, ethnicity, equity, social justice and more and managed two revenue-generating Centers, namely, the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies (SWCHRS) and the National Conference Logistics Center (NCLC) at the University of Oklahoma.

 

Prior positions served by her are: Assistant to Provost, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Senior Policy, Planning Analyst and Development Officer, the University of Wisconsin System Administration’s (UWSA); Executive Director, President’s Office for Diversity & Global Initiatives; Research & Policy Analyst, UW Systems; Equity & Diversity Research Analyst,

UW—Madison and more. She has also served as the Global Diversity Advisor for NAFSA: Association of International Educators and serves actively on the Board for IASAS: International Association of Student Affairs and Services. She is also the founder of Institutional Globalization Consultants (IGC: www.globalize-campus.com).

 

Among a number of other responsibilities at the GLCA, as a speaker of both Hindi and Bengali she will staff our collaborative admissions initiative in India, support our diversity programs, and assist Joyce Budai with the Global Liberal Arts Alliance.  Although Sumita is currently in the office, she will begin working full-time around the end of March.

 

Join GLCA in welcoming Sumita to the staff!

 

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Creating Global Learning Communities - Donna Randall

Donna Randall, president of Albion College writes article titled Creating Global Learning Communities published by the Huffington Post.

 

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GLCA Joins Encyclopaed Britannica's Publishing Partner Program

GLCA Joins Encyclopædia Britannica's Publishing Partner Program

Faculty of GLCA member schools are encouraged to participate in this unique opportunity to write articles and share research findings. Click here to visit the GLCA Publishing Partner Program page.

Encyclopædia Britannica offers a special outreach program for partnering institutions. As part of this program, members of a college, think tank, museum, academy, academic consortium, or graduate school are encouraged to contribute to Britannica in their areas of expertise and to join Britannica's stellar roster of contributors. Likewise, companies and institutions with expert knowledge that are looking for ways of expanding their outreach (especially through assets such as videos and photos) are also encouraged to contribute by taking advantage of Britannica's large, global audience. All articles and assets shared through this partnership will remain open to and freely accessible by the public.

Encyclopædia Britannica is the oldest continuously revised and published general reference work in the world (1st Edition, 1768), and it has worked with the world's premier institutions and published the foremost experts and scholars in the world – from public servants, social leaders, and heads of state to professional athletes, pioneering artists, and more than 110 Nobel Prize laureates.

Graduate students contributing to Britannica through this program will hone their writing and research skills while experiencing the editorial and publishing process and interacting with Britannica's editors and fact-checkers. College students may also participate upon a recommendation to Britannica.

The result for all contributors is publication with Britannica, whose websites reach millions of readers weekly, and an author page at Britannica.com freely accessible to the public and containing the contributors' biography, photo, and links to their personal and professional websites, signed Britannica article(s), and non-Britannica work; the covers of their published books can also be displayed and linked to amazon.com. The benefit to all member institutions is wider exposure to a global audience.

For more information on this program and how to contribute, contact Executive Editor Theodore Pappas at Encyclopædia Britannica.

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Strengthening Education in the Tradition of the Liberal Arts

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Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

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