Read the latest news covering international activities and achievements at Case Western Reserve University.
David (Xiangwu) Zeng, chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and the Frank H. Neff Professor, has been appointed the inaugural Provost’s Faculty Fellow in International Affairs. The appointment is awarded to a member of the faculty who has demonstrated a commitment to the internationalization of Case Western Reserve University.
Zeng was recommended for this role to Provost William A. “Bud” Baeslack III by David Fleshler, vice provost for international affairs. Zeng will serve as co-chair of the International Affairs Advisory Council (IAAC) and act as a key advisor to the Center for International Affairs. The IAAC includes faculty across all schools and guides the ongoing internationalization of CWRU.
“As a leader on campus and a mentor to international students, Dr. Zeng has been one of CWRU’s most active faculty members in promoting the internationalization of the university. He is the ideal person to serve as the inaugural Provost’s Faculty Fellow,” said Vice Provost Fleshler.
“I am amazed by the progress made in the internationalization of CWRU in recent years and I look forward to new opportunities for international collaborations,” said Zeng.
Zeng serves as the faculty advisor to the Chinese Students and Scholars Association and travels to Tianjin University each year to teach a summer study abroad course in engineering. Zeng also advises the Case School of Engineering and the university on how to best approach international universities, governments and organizations in ways that will benefit the academic and institutional internationalization of CWRU.
International students at Case Western Reserve University represent more than 75 countries. While global engagement has long been a university priority, this year's federal developments have catalyzed campus-wide efforts to ensure that students from other countries know that they are valued and celebrated here.
Case Western Reserve, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein of São Paulo, Brazil, to hold health research and education symposium in Cleveland
Case Western Reserve University, including the School of Medicine, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in São Paulo, Brazil, will be holding a three-day symposium, Building a Global Partnership in Education, Research and Innovation, focusing on biomedical research, innovation and health education, with an emphasis on global health issues of importance across the Americas.
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CWRU's Rivera plays lead roll in effort to encourage U.S.-Cuban partnerships for scientific research and education
The United States and Cuba restored diplomatic ties in the summer of 2015—54 years after Cold War politics severed relations between the two nations.
Cleveland young professionals return home with more than just photos of food, beaches and quaint villages on their brag-worthy Instagram page.
Amine Gemayel, President of Lebanon from 1982-1988, was the guest speaker at Case Western Reserve University on Friday October 7, 2016.
The body’s most common amino acid just may provide a path to slow the growth of certain colon cancers.
When Cleveland first learned it would host the Republican National Convention back in 2014, the news was met with little but shining optimism.
National political conventions are about more than platforms, speeches and bashing your foes. They also are about networking, lobbying and business.
This year, two Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine students were named Fulbright Scholars, in recognition of their innovative research ideas and passion for making a difference abroad.
Three CWRU students were interviewed and highlighted in a recent article about increasing study abroad opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds.
CWRU Receives Grant from the Institute of International Education to Support Study Abroad Scholarships for Underrepresented Minority Students; Applications Due Sept. 30
The Office of Education Abroad will match this funding, and will work closely with the Office of Multicultural Affairs to market and award six think:possibilities scholarships of $2,500 each to underrepresented minority students at CWRU.
Thanks to the collaboration between faculty from management and engineering, three students had the opportunity to learn firsthand about a faraway country and its culture. Residents of the Iikokola village, meanwhile, have electricity in their homes—for the very first time.
In a move to expand its international presence and influence, the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine has signed a six-year agreement to train junior faculty from Qassim University—a public university in Saudi Arabia—in specialties of oral health and care.
A delegation from Case Western Reserve University, led by School of Dental Medicine Dean Kenneth Chance, signed an agreement March 8 in Cairo with Future University to help provide a new model for dental education collaboration.
As part of a U.S. State Department program, Case Western Reserve University is hosting 15 representatives of higher education and government from seven countries in a cross-disciplinary program to demonstrate how an American research university forms links with industry and other private-sector businesses.
Case Western Reserve University wins prestigious Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education
Case Western Reserve University has been selected to receive the prestigious Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education, honoring the university’s innovative and successful programs in campus internationalization.
Dr. Mark Hans worked with faculty at the University of Athens to establish the brand-new Cleft Lip and Palate Center. His project seeks to improve the overall care patients in Greece receive.
For the first time in our history, Case Western Reserve University ranks among the nation’s top 40 doctorate-granting universities in the percentage of its undergraduates studying abroad, according to the “2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange”.
Case Western Reserve University and Japan’s Tohoku University will collaborate on research and student exchanges after the institution’s respective leaders signed formal agreements.
The three-year agreement calls for research collaborations focused on areas of excellence for both organizations: cancer; brain sciences; biomedical engineering, medical device and drug development; and geriatrics and long-term care.
During spring break, Case Western Reserve University students and faculty traveled to Uganda to work with Ugandan colleagues in the social sciences and engineering on two global health projects.