Center for International Studies, Ohio University

Center for International Studies, Ohio University The Center for International Studies is committed to understanding the world in all its complexity to promote responsible development, peace, and justice.
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The Center for International Studies at Ohio University is committed to understanding the world in all its complexity while utilizing curriculum, research, outreach and service to promote an educated, just and prosperous world. Central to the Center’s mission is the advancement of diversity among faculty and students, programs and academic activities. This page works to unite current students, alumni, faculty and staff as they learn and strive to promote responsible development, peace and justice in our complex world. As a degree-granting unit at Ohio University, the Center offers graduate and undergraduate academic programs and supports curriculum development with an international focus. Undergraduate students may complete a degree or certificate with concentration on a world region (Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America or Southeast Asia). Graduate students may also concentrate on one of three major world regions (Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia) or, they may select from either of two programs with an international thematic focus including Communication and Development Studies and International Development Studies.

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The Department of Linguistics is looking for an Arabic instructor for the Fall semester. Candidates with teaching experi...
08/31/2020

The Department of Linguistics is looking for an Arabic instructor for the Fall semester. Candidates with teaching experience are preferred. If you are interested please contact Dr. David Bell, Department Chair, for further information at [email protected].

Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, Alden Library’s second floor is opening to all registered OHIO students, faculty, and staff, ...
08/20/2020
University Libraries announces in-person and online services for students

Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, Alden Library’s second floor is opening to all registered OHIO students, faculty, and staff, but with limited hours and in-person services. The second floor will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

In an effort to ensure safe study spaces on all OHIO campuses, University Libraries announces in-person and online services for all of our students for fall semester.

Sign up for the "Women in the World: Global Poverty, Gender, & Race"  free Zoom Webinar event hosted by the Columbus Cou...
08/12/2020
Women in the World: Global Poverty, Gender, & Race - CCWA

Sign up for the "Women in the World: Global Poverty, Gender, & Race" free Zoom Webinar event hosted by the Columbus Council of World Affairs. The event will take place 12-1pm, EST September 1.

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Communication and Development students Hannah Wintucky and Vlad Kavaleuski are profiled for their work with Rural Action...
08/03/2020
July Newsletter | Center for Campus & Community Engagement

Communication and Development students Hannah Wintucky and Vlad Kavaleuski are profiled for their work with Rural Action. #globallyengaged

Updated Community Work Study Guidelines You can read the CCCE's updated guidelines for the Community Work Study Program here.  For the time-being, we have approval to allow in-person positions that meet health and safety guidelines, however we encourage partners to have contingency plans for all ...

Be sure to check out our summer newsletter.  #globallyengaged
07/31/2020
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Be sure to check out our summer newsletter. #globallyengaged

I hope this message finds you and your family safe and well during these uncertain times. What a year 2020 has been so far! I can hardly believe that, in one month, on August 15, I will step down as your Director of the Center for International Studies (CIS) and Vice Provost for Global Affairs. It h...

The Center for International Studies is sad to learn of the passing of Communication and Development alum Dr Doris Yaa D...
07/21/2020
Dr Doris Dartey passes on

The Center for International Studies is sad to learn of the passing of Communication and Development alum Dr Doris Yaa Dartey. Dr Dartey is a two-time Ohio University alum having also received her Ph.D. from the Scripps College of Communications. More information is available at this link https://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/dr-doris-dartey-passes-on.html

Communications consultant and member of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Dr Doris Yaa Dartey has passed on.

07/10/2020
Latin American Studies at Ohio University

Latin American Studies students wish Dr. Hughes a wonderful birthday! Also from the rest of the CIS team, happy birthday!!

Happy Birthday to the Director of the Latin American Studies program Dr Arthur Hughes from all of us.

Laura Bassi Scholarship for master's and doctoral candidates, as well as junior academics!!The Laura Bassi Scholarship, ...
07/09/2020
Editing Press | Editorial Funding | Laura Bassi Scholarship

Laura Bassi Scholarship for master's and doctoral candidates, as well as junior academics!!

The Laura Bassi Scholarship, which awards a total of $8,000 thrice per annum, was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed. The scholarships are open to every discipline and the next round of funding will be awarded in August 2020:

Application deadline: 25 July 2020
Results: 15 August 2020

All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of their employment. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV through the application portal by the relevant deadline. Further details, previous winners, and the application portal can be found at: https://editing.press/bassi

The Laura Bassi Scholarship was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed, within their disciplines. The scholarships are open to every discipline an...

07/07/2020
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Starting today, the International Student Emergency Relief Fund committee will begin reviewing applications. Funding can be used for rent, food, utilities, etc. International students currently in Athens, including Spring 2020 graduates, are eligible.

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Please  consider making a gift to the International Student Emergency Relief Fund, which provides support to Ohio Univer...
06/15/2020
Support international students affected by COVID-19

Please consider making a gift to the International Student Emergency Relief Fund, which provides support to Ohio University's international students during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

In collaboration with members of the Athens, Ohio community and the international student task force, an International Student Emergency Relief Fund has been established.

We have extended our application deadline and are accepting applications until July 15th!!  Apply now#globalbobcats
06/04/2020

We have extended our application deadline and are accepting applications until July 15th!! Apply now
#globalbobcats

Looking for classes to take second summer session? Check the following: Modern Africa, Social Media & Global Change, Int...
06/03/2020

Looking for classes to take second summer session? Check the following: Modern Africa, Social Media & Global Change, Introduction to World Music and Dance Cultures of the World.

05/14/2020

Spotlight request: Please share/tag us on your social media posts when you get your awards! We didn't get to see you holding them, but we'd love to!!

Ohio University is discussing scenarios for Fall 2020.
05/14/2020
Ohio University prepares to open campuses in the fall

Ohio University is discussing scenarios for Fall 2020.

Under guidance from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and public health officials, members of the University community are discussing several scenarios to safely reopen on-campus operations.

Register now for MUSIC 1210: Introduction to World Music (3.0 Credits) offered online 2nd summer session.This course wil...
05/05/2020

Register now for MUSIC 1210: Introduction to World Music (3.0 Credits) offered online 2nd summer session.

This course will provide a survey of music, as it exists in many cultures. As an introduction to the study of World music/Non-western classical music, students will experience and understand the values and meanings of music in the lives of diverse human communities. Students will identify (recognize) global perspectives about music and will develop intercultural/cross cultural approaches to the study of music, etc. Find attached flyer of the course!

The instructor for this course is Prof. Paschal Yao Younge ([email protected]); if you have questions kindly contact him.

Summer 2020 Registration is open! The following courses will be available. See attached flyers for more information and ...
05/05/2020

Summer 2020 Registration is open! The following courses will be available. See attached flyers for more information and register now!!.

04/30/2020
2020 CIS Student Awards: Patricia A. Weitsman Memorial Scholarship; Drs Sadek and Anna Samaan Scholarship Fund for International Understanding and Boundless Scholarship

As part of our Virtual 2020 CIS Award Ceremony, we have put together a series of videos featuring all the awarded students.

Here is the video for the 2020 CIS Student Awards for Patricia A. Weitsman Memorial Scholarship; Drs Sadek and Anna Samaan Scholarship Fund for International Understanding and Boundless Scholarship.

Some videos from the series are available in our Stories and more videos from series will be shared over the coming days.

Congratulations to all awardees!

04/30/2020

CIS Awards Ceremony

An internship opportunity you might want to take a look. Kindly read more below.....FAO Internship program, an organizat...
04/22/2020
Employment | FAO in North America | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

An internship opportunity you might want to take a look. Kindly read more below.....

FAO Internship program, an organization under the United Nation is seeking for partnership interns. Current students or recent graduates (within two years of graduation) who are interested in hunger, development, SDGs and UN system are encouraged to apply. This internship is based in Washington, DC for June, 2020.

Application deadline is April 30,2020.

To apply, please visit http://www.fao.org/north-america/our-office/employment/en/

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger and to support sustainable development in member countries in the areas of agriculture, fisheries and forestry. Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have r...

Register now to MIDIA 5900:  MEDIA, GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT. Classes begin in Summer first session!!This course is an int...
04/15/2020

Register now to MIDIA 5900: MEDIA, GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT. Classes begin in Summer first session!!

This course is an intensive exploration of the role of media in the production and dissemination of ideas, symbols, images and ideologies with emphasis on the representation of gender, race and class relations. Using theories from cultural studies, gender studies, and media studies, we will explore the intersection of gender with race, ethnicity, and class, especially in the development context.
Read more on attached flyer...!

The instructor for this course is Dr. Saumya Pant ([email protected]); kindly contact her for more information if interested.

04/13/2020

The Women's Center and Office of Global Affairs invite you to join in viewing the second annual immersive installation of women's experiences around the world to celebrate and advocate for, women's lives around the world. The virtual Art Installation is ongoing now!!

Kindly follow the Women’s Center on Twitter to view art submissions by artists: @ouwomenscenter

Chumbow Ngum Emem is an alumna of the Communication and Development Studies Program at CIS (Class of 2019) and is curren...
04/09/2020
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Chumbow Ngum Emem is an alumna of the Communication and Development Studies Program at CIS (Class of 2019) and is currently a Ph.D. student in Media Arts and Studies. Please check out her project for the #OUVirtualExpo @bobcatsdiscover .

“Research Title: ‘Colada Sweet Like Mercy’: Gender Stereotyping in Twitter Conversations by Big Brother Naija 2019 Viewers #BBNaija Dept: @OU_MDIA @OHIOstudentexpo #OUVirtualExpo @bobcatsdiscover”

Hello Bobcats! We hope you are staying healthy and ready for the Ohio University Student’s expo!!This year’s student’s e...
04/04/2020
VIRTUAL Expo Pitch Competition | Ohio University

Hello Bobcats! We hope you are staying healthy and ready for the Ohio University Student’s expo!!

This year’s student’s expo will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All students and postdocs doing research & creative activity can participate. No pre-registration is required.

The virtual expo will take place April 9th, 2020. This is a chance for you to showcase your research and creative work.

To participate, post or Tweet or share on Instagram short posts with an image or two, GIF, or short video (30 sec - 1min); using the hashtag #OUvirtualexpo and tag @bobcatsdiscover.

No posters or Power Points or long videos!!

For more information, please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/entrepreneurship/expo

03/31/2020

Hello Bobcats! We hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this difficult time!!
No matter our location, whether we’re together on the bricks or spread over great distances, Bobcats are bound by a spirit that calls us to care: For one another, for our alma mater, and for our communities.

Support our most affected Bobcats on every campus with a gift to the new COVID-19 @ohiouniversity Student Emergency Fund by visiting bobcatstakecare.ohio.edu. #BobcatsTakeCare

Calling all Bobcats! We want to hear from you: (choose a prompt below). Post your message in the comments or share your own post using #BobcatsTakeCare!

· How are you staying positive and taking care of yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic?

· What is one this you’re doing to protect and support others during this crisis?

· What does it mean to be a Bobcat, especially when we are all physically separated?

· What are your words of wisdom to your fellow Bobcats?

Read more updates on COVID-19 via this link: https://www.ohio.edu/coronavirus

03/19/2020

Art Trese from the Student Farm has about 6 grocery bags available of fresh surplus produce (Mizuna, baby bok choy ) that was planted for the Southeast Asian Languages, Foods and Cultures class. Since there are no in person meetings, he is giving it away. If you’d like some, please contact him at 740-331-0449. Feel free to share the word as well.

Communication and Development Studies at Ohio University
03/07/2020

Communication and Development Studies at Ohio University

When four CommDev majors graduated in 2019, they knew they wanted to pursue their passions as a full-time career. So, they launched CreateCulture, a nonprofit cross cultural organization. Since then, they've seen great success! Read more: http://bit.ly/2PP69jm

03/05/2020

100 YEARS OF CHANGE: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE!

Happy Spring Break! We wish all bobcats traveling a safe journey!! If you will be staying in Athens over the spring break here is an upcoming event you might like to attend:

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, 2: 00 pm to 4: 00 pm join us at the Southeast Ohio History Center, to celebrate International Women's Day with a panel discussion on international women's issues. Panelists include Salome Aluso (Kenya), Elizarni (Indonesia), Namrata Jain (India), Dina Lopez (El Salvador), and Kutlwano Mokgwathi (Botswana). This event is co-sponsored by the Ohio University Department of History, and the League of Women Voters of Athens County.
All are welcome to attend!!

The Being Black in College Series is having a Black Student Success Workshop on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 10 am ...
02/27/2020

The Being Black in College Series is having a Black Student Success Workshop on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 10 am – 2 pm, at the Baker Center Room 240. This workshop is going to be interactive, and dynamic as there will be a discussion on Salary Negotiation, Being a Student Leader, Strength Character Assessment, and Leadership Compass. There will also be a Mock Interview to help students preparing for the job market! You don’t want to miss this opportunity! This event is free and open to the public.
Find the attached flyer of the event.

Questions? Contact Doreen Tutera via this email [email protected]

PERKS: There will be free food!!!

Happening today at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Baker Center MCC 219. Join us for an informative discussion on Ajami  Sources as ...
02/25/2020

Happening today at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Baker Center MCC 219. Join us for an informative discussion on Ajami Sources as New Mines of African Knowledge!!
Find attached flyer of the program and see you there!!!

Spotlight on Afi, a second year in the Ohio University Communication and Development Studies Program. Her research inclu...
02/24/2020

Spotlight on Afi, a second year in the Ohio University Communication and Development Studies Program. Her research includes technology & development, health communication and she is passionate about women empowerment. When she is not traveling, she spends her time reading or blogging!

Student Spotlight!

Afi is a second year CommDev student from Ghana. Her research includes technology & development, health communication and she is passionate about women empowerment. When she is not traveling, she spends her time reading or blogging!

Some of our Latin American Studies at Ohio University student with President Nellis yesterday. #globalbobcats #globallye...
02/22/2020

Some of our Latin American Studies at Ohio University student with President Nellis yesterday. #globalbobcats #globallyengaged

Some of the LAS second year students with President of Ohio University Duane Nellis yesterday. He thanked them for making OU their home away from their homes in Ecuador, Mexico and Guyana.

Join the African Students Union as they host "African Heroes Night" to celebrate African legends! Happening on Saturday,...
02/19/2020

Join the African Students Union as they host "African Heroes Night" to celebrate African legends! Happening on Saturday, February 29,2020, at Baker Center Ballroom, 6: 30 pm (Doors will be opened at 6: 00 pm). This event is not free but open to the public, kindly contact Purity Wawire via this email:
[email protected] or Tel: 785-830-0227 for a ticket!!.
Find the attached program flyer and read more about the program below;

African Heroes' Night is held every Spring semester to celebrate and award an African or Africanist who is contributing to the development and advancement of both the African continent and people of African descent either on the continent or in the diaspora. This year's Hero is Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, former African Union Ambassador to the United States.
Join us in celebrating our leaders!!!

Today at RTEC room 314, from 1:30 pm - 3: 00 pm, there will be a grading and assessment workshop for students. This work...
02/18/2020

Today at RTEC room 314, from 1:30 pm - 3: 00 pm, there will be a grading and assessment workshop for students.
This workshop is designed to introduce and demonstrate various techniques for effectively and efficiently assessing student work. Key elements in planning assessments, the benefits/challenges of using student work in assessment will be explored, along with processes that they can be modified for immediate use in their classes will be covered.

Outcomes
Takeaways include a variety of simple yet effective assessment techniques that can be implemented in various teaching and learning scenarios. To Register, Email [email protected].

This event is held in partnership with the Graduate College, the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Global Leadership Center.

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New Year greetings to all of you! May the year 2020 bring you success, happiness, peace and good health. If you are looking for a new, interesting, cross-discipline and community oriented course, sign up for this one, "2900/5900 Special Topics on International Studies: Southeast Asian Languages, Foods & Cultures." Limited space, sign up soon.
Proposals due February 15, 2020. Contact: Charles S. White, Executive Director, Social Science Education Consortium ([email protected]). Facebook: SSEConsortium
A great opportunity to be a student leader!! One World Languages Ambassador position is open this year. The deadline for submitting applications is midnight of September 13. Who are eligible to apply? A sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in a Global Studies major, or one of the certificate programs, and enrolled in one of the world languages offered on the Athens campus in fall 2019 or a sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in any academic program on the Athens campus, and enrolled in one of the languages offered by CIS (Akan, Hindi, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, or Wolof) in fall 2019 or before If selected, that person will receivea stipend for two semesters ($1,275 x 2) for 10 hours of work per week. The selected person will receive a “World Languages Ambassador” badge and the opportunity to represent the World Languages program in different social, cultural and academic venues. A certificate in recognition of service will be presented as well!!
International Community Day outreach for International students happening this Saturday, August 17 at Lifepoint. Please share this with your friends, new international students and in your networks. Even if you're not a new international student and in need of any of these items, feel free to join us as well. Help us spread the word!
TGIF, without cherry blossom in Ottawa, sigh, Tim
Did you know that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)changed and are now referred to as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).With just 28 days to the International Education Week Conference hosted by the CIS, take advantage to find out as much as possible about these key issues. The IEW Conference hosted by CIS will take place on November 14&15, plan to join us.
Did you know that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)changed and are now referred to as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).With just 28 days to the International Education Week Conference hosted by the CIS, take advantage to find out as much as possible about these key issues. The IEW Conference hosted by CIS will take place on November 14&15, plan to join us.
A free community event hosted by LifePoint Pentecostals for new and returning international students this Saturday. Help spread the word. Thanks!
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Applications are currently being accepted for the next cohort of the GLC Certificate Program. Spread the word! Don't miss out on this life changing experience. Priority Deadline- March 20. Apply today at https://www.ohio.edu/global/glc/application/index.cfm #BeyondLeadership