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Faculty, staff to share internationalizing learning experiences
Monday, October 30, 2017

In remaining weeks of the fall semester, faculty and staff will give presentations as part of the Internationalizing the Curriculum series on respective professional development programs -- the Erasmus+ program in Turkey, the China Studies Institute and the Japan Studies Institute.

The presenters are from a variety of disciplines that include fine arts, computer science, politics and international affairs, and geology and environmental sciences, as well as the Counseling Center. In addition to acquiring a better understanding of countries they visit, participants apply their experiences to their work on campus and continue programs through additional research and grant initiatives.

Drs. Genti Buzi and Ziya Arnavut, of the Department of Computer and Information Science will reflect on collaboration with colleagues and doctoral students through the Erasmus+ Faculty/Staff Mobility Program in Eskisehir, Turkey, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 3 to 4 p.m., in Williams Center Room S204-E.

Dr. Tracy Stenger, director of the Counseling Center, who spent a week at Anadolu University, Eskisehir, through the Internationalizing the Eramus+ program, will describe her collaboration with counseling center colleagues, psychology faculty and doctoral students on Thursday, Nov. 2, 3 to 4 p.m., in Williams Center Room S204-E.

Drs. Ivani Vassoler-Froelich of the Department of Politics and International Affairs, and Dr. Ann Deakin of the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences will share their experiences from the China Studies Institute Fellowship on Monday, Nov. 13, 3 to 4 p.m., in Williams Center Room S204-E. The three-week program in China enabled faculty members without prior experience in China studies to learn from scholars, business leaders and education administrators about Chinese civilization, history, language, business and education.

Dr. Laura Geraci, of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will share her experience from the Japan Studies Institute on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 3 to 4 p.m., in Williams Center Room S204-E. The two-week residential program at San Diego State University enabled faculty members without prior experience in Japan studies to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japan, both past and present.

Timothy Frerichs, of the Department of Visual Arts and New Media previously give a presentation on his experience in the Erasumus+ Faculty/Staff Mobility Program.

The programs are supported through the Office of International Education to facilitate internationalization of the curriculum and student services at Fredonia.

All talks are free and open to the campus community.

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