Oct. 1-7, 1999
$10 million Harrison gift to establish history institute at library
Melvin Tolson's Harlem Gallery and other works gathered in new collection
Groundswalk takes step forward; committe OKs Darden expansion

Gies to students: "It's cool to be smart"

Proffit rewarded for superb teaching
150th anniversary of Poe's death
Poet Gwendolyn Brooks and others to celebrate African-American poetry
Virginia 2020 conference to be held Oct. 14-15
Used book sale to be held Oct. 6-8
Hot Links - Virginia State Climatology Office
New scholarly journal offers forum on contemporary culture
Notable - faculty and staff

In Memoriam


Universalizing the University:
New Challenges & Best Practice

A Virginia 2020 conference Oct. 14-15 sponsored by the International Activities Planning Commission

The Virginia 2020 International Activities Planning Commission is holding the conference, "Universalizing the University: New Challenges & Best Practices," Oct. 14 and 15 to consider the general international challenges faced by universities and to look at university programs already leading the way in specific areas. The conference, which will be held in Minor Hall Auditorium and is free to members of the University community, is structured in a series of plenary sessions featuring short presentations and leaving time for discussion.

The University has launched a strategic planning process to ensure that it begins its third century in 2020 with a clear vision of its future and a blueprint for building on strengths in four key areas: the Fine and Performing Arts, Science and Technology, Public Service and Outreach and International Activities.

The International Activities Planning Commission, headed by Brantly Womack, professor of Government and chair of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, is charged with looking at all aspects of internationalizing the University.

Pre-registration is encouraged for the conference, as audience size will be limited. For those outside U.Va., there is a $100 registration fee, which includes meals. See the web site at http://faculty.virginia.edu/unitheuni or call Denise Karaoli at 924-6748.

Session 1 General Re-orientations

7:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
U.Va. President John T. Casteen III

9 a.m. "The World in 2010: Implications for Universities"
Enid Schoettle, Consultant, Director of International Programs, Ford Foundation

"The Public Interest in International Exchanges and Training"
William Kiehl, Staff Director of Interagency Working Exchanges and Training

"New Directions in International and Area Studies"
Mary Byrne McDonnell, Executive Director of International Programs, Social Science Research Council

Session 2 Americans Abroad

10:30 a.m. "New Challenges for American Education Abroad"
Craufurd Goodwin, James B. Duke Professor of Economics, Duke University

"Developing Study Abroad Programs in Virginia"
John Reynolds, Director of International Studies, Longwood College

"Lessons From 25 Years of Overseas Study in Russia and the NIC"
Daniel Davidson, President and Co-Founder, American Councils for International Education

Noon. Lunch Keynote speaker:
Donald Kennedy, President Emeritus of Stanford University Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Session 3 Internationalizing Education on Campus

2 p.m. "Structural Implications of Information Technology"
Rachel Saury, Director, Arts & Sciences Center for Instructional Technology, University of Virginia

"Rice University's Center for the Study of Languages"
Maria-Regina Kecht, Director, Center for the Study of Languages, Rice University

"Speaking Freely at NYU"
Matthew Santirocco, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, New York University

Session 4 Improving the American Experience for International Students and Scholars

3:30 p.m. "Trends in the Management of International Students and Scholars"
Jody Olsen, Senior Vice President, Academy for Educational Development

"Michigan's English Language Institute and ESL"
Elizabeth Axelson, Lecturer, University of Michigan

"The Training of International Teaching Assistants"
Ghislaine Kozuh, Director of International Teaching Assistants Program, University of Texas

Session 5 International institutional initiatives

9 a.m. "Advantages and Problems of International Institutional Cooperation"
Madeleine Green, Vice President for International Initiatives, American Council on Education

"The University of Georgia's Institutional Initiatives"
Michael Adams, President, University of Georgia

"Lessons From 21 Years of Medical Collaboration With Brazil"
Dr.Richard Guerrant, MD, Director, Office of International Health, University of Virginia

Session 6 Appropriate Structures for University International Activities

10:30 a.m. "Internationalization: A Tale of Five Universities"
Sheila Biddle, Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

"Academics and Opportunities at Cornell"
Ron Herring, Director, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University

"Uppsala University's International Activities"
Bo Sundquist, Vice Chancellor, Uppsala University

Noon. Lunch Keynote speaker:
David Newsom, professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, and former diplomat

Session 7 Wrap-up Session & Closing Remarks

2-3:30 p.m. Discussions

5 p.m. Reception



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