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                              Dr. Jean Marie Kamatali

UNCG Joins Scholars At Risk Program!

UNCG is proud to announce its joining with the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR).  Scholars At Risk is an international network of colleges and universities dedicated to helping scholars continue their work when their ideas are attacked because of their beliefs and their place in their society. The Scholars at Risk Program was started in 1999 at the University of Chicago in the Human Rights Program.  SAR is now a worldwide program with partner networks throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. As a part of the Human Rights Week Dr. Jean-Marie Kamatali, a scholar of SAR visiting UNCG, spoke at the inaugural address of UNCG's Scholars at Risk program—a talk titled "Human Rights Lawyers and Activists in Conflict Societies: When Humans Monitor Human Rights." Dr. Kamatali is currently teaching human rights and accountability at the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Read more about UNCG joining the Scholars at Risk program here.


UNCG Joins Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society

IPC would like to celebrate UNCG’s membership in the Eta Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society.  On October 22, 2008, the founding induction ceremony was held in the Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium with a reception to recognize the founding inductees, including faculty and students, and to celebrate the beginning of the Eta Delta Chapter at UNC-Greensboro.  Special thanks go to Dr. Roberto Campo for all of his hard work. Congratulations go to the honorary founding inductees:  Chancellor Brady, Dean Johnston, and Former U.S. Ambassador to Estonia, Dr. Aldona Wos.

Read more about IPC's new Phi Beta Delta chapter here.

Also in Newsworthy this month:

IPC Invites You To Celebrate International Education Week!

The International Programs Center (IPC) is excited to announce UNCG’s celebration of International Education Week, November 17 through November 21, 2008.  International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and is promoted all over the world.   The IPC, in conjunction with other campus departments and organizations, has planned an engaging schedule of international and intercultural activities.

Read more about the plans for International Education Week here.

Faculty-Led Community Based Tourism Planning In Ecuador

On June 25, 2008, Dr. David A. Cardenas led a small group of students to Ayampe, Ecuador, as part of HTM 445: Community Based Tourism Planning.  The trip to Ecuador was designed by Dr. Cardenas to teach students about international tourism planning with an emphasis on creating a self-sustaining community in Ayampe.

To read more about the trip to Ecuador click here.


INTERLINK students have just finished another busy term.  Many students have been volunteering at the Servant Gardens on weekends and it has been a very rewarding experience, allowing our international students to interact with UNCG students while giving back to the community.

To read more about INTERLINK's activities click here.

On Campus Student Groups Making A Difference: The African Student Union

The African Student Union at UNCG was last active in 2002. When Reem Disu arrived at UNCG, she decided it would be a good thing to make it more active: "I wanted to meet more friends--make a strong connection and a network for the students of UNCG." The African Student Union started with 7 students and has grown now to 94 members! The mission statement of the union is to be a strong and vibrant organization on campus to bring about unionization between African students. There are three goals that the organization has: educate people in African awareness and issues; fundraise for African charities; and foster positive attitudes towards African people.

To read more about the African Student Union's activities and the recent fashion show, click here.


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