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Volume 11 Edition 7: April 2012. Zachary Dayhuff, Editor

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Visitors and Scholars!

President Jabir

Left to right: Dr. Penelope Pynes, Michael Elliott, Dr. Mohammad Jabir Ali, Dr. William Wiener and Jerry McGuire.

On March 9, 2012, the IPC was pleased to host Dr. Mohammad Jabir Ali, President of Al-Nahrain University in Baghdad, Iraq. The occasion of his visit was to strengthen ties between UNCG and Al-Nahrain.

During his visit, President Jabir had the opportunity to meet with Dr. William Wiener, Dean of the Graduate School, Jerry McGuire, Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, and Dr. J. Alan Boyette, Vice Provost, as well as several IPC staff, including Dr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost for International Programs, Michael Elliott, Director of International Student and Scholar Services, and Dr. C.K. Kwai, Director, UNC Exchange Program.

President Jabir also had the opportunity to meet with Dr. James Ryan, Dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), and to tour the JSNN with Dr. Daniel Herr, Nanoscience Department Chair.

Special thanks to everyone who made this a fruitful and engaging visit!



Left to right: Denise Bellamy, Ingrid K. Verhey-Laan, and Dr. Penelope Pynes.

On March 20, 2012, IPC welcomed Mrs. Ingrid K. Verhey-Laan, Study Abroad Coordinator at the English and American Studies Departments of Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Mrs. Verhey-Laan visited Greensboro to explore a potential student exchange relationship between Radboud and UNCG.

During her visit, Mrs. Verhey-Laan met with a number of faculty and staff, including the following Chairs: Dr. Charles Bolton, History, Dr. Kevin Lowe, Business Administration, Dr. Christopher N. Poulos, Communication Studies, Dr. A Lawrence Jenkens, Art, and Dr. Ann Wallace, English. Mrs. Verhey-Laan also had the opportunity to meet with other faculty, including Dr. Ann Dils, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Dr. Christian Morary, Professor of American Literature, and Dr. Alexandra Schultheis More, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of English. Mrs. Verhey-Laan also had occasion to meet Dr. Penelope Pynes and Dr. C.K. Kwai, as well as Denise Bellamy and Tom Martinek, Jr., Director and Assistant Director, respectively, of Study Abroad and Exchanges.

Mrs. Verhey-Laan’s visit was a great opportunity for international relations at UNCG, and special thanks go out to everyone who made it a successful one.

Previous editions:
- Vol 11, ed 6: March 2012
- Vol 11, ed 5: January/February 2012
- Vol 11, ed 4: December 2011
- Vol 11, ed 3: November 2011
- Vol 11, ed 2: October 2011
- Vol 11, ed 1: September 2011

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