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International Visitors, Scholars & Students

Visiting Scholars & Students

From Left to Right: Denise Bellamy, Nadine Richardson, Rebecca Morris, Dr. Sam Miller, Dr. Cathy Matthews, Dr. Sharon Tindall-Ford, Dr. Colleen Fairbanks, and Katrina Gamble

On October 2 - 4, Dr. Sharon Tindall-Ford and Katrina Gamble visited UNCG from the University of Wollongong in Wollongong, Australia.  Their visit was organized by Dr. Sam Miller, Associate Dean of the UNCG School of Education.  On campus, the visitors participated in various School of Education activities designed to introduce them to UNCG’s K-12 program.  Besides observing at a local school, they also attended a luncheon hosted by the School of Education, which included Dr. Cathy Matthews and Dr. Colleen Fairbanks.  Also present were current exchange students Nadine Richardson from Australian Catholic University and Rebecca Morris from Deakin University.  While in Greensboro, the visitors toured the International Civil Rights Museum and the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. 

Visiting Scholars & Students

From Left to Right: Drs. Daniel Kirchner, Cathie Witty, Tom Matyok and Cathryne Schmitz

Dr. Daniel Kirchner visited UNCG on October 9-12 from the University of Konstanz in Konstanz, Germany.  His visit was organized by Dr. Tom Matyók, Assistant Professor of Program in Conflict and Peace Studies.  During his visit, Dr. Kirchner met with Dr. Cathie Witty, Dr. Cathryne Schmitz, and Dean Robert Brown.  The goal of the visit was to work out details related to a dual degree program.  Dr. Kirchner also met with students interested in the Konstanz-UNCG exchange program.


Visiting Scholars & Students

Tom Martinek, Jr. and Dr. Eny Di Iorio

Dr. Eny V. Di Iorio came to UNCG on October 10 from Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in Florence, Italy, to promote the study abroad programs there and also to learn more about the academic programs in Art and Interior Architecture at UNCG.  While here, he was able to meet with Dr. Lawrence Jenkins and Dr. Patrick Lucas.



Visiting Scholars since September 2011

Recently IPC celebrated all visiting scholars with a small reception.  The scholars and their hosts got a chance to mingle with Ph.D. candidates and other scholars.  Some of the scholars who have recently arrived at UNCG include the following:
Mr. Jingyi Lu is currently a graduate student, working towards a M.D. degree, at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) School of Medicine.  SJTU is one of the top five universities in China that is affiliated with 12 major hospitals in Shanghai, one of which, the 6th People's Hospital, is Jingyi's home institution for his medical practice.  He is studying Endocrinology and Metabolism, with a focus on diabetes.  As a visiting scholar supported by the China Scholarship Council, Jingyi will receive training with and conduct a metabolomics profiling study at UNCG's Kannapolis Center, investigating unique metabolic changes associated with obesity and early-stage diabetes.

Other visiting scholars include Ezgi Toplu, a research scholar from Turkey working with Dr. Jacquelyn White in the UNCG’s Psychology department, and Farhad Hassanzadeh from Iran who is also a research scholar working with Dr. Hamid R. Nemati of UNCG’s Information Systems & Operations Management department.

Visiting Students

Visiting Scholars & Students

South African student delegation (seated) with Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa of Appalachian State University, IPC staff, and student panel.

On October 4, a delegation of South African students from the University of Free State visited UNCG’s campus.  The students are currently undertaking a ten day student leadership program at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, and came to UNCG in order to diversify their experience.  During their visit, the students learned about UNCG Support Services and student opportunities that promote inclusiveness through a panel discussion, toured the campus, and had lunch with UNCG students before going to downtown Greensboro to visit the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.  While at the museum, students met with Dr. Bamidele Demerson, Executive Director of the museum.



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- Vol 11, ed 1: September 2011

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