CIS News and Events
Orientation Presentation for Fall 2016
Please click here to see the Center for International Studies Orientation Presentation for the 2016-2017 academic year.
“Empowering Women: Experiences from Malaysia” seminar to be held on Tuesday, August 23
Ohio University will host a special seminar, “Empowering Women: Experiences from Malaysia” on Tuesday, Aug. 23, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Yamada International House.
The seminar will feature OHIO alumnus Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling, an excellent speaker whose message on empowerment will resonate with students, faculty, staff and community residents.
Free Health Screenings to be held Sept. 1 and 2
The Center for International Studies will offer free health screenings to students on Thursday, Sept. 1 and Friday, Sept. 2. Please click here for more information.
Center for International Studies Welcome Reception to be held on Friday, Aug. 26
Everyone is invited to the reception, which will welcome new faculty, staff and students to campus. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Schoonover Center Room 450.
Global Cities, Past and Present Summer Symposium July 26-28 at OHIO
The symposium will bring together Ohio University faculty, graduate students, and members of the AHRC Global Cities International Research Network to discuss urbanization and globalization from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
Alumni reminisce, honor educators at CIS reunion
The Ohio University Center for International Studies (CIS) celebrated its past, present and future with jubilant alumni at its well-attended reception on May 12 in Washington, D.C.
“I saw former students of mine from as far back as late '80s!” said Steve Howard, director of the Center for International Studies. “I was also impressed with how far some had traveled to get to the event.”
For a photo gallery from the reunion, please click here.
Thursday, May 19 presentation to feature Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee and Dr. Charles Ping, discussion of international librarianship
Candelight Vigil for Ecuador and Japan to be held April 21 at 8 p.m. at the Scripps Amphitheater
Japan Consul General Mistuhiro Wada to speak at OHIO on Tuesday, April 19 at 1 pm. in Alden Library.
Human Rights Activist, Cambodian Genocide Survivor and Musician Arn Chorn-Pond to speak at OHIO on April 19.
Center for International Studies planning Alumni Reception for May in Washington, D.C.
The alumni event, along with other alumni news, is detailed in our latest alumni newsletter.
New CIS courses being offered this summer
Ohio University and the Center for International Studies offer a wide range of summer courses each summer. Two of the newest courses being offered this summer are in Global Sports Broacasting and in Diaspora Engagement and Sustainable Development.
Nuit Blanche events at OHIO
Nuit Blanche Athens, an annual all night arts festival at Ohio University l, seeks to energize the spring season and bring excitement and fun to Mom’s Weekend.
The festival takes place from 3:05 p.m. April 2 to 3:05 a.m., April 3, in multiple locations in Athens and will feature international and regional guest artists.
Ohio University World Music and Dance Festival
The Sixth Annual Ohio University World Music and Dance Festival is taking place at Ohio University from March 28 through April 1.
The Center for International Studies New Directors Symposium on Tuesday, March 22, beginning at noon in Baker 240/242
The incoming directors of the African Studies, International Development Studies and Latin American Studies programs will introduce themselves and their academic programs, while also discussing plans for their programs.
Latin American Studies Alumnus Lecture on Friday, March 25
The Latin American Studies program and Student Organization would like to invite all to a public lecture by LAS alum Adrean Scheid, current vice-president of international relations for Latin America with UnitedHealth, and former director and vice-president of government relations-Latin America for Blackberry and Millicom.
Ms. Scheid will discuss her career trajectory since her graduation from the International Studies-Latin American Studies masters program at Ohio University, and the professional experiences available to students in that field. Refreshments will be served.
The lecture will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 25 in R-Tech 214.
Southeast Asian Language Awareness Week March 7-11
Ohio University will celebrate Southeast Asian Language Awarenes week with several films and special events, including Southeast Lanugage Appreciation Night on Friday, March 11.
Another Diaspora: African Life in Asian Cities
This African Crossroads presentation will feature Dr. Haruka Wazaki from Chubu University and will take place on Wednesday, March 9, beginning at noon in Baker University Center Room 240.
Ohio University to host 20th Annual Spanish and Latin American Colloquium
Those who attend the colloquium will be able to hear from distinguished authors about their experiences with creative writing and translation. Panels discussion are scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, March 10, and Friday, March 11.
The colloquium will also conclude with a concert by Costa Rican Latin-Jazz trombonist Luis Bonilla, accompanied by the Ohio Faculty Jazz Band, on Friday, March 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in Glidden Recital Hall.
March 11 Concert to feature Luis Bonilla and the OHIO Faculty Jazz Band
As part of the 20th Annual Spanish and Latin American Colloquium at Ohio University, the Department of Modern Languages and the School of Music will present a performance of Luis Bonilla and the OHIO Faculty Jazz Band on Friday, March 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Glidden Recital Hall.
Ohio University mourns death of J. Norman Parmer, first director of Center for International Studies
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, to honor his life and work.
Africa Crossroads Event: Assessing HIV/AIDS care continium
A baseline study of patients receiving care at the antiretroviral clinic of Pantang Hospital, Ghana. Led by Dr. Bismark Sarfo, Lecturer in the School of Public Health, University of Ghana.
East Asian Music Concert
The concert by the Youmee Kim's Studio and Friends, will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7 in the Recital Hall in the Glidden School of Music (on the fourth floor).
The event will feature special guest Dr. Ting Ting Zong from Chubu University in Japan, who will perform on the pipa.
Ohio University World Music and Dance Concert to be held on Friday, April 1
The World Music and Dance Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Apil1 in the Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.
Fall Commencement 2015
Ohio University celebrated at fall Commencement Ceremony in December of 2015 and several of our Center for International Students graduated. In addition to the main event in the Convocation Center, the Center for International Studies also held a graduation reception in the Baker University Center.
Click here to see a few photos from before the ceremony and at the reception.
Click here to see an Ohio University article, complete with official OHIO photos, of the Commencement Ceremony.
Center for International Studies Director attends summit dedicated to global education reform
Steve Howard, director of Ohio University’s Center for International Studies and professor in the School of Media Arts and Studies, recently attended The 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar. Established in 2009, WISE is an international initiative designed to explore new approaches to education and to address challenges facing education.
Omani National Day celebrated at OHIO
On Sunday, Nov. 22, Omani students invited domestic and international students to celebrate and learn more about the 45th anniversary of Omani National Day. The day is an annual holiday that celebrates the 75th birthday of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said.
International students embrace new traditions at Thanksgiving holiday
The Post writes about how a large number of international students at OHIO take part in the annual Thanksgiving celebration.
Students, faculty, staff and alumni honored at Global Engagement Awards Ceremony
Ohio University ushered in the end of its third annual International Education Week (IEW) with a ceremony celebrating members of the Bobcat Family who embody the spirit of the week and who have contributed to OHIO’s rich history of providing students a global education and establishing global partnerships.
OHIO students, faculty and staff from around the world connect at International Dinner
Ohio University's International Dinner, held by the International Student Union, took place on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Please click here to read an article in The Post about this very popular event and to watch a video about the event.
International Education Week at Ohio University
Ohio University will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 15-19 with a wide range of events onthe Athens and regional campuses.
The annual event this year will focus on health and wellness and will feature a Keynote Speech by Dr. Michael Newman on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in Baker Ballroom. Admission is free and registration is not required.
For additional information, please visit www.ohio.edu/iew
Internships take graduate student from Kinshasa to the prairies of South Dakota
Working in the dense rainforest of the Congo one summer and the humid semi-arid North Dakota grasslands the next, Steven Richardson put development theory into practice as he assisted national and international groups with their land conservation efforts.
2015 Meeting of the Council of Thai Studies to be held at Ohio University Oct. 23-24
Established in 1972 at Northern Illinois University under the direction of Dr. Clark D. Neher and Dr. Ladd Thomas, COTS was conceived as a kind of intellectual and cultural laboratory in which scholars and students engaged in the study of Thailand could assemble to exchange ideas, share their research, and test the validity of their contentions and approaches to understanding Thailand. Since 1972, COTS has convened annually, either at Northern Illinois University, the University of Wisconsin, or another institution in the Midwest, Including Ohio University in 2012. Ohio University is honored to host the 2015 meeting of the Council on Thai Studies.
"The Art of Killing" documentary to be shown as part of Beyond Borders film series
The OHIO Communication and Development Studies Association will show the documentary, "The Art of Killing," on Monday, Oct. 26 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Baker 231. A BAFTA award nominee, the act of killing expose the horrifying mass executions of accused communists in Indonesia and those who are celebrated in their country for perpetrating the crime.
Distinguished African scholar to visit Ohio University in September 2015
Professor Francis Beng Nyamnjoh of the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, will spend the month of September visiting Ohio University's Center for International Studies and the School of Media Arts and Studies for teaching, lecturing and imagining creative partnerships with OHIO faculty.
Environmental Studies students working with Peace Park Expeditions Program in the Balkans
A small group of Ohio University's Environmental Studies students visit the prospective Balkans peace park each summer to learn about the potential for conservation and eco-tourism to provide wealth and alternative livelihoods and also to encourage cooperation between former adversaries. The yearly expedition is part of a for-credit course through Ohio University’s Environmental Studies Program at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.
Dear Graduates from the Center for International Studies!
On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of the Center for International Studies we congratulate you as you complete your degrees with us! We are eager to follow you from the Convocation Center to your further adventures in the world and very much hope you keep in touch with us here with ideas as to how we can improve our programs, suggestions for speakers, and tips on the job market as you move in that direction. We also hope that you check back with us here on our CIS website to keep informed about what we are doing to bring the world to OHIO and Bobcats to the world!
Thank you for choosing Ohio University for your studies and please let us know how we can help you to stay globally engaged!
Director and Professor
OHIO is among the top-producing institutions in the U.S. for Fulbright student awards
Graduate Commencement 2015
Undergraduate Commencement 2015
Click here for photos from the event!
Summer program allows high school students to study alongside Japanese peers, stay on campus
Celebrating 50-year Anniversary of the Center for International Studies
IDS students winning the Scripps Innovation Challenge
Congratulations to International Development Studies (IDS) students Toluwani Adekunle, Sana Mahmud and Papa Ndiaye, who won the Scripps International Innovators Cup, a $5,000 award, and a trip to San Francisco. The team, which also included Mechanical Engineering student Sanusi Shehu, was automatically entered into the competition after winning the grand prize ($10,000) and the Diversity Prize ($5,000) in the Ohio University Scripps Innovation Challenge earlier this year.
The team members are now invited to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) national conference in San Francisco. The team will present the winning project at the conference. Congratulations to these students for this outstanding accomplishment!
Ohio University's latest Impact in Africa in 2015
In the spirit of the International Education Week. Allow me to share with you Ohio University's latest Impact in Africa in 2015. Here are the pictorial highlights of the first two (our of eight) Connect Camps we conducted in Tanzania. Up next is Namibia in early May.
Click here see all the photos.