Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Poynter Library -- Librarian Extraordinaire Jim Schnur -- is organizing a monthly student research colloquium series at University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
As readers of this blog, you know how proud I am of the students who participated in my Moldova Study Abroad program, Spring Break 2013.
There were many aspects of that course that were unique/special -- the Joint Course with ULIM, that provided meaningful opportunities for my students to interact with students from Moldova; the civic engagement/service learning aspect of the course, that provided an opportunity for students to learn more about social issues and public policy formation in Moldova through the lens of NGOs and civil society, with the opportunity to interact with underserved populations in direct service activities; and, the subject of this blog post: student research!
Students produced significant research papers, presented that research at international conferences, and, yesterday, presented their research on campus at the Poynter Library.
I am thrilled that now they are PUBLISHED authors, having their research published in a Moldovan social science journal.
I presented the students with their copy of the journals at the event. Thank you again to Rector Galben, Vice Rector Moldovan-Batrinac, Dean Coada, and Professor Patlis at ULIM!
Six of the students worked with me over the summer to revise and re-submit their research papers and to prepare them for publication.
Four of those students were able to present their research at a well-attended colloquium in Poynter Corner, at Poynter Library. From the announcement:
|Marissa Wyant, Lauren Shumate, Sebastian Osorio, and Jared Smith with their publications!|
|Jared Smith discusses prosecution of human trafficking in Moldova|
|Lauren Shumate discusses Rule of Law initiatives in Moldova and in Serbia|
|Sebastian Osorio discusses identity issues in Moldova|
|Marissa Wyant discusses prospects for Moldova's accession to the EU|
|joined by their proud professor!|
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Fulbright Association Conference presentation "Cultivating Global Citizenship in Higher Education:Civic Engagement and Service Learning in Joint Study Abroad Courses"
|The Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of the Fulbright Association at the Welcome Reception|
The authors developed an alternative Spring Break Study Abroad course to bring University of South Florida (USF) students to Moldova to study with their counterparts at the Free International University of Moldova (ULIM). The course was a Political Science seminar about the history, government, and politics of Moldova. The authors shared a desire to cultivate “global citizens” and to provide opportunities for their students to work collaboratively.
|Nashua is in the house! These 2 served on the Board of Aldermen in Nashua, way back when|
|The Treaty of Paris|
|State Department Selfie|
|The Chairman of the Board of the Fulbright Association|
|An honor to meet Mrs. Fulbright|
|Congressman Jim Moran, Keynote Speaker, discusses the affect of government shutdown on diplomatic efforts|
|The Missing Voice -- a male panel addressing gender discrimination|
|Sheryl Sandberg, speaking about Lean In|
I had remarkably productive meetings in the Capitol, despite the government shutdown. Though I must admit that it was surreal walking through the House and Senate office buildings.
I thought this was an ominous photo during the shutdown....
I loved being able to get up early and take walks along the national mall
Good thing I was tied up in meetings/conference all day.....or I would have been sorely disappointed that I missed out on visiting my favorite spots in DC -- like the National Gallery of Art
In addition to the conference meetings and presentations, I was also able to squeeze in other work-related meetings while in DC. The highlight was attending oral argument for the First Monday in October. The Supreme Court was open for business during the government shutdown. Of course, cameras are not allowed in the courtroom, but here are some pictures of exhibits designed by my former colleagues in the Curator's Office:
Chief Justice John Marshall's chair
Chief Justice Taney's robe
Monday, September 23, 2013
The journal is now published!
We are working with our partners at ULIM and USFSP to have the journals shipped from Chisinau to St. Petersburg.
See this article on ULIM's website for more information about the international research conference (my students participated via Skype videoconference back in April) and journal.
article on ULIM website
THANK YOU so very much to our colleague Larisa Patlis for her assistance with the USFSP-ULIM Joint Course, the research conference, and her work editing this journal!
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Adventure Travel Video, Moldova at 5:05
Sunday, May 19, 2013
On the first day of our Joint Course at ULIM, we presented the book donations to the Librarian. Here is an article that recently appeared about the donations on the Library's website:
|our book donations on display|
|The ULIM Librarian looks at the donations|
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
In their itinerary, the select number of students and McLauchlan would attend a seminar at ULIM, Universitatea Libera Internationala din Moldova, every other day in a joint course with Moldovan students. McLauchlan had it arranged so that the students could make friends and develop relationships in the experience.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Students in my Moldova Study Abroad course will be presenting their research findings, along with their partners at ULIM, on Tuesday, April 23rd.
Click here for the link to the Conference Program
Friday, April 12, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
What is Moldova video
It was filmed at the International Women's Club's annual Holiday Bazaar, which is a wonderful event. A fundraiser where you can buy beautiful arts and crafts from all over the world. (Each of the Embassies sets up a booth and sells items from their country, donating all proceeds to charity.) Peggy and I have some treasures from the Holiday Bazaar we attended back in in 2010. (Photos are, of course, posted, earlier on this blog)
Monday, March 25, 2013
USF World featured my Women and the Law course as a part of its feature on global classrooms at USF for its NAFSA video contest entry.
It was one of two courses featured. You can see my collaboration with Prof. Svetlana Suveica at Moldova State University featured at 2:40 on this YouTube video:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Once we begin our Joint Course in Moldova, students will be connected with Moldovan students with whom they will collaborate on their research.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
|Wonderful to see my Drept students from ULIM!|
|Sporting our new USFSP ULIM Moldova t-shirts! We will wear these when working on our community service projects in Moldova|
|ULIM event flyer (4:00 pm)|
|USFSP flyer (9:00 am)|
|Reunited with my Drept students....on the big screen...soon, in Chisinau!|
|Judge Raymond Gross addresses the faculty and students at ULIM|
|Thanks, Mayor Waters, for joining us -- and for your donations for our community service project!|
|Go Bulls at ULIM!|
|with Psychology Professor and event organizer, Vikki Gaskin-Butler|
|One of my slides for the PPT slideshow during the event|
|Our "global classroom" with Svetlana Suveica's class at Moldova State University's American Studies Center|
|The Education Abroad table. Including materials about the fabulous alternative spring break opportunity in Moldova!|
|It has been great to work with Wendy on the logistics of organizing my Study Abroad course|