Thursday, February 28, 2013

USFSP International Week Event, Moldovan Exchange!

On Monday morning at 9:00 am, our Moldovan Student Exchange kicked of International Week events at USFSP

We held an international videoconference, linking USF students in my alternative Spring Break Study Abroad Course to Moldova with our colleagues at the Free International University of Moldova (ULIM) in Chisinau. 

USF students made brief presentations about their research projects and met their colleagues at ULIM.

We were pleased to be joined by Dr. Ron Sheehy, USFSP's Vice Rector for International Affairs, Mayor Leslie Waters, and Judge Raymond Gross. We thank them for their support and enthusiasm for our Moldovan exchange.

Thanks for these photos from our USFSP some point I will download/upload pictures from my camera....

Wonderful to see my Drept students from ULIM!

Privet, Andrei!

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!

USFSP International Week, International Research and Cultural Exchange

I was able to participate briefly in USFSP's 2nd  Annual International Research and Cultural Exchange. (The event conflicted with my US Constitutional Law 2 class....)  Faculty in all Colleges are involved in global research, teaching, and service projects. Here are some pics taken as we were just starting to set up for the event.

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

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Foreign Service Nationals visit St Pete

The International Council of the Tampa Bay Region recently hosted a delegation for the State Department of foreign service nationals who work for U.S. Embassies. 

I was delighted to be invited to join the delegation for a reception at Duncan McClellan's gallery in the Warehouse Art District in St Petersburg -- where I could greet my friend and colleague from the U.S. Embassy in Moldova, Valentina!

For more about the IC TBR

For more about Duncan McClellan Gallery

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Moldovan Student Exchange Kicks Off International Week at USFSP!

Come join us on Monday, February 25th at 9:00 am in the University Student Center Coral Room!

For our international videoconference linking USF students who will travel to Moldova in an Alternative Spring Break Study Abroad course with their colleagues at the Free International University of Moldova (ULIM) in Chisinau.