SPECIAL PROGRAMS OF THE MCDONNELL INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS ACADEMY
One of the goals of the McDonnell International Scholars
Academy is to create a global network of scholars and leaders. Such networks
will be an increasingly important resource for addressing societal problems
in the future, and they require distinctive forms of knowledge and leadership
skills. With this in mind, Scholars participate in a special program of
seminars, retreats, and other events. These feature distinguished scholars,
politicians, and other analysts leading discussions on global issues,
including the future of higher education. Other sessions will address
political, cultural, and economic issues in the United States. The Academy
is especially interested in recruiting individuals who are concerned with
such issues in addition to those covered in their normal studies.
The initial group of Scholars who enter in fall 2006
will participate in the McDonnell Academy’s inaugural conference
on the future of global universities. Chancellors and rectors of the partner
universities will be invited to attend the conference.
Ambassadors Each Scholar in the McDonnell Academy is
paired with an Ambassador, appointed by the Academy director, who serves
as a mentor and assists in the Scholar’s academic and professional
life at Washington University. Each mentor is also an Ambassador to the
Scholar’s alma mater and country, responsible for building relationships
with the partner university, and with alumni, friends, corporations, and
government entities in that country. The Ambassador accompanies the Scholar
on a one-week annual trip to the Scholar’s university to host alumni
events, information sessions, and meetings with key university contacts.
The Ambassador also identifies opportunities for scholarly
collaboration involving other faculty and students of Washington University
and of the partner research university.
Admission to the Academy
Students from a University Partner who apply for admission to one of Washington
University's full-time graduate and professional programs for a master's
or doctoral degree may also apply for admission to the McDonnell International
Scholars Academy. A separate application to the Academy is required.
Admission to the McDonnell International Scholars Academy
Applicants must be admitted to a graduate or professional degree program
at Washington University. The McDonnell Academy steering committee will
select Scholars based on outstanding academic potential and on applicants'
commitment to learning more about international issues and global leadership.
How to Apply
Apply to a master's or doctoral degree program at Washington University.
Applicants must also complete an Application to the McDonnell International
Scholars Academy at Washington University in St. Louis, which includes
an essay on why the applicant would be a good fit for the Academy.
Support of Scholars
Scholars are provided wit full tuition a stipend for living expenses support for travel
to St. Louis a travel grant for an annual one-week trip to return to the Scholar's
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NEW ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Coastal Carolina University will start
an M.B.A. program in the fall of 2006.
Cornell University has started a new
major in China and Asia-Pacific studies. The major will include work on
the Ithaca campus and externships in Washington and Beijing.
Touro College has started a new undergraduate
and M.S. programs in forensic sciences. The programs are offered at Touro's
Long Island campus.
Yale University is starting a joint
Ph.D./M.B.A. program. Students will seek to finish both degrees in seven
years, compared to the eight it would now take as two separate programs.
While the business degrees will be offered by Yale's business school,
the doctorates will be offered through the Graduate School of Arts and
Adelphi University has announced a new
master's program in emergency nursing and disaster management.
City College of New York has launched
two new master's programs: a master of fine arts in creative writing and
a master of landscape architecture.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
is starting a new minor called the Study of Christianity and Culture.
The program is housed in Chapel Hill's sociology department and involves
faculty members from a number of other disciplines.
The University of Washington has started
a master's program in computational linguistics. With 19 students enrolled
in the first class, the program is believed to be the largest of its kind
in the United States.
Yale University has started a program
in which students ? over five years ? can earn both an undergraduate degree
and a master's degree in public health
Boston College has created a minor in
Jewish studies this fall, one of the few such programs at a Roman Catholic
college. Students will need to take at least six courses to complete the
Drexel University will open a law school
in August 2006.
George Mason University has reorganized
some existing programs and added others to create a new College of Health
and Human Services. Gerontology and international health issues will be
a major focus of the college.
Pasco-Hernando Community College has
started an associate of science degree
in technology security.
Prescott College has created a doctoral
program in sustainability education.
California Polytechnic State University at San
Luis Obispo will start a new master of arts in history in the
winter. Concentrations will be possible in American, European, Asian,
Latin American and African history.
THE HARRY RANSOM HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTER
2006-2007 Research Fellowship Application Instructions
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, one of the
world's foremost institutions for research in literature and the arts,
announces its 2006-2007 Research Fellowship Program.
Approximately 40 fellowships are awarded annually by
the Ransom Center to support scholarly research projects in all areas
of the humanities. Priority, however, will be given to those proposals
that concentrate on the Center's collections and that require substantial
on-site use of them.
This year's special topic will be "The Post-War
Cultures of Twentieth-Century America." This topic corresponds with
the Ransom Center's fall 2006 exhibition on Norman Mailer and American
culture from 1945 to 1975, and its spring 2007 exhibition on America in
the 1920s. The major wars of the twentieth century reshaped the American
consciousness and left in their wake distinct post-war cultures. Special
consideration will be given to research proposals that address any of
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2006
ONE MONTH FELLOWSHIPS * $3,000 PER MONTH
November is here, and another great fall semester is well underway at
Indiana University. It was an exciting year for IU. We enrolled nearly
900 new international students this fall, bringing our international student
population to 3,200. What an exciting end to a great year!
Next year looks even better. Already we are seeing increased
numbers of students applying for next fall. There are a lot of great things
happening on campus : fabulous academics, entertainment and public speakers,
and amazing students make for a rich environment here in Bloomington.
It’s no surprise that Newsweek magazine named IU “Hottest
Big State School” in 2005!
We have a lot available for international students. Here
are just some of the things students might be interested in knowing about
Freshmen Scholarships We are excited to tell you that
every international freshman who is admitted to IU as a nonresident will
receive at least a $1,000 scholarship. For students with excellent academic
records, these scholarships can be as large as $7,000 and are renewable
for up to four years.
Transfer Credit Students who take AP, IB or A Level examinations
can be considered for advanced standing at IU. Also, students who are
attending a post-secondary institution can check out our Credit Transfer
Service at http://cts.admissions.indiana.edu/index.cfm
to see all the articulations we have for universities and colleges around
New Graduate Brochure for International Students International
students who are interested in graduate study can check out our new brochure
created specifically for them. You can download it at http://www.indiana.edu/~iuadmit/pdf/IUInternationalSearch.pdf.
STANFORD SUMMER FELLOWS ON DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT 2006
The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of
Law (CDDRL) at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies,
Stanford University, California invites policy makers and activists from
countries undergoing political, economic and social transitions to participate
in its second annual summer fellows program on democracy, development,
and the rule of law to be held July 31 - August 18, 2006 at Stanford University
on its California campus.
This program offers a unique approach to studying the ways in which democratic
institutions and institutions that foster economic development can be
established and strengthened in varying country contexts. In contrast
to other programs of democracy promotion that seek to transfer ready made
models to countries in transition, the Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy
and Development program provides a comparative perspective on the evolution
of established democratic practices as well as a conceptual background
into issues of V democracy and good governance. The curriculum draws on
the combined expertise of Stanford scholars and practitioners in the fields
of political science, economics, law, sociology, and business and emphasizes
the links between theory and practice.
While traditional programs focus either on democratization, economic development,
or the rule of law, the Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development
program endeavors to locate the points of interaction among these areas.
Ideas and learning flow two ways. Participants are exposed to the knowledge
of Stanford faculty and, in turn, they bring their country and professional
experiences into the seminars to help faculty and one another develop
case-specific methodologies for addressing actual problems of democratic
and economic development.
In 2005, the program’s inaugural year, 32 policy-makers from 28
countries participated as Fellows. Each week, instructors and fellows
focused on a different theme v democracy, development, and rule of law,
respectively - and studied the policy implications of the interrelations
between the workings of political, economic, and legal institutions in
theory and practice. Discussions were led by Stanford faculty and scholars
at the forefront of research at the junction of democratic advancement,
economic growth, and issues surrounding the establishment of rule of law
and human rights. Prominent leaders of research and development institutions
and social movements, such as the National Endowment for Democracy, enhanced
the weekly agenda. The daily seminars were complemented with field trips
to local government institutions, NGOs, and business organizations.
Participants: Eligibility Criteria
This program is aimed at early to mid-career policy-makers, academics,
and leaders of civil society organizations (such as representatives of
trade unions, non-governmental organizations, the media, business and
professional associations) who will play important roles in their country’s
democratic, economic, and social development. We anticipate recruiting
a group of 25-30 individuals dedicated to democracy and development promotion
within their home countries
(particularly in, but not limited to, the regions of the Middle East,
Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, and other parts of the
former Soviet Union).
Successful applicants will be proficient in spoken and written English
and will have academic and practical credentials necessary to benefit
fully from the course and actively contribute to programmatic discussions.
The ideal course participant will have extraordinary motivation, at least
three to five years of experience in a relevant field of democratic development,
and a keen interest in learning and sharing knowledge and experiences
in transforming their respective countries.
CDDRL hopes that over time the participants in this annual program will
form the core of a global network of public intellectuals and activists
who are working on issues of democracy, development, and the rule of law.
Funding: Stanford will pay travel, accommodation, living expenses, and
visa costs for the duration of the three-week program for a certain portion
of applicants. Where possible, applicants are encouraged to supply some
or all of their own funding from their current employers, international
non-governmental organizations, etc.
Please follow the instruction for applying found at:
addition to the completed application form, you must provide at least
two but no more than three letters of recommendation from people who know
you in your capacity of a development worker.
Deadline: January 6, 2006
Request for information may be addressed to Ganka Hadjipetrova,
SSFDD Program Coordinator, via e-mail at email@example.com or via
phone at (+1 650) 736-4277.
The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford
University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)
seeks to promote innovative and practical research to assist developing
countries and transitioning societies in the design and implementation
of policies to foster democracy, balanced and sustainable development,
and the rule of law. Scholars affiliated with CDDRL explore how best to
harmonize the pursuit of each of these goals in the interest of helping
to produce states and societies that are freer, richer, more law-abiding,
and more transparent.
The Center also supports specialized teaching, training, and outreach
activities to assist countries struggling with problems of political,
economic, and judicial reform, constitutional design, economic performance,
and corruption to improve their prospects for success. An important dimension
of the Center's work is the identification and cultivation of institutional
arrangements at all levels of society to encourage greater responsibility
and accountability in decision-making, both public and private.
The Center joins four other constituent centers of the Freeman Spogli
Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and is founded
in partnership with the School of Humanities and Sciences, the Graduate
School of Business (GSB), and Stanford Law School.