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Award for internationalization announced

State University of New York Chancellor Robert L. King announced that three Binghamton University faculty and staff members are among 15 recipients of the first-ever Chancellor’s Award for Internationalization.

Don Boros, associate professor of theater, and Qianghua Wang, scenic artist and technical director, are being recognized for study in Beijing and Shanghai, China; and Laura Terriquez Kasey, clinical instructor of nursing and community health, received the award for study in Juan Dulio, Dominican Republic.

The $8,000 awards recognize work that enables more SUNY students and faculty to have an international learning experience by funding short-term study abroad projects for students led by SUNY faculty to less-traveled countries around the world.

“These awards enable our students and faculty members to work and study abroad and help strengthen their understanding of foreign languages, cultures, political and business practices, and the importance of these parts of the world to America’s future,” King said. “With innovative programs such as these the educational opportunities for SUNY students are expanded in new and exciting directions.”

Each of the winning programs will take place this summer and include at least three weeks abroad for students. The number of participating students will vary by program. Seventy-five faculty members submitted proposals and 12 were funded at $8,000 each.

SUNY has increased internationalization among its campuses and students as one of its major goals, and the Chancellor’s Award for Internationalization is a step toward that goal. It is expected that the award competition will take place annually.
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Last Updated: 10/14/08