Home > Press > Institute of International Education Announces 2008 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education; Eight Campuses Recognized for Ou
The Institute of International Education (IIE) has announced the winners of the seventh annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. The awards were established to promote and honor the most outstanding initiatives being conducted in international higher education. The winning campuses for 2008 are: St. Louis Community College, Forest Park (Internationalizing the Campus), Rice University and The University of Tulsa (Study Abroad), and University of Georgia (International Exchange Partnerships). Honorable Mention was awarded to Florence-Darlington Technical College, Leeds Metropolitan University, Grand Valley State University, State University of New York at Buffalo, and East Carolina University. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the United Nations on March 13 as part of IIE's annual Best Practices Seminar.
Institute of International Education Announces 2008 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education; Eight Campuses Recognized for Ou
New York, NY | Posted on January 28th, 2008
According to IIE's President, Dr. Allan E. Goodman, "We were very impressed with the range and strength of this year's Heiskell Award-winning programs. The IIENetwork member colleges and universities have been tremendously creative and innovative in addressing the challenges of preparing their students to live and work in a global society, and have achieved clear results. We are especially pleased to be able to recognize programs this year that have achieved strong international partnerships and succeeded in increasing access to study abroad. All of these programs are making great strides in providing the international experience so urgently needed to strengthen America's competitiveness and our national security, and to increase our understanding of the world."
The members of the Selection Panel for this year's awards include some of the leading names in international education: Brian Whalen, President, The Forum on Education Abroad; Uliana Gabara, Dean of International Education, University of Richmond, and Past President, Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA); Stephen Dunnett, Vice Provost for International Education, State University of New York at Buffalo; Ulrich Grothus, Director, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD/NY).
Following are the Winners and Honorable Mentions in their award categories:
STUDY ABROAD: Providing innovative programs and services and making study abroad more accessible to a broader student population.
Winner: Rice University (Houston, Texas) and University of Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma) "NanoJapan: Summer Nanotechnology Research Program for Undergraduates," a twelve-week, summer program that involves sixteen first and second year science and engineering students from U.S. universities in research internships with Japanese nanotechnology laboratories.
Honorable Mentions awarded to Grand Valley State University (Allendale, Michigan) "Barbara H. Padnos International Center," and to State University at Buffalo (Buffalo, New York) "International Comparative Urban Planning Studio."
INTERNATIONALIZING THE CAMPUS: Advancing curriculum development and providing services to international students.
Winner: St. Louis Community College, Forest Park (St. Louis, Missouri) "Global Education Committee" a committee of 35 campus administrators, district administrators, faculty, and staff, which now works throughout the year to implement the school's comprehensive internationalization plan of programs and partnerships.
Honorable Mentions awarded to Florence-Darlington Technical College (Florence, South Carolina), "A Global Village for Two Year Institutions-Domestic & Abroad," and to Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds, England), "Internationalization Strategy."
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PARTNERSHIPS: Recognizes institutions collaborating with counterparts abroad.
Winner: University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia) "UGA Tunisia Educational Partnership: A Complex Systems Approach to International Education and Development" a partnership with the Tunisian Ministry of Education to contribute to Tunisian educational reform efforts, involving UGA faculty and students.
Honorable Mention awarded to East Carolina University (Greenville, North Carolina), "Global Academic Initiatives."
Profiles of this year's winning programs are available on the "Best Practices" resource of the IIENetwork website, at www.iienetwork.org/?p=BestPractices . This site showcases nearly 50 winning programs and honorable mention recipients from the seven years of the awards, to serve as a resource and inspiration for the international educational community worldwide.
This year's winning programs will be recognized at an Awards Luncheon on March 13 at the United Nations, as part of the 3rd Annual IIE Best Practices Conference and will receive a $1000 prize. The programs will also be featured in the Spring 2008 issue of the IIENetworker magazine and will be highlighted by IIE as the best practices in the field of international education throughout the year.
The Awards are named for the late Andrew Heiskell, a longtime member of IIE's Board of Trustees, a former chairman of Time Inc., a renowned philanthropist, and a passionate supporter of international education, and have been endowed by a gift from Marian Sulzberger Heiskell as a lasting tribute to Mr. Heiskell's legacy.
About The Institute of International Education (IIE)
The Institute of International Education is the world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. An independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1919, the Institute is the world's most experienced global higher education and professional exchange organization. IIE has a network of 18 offices worldwide, over 900 college and university members, and more than 5,000 volunteers. IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government and private sources. These programs include the Fulbright and Humphrey Fellowships and the Gilman Scholarships administered for the U.S. Department of State. The Institute is a resource for educators and institutions worldwide, publishing IIEPassport: Academic Year Abroad and Short Term Study Abroad and operating www.IIEPassport.org , the search engine for study abroad programs and www.fundingStudyAbroad.org , a free search engine for study abroad funding sources. IIE also conducts policy research and provides advising and counseling on international education and opportunities abroad. Information on the Institute can be obtained from our Website: www.iie.org.
For more information, please click here
Deborah Gardner, Halstead Communications, 212-734-2190
Copyright © The Institute of International Education (IIE)
If you have a comment, please Contact
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
News and information
How to maximize the superconducting critical temperature in a molecular superconductor: International team led by Tohoku University opens new route for discovering high Tc superconductors April 19th, 2015
Engineer improves rechargeable batteries with MoS2 nano 'sandwich' April 18th, 2015
Nanocomposites Play Effective Role in Production of Smart Fibers April 18th, 2015
Dais Analytic Corporation Appoints Eliza Wang to Board of Directors: Company's Newest Director Brings Expertise in Commercial and Legal Matters Both in the United States and China; Joins on the Heels of Successful Business Development Trade Mission to China April 18th, 2015
JPK reports on the use of the NanoWizard® 3 AFM system at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem April 14th, 2015
UK National Graphene Institute Selects Bruker as Official Partner: World-Leading Graphene Research Facility Purchases Multiple Bruker AFMs April 7th, 2015
SUNY Poly CNSE and Title Sponsor SEFCU Name Capital Region Teams Advancing to the Final Round of the 2015 New York Business Plan Competition March 30th, 2015
LAMDAMAP 2015 hosted by the University March 26th, 2015
Optical resonance-based biosensors designed for medical applications April 18th, 2015
The National Science Foundation names engineering researcher Andrea Alú its Alan T. Waterman awardee for 2015: Alú is a pioneer in the field of metamaterials who has developed "cloaking" technology to make objects invisible to sensors April 16th, 2015
Taking aircraft manufacturing out of the oven: New technique uses carbon nanotube film to directly heat and cure composite materials April 14th, 2015
Nanoparticles at specific temperature stimulate antitumor response: Dartmouth researchers identify precise heat to boost immune system against cancer tumors April 14th, 2015