Global Strategic Initiatives News
NC State Global Awards International Travel Funds
The Office of Global Engagement recently awarded funding to support international travel as it relates to NC State’s global strategic plan. The International Travel Assistance Fund encourages and supports faculty or staff in international engagement in research, teaching, or other scholarly activities.
Stuck on You: Nanogel Capsule Helps Cardiac Stem Cells
Cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for damaged hearts. However, researchers are still working on two major issues with the therapy – how to keep the stem cells in place and how to prevent rejection when the stem cells are not from the patient’s own body.
UPGN Supports Sao Paulo Emissions Project
A collaborative research project funded by the University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) Research Collaboration Fund brought together faculty from NC State, the University of Surrey and the University of Sao Paulo. The project, led by Dr. Yang Zhang on the NC State side, is called BIOBURN and aims to study the impact of emissions on urban environments.
International Student Support News
Proyecta 100,000 Bridges Mexican and American Cultures
On October 23, the Intensive English Program (IEP) at NC State welcomed 15 Mexican students participating in the Proyecta 100,000 initiative funded by the Mexican government.
Students Compete in Global Storytelling
Students shared their international stories during the third annual Think and Do in 2: Global Storytelling Competition held Wednesday night in Stewart Theatre. Each of the ten competitors had two minutes to speak about their global experiences, from study abroad trips to life as international students at NC State, as a timed slideshow displayed six personal images.
Cheer for Denmark and Lithuania at the Olympics
The NC State swim team is sending an impressive amount of athletes to the Summer 2016 Olympics in Brazil. Out of the four Wolfpack swimmers, three are international students who will be representing their home countries of Denmark and Lithuania. Søren Dahl and Anton Ipsen will compete for Denmark, Simonas Bilis will compete for Lithuania and Ryan Held will swim for Team USA.
Study Abroad News
Studying Sustainable Agriculture in Ireland
With a university goal to increase the number of NC State students studying abroad, programs that fill a demand for students in an under-served academic area for travel are important. Karl Jicha, a lecturer in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, led a program in Ireland this past May focused on global food systems and sustainable agriculture.
Prague Inauguration Expands International Engagement
NC State advanced its goal of enhancing global engagement for students, faculty, and staff with the official opening of the expanded NC State European Center in Prague.
Study Abroad Inspires Global Pursuits
For NC State alumna Megan (McNulty) Le, study abroad was the catalyst for a global career and the lifelong pursuit of international experiences. As an Alexander Hamilton Scholar, Le studied Business Management and Latin American Studies while minoring in Spanish, earning her dual degrees from Poole College of Management and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.