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2023 NU SSH Graduation

From June 9–14, 2023, a delegation from UW–Madison traveled to Astana, Kazakhstan, to participate in the Nazarbayev University School of Sciences and Humanities (NU SSH) spring 2023 graduation. The delegation consisted of Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the International Division, Professor Barry Gerhart; UW-NU Partnership Faculty Director, Professor David McDonald; International Division Director of External Relations, Maj Fischer; and IPO Director, Dr. Elise Ahn.

Global Health Institute 2023 Advisory Committee Meeting/Retreat

On August 8, 2023 On August 8, 2023, more than 40 advisory members, GHI staff, and friends attended the Global Health Institute’s (GHI) Advisory Committee Meeting/Retreat at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. This included a number of representatives from the International Division (Dean and Vice Provost Fran Vavrus, Chief of Staff Nikki Davis, External Relations Director, Maj Fischer, and IPO Director Elise Ahn). 

Wisconsin in the World Lunch and Learn

In this lunch and learn, different campus and community contributors to the “Wisconsin in the World: Internationalization at the University of Wisconsin-Madison” book project will be sharing about their work (past, present, and future) through an information fair and a networking buffet lunch, which will then be followed by a panel discussion.

UW-Madison UniCEN Project with Tashkent Chemical Technological Institute

The UW-Madison UniCEN project between the UW Makerspace, led by Dr. Lennon Rodgers, and Tashkent Chemical Technological Institute, ran from fall 2020 through late summer 2021. The main goal of this project is to share the experience of UW’s Makerspace to ultimately develop and strengthen the applied skills of TCTI engineering students with innovative methods of “teaching by doing”. The project facilitates the opening of an innovative interdisciplinary Makerspace Lab at TCTI that aims to improve the quality of engineering education, provide an inextricable link between theoretical knowledge and practical skills of students, help organize “peer to peer” training courses by students and serves as a pilot project that could be implemented in the future in all technical universities in Uzbekistan.

Collaborations: Russian Advanced Interactive Listening Series

A team of UW students, alumni, and (former) faculty and academic staff have updated the Russian Advanced Interactive Listening Series (RAILS) — interactive language lessons based on documentaries and interviews about Russian culture and history.