VCU Global News 
March | 2017
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Welcome to our newest visitors

This week, we welcomed the fourth cohort of medical professionals from Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities in Guangxi, China. The group will participate in a 6-month faculty development program hosted by the VCU English Language Program and School of Medicine.  More than 60 scholars have completed the program since its inception in August 2014.  

Welcome Reception Photos

Fulbright Scholar Program Workshop: March 2

The Global Education Office and National Scholarship Office will host two workshops on the Fulbright Scholar Program on Thursday, Mar. 2.


  • MCV Campus | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
    Kontos Medical Sciences Building, Room 104/105

  • Monroe Park Campus | 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    West Grace North Residence Hall (VCU Globe), Room 1030J

Fulbright representative, Andy Riess, Ph.D., will discuss global teaching and research opportunities, how to select countries for application & make contacts abroad, how departments can host visiting scholars and how to prepare the Fulbright application.

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or a combination of teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2018-2019 academic year. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards. The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2017.  

If you cannot attend either session, Join the Fulbright Email List for regular updates.

Virginia Commonwealth University is pleased to host the VALHEN Encuentro 2017: latinXchange on Friday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms. 

This annual meeting of the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network is designed to highlight and share issues affecting Hispanic/Latino communities, to provide networking opportunities for outstanding Latinx professionals and college students, and to foster conversations on important educational topics in the Commonwealth. Attendees will also meet this year's Hispanic College Institute (HCI) graduates and congratulate the 2017 scholarship winners.

This year's keynote speaker is Carlos Ojeda Jr. from CoolSpeak, and VCU President Michael Rao will address the group. VALHEN will provide FREE admission to the first 10 VCU students and 10 VCU faculty who register. On-site registration available.
Register now

Funding Opportunities for VCU Faculty

The Global Education Office is accepting applications for two faculty funding opportunities.

Harris Manchester College Summer Research Institute
Application deadline: March 13

The Harris Manchester College Summer Research Institute will take place at Oxford University from July 2-July 9. The institute is an opportunity for faculty to enhance a research project through a week of focused study. Participants' time is their own for study and writing, as well as taking advantage of cultural activities offered at Oxford University.
Learn more and apply now

Migration Studies Awards
Application deadline: March 20

GEO invites faculty to apply for Migration Studies Awards which support the development and promotion of VCU's global priorities. These awards fund the creation of thematic curricular clusters around the topic of migration (with a focus on Latin America) as well as provide funding to bring visiting Latin American scholars to VCU. The awards coincide with the College of Humanities and Sciences "Migration Studies: Focus Latin America" initiative, which aims to enhance the study of Latin American immigration at VCU.
Learn more and apply now

Questions? Contact Meredith Katz at

Join us for a webinar

GEO invites you to an important forum that will provide a comprehensive overview of the international program and travel implications of the Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act and Title IX. Presented by PaperClip Communications.  

As a result of this webinar, you will take away:

  • A clear understanding of the impact of geography on Clery reporting – 
    learn how to determine Clery geography in different types of distant environments. 

  • The irrelevance of geography to Title IX response – learn how to properly respond to unequal treatment on the basis of sex or gender, regardless of location.

  • A hybrid of the Violence Against Women Act – learn when geography matters and when the identity of the victim, survivor or perpetrator matters.

  • Which crimes you must count and how you can learn about crimes – learn the key role of Campus Security Authorities and Responsible Employees. 

  • How to develop solid policies that take into account all of these rules while still serving your students.

  • The importance of general and nuanced training for college employees and students – learn what should be included in your employee training.

Seating is limited. Register today. 

Register now

Selected Events and Special Announcements

Mar. 1,  Apr. 5
Global Cafe
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Richmond Salons
Presidential Executive Order Affecting Internationals
Mar. 15
Ellyn Ogden, MPH
Guest Lecture
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

MCALC 2201

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