Message from the Director
Prof. Luis Vivanco
The Global and Regional Studies Program has been enjoying a great year of growing student interest in a number of our programs, and plenty of activities to keep all of us intellectually engaged and stimulated.
We have also seen some changes in program leadership. Dave Massell (History) has taken over as director of Canadian Studies, as Paul Martin has moved back to Canada to assume a position at MacEwan University. We all miss Paul’s tremendous energy and good will. We have also seen a change in European Studies. One of our own, Gayle Nunley, has been tapped to be an Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs and…(wait for it!) Internationalization! (She’s the first senior administrator with official responsibility for overseeing and coordinating UVM’s strategies for international engagement). Jonathan Huener (History) has taken over as Interim Director in Gayle’s place. Finally, Caroline Beer stepped down as Director of Latin American Studies, and Alex Stewart (Music) has stepped in to run that program. Read more...
NAFTA Mobility Grant Welcomes its First Exchange Student
This Fall, the Global and Regional Studies Program welcomed its first exchange student under the auspices of its NAFTA Mobility grant. The grant brings together six universities—two from each NAFTA signatory country—to facilitate one-semester student exchanges. The student, Veronica Ficon, is a senior Global Studies major from Canadian partner Wilfrid Laurier University. Read more...
UVM Hosts South African Student Leaders
“Wow, this is cold!”, “Your buildings are so old”, “You mean anyone can get to question candidates for University President?” These are just some of the comments made by a delegation of student leaders from the University of the Free State who are currently visiting UVM for two weeks (ending Jan 27). They are part of a unique and successful program to promote change on how their University goes about its business.