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Stepanka KorytovaProfessor Alfredo Minetti and the creative tango group, This is Tango Now, are traveling to China to perform 30 shows all together. As an anthropologist, Minetti combines tangos with powerful narratives with which he coins "tango theater".



Congratulations to our very own Professors Nick Cullather and Hillary Kahn! Cullather was appointed the first associate dean for academic affairs, and Kahn was appointed assistant dean for strategic collaborations in the School of Global and International Studies.

Stay current with International Studies Professors Gardner Bovingdon, Feisal Istrabadi, and Padraic Kenney as well as other SGIS faculty.

Stephanie KaneStephanie Kane was awarded a Sustainability Course Development Fellowship for 2014 for “Nature and the City: RIVERS,” which will include both on-campus and overseas components. She will also be involved in a faculty exchange program in Spring 2015 with the University of Zagreb. The title of her project is: "Engineering Nature on the Pannonian Plain: An Ethnography of the Sava River in the City of Zagreb."

Olga KalentzidouOlga Kalentzidou has been selected as a Project Engage Fellow for the summer of 2014 to create a new service learning course, “Food and Nationalism,” for 2014 Themester.

Nick CullatherNick Cullather has been selected to receive a Trustee Teaching Award in the At-Large Smaller Department Faculty group.

Stepanka KorytovaStepanka Korytova was presented with the Gerald I. Lamkin Excellent in Instruction Award on February 22, 2014. The Lamkin Award is presented annually to one adjunct faculty member of Ivy Tech College who best typifies excellence in instruction.

Stephanie KaneStephanie Kane has received a 2013-2014 Fulbright award; she will be Resident Chair in Environmental Sciences at the University of Winnipeg during Fall 2014

Philip ParnellPhilip Parnell was awarded a grant from the Asian Public Intellectuals, The Nippon Foundation for collaborative research titled “Comparative Analysis of Military-NGO Cooperation Policies in Asia. In the study scholars from several Asian countries and the United States will collaborate in gathering and analyzing data about policies on NGO-Military relations in Asian nation states with a focus on Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, and the Philippines. The role of Parnell, who is not from Asia, is that of "outside expert."

Peter NemesPeter Nemes was awarded an Information Fluency Grant to redesign Methods in International Studies (INTL I315) with a focus on information fluency.

OlgaOlga Kalentzidou received an AY2012-2013 ICAB fellowship to internationalize Identity and Conflict (INTL I206) and incorporate global learning outcomes.

No Family Is an Island Ilana GershonIlana Gershon’s new book, No Family is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora (2012) was published by Cornell University Press.