Global Citizenship Awards Announced

The winners of the 2011 Provost’s Faculty Development Abroad Grant Competition, and student recipients of the newly established 2011 Global Citizenship Undergraduate Awards and UConn’s 2011 United Nations Academic Impact Study Abroad Scholarship, have been announced. They will be recognized at a ceremony hosted by Vice Provost Doug Cooper and the Global Citizenship Curriculum Committee on April 25.

2011 Provost’s Faculty Development Abroad Grants

These grants are designed to lead to improvements and innovation in UConn’s global citizenship curriculum by helping faculty develop their global, international, and intercultural expertise:
Thomas E. Buckley, Pharmacy: Assessment of Pharmacy Services and Behavioral Change Among Refugee Health Workers (Thailand)
Emma Gilligan, History/Human Rights Institute: Oxford University Summer School in Human Rights Law (United Kingdom)
Shareen Hertel, Political Science/Human Rights Institute: Oxford University Summer School in Human Rights Law (United Kingdom)
Guillermo Irizarry, Modern and Classical Languages: Post-Conflict/Post-War Culture in Guatemala (Guatemala)
Nicholas Leadbeater, Chemistry: Cleaner, Greener Chemistry: A Global Perspective On a Global Issue (Canada, Japan, Australia, United Kingdom)
Nicholas Lownes, Civil and Environmental Engineering: Australian Experiences in Promoting Sustainable Transportation Systems (Australia)
David Souder, Management: India’s Role in Global Strategy (India)
Steven Zinn, Animal Science; Sandra Bushmich, Pathobiology and Veterinary Science; Cameron Faustman, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources: Globalization of Pre-Veterinary Program in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (United Kingdom)
Mark Zurolo and Randall Hoyt, Art and Art History: Communication Design Abroad (United Kingdom)

2011 Global Citizenship Undergraduate Award

This award recognizes undergraduate students’ outstanding contributions to global citizenship:
Ethan Butler, Chemical Engineering
Joseph Foran Jr., Nursing
Romana Haider, Political Science/Human Rights; Minor: French
Maggie McCarthy, Political Science/Human Rights
Navina Vemuri, Individualized Major: International Relations, French; Minor: German

2011 United Nations Academic Impact Study Abroad Scholarship

The scholarship supports the practical realization of United Nations Academic Impact principles, such as practicing global citizenship and promoting inter-cultural dialog and understanding:
Peter OReilly, Psychology (Samoa)