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in Brief

The International Center welcomes new
staff members.
Martine Angrand has taken a position as
international student adviser.
Angrand, formerly an in-
surance adviser with the cen-
ter, began her new position in
January. She works with in-
temational students whose
last names begin with letters
M through Z. She assists stu-
dents in meeting the requirements of their visa
status and federal regulations. She also assists
them in certain academic issues such as
change of major.
Angrand graduated last year from the Uni-
versity of Florida with a bachelor's degree in
Her e-mail is mangrand@ufic.ufl.edu

Nadine Brutus began her work with the In-
ternational Center in January
as an insurance adviser.
She assists international
students in meeting University
of Florida and federal require-
ments for health insurance
during their studies. Brutus
graduated from St. Leo University in Decem-
ber 2005 with a bachelor's degree in health
care administration.
Her e-mail is nbrutus@ufic.ufl.edu

A new person has greeted students visiting
the International Center. Ingra Harrington
joined the staff of the International Center last
year as receptionist.
Harrington provides information and fact
See New Staff p. 2

THE DORY by Sarah Kiewel
Photography and Photojournalism


arah Kiewel's photograph "The Dory" captures
more than a moment in the lives of Garifuna
fishermen in Seine Bight, Belize. The photograph
preserves an image of a traditional way of life threat-
ened by economic and environmental factors.
She took the photograph while spending time with
Garifuna fishermen as part of an advanced photojournal-
ism program last year. Kiewel chose to photograph the
Garifuna fishing culture because fishing is deeply em-
bedded in the lives of the Garifuna, the descendants of
Carib Indians and black Africans.
"I chose to photograph the Garifuna fishermen in
Seine Bight because fishing has always been a central
part of their culture," she said. "It's involved in every
aspect of their lives-their religion, food, livelihood and
Her photograph "The Dory" took first place in the
See Garifuna Fishermen, p. 4

Opportunities Abroad

Brian Gardiner, right, discusses the study-
abroad program in China with a student.
Gardiner spent last summer and fall in
China learning about the Chinese economy
and business systems, and studying the
language. Gardiner was at the International
Center's display at the Study Abroad Fair in


Students looking for international studies this
summer found opportunities in every continent
at the spring Study Abroad Fair in January.
Students are preparing for their study-abroad
programs this summer, when more than 1,200 UF
students are expected to take courses for UF and

transfer credit in another country. Student interest in
study-abroad programs is increasing, and more
study-abroad opportunities are opening each year to
meet the demand.
This year, the International Center is highlighting
See Fair, next page

New Staff from p. I
sheets, and answers general
questions for students about
studying abroad. Through Har-
rington, students planning to
study abroad can make appoint-
ments to talk with advisers about
programs and scholarships.
Her e-mail is

Katherine Hawes has joined the staff of the In-
ternational Center as study
abroad adviser and events co-
ordinator. She organizes the
Study Abroad Fair each se-
mester and advises students on
options and requirements for
studying abroad.
Hawes came to the Interna-
tional Center from Lansing
Community College, Lansing,
Mich., in December. She has a bachelor's degree
from Michigan State University in German and has
participated in international studies in Germany.
Her e-mail is KHawes@ufic.ufl.edu

Angela Dikeman is a new study abroad adviser
for Spain and Latin America. She meets with stu-

dents to help them decide
what programs fit their needs

Careers. She advises them on
opportunities in studying
She graduated Kansas State
University with a degree in
marketing and has worked at world headquarters of
Payless Shoe Source as a merchandise distribution
planner before coming to UF.
Her e-mail is ADikeman(,ufic.ufl.edu

International News
is published by the University of Florida Interna-
tional Center.
Dean: Dennis Jett
Executive Editor: Sandra Russo
Editor: Larry Schnell
We welcome submission of articles and photo-
graphs on international themes from faculty and
students. Send submissions to srusso@ufic.ufl.edu.
The University of Florida International Center
P.O. Box I 13225
Gainesville, FL 3261 I
(352) 392-5323, Fax: (352) 392-5575
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opportunities in Eastern Europe.
"We're trying to emphasize Eastern Europe, and
we will offer programs in Poland and the Czech Re-
public," said Susanne Hill, coordinator of Study
Abroad Services. "And we are planning to run a
program in Hungary for the summer of 2007. An-
other emphasis will be studying in China in the very
near future."
The Study Abroad Fair featured 62 exhibits,
highlighting programs throughout the world, half of
them UF programs and the rest offered by other uni-
versities and organizations, said Katherine Hawes,
the newly appointed study-abroad adviser who orga-
nized the fair.
Last year, about 1,200 UF students spent their
summers taking courses in programs in other coun-
tries, Hawes said. All indications are that this sum-
mer, more UF students will study abroad.
"We're expecting even more interest in study-
abroad programs this summer," she said.
The six-week program in Wroclaw and Krakow,
Poland, includes courses in Polish language, culture,
history, architecture, film and art, with an interdisci-
plinary seminar taught by UF faculty.
The program in Prague, Czech Republic, pro-
vides English language instruction with optional
courses in Czech language.
Students can benefit from a learning experience
in Prague, which is a cultural and architectural mu-
seum of the Middle Ages and the home of renowned
writers, musicians and artists.
Elsewhere in the world this year, the International
Center is offering new summer programs, one in ed-
ucation in South Africa and another in history in
Salento, Italy. Several new spring break programs
also are offered this year.
The program for Summer A in South Africa is an
opportunity for students to work with very poor
children and their families to improve communica-
tions between the school and the families of chil-
dren who attend the school.
Students participate in family literacy projects in
rural and urban schools, visit teacher-education pro-
grams and meet local education leaders.
Activities include sight-seeing, with day trips to
beaches, mountains, towns, game parks, ancient
cave dwellings and more.
In Salento, Italy, students participate in archeo-
logical digs in southern Italy and learn about medi-
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Study Abroad Student Category

eval history of the region rich in Mediterranean tra-
Students will enjoy local food, folklore and festi-
vals, and experience life in rural Italy.
In the spring break theater program, students visit
the theater centers of Europe, spending four nights
in Berlin and five nights in London. They also will
attend theater classes and productions, take back-
stage tours and meet professionals in theater.
Through the Translation Studies Certificate pro-
gram in Brussels, students can earn their credentials
as translators.
Other programs new this summer include the
Summer A program in Beijing, China, which offers
courses in engineering, business, journalism, and
Chinese language and culture.
Brian Gardiner, a senior business major who
studied in China while the program was under de-
velopment, said it is a chance of a lifetime. He stud-
ied Chinese economy and business systems during
the summer and fall while he learned Chinese. Gar-
diner was on hand at the Study Abroad Fair to share
his enthusiasm for the program with other students.
Contacts: Susanne Hill, SHill@ufic.ufl.edu
Katherine Hawes, KHawes@ufic.ufl.edu



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International Students Category

S en UF students go abroad, they see their
host culture with a fresh perspective.
They bring back their unique observations
and visions in their photographs.
International students have a unique perspective
when they observe American culture, when they see
with fresh eyes the visions often overlooked by resi-
dents. Their photographs document what they see and
what we sometimes overlook.
Yi-Ming Kuo's trip to New York City was an oppor-



tunity to see the sights and culture through the eyes of
a Taiwanese citizen studying at UF.
Yi-Ming's photograph of a poster and a television
screen in a Foot Locker store in Time Square won first
place in the International Center's 2005 Global Cul-
ture Photography Competition. The photograph is ti-
tled "The Best of You."
Standing across the street from the Footlocker, Yi-
Ming fixed his digital camera with telephoto on a
poster of a young woman lying by a swimming pool.
Below it is a large television screen of David Grohl
singing into a silver microphone. Below him is the
store's sign "Foot Locker." While these images occu-
pied different positions in three-dimensional space, in
the two-dimensional collage of Yi Ming's photograph,
they came together to tell a story.
While flattening the image into a photograph, Yi-

Garifuna Fishermen, from p. I
category for photography and photojournalism students
in the International Center's annual Global Culture
Photography Competition.
Kiewel and journalism student Morgan Moeller fo-
cused on the handful of fishermen in Seine Bight, a
small coastal village in southern Belize. For six days
starting about 5:30 a.m., the two students went out
with two fishermen in their dory-a small hand-crafted
boat carved from a tree. Kiewel and Moeller helped the
fishermen with everything from rowing the dory to
bailing with a small white plastic bailer.
The bailer is an integral part of Kiewel's photo-
graph, which shows the bailer on the green floor of the
dory, near the feet of a fisherman. A worn board lies
nearby. The Caribbean pastel green dory, the bailer cut
from a plastic bottle, the bare feet, speak to the sim-
plicity and tradition of the Garifuna fishermen's way of
When Kiewel approached the fishermen, they were
at first guarded. Most likely they had seen tourists tak-
ing pictures and dropping greetings. But Kiewel was
interested in much more. She fished with them, ate in
their homes and invited them to the students' finale
"I think at first they didn't know what to think of us
because they are used to Americans who come to the
village as tourists or missionaries," she said. "We came
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Ming condensed time into a frozen image. The poster
and the Foot Locker sign are unchanging images that
frame the face of Grohl singing. While capturing the
static image of poster and
store sign as well as Grohl's
moving image, Yi-Ming
united all the images into a
slice of time. -
Yi-Ming, a third-year doc-
toral student in the Depart- .
ment of Agricultural and Bi-
ological Engineering, is 1
known to his friends as AiR. Yi-Ming poses with his
He looks for photographs award-winning photo-
that convey more than beau- graph.
ty, art or the unusual. A good
photograph is an outer image that suggests an inner

asking questions, wanting to know about their lives."
The project was part of a journalism class Kiewel
took with professor John Kaplan. The course is
known as Florida FlyIns because each year the class
flies to a different location in Latin America to report
on and photograph the people and culture.
Students spent several weeks studying the history
and culture of the destination country. Then they sub-
mitted a proposed topic to their class for feedback.
During this research phase, Kiewel became fasci-
nated with the Garifuna fishing culture. She realized
that the culture was threatened by economic and envi-
ronmental forces. Tourist hotels lured away the
younger generation with promises of an easier living.
Fish populations along the coast have declined be-
cause of commercial and illegal fishing, and tourist
traffic on the water.

subject, a thought, a feeling, a story.
He imagines the singer thinking about his girl-
friend, a beautiful young woman who lies seductively
by the pool. Perhaps she is far away. The singer wor-
ries that he might lose her. With her picture-perfect
image, she is attractive to many. The Foot Locker im-
age below reflects the singer's possessive feelings
about her, his attempt to contain her.
"He wants to think his girlfriend is the best but he
worries about her," said Yi-Ming.
Yi-Ming visited New York City for the first time in
June, when he took this and other photographs. He has
been involved in art since elementary school. He has
participated in several painting contests and received
honors. A series of his photographs was featured at the
Alachua County Library headquarters in August.
Contact: Yi-Ming Kuo, ymkuoair@ufl.edu

When she arrived in Seine Bight, Kiewel saw the
images that reflected her research-Garifuna fisher-
men were becoming scarce. Where once dozens of
brightly painted dories decorated the beaches, only a
few remained. Kiewel's photography was not just cap-
turing images of a way of life. Her
work was preserving images of a
once-strong culture in decline.
"The fishermen we spoke to ex-
pressed grief at the possibility of los-
ing their culture, whereas the young-
er people didn't necessarily seem to
feel that way," Kiewel said. "The sad
ewe part about it is that they are losing a
large part of their culture with the disappearance of the
fishing trade, not just a source of income."
Contact: Sarah Kiewel, skiewel@gmail.com

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Global Culture Photography Competition Winners Featured
In this issue, we feature the four first place photographs in the annual Global Culture Photography Competition
sponsored by the International Center and the Transnational and Global Studies Center. The competition rec-
ognizes the works of photographers in four categories, study-abroad students, international students, faculty,
staff and alumni, and photography and photojournalism students. Recognition is given for first place, second
place, third place and honorable mention. First place award is $200, second place, $100, and third place, $50.
Judges reviewed more than 250 entries before announcing the winners in the fall of 2005.

We encourage you to view other winning photographs that could not be included in this publication by visiting
the UFIC website, http://ufic.ufl.edu/photocontest05.htm.


As part of the continuing effort to meet UF's
strategic goal of internationalizing the campus
and curriculum, the UF International Center will
again make grants to UF faculty for proposals that
add international components to an existing course
or create new courses with substantial international
The Transnational and Global Studies Center, and
Research and Graduate Programs also will provide
grants. The UFIC will award five grants of $3,000
for courses dealing with any region of the world
outside of the United States or on any international
UFIC will also award three grants of $3,000 for
the development of study-abroad courses anywhere
in the world, with priority given to countries outside
of Western Europe. The winning proposals will be
announced in March for courses to be taught in the
2006-07 academic year.
Additional information is available at the Interna-
tional Center's website: http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/

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Forgotten Chapel by Katie Reid

Faculty, Staff, Alumni Category


Professor John Kaplan in the Department of
Journalism and assistant professor Emilio Bruna
in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conser-
vation were named International Educators of the
Year for 2005 by the International Center.
Kaplan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojoumal-
ist who takes his journalism and photography stu-
dents on international assignments. His award was
for senior faculty.
Bruna is a researcher in UF/IFAS whose work fo-
cuses on the impact of deforestation, habitat frag-
mentation and other human activities on plants and
animals in the Amazon. His award was for junior or
recently tenured faculty.
The awards, which include a plaque and $5,000,
were presented to Kaplan and Bruna by Internation-
al Center Dean Dennis Jett and Associate Provost
Joseph Glover at a ceremony Nov. 15. The awards
recognize outstanding work in globalizing courses

and research programs at the university.
During the ceremony, Jett said the University of
Florida and other U.S. universities have made sig-
nificant progress in internationalizing their teaching
and research, an important step in an increasingly
global world.

Kaplan Organizes Florida Flylns
Kaplan's advanced international journalism
course, popularly called the Florida FlyIns, prepares
students for assignments in Latin America. As part
of the course, students take photographs and write
articles during a weeklong trip abroad. The latest
trip was to Belize. Students showed their works in
an exhibit called "Belize in Words and Pictures."
Kaplan is one of America's most accomplished
photojournalists. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in
1992 for his words and photographs depicting the
See International Educators, next page

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International Educators, continued
diverse lifestyles of 21 year olds.
The next year, he was awarded the Overseas
Press Club Award and the Harry Chapin Media
Award for his photography project portraying survi-
vors of torture in West Africa.
He won recognition for his research, Web design
and photography in civil rights, the disadvantaged in
the United States and other photojournalism
He was awarded a University of Florida Research
Foundation Professorship for 2005-2008. Kaplan
lectures worldwide and has published books on pho-
tography. He earned his bachelor's and master's de-
grees in journalism from Ohio University.

Bruna Studies Biodiversity
Bruna, who also has a faculty appointment in the
Center for Latin American Studies, was honored for
his research conducted largely in rain forests of the
Amazon and tropical savannas. These areas, rich in

biodiversity, are threatened.
Bruna's work contributes to the understanding of
these natural communities.
Bruna has published more than 25 peer-reviewed
publications in journals such as Nature, Ecology,
and Conservation Biology. Bruna also serves as
principal or co-principal investigator on more than
$600,000 in grants based on his international re-
He has received the John Harper Young Investi-
gator's Prize from the British Ecological Society
and was named a Diversity Scholar by the American
Institute for Biological Studies for his research ex-
ploring the ecological consequences of deforestation
in the Amazon.
Bruna, born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, received
his doctoral degree in population biology from the
University of California at Davis, his bachelor's and
master's degrees in biology from University of Cali-
fornia at San Diego.

When you need to reach us

International Center Contacts


Dennis Jett, Ph.D., Dean
Phone: (352) 392-5323 ext. 501

Lynn Frazier, Executive Associate Director
Phone: (352) 392-5323 ext. 502

Pat Schauweker, Senior Accountant
Phone: (352) 392-5323 ext. 504

International Faculty & Scholar Services

Yvette McKinney, Coordinator, Academic
(352) 392- 5323 ext. 650

International Student Services

Debra Anderson, Coordinator of International
Student Services
Phone: Phone: (352) 392-5323 ext. 601

Study Abroad Services

Susanne Hill, Ph.D., Coordinator of Study
Abroad Services
Phone: (352) 392-5323 ext. 503

Office of Program Development

Sandra Russo, Ph.D., Director of Program
Development & Federal Relations
Phone: (352) 392-5834

International News

The University of Florida
International Center
P.O. Box I 13225
Gainesville, FL 3261 I




1 Intemationa ng the Cu m Award
3 EAB Spring oard Meeting
6 Michael Mullane, retired astronaut
23 Byung Man Ahn, Lecture on North Korea
24 International Coffee House

12 Global Workshop for K-12 teachers
12 Study Abroad Predeparture
21 International Coffee House

25 Global Music and Culture Workshop,
K-12 Teachers
27 Academic Awards Ceremony
29 Memorial Day
7 Global Workshop for K-12 teachers
8 Global Workshop for K-12 teachers
4 Holiday
22 International & Exchange Orientation
29 Study Abroad Re-entry Event
31 Study Abroad Re-entry Event

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