Title: TGSC commentaries
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Creator: Transnational and Global Studies Center, University of Florida
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and Global
studies center

Volume 1 Issue 1
Summer 2004


interpretations / illustrations / experiences

Faculty Forum

Michael Leslie is associate professor of international and
intercultural communication in the College of Journalism and
Communications at the University of Florida. He conducts
research on the impact of new communications technologies
on education, culture and society and teaches introductory
and advanced courses in related areas.

Globalizing the Curriculum with Teleconferencing Technology
My colleague Jean-Louis Sauvage at the University of Mons-Hainault, Belgium and I have been
working together to create better cross cultural understanding and collaboration between students
and faculty at his university and students at the University of Florida. We have created an
enhancement to my course in International/Intercultural Communication and his course in
American Culture and Civilization, using teleconferencing technology for real time exchange,
discussion, and collaboration between faculty and students at both our institutions. We began
experimenting with this last year under the auspices of a Senior Fulbright Specialist grant I
received from the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and a grant from The University

of Mons-Hainault.
I am returning to Belgium to evaluate and extend our
collaboration in April-May, 2004, funded by a second competitive
Fulbright award, supplemented by research and travel awards
from the Center for Transnational and Global Studies and the
Center for European Studies. I will take advantage of my
presence in centrally-located Belgium to query other European
universities and conduct research (1) on their technical ability,
pedagogical approaches and experience with developing similar
interdisciplinary videoconference-based course enhancements
and (2) determine their interest in videoconferencing-based
I also plan to discuss with their faculty the organization of a
teleconference to discuss and evaluate the effectiveness

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collaboration promote internationalization in their research
The initial candidate universities for this and curriculum
research are those believed to have both the Research Award Recipients
requisite technological infrastructure to
support this type of collaboration and a Dr. Berta Hernandez, Law
manifest interest in internationalizing and Dr. Aida Hozic, Political Science
globalizing their course offerings. They were Mr. John Kaplan, Journalism
chosen based on their attractiveness to the Dr. Michael Leslie, Journalism
University of Florida or because they already
have an existing linkage with UF. Among Curriculum Award Recipients
them are: The University of Amsterdam, The
University of Utrecht, The Sorbonne, The Dr. Aida Bamia, Asian and African
Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Science Languages and Literatures
Politiques, The London School of Economics, Dr. Sammy Barkin, Political Science
The Open University, The Free University of Dr. Berta Hernandez, Law
Berlin, andThe University of Leipzig. Ms Cindy Hill, Journalism
Ms Cara Pilson, Journalism

TGSC 2004 Winners of the Internationalizing the Curriculum Awards

Each year, the International Center requests proposals for the Internationalizing the Curriculum
awards. The International Center received 48 proposals in this year's competition, with two of the
17 grants being funded by the Transnational and Global Studies Center. We would like to
congratulate the winners of the TGSC awards: Dr. Salem Aweiss, Dr. Linda Cronin Jones and Dr.
Elizabeth Yeager!

Dr. Salem Aweiss is a faculty member in the UF Department of African and Asian Languages and

Literatures. He plans to offer a new special

Florida Network for Global
Studies (FNGS)
Established in 2003 by US
Department of Education Title VI
funding, FNGS is a consortium
of Florida universities with the
mission to enhance teaching
capacity and research in
transnational and global studies
throughout Florida. For more
information visit our web site at:


topics course entitled "Readings in the Culture of the
Arab World: A Multi-perspective and Multicultural
Approach." The course will address ancient, recent,
and contemporary issues in the Arab world while
allowing students of the Arabic language to learn in
contextualized settings that reflect authentic and
natural uses of the language.

Dr. Linda Cronin Jones and Dr. Elizabeth Anne Yeager
of the UF School of Teaching and Learning plan to
collaboratively develop a new course as well-
Integrated Global Studies Methods. The first of its
kind in the UF College of Education, this course will
help prospective elementary, middle, and high school
teachers develop the knowledge and skills needed
to bring a more holistic, integrated, global studies
focus to our nation's classrooms.


TGSC granted four research awards and five
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We have conducted four local K-12 outreach
events focusing on Global Learning and Childrens'
Literature, Art as an Educational Tool, the Global
Environment and Women and Religion. Two
additional workshops on Immigration and
International Food are planned for June 15 and
June 16, 2004. A cohort of 16 K-12 teachers and 4
students from the UF College of Education are
participating in this workshop series.

2003/2004 Events

"Immigration, Ethnic
Communities, and Host
Societies: Perspectives from
Europe", was held at Florida
International university, on
May 14 15

"Florida's Global
challenges: Free trade
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In addition, UFIC and TGSC, together with the ,uns, wa ,IU dL Lr
university of south Florida,
Center for European Studies, the Center for u o S
on september 23 24.
Latin American Studies and the Center for African
Studies, participated in two state-wide
Teacher Training Workshops. The first workshop
was held in Pensacola on January 6, 2004 and the
theme was 'International Resources at the
University of Florida. More than 75 K-12 teachers
attended this event. A second state-wide workshop related to Global/Area Women's studies was
conducted on February 16, 2004 in Plant City, and was attended by 45 teachers.

Hawthorne High school

UFIC and TGSC organize the International
Student Speakers Bureau, which allows
international students to participate in events at ,
local schools. During the 2003 2004
academic year, approximately 30 international
students from 20 different countries attended
events at 4 area schools.

University of Florida students from the International
Student Speakers Bureau converged on Hawthorne
High School on April 2 to help celebrate the finale of
International Week. The event's outcome was twofold-
not only did local high school students learn about other
cultures but the international speakers also learned
about American schools and customs. One participating
Engineering graduate student, Hammad Chaudhry,
called the experience "exceptional." This year's event
was featured in the Gainesville Sun.


Transnational and Global Studies has provided seed money to visit the world Bank
share the cost for three years of a campus-wide subscription to Collection at:
the World Bank's on-line library and databases. The new
subscription has three components. The World Bank e- business library
Library comprises a searchable collection of all of the Bank's bui n i b. u /
books, reports and papers published since 2000. The
publications focus on economic and social development and smathers library
cover Africa, East Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin www. ufl i b. ufl.edu
America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa
and South Asia. The full publications may be downloaded in
PDF format. More than 1,200 backlist titles are included in the
on-line library.
World Development Indicators On-line is the most
authoritative and comprehensive database on economic development. It provides direct
access to more than 550 development indicators, with time series fro 208 countries and 18
country groups from 1960 to 2002, where data is available. Global Development Finance
On-line provides direct access to more than 200 debt and financial flow indicators for the
138 countries that report public and publicly guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor
Reporting System. These data run from 1970 to 2011, where available.

SMeet the TGSC Staff

Dr. Dennis Jett
352-392-5323 ext 501

Laura Corpus
Program Assistant

Nikki Kernaghan
Outreach Coordinator

I Dr. Sandra Russo
Associate Director

Marie McGhee
Business Manager
' mamcghee@ufl.edu


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