Title: TGSC commentaries
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Title: TGSC commentaries
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Language: English
Creator: Transnational and Global Studies Center, University of Florida
Publisher: Transnational and Global Studies Center, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: Spring 2006
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TGSC Commentaries
interpretations / illustrations / experiences

Faculty Receive Internationalizing the Curriculum
Awards for Global Studies

As part of the continuing effort to meet UF's
SPRING 2006 strategic goal of internationalizing the
Volume 3, Issue campus and curriculum, the UF
International Center (UFIC), along with the
Transnational and Global Studies Center
(TGSC) and Research and Graduate
Programs (RGP), held the fourth annual
Internationalizing the Curriculum
competition. Twenty-one awards of up to
$3000 were granted to UF faculty for
proposals that add international
INSIDE: components to an existing course or create
new courses with substantial international
TGSC granted four awards of $3000 for
New Graduate 2 courses dealing with transnational or global
Certificate issues that will be taught in the 2006-2007
academic year.
Global Culture
oto C petit 2 Congratulations to this year's TGSC
Photo Competition
Internationalizing the Curriculum Awards
COMMUNITY recipients:
OUTREACH Greg Kiker- Agricultural and Biological
Global Education Linda Leonard Lamme- Education
Workshops for K-12 3 Won-ho Park- Political Science
Teachers Renata Serra Center for African Studies

International Coffee

International Student
Speakers' Bureau



Greg Kiker will add two international
modules to Principles and Issues in
3 Environmental Hydrology and Biological and
Ecological Systems Simulation. The first
module will discuss different adaptive
3 management approaches from the
transnational water issues of river systems
in both the Okavango River/Delta system in
Botswana, as well as the Sabie and Olifants
SRiver systems of the Kruger National Park in
South Africa. The second module will focus
on the design and construction of scenario-
4 based, adaptive management model/games
for those river systems.

Linda Leonard Lamme will modify the
syllabus for Children's Literature in
Childhood Education by including a strong
international literature component. She will
compile a list of international children's
literature, expand the international
collection at the College of Education, and
develop an online component where
students can read and study about
international children's books.

Man Bathing in Canal by Amanda M. Grudinskas
1st Place Study Abroad Students Category
2005 Global Culture Photography Competition

Won-ho Park will develop a new
undergraduate course to be offered in Fall
2006 entitled Politics of East Asia: Conflicts,
Transitions, and Integration. The course will
survey the interaction between the domestic
politics and international relations of East
Asian countries (China, Japan, North and
South Koreas) and will examine the
conflicts, transitions, and regional
integration in the region.

Renata Serra will create two new
undergraduate courses entitled Africa in the
See Curriculum Awards, p.2

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New Graduate Certificate in Transnational and Global Studies

TGSC's new graduate certificate is designed to
recognize the successful completion of course work
related to transnational and global issues (13 credits
for Master's and 15 credits for Ph.D.). Students can
choose from more than 50 graduate courses with
transnational and global content that are organized
into four areas of specialization:
Science and Technology
Business and Economics
Global Governance and Security
Development and Area Studies
Students are required to participate in the
Transnational and Global Studies Seminar course.
The seminar will be led by expert faculty and will deal
with a range of pressing transnational and global
issues. For more information, contact Leslie Owen
at (352) 392-7074 or Lowen@ufic.ufl.edu.

Talks and Conferences
co-sponsored by TGSC Spring 2006
"Dyingto Kill: The Global Phenomenon of Suicide
Terror" by Mia Bloom (February)
"The Florida International Summit 2006: Technology
in the Age of Globalization" held at the University of
Central Florida (February)
"The Rural Women's Movement" panel duringthe
Center for Latin American Studies' 55th Annual
Conference held at UF (February)
"International Women's Studies Programs" panel
during the "Many Floridas: Women Imagining
Change" Conference hosted by the Florida
Consortium for Women's Studies held at the
University of South Florida (April)

The Dory by Sarah Kiewel
1st Place Photography & Photojournalism Students Category
2005 Global Culture Photography Competition

Curriculum Awards, from p.1
Global Political Economy and African Economic
Development to be taught in Fall 2006 and Spring
2007, respectively. The former will provide a critical
assessment of the African continent position
internationally, including challenges and opportunities,
from current global economic and political
phenomena. The latter course deals with the most
pressing issues facing Sub-Saharan African countries
in terms of socio-economic development,
improvement of living standards and the reduction of
poverty and inequality.

For a complete listing of this year's recipients, please
visit www.ufic.ufl.edu/tgscfca2006.htm.

Global Culture Photography Competition

Forgotten Chapel by Katie Reid
1st Place Faculty, Staff & Alumni Category
2005 Global Culture Photography Competition

TGSC and the UF International Center held the
Second Annual Global Culture Photography
Competition during Fall 2005. The judges had the
difficult task of selecting the winners from more than
250 phenomenal entries. Judges awarded a 1st, 2nd,
3rd place and honorable mentions in each of the four
categories: Study Abroad Students; International
Students; Faculty, Staff and Alumni; and UF
Photography and Photojournalism Students. First prize
winners received $200, second prize winners received
$100 and third prize winners received $50.
The winning photos are available on the UFIC website,
www.ufic.ufl.edu, and will be on display on the first
and second floor of the Marston Science Library until
May 19th.

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Global Education Workshop Series for K-12 Teachers
"International Experience Without Leaving Alachua County"

Resources for K-12

Global education
workshop series materials,
including agendas,
presentations and
lesson plans
are available on
the TGSC website,

The 2005-2006 Global Education Workshop Series, sponsored by TGSC
and the UF International Center, is designed to give K-12 teachers and
UF graduate students an international experience without leaving
Alachua County. Twenty-five local K-12 teachers were selected to
participate in workshops on World Oceans, World Wildlife and
Conservation, International Insects, the Cross-Cultural Classroom, and
Women and War. The series began in Fall 2005 and will continue
through Summer 2006.
The workshops cover global and transnational issues, incorporating the
resources and expertise of speakers from different UF centers and
departments, including the Department of Education, the Samuel P.
Harn Museum, Florida Museum of Natural History, the Centers for
African Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies and Latin American
Studies, and the Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo.
For more information, contact Nikki Kernaghan at (352) 392-8203 or
email nikkik@ufl.edu.

International Coffee House
The International Coffee House offers an opportunity for international and domestic students, faculty, staff
and visiting scholars to mingle in a relaxed environment. The event is held on select Fridays in Fall and Spring
at the Reitz Union. Since Fall 2005, the UF International Center, along with TGSC and other departments and
centers on campus, has co-sponsored 13 events. The event is free and open to the UF community. For more
information, contact Leslie Owen at (352) 392-7074 or Lowen@ufic.ufl.edu. Sponsorship opportunities are

International Student Speakers' Bureau (ISSB)

The ISSB is a group of international students from UF who volunteer to ,
teach local school children about their home countries. The goal of the
program is to promote global awareness among K-12 grade students
attending both public and private schools. The international speakers .
address a wide range of topics regarding their home countries.
Teachers may request a certain topic to coincide with recent lessons or
the speakers can address, in general, interesting cultural similarities and
differences between their home countries and the U.S. Some topics
include language differences, festivals, school and childhood in their
country, weddings, dating, food, religion, clothing and native dances.
International speakers also bring along traditional artifacts, clothing,
musical instruments, pictures, slide shows and videos from their
countries to illustrate their ideas.
Since its inception in June 2002, the ISSB has become a widespread
success. During the Fall 2005 semester, the ISSB visited fifteen schools
in the Gainesville area with an estimated audience of almost 1,600
school children. The current roster of speakers for the ISSB contains 86 Susan Shiyou Zhou
speakers from 36 different countries. ISSB Speaker from China Spring 2006
Kimball Wiles Elementary School
For more information, contact Leslie Owen at (352) 392-7074 or

Transnational and Global Studies Center
123 Grinter Hall
P.O. BOX 113225
Gainesville, FL 32611-3225


Upcoming Events

Global Music & Culture Workshop
April 25, 2006
The workshop will feature music from Africa, Asia, Europe
and Latin America and a tour of African exhibits.
Presentations by Harn Museum curators, UF faculty and
international performers. Open to K-12 teachers in all
subject areas. For more information, contact Nikki
Kernaghan at (352) 392-8203 or email nikkik@ufl.edu.

Summer Language Teacher Workshop
July 17-28, 2006
The workshop is designed for middle school and high school
language teachers who would like to cultivate new ideas for
creating a more exciting and interactive classroom
environment for their students. Co-sponsored by Center for
European Studies and TGSC. For more information, contact
Nikki Kernaghan at (352) 392-8203 or email
24th Annual "Journalists and Editors Workshop
on Latin America and the Caribbean"
May 5-6, 2006 Miami, Florida
Each spring, the Latin American and Caribbean Center at
Florida International University hosts the annual workshop
for reporters and editors who cover the region. The
conference attracts journalists from top media
organizations, Latin American policy makers and academics
for a series of panel discussions. For additional information,
call (305) 348-3593 or visit http://lacc.fiu.edu.

About TGSC
The Transnational and Global Studies Center (TGSC),
housed within the UF International Center, is a Title VI
National Resource Center funded in part by the U.S.
Department of Education. The TGSC is part of a consortium:
the Florida Network for Global Studies (FNGS). FNGS
members include Florida International University (FIU), the
University of South Florida (USF), the University of Central
Florida (UCF) and Florida A&M University (FAMU). TGSC and
the consortium, FNGS, promote and coordinate
interdisciplinary research, instruction and outreach related
to transnational and global issues.

Like all Title VI centers, TGSC focuses on language, area
studies, and teacher training to foster interest and skills in
international education. The current themes of the center
are identity, diaspora, and migration; global governance and
human security; and science, technology and
communications. Please visit our website, www.tgsc.ufl.edu.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Dennis Jett Dr. Sandra Russo
Director Associate Director
(352) 392-5323 x501 (352) 392-5834
djett@ufic.ufl.edu srusso@ufic.ufl.edu

Nikki Kernaghan
Outreach Coordinator

Leslie Owen
ISSB Coordinator
(352) 392-7074



Laura Corpus
Business Manager
Ana Portocarrero
Program Assistant
(352) 846-2769

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