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Fall 2009


A Visual Journey Into the Floating Guava Markets of Bangladesh

May 02, 2016
In the Southern region of Bangladesh, rivers and canals crisscross, creating a lush green landscape. You can see a lot of green guava orchards if you are aboard a boat travelling through the canals. Thousands of farmers earn their livelihood growing and selling these guavas. Farmers and wholesalers gather in several floating markets in a region that resembles the floating market of Thailand. more...

The Jasmine is blooming Inside Tunisias entrepreneurial revolution

May 01, 2016
Throughout its history, Tunisia has always been a step ahead of the rest of the Arab world. For instance, Tunisia was the first Arab state to abolish polygamy in 1956, the first free Arab country that claimed democracy and the only one that had a successful revolution. more...

FDU Renews Ties with Mexican University

Apr 29, 2016
FDU renewed ties with CETYS University (The Center for Higher and Technical Education), a partner institution in the state of Baja California, México, by signing a new memorandum of understanding in March. more...

UNA USA Networking Event on the Florham Campus

Apr 08, 2016
Several FDU students, alumni and visitors from our partner university in Mexico (CETYS), gathered in the Orangerie on April 2 to discuss how students can get more involved with the United Nations. FDU has had a Model United Nations and other UN-related clubs before, but the groups have been inactive for several years. So a representative from the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) came to the Florham campus to speak with students about their options.  more...

Protesting Farmers Asking for Rice Violently Dispersed by Police in the Philippines

Apr 08, 2016
Two people were killed and scores were wounded after police dispersed a barricade set up by farmers demanding rice and food aid in North Cotabato, a province located in the southern part of the Philippines. more...

West Indies Fans Rally Against the Region Corrupted Cricket Board After T20 Victories

Apr 07, 2016
Caribbean cricket fans had a lot to celebrate this week, what with the two outstanding wins in the recent T20 short for Twenty20 cricket, a short version of the game tournament in Kolkata, India. The region women team beat Australia in the final for its maiden title, while the Windies men a blend of West Indies, since it comprises players from various regional territories as the team is popularly called, powered through to an exciting four wicket win over England. more...

Russian Censors Have New Advice for Media Outlets On How to Cover Suicide

Apr 07, 2016
Roscomnadzor, the Russian state media regulator, is preparing to publish a new set of recommendations on how to properly cover instances of suicide in the mass media. more...

Iran Headscarf Laws Collide With the Women of Air France

Apr 06, 2016
It is been eight years since Air France flew from Paris to Tehran, and reinstating the route is causing some problems with the airline female crew, who are demanding the right to refuse to fly to Tehran, if they are forced to wear Islamic covering a hijab and modify their public behavior. These demands have reopened discussions about mandatory hijabs inside and outside Iran. more...

Japan and Its Wonderful Cherry Blossoms

Apr 03, 2016
Late March and early April is cherry blossom time for much of Japan. The cherry blossoms are expected to bloom at the end of March and the beginning of April, which marks the true start of the Japanese year. more...

IamSyrian a Campaign to Make Every Syrian Proud

Apr 03, 2016
Nowadays, it is not strange to bump into a Syrian in every corner of the globe. This does not only take into account the refugees of the current conflict in Syria, but the generations of families of Syrian descent whose grandparents left Syria decades ago. more...

Kyrgyzstan Keeps Half an Eye on Renewables

Mar 14, 2016
An energy deficit in Kyrgyzstan is stimulating a rise in renewable energy practices and optimized consumption, but the shift cannot come quickly enough. Sometimes supported by international organizations, other times self funded, both local businesses and individuals have started implementing a number of innovative projects tapping the country wind, solar and hydro potential. more...

Why China Clampdown on Ren Zhiqiang Matters

Mar 13, 2016
Many Chinese online opinion leaders and celebrities were silenced following the ‘crackdown on rumors’ in 2013 and netizens have became less vocal in speaking out against the disappearance of dissenters on social media, seeing the repression of dissidents as a part of the new political order under President Xi Jinping. more...

Ex South African President Mbeki Still Has His Bizarre Beliefs on HIV and AIDS

Mar 12, 2016
Former South African president Thabo Mbeki has reignited AIDS denialism controversy after writing an article titled A Brief Commentary on The Question of HIV and AIDS. more...

Civic Law Initiative Propels Fight Against Political Corruption in Mexico

Mar 11, 2016
A diverse group of citizens, in collaboration with civic organizations and academic institutions, are looking to address the serious problem of corruption and impunity in Mexico through the 3of3 Civic Law Initiative. The project aims to create legislation drafted directly by civil society that would provide tools to inhibit and punish corrupt practices committed by public servants. more...

My Time with Mandela

Mar 10, 2016
He had quite a nice laugh, louder when he was excited,” Cecil Abrahams recalls with a smile of his own. Of all the memories and moments, big and small, of education and activism spanning decades, Abrahams still remembers the way Nelson Mandela (or Madiba) — the late statesman, anti-apartheid activist and former president of South Africa — sounded when he laughed. With conviction, with gusto, as was Mandela’s way with so much else in his life. more...

Students Reflect on Rare Visit to Island Nation

Mar 10, 2016
As the relationship between the United States and Cuba warmed last year, 11 Global Scholars from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus arrived in Havana for a nine-day cultural exchange over winter break. more...

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoys Oscar Winning Film Inspires Pakistan to Confront Honor Killing

Mar 10, 2016
At the end of February, renowned filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy made headlines in Pakistan for winning yet another Oscar and becoming the first ever Pakistani to hold two of the coveted awards. Chinoy, who first won an Academy Award in 2012 for her documentarySaving Face, added another feather to her cap for her documentary A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. more...

South Korean Ambassador speaks about world affairs at recent UN Pathways event

Mar 08, 2016
Students, faculty and community members gathered in Lenfell Hall on the evening of Feb. 24 to hear from a United Nations ambassador about his country, the Republic of Korea (South Korea), and its connection to world affairs. more...

The Flourishing Relationship Between Women and the Book Industry of Jamaica

Mar 08, 2016
March 8 is International Womens Day, and with the compelling 2016 theme of gender parity, we decided to focus on areas of the Caribbean that are getting it right. more...

Social Media Slams Idea That Murdered Backpackers in Ecuador Were Asking for It

Mar 07, 2016
The discovery of the lifeless bodies of two tourists in Ecuador inspired some social media users to insinuate that the women were somehow to blame for the violence they suffered a view that quickly encountered backlash online. more...

There Are Many, Many Things the Chinese Communist Party Does not Want Shown on TV

Mar 07, 2016
A set of guidelines that specify what ought not to be shown on television circulated on Chinese social media last week following the abrupt takedown of two popular series The Addiction and Girl Love, from online film and television streaming portals. more...

Planning the Perfect Trip

Mar 03, 2016
We count the days until our next vacation and the desperately needed respite, while simultaneously dreading the endless choices to make, the logistical details and, of course, the pressure to get it right. To assist you in planning your perfect trip, FDU Magazine has enlisted the help of three experts: Joseph Tormey, director of the University’s nationally ranked International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management; Aixa Ritz, an associate professor in the school; and Tracey Coleman, an instructor at the school. Here’s what they said and the destinations they recommended: more...

Student reflects on semester at FDUs Vancouver Campus

Feb 24, 2016
It is human nature to make comparisons and judge one thing as better than another. So whenever someone finds out that I have studied at both the Wroxton and Vancouver FDU campuses, I am unsurprised when they ask which semester I enjoyed more. What they don’t realize is how impossible that question is to answer. more...

Adventures in Thailand: Students study Pacific Worlds

Feb 17, 2016

Silberman student on a quest to raise awareness for Islamic traditions, including the hijab

Feb 15, 2016
There are a lot of things wrong with our society, and one of the big things is a lack of tolerance says Irum Abidi, a senior, studying management at Fairleigh Dickinson University Silberman College of Business. Abidi recently started a blog called 1000 Hijabis,a collection of what she hopes will be a thousand personal stories of Muslim women and their reasons for wearing a hijab, or a head covering. more...

India takes lead on climate change

Dec 22, 2015
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the COP21 climate change summit in France on Nov. 30, where he launched an international solar alliance of over 120 countries. more...

Bulgarian citizens vote to change status quo

Dec 22, 2015
On Oct. 25, almost 70 percent of Bulgarian citizens who participated in a national referendum voted in favor of electronic voting. The referendum, set by Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, said Do you support that remote electronic voting is also enabled when holding elections and referendums? more...

From Venice to Tehran: Inside censorship through Jafar Panahi films

Dec 22, 2015
The plot is based on the stories of common women living in Panahi country, Iran, constantly escaping from something, or perhaps from everything. Nothing is known about their past, but their future is easily predictable. Throughout the movie, each of the protagonists is incriminated with dubious crimes, almost to symbolize the original sin they were marked with. The very first sequence in which a woman falls in despair after knowing her daughter gave life to a little girl is particularly emblematic. more...

Top 10 skills all 2015 graduates must have

Dec 17, 2015
With more students graduating every year, firms are having a tough time recruiting. In fact, human resources departments are constantly updating their processes to filter candidates in a faster and more efficient manner and to work on attaining and retaining the most suitable employees. more...

Opinion: Are unpaid internships experience or gimmick to profiteering?

Dec 17, 2015
For college students, seeking internships over the course of the time spent in school is important. It is so important that it does not matter to whether it is vacation time, paid or not. Internships can help a student gain valuable work experience and make connections in real industries. more...

Infographic: What is important about diversity?

Dec 17, 2015
Diversity has a positive impact not only on our culture and society but also on our bodies and genes. A recent extensive study, based on a survey of 350,000 people across four continents, proved that diverse parents have smarter and healthier children. more...

United States divided over welcoming refugees as ISIS threat increases

Dec 17, 2015
The Islamic State, ISIS is currently posing a great threat to the entire international community. Even though many individuals tried for many years to not recognize this monumental danger, the shootings within Paris were finally heard around the world and woke up every citizen to this problem. more...

Life does not end here Inside story of Colombian soccer star Andres Escobar

Dec 17, 2015
Colombian soccer star Andres Escobar own goal in a match against the United States in the 1994 FIFA World Cup on June 22 resulted in a 2 to 1 U.S. victory. It was the decisive play of the game, and the loss eventually led to Colombia elimination from the tournament. Their fans took it hard, because Colombia was a favorite to win it all. more...

Glass windows can soon become power sources

Dec 17, 2015
Imagine a whole city being a solar energy harvesting system. Seems fictional or futuristic? It is actually possible. A new technology developed by a Michigan State University research team is supposed to turn transparent substances, from building windows to cell phone screens, into solar collecting surfaces, without compromising their clarity. more...

Professor Moonelis exhibits her art in London

Dec 15, 2015
Judy Moonelis, professor of fine art at Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus, has a selection of her sculpture and photographs of her site projects on display in the University of Westminster’s London Gallery West. The show that runs through January 3, 2016. more...

Life lessons taught by Jon S. Corzine - the former governor speaks at FDU

Dec 15, 2015
Fairleigh Dickinson University Silberman College of Business welcomed former N.J. Governor, U.S. Senator, and CEO of Goldman Sachs, Jon S. Corzine to the University Florham Campus last Thursday, November 3rd. In his first public appearance since presiding over financial firm, MF Global bankruptcy in 2011, Corzine gave a riveting speech about successes and failures, and taught the students in attendance life lessons such as resilience. more...

Faculty Day at United Nations

Dec 01, 2015
On October 30, the University’s Office of Global Learning sponsored and co-organized a United Nations Faculty Day with local higher-education institutions affiliated with the U.N. Department of Public Information (UNDPI) (Rutgers University, Lehigh University, Adelphi University, Felician College, Mercy College and Seton Hall University). more...

Author and musician James McBride and his band fill Rec Center with soul

Nov 24, 2015
A fusion of jazz, gospel and blues music, injected with iconic prose, filled the Ferguson Recreation Center to its rafters on November 18. The performance, intended for all freshmen students in the College Writing Program, had Fairleigh Dickinson University students, faculty and staff on their feet, keeping time and clapping along with the music. Hundreds of people were in attendance. more...

FDU celebrates Tyohaar

Nov 23, 2015
On Friday October 30, Indian Cultural Experience or ICE co sponsored by Office of International Students Services and Office of Global Learning hosted Tyohaar, which means festival in Hindi. The event celebrated Diwali, festival of light, and Navarti,dance festival over nine nights. It was held at the Rothman Center from 7:30 pm to 11 pm. more...

NJ first Latina prosecutor talks about making history

Nov 13, 2015
On November 4, the Educational Opportunity Fund at Fairleigh Dickinson University hosted guest speaker Camelia M. Valdes, Passaic County prosecutor, who spoke about roads to academic success. more...

Elegant ceremony honors FDU vets on Veterans Day at Florham Campus

Nov 13, 2015
Under an overcast November sky, a large crowd gathered outside of the John and Joan Monninger Center for Learning and Research. Members of the Fairleigh Dickinson University community stood for a short Veterans Day ceremony that included brief remarks, a color guard procession, the FDU Chamber Choir’s rendition of The Star Spangled Banner and a moment of silence. more...

FDU marches in New York City Veterans Day parade

Nov 13, 2015
A contingent of FDU veterans and community members joined others in saluting Americas veterans by walking down Fifth Avenue in America Parade, the annual Veterans Day parade in New York City. FDU representatives have marched in the parade for several years. more...

Kathy Stein Smith presented at the ATA (American Translators Association) Conferencein Miami

Nov 12, 2015
Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D., Associate University Librarian & Director of Public Services Frank Giovatto Library presented at the ATA Annual Conference in Miami, please find her report below: more...

Are corporations inherently evil? Visiting professor Josef Wieland sheds light on ethics and corporate behavior

Nov 06, 2015
Fairleigh Dickinson University recently hosted a guest lecture by Josef Wieland, a professor from Zeppelin University in Friedrichsafen, Germany with whom FDU holds a global education partnership. more...

FDU presents Sanjay Gupta as part of New Jersey Speakers Series

Nov 02, 2015
The second season of the New Jersey Speakers Series, presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University, continued on Thursday night with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta, who shared his experiences in medicine and journalism. more...

School of Education professor gives plenary talk in Colombia

Oct 29, 2015
Bryan Meadows, an associate professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Education, just returned from an education conference in Colombia where he was a plenary speaker, a special status reserved for only a few invited scholars at academic conferences. Plenary sessions are scheduled so that all conference attendees may attend, and they typically draw large audiences. more...

Students represent FDU at Hispanic higher education conference

Oct 29, 2015
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities HACU concerns itself with the issues of Hispanic students pursuing a college degree and entering into the American workforce. HACU has affiliate or member schools all over the United States which enroll a certain percentage of Hispanic students at their college or university. more...

Oh Canada! Florham Campus student takes on our northern neighbor

Oct 28, 2015
A Florham Campus senior at Fairleigh Dickinson University, studying abroad at FDU’s Vancouver Campus in Canada. She is double majoring in psychology and communication studies, and minoring in public relations. more...

Leon Panetta opens second season of New Jersey Speakers Series

Oct 20, 2015
“We take special pride in offering programs that enrich the cultural and intellectual life of our community programs like this that bring to the community lessons of leadership, stories that define our times and voices that truly inspire,” said FDU President Sheldon Drucker, kicking off the second season of the New Jersey Speakers Series on Thursday night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Drucker thanked sponsors and subscribers for making the series possible. more...

Doing Business in China Breakfast Seminar on September 25, 2015 on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus

Oct 16, 2015
Teaneck, NJ (September 16, 2015)— Fairleigh Dickinson University invites you to attend a breakfast seminar on “Doing Business in China.” more...

FDU commemorates 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Oct 16, 2015
Madison, NJ (September 28, 2015) — Fairleigh Dickinson University will host more...

From New York with love an FDU Vancouver student takes on the Big Apple

Oct 16, 2015
Maria Zrno, a Vancouver, Canada native, always dreamed of going to the University of British Columbia. She didn’t get in right out of high school, but decided to keep trying. After two years at a small local college, she was sending out transfer applications. This time, however, not taking any chances with missing out on a “big college” experience, she decided to expand the search to all business schools in the area. Unbeknownst to her, she was setting off on a journey that would change her life. more...

Silberman College students attend Latino business convention in New York City

Oct 16, 2015
Students in the Fairleigh Dickinson University chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) recently attended the organization’s 43rd annual convention. more...

United Nations Intern has Global Dreams

Oct 16, 2015
Bonn, Germany, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, are a long way from her home in Jakarta, Indonesia but Evi Fridayanti, a graduate student studying administrative science and global leadership at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Vancouver Campus, knew she’d have to go far to work at the United Nations one day. more...

Serving FDU veterans from every clime and place

Oct 08, 2015
The Marine Corps and the U.S. State Department deployed Paul Anderson all over the country and the world — to California, Arizona, Virginia, Louisiana, Belgium, Morocco, the Bahamas and more during his 33 years of service. Now retired Sergeant Major Anderson reports for a new duty: director of veteran student services at Fairleigh Dickinson University. more...

Guinean Bloggers Battle the Digital Divide and Threats to Free Speech

Sep 20, 2015
Well aware of the catastrophic situation in Guinea and the crucial role the Internet plays in the development of a nation, young Guineans have now decided to rise to the challenge, by getting together to blog online and spread this culture of blogging throughout their country. more...

Photos Show How Badly the Haze Is Affecting Southeast Asia

Sep 18, 2015
A massive forest fire in Indonesia has worsened the air pollution levels in several parts of the Southeast Asian region. The blaze, caused by drought and land-clearing operations, brought haze not only to the skies of Indonesia, but also in Malaysia and Singapore. more...

The End of Japans Peace Constitution Draws Ever Closer

Sep 18, 2015
Chaos reigned in Japans Diet for most of the week of September 14 as the coalition government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe started the process of finalizing controversial new legislation that will allow Japan to go to war. more...

Resentment Against Hungary Grows After Serbia Border Clashes Injure Refugees and Journalists

Sep 17, 2015
Hungary formally closed its border with Serbia just after midnight on September 15, sending special police forces, military units and humvees to guard its walled-off southern crossing against a steady stream of refugees trying to enter the European Union. more...

Saudi King Pays a Short Visit to an Iranian Victim of the Mecca Crane Incident

Sep 15, 2015
Saudi Arabia and Iran are known regional rivals. Many antagonisms exist between the two countries, both between their governments and their citizens. Despite this, Saudi King Salman paid a visit to one of the Iranian victims of this past weekends Mecca crane incident, which killed 107 people and injured 238 others on Friday. more...

What President Nazarbayevs Foie Gras Faux Pas Tells Us About Kazakhstan

Sep 13, 2015
It was his Marie Antoinette moment; the throwaway comment that revealed him to be painfully out of touch with the economic reality and growing inequality inside his oil-rich country. And the Internet duly fish-slapped him for it. more...

Remembering the Great Fire of Smyrna 93 Years Ago

Sep 13, 2015
Once upon a time, there was a mythical city on the Asia Minor coast—the great city of Smyrna, one of the world’s richest, most cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse metropolises. But on September 13 1922, victorious Turkish soldiers set fire to Smyrna’s Armenian and Greek quarters and went on a rampage of rape, pillage, and mass murder. more...

Hungarian Journalist Kicking Syrian Refugees Rouses Disapproval and Outrage Worldwide

Sep 13, 2015
Hungarian journalist Petra Laszlo has become one of the most hated people on social media, following the release of a video showing her tripping up and kicking several Syrian refugees who were running away from the police in Röszke, Hungary. more...

Sudden Massive Flooding Near Tokyo Catches Japan Off Guard

Sep 12, 2015
Last week Tokyo and the Kanto region endured days of torrential rain caused by Typhoon Etau. Bedroom communities and prefectures to the northeast of Tokyo were hit hard by massive, unexpected flooding. more...

Many Japanese Surprised Their Country Accepts Very Few Refugees

Sep 12, 2015
A recent English-language article in UK newspaper the Guardian about Japan has been shared hundreds of times on Japanese social media. more...

Russia Bans Footage of Opposition Leaders Fiery Courtroom Speech

Sep 11, 2015
Russian censors have banned a series of political videos on YouTube featuring calls to anti-Putin activism. Notably, officials have banned clips from opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s closing statement in his court case from December 2014, when he was convicted of fraud and money laundering and eventually given a 3.5-year suspended sentence. The trial was widely criticized as a political attack on Navalny, whose closing speech was a powerful indictment of the Putin regime. Censors also banned a video containing footage of a protest allegedly in Nizhny Novgorod “against Putin and the Kremlin occupiers.” more...

Indonesian Activists Remember Slain Human Rights Defender Munir Said Thalib

Sep 11, 2015
This month marks the 11th year since Indonesian activist Munir Said Thalib was killed by suspected military agents. more...

Fake Weddings Set a Trend in Argentina

Sep 11, 2015
Many couples today decide to live together without going through the civil registry. As a result, wedding ceremonies have became less frequent and, consequently, many people—especially in the younger generation—have never been able to attend or even celebrate a wedding. more...

Apple Caves To Data Localization Demands, Rents Out Space in Russian Data Center

Sep 10, 2015
Apple has decided to comply with the Russian data localization law and is renting out storage space at a data center belonging to IXcellerate on Russian soil, according to a report in Russian business daily Kommersant. more...

Could Privatization Clean Out the Corruption in Chinas State Owned Enterprises?

Sep 09, 2015
An unprecedented campaign targeting suspected corruption among officials from the Chinese communist party, government, military and state-owned enterprises has been underway since Chinese President Xi Jinping came to power in late 2012. The list of “flies” (ordinary people) and “tigers” (top executives) snared in the trap is growing longer, but many wonder if the case-by-case crackdown will make a difference, given the system is designed for government officials and capitalists to work closely together. more...

Indonesian House Leaders Face Ethics Probe After Cozying Up to Donald Trump

Sep 09, 2015
Indonesian House Speaker Setya Novanto and Deputy House Speaker Fadli Zon were heavily criticized for attending a campaign rally and taking a selfie with United States Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during their official visit in New York. more...

Kenyan Public Intellectual Accused of Using Hate Speech on Twitter

Sep 09, 2015
Kenyan political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi appeared before the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) on September 1, 2015, after being accused of engaging in hate speech on Twitter. more...

Ugandan Musician Guvnor Aces May December Romance Becomes Fodder for Gossip

Sep 08, 2015
In Uganda, people will be criticised over anything that is deemed unusual, be it good or bad. Life has also been generally tough for opposition politicians and gay and lesbian people. Earlier this year, Ugandan musician Eddy Kenzo won a BET award and still some people in the public criticised his award. more...

Deadly Violence and Intrigue What Is Happening in Tajikistan?

Sep 08, 2015
In ex-Soviet Tajikistan conspiracies are not an occasional habit of government, they are its lifeblood. more...

Digital Campaigning on Election Day Irritates Trinidad & Tobago Voters

Sep 08, 2015
In Trinidad and Tobago, it is against the law to solicit votes on the day of a general election. Yet, it appears that online canvassing was taking place today, allegedly on behalf of the governing party. more...

Malian Web Activists Finance Academic Support for Timbuktu Students

Sep 07, 2015
The Internet community in Timbuktu, Mali, has come up with a new IT project called ” Tombouctou” to support the academic system of a city under duress after the recent civil war. more...

Everyday Life in a Fragile State

Sep 07, 2015
One Saturday afternoon in August, I’m sitting with a colleague on the bank of the River Nile in Juba. The sight of the ancient river is tranquilizing. It leaves me with the impression that the river has chosen to ignore all the disturbances surrounding it to pursue its rapid, single-minded flow. more...

Mother of Palestinian Toddler Burnt to Death in West Bank Settler Attack Declared Dead

Sep 07, 2015
The mother of a Palestinian baby burned to death in an Israeli settler arson attack on her home in Duma village in the occupied West Bank died earlier today. Her death sparked anger and outrage as Palestinians grapple with the loss of the third member of the same family while the culprits are free. more...

Group of Students Save 29 Children in One Semester

Sep 6, 2015
Teaneck, N.J. —During my final semester of studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University in northern New Jersey, a group of classmates and I devoted our capstone management class, Managing Projects and Organizations, to charity work. The mission was to raise funds for Operation Smile, a not-for-profit medical service located in Virginia. more...

Volunteer Initiatives a Key Part of Welcoming Refugees in Germany

Sep 06, 2015
War, crisis, and poverty in the Middle East, South Europe, and Africa have meant the number of refugees in Germany has increased, and many cities and local authorities are proving themselves to be unprepared. In order to help the people, who are mostly from Syria, Albania, Afghanistan, and Iraq, many impromptu and self-organised initiatives of dedicated volunteers have developed all over Germany. more...

Sharing This Oscar Winning Donald Duck Cartoon Is Illegal in Russia

Sep 06, 2015
Two men in Tomsk have been convicted of disseminating illegal extremist materials online, for uploading some songs by a white supremacist band, as well as a Walt Disney anti-fascist cartoon from 1942, Der Fuehrer’s Face, which stars Donald Duck and won the Academy Award for cartoon short that same year. more...

The Day Dhaka Went Under Water

Sep 06, 2015
It was raining countrywide in Bangladesh last week: drizzles, downpours, and intermittent rains. But nothing like what the Bangladesh capital Dhaka faced last Tuesday—42 millimetres of rain in just one and a half hours. The cascading shower inundated many Dhaka streets, bringing acute suffering to city dwellers with heavy traffic jams in busy intersections. Many citizens faced immense trouble and delays with freak accidents in the water-clogged streets. more...

Integrity Crisis Brews as Nigerias President Buhari Disowns Election Promises

Sep 02, 2015
The inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s president on May 29, 2015, was unprecedented by the palpable outpouring of goodwill. Nigerians were hopeful that the new administration will outdo that of his predecessor, Jonathan Goodluck, which was perceived by some as a lackluster presidency. more...

Russian Rock Legend Boris Grebenshikov Crowdfunds New Record

Sep 02, 2015
Boris Grebenshikov, the Russian rock guru and leader of the band Aquarium, is turning to raising money online to fund his latest music record. But the musician, who has worked the stage since 1972 and has a huge fanbase in Russia and the former USSR, says the crowdfunding approach is hardly new. more...

Can Iranian TV Seduce Viewers in the Land of Telenovelas?

Sep 02, 2015
In an attempt to bring Iran closer to the Latin American region, Hispan TV, a channel in Spanish run by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) and accessible on YouTube, is broadcasting Iranian TV series dubbed in Spanish for Latin American audiences. Various stories about Iranians are included in these broadcasts, including romances meant to compete with the familiar Latin American soap operas. more...

Are Term Limits and Mandatory Political Changeover Really in the Interest of African Nations?

Sep 02, 2015
The constitutions of several Sub-Saharan African countries limit presidents to two consecutive terms. The reason for this position is clear: these constitutions were inspired by western models—more often than not, the French Constitution. By embracing a fundamental law which was born on another continent, in another era and under different circumstances, and by failing to adapting this law to its new local context, you run the risk of its not being ideally suited to local politics. more...

Japans Push to Renew Military Operations Has Sparked Mass Nationwide Protests

Sep 01, 2015
Tens of thousands of people once again gathered in central Tokyo on August 30 to protest controversial legislation that would allow Japan to participate in military operations with other countries, such as the United States. more...

Meet the Loa Podcast Network What Vietnams Mainstream Media Has Been Missing

Sep 01, 2015
Loa, which means megaphone or loudspeaker in Vietnamese, is a podcast dedicated to stories about Vietnam that are rarely seen in the mainstream media. A project of the Viet Tan reform party (an outlawed organization in Vietnam), Loa provides alternative perspectives not just about politics but also Vietnamese culture and trending topics in the country today. more...

On the Ground in Russias Only Free Election This September

Sep 01, 2015
In roughly two weeks, Russia will hold elections across the country for a series of regional offices. Several groups in the political opposition banded together this summer into the so-called “Democratic Coalition,” hoping to field candidates in four regions: Kaluga, Magadan, Novosibirsk, and Kostroma. All but the last area, Kostroma, has refused to let the Coalition onto the ballot, and so the movement has focused all its energies on this one race. Olga Borisova, a volunteer with RPR-Parnas, one of the parties within the Coalition, has worked on the ground in Kostroma, helping to collect signatures in support of the group’s candidates. In a special report for RuNet Echo, Borisova recounts what it is like to work for Russia’s beleaguered political opposition. more...

Tech Communities in Francophone Africa Rise to the Challenge of Their Anglophone Counterparts

Sep 01, 2015
In recent years, stories of an “African technological renaissance” and extraordinary promises of the “Silicon Savannah” and other technology centres in Sub-Saharan Africa have been abundant in the media. The hype reached its climax during US President Barack Obama’s visit to the Global Entrepreneurship Forum in Nairobi. more...

Maximizing the Good Hiding the Bad How Poverty and Welfare Are Measured in Uzbekistan

Sep 01, 2015
In Uzbek there is a saying, yaxshilikni oshirib, yomonlikni yashirish, that translates roughly as “maximize the good, hide the bad”. It seems this practice is being widely applied in measuring poverty and development in Uzbekistan and the broader Central Asian region. more...

Journalists Reporting in Mali Receive Death Threats From Guardians of Jihad

Aug 31, 2015
A few journalists covering West Africa have received death threats following their reporting on the northern region of Mali. more...

You Stink Movement Gives Lebanese Government 72 Hours to Meet Protesters Demands

Aug 29, 2015
Lebanese protesters today gave the government a 72 hour ultimatum to meet their demands or face further protests on Tuesday. The demands include the resignation of Environment Minister Muhammed El-Machnouk and a permanent, sustainable solution to the garbage crisis, which initially took the people to the streets. more...

Its About Time to End Female Genital Mutilation in the Only Latin American Country Where It Still Exists

Aug 28, 2015
In Colombia, there are indigenous communities that still practice female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision. This makes Colombia the only country in Latin America where this custom is still in practice, according to some organizations. more...

Chinese Cultural Revolution Sci Fi Wins Hugo Awards Best Novel Prize

Aug 26, 2015
This years fan selected Hugo award for best novel goes to The Three Body Problem, the first part of a trilogy by former engineer Liu Cixin. more...

Want to See the First Free African Town in the Americas? Go to Mexico

Aug 23, 2015
It is called Yanga. In the middle of intense vegetation in southeastern Veracruz, a state along the Mexican Gulf, the town of Yanga is evidence to the presence and settlement of Africans in Mexico. more...

Malaysia Considers Forcing News Websites to Register with Government As Political Scandal Unfolds

Aug 21, 2015
Malaysias new Communications and Multimedia Minister has proposed amending the countrys Internet laws to force news websites to register with the government. Human rights groups have been quick to denounce the proposal as a threat to free speech. more...

Netizens Think Official Explanations for Tianjins Dead Fish Are as Likely as Fish Drowning

Aug 21, 2015
A week after massive blasts at a chemical storage warehouse killed at least 116 people in Tianjin, China, thousands of dead fish appeared in a river near the explosion site. Local residents feared the fish were poisoned by cyanide that leaked from the warehouse into the waterway. more...

Googles New CEO Sundar Pichai is Getting a lot of Love from India

Aug 14, 2015
As Google goes through a massive change by creating a new larger holding company Alphabet, everyone in India has their eyes set on the companys new 43 year old CEO Sundar Pichai. more...

As the Country Celebrates its Golden Year, Singaporeans Turn Nostalgic on the Internet

Aug 08, 2015
Singapore was a poor island when it became an independent nation in 1965. But in the past five decades, it transformed itself into a prosperous global city. This is the story many people all over the world will celebrate as the country marks its 50th founding year on August 9. more...

Fifteen People Killed in ISIS Attack on Saudi Security Forces Mosque in Asir

Aug 08, 2015
Another suicide bomb hit Saudi Arabia on Thursday, this time at a mosque inside a Special Forces headquarters in Asir, southwest of Saudi Arabia, killing 15 people and injuring nine. The attack, by ISIS, was carried out by Abu Sinan Al Najdi. more...

How Social Media Moved People to Act in Flood Ravaged Myanmar

Aug 07, 2015
Myanmars flooding crisis, caused by several days of monsoon rains and Cyclone Komen, has affected 330,000 people already in 12 states and destroyed a million acres of farmland. This is the largest natural disaster to hit the country since Cyclone Nargis killed more than 100,000 people in 2008. But unlike in 2008 when people relied heavily on government broadcasts for information, many residents today are able to monitor the flood situation through social media. more...

FDU’s Global Young Voices speak up

Jul 18, 2015

From Russia with love: FDU student Elona Bilovol studies abroad

Jun 15, 2015
Originally, she planned to study abroad in France. Russia wasn’t even in contention. Then Elona Bilovol had a series of conversations with an acquaintance that changed the course of her undergraduate studies, setting her on a path to study abroad in Russia. Prior to their discussions, Bilovol didn’t even know study abroad in Russia was a possibility. more...

Kathy Stein-Smith presented at the NAFSA Conference

Jun 04, 2015

Newark to London trip: Alumna takes local teenagers to Wroxton

May 05, 2015

Global Young Voices

May 05, 2015
Global Young Voices is a platform for students all over the world to read and engage in political discussions about global affairs. As of now, a group of around 30 people are part of the team as contributors. more...

Christina Legotti GEO Gold Medal Recipient

Apr 30, 2015
My name is Christina Legotti, and I am a graduating senior at Fairleigh Dickinson University- Florham. I am a psychology major with a concentration in behavioral neuroscience. I also have minors in biology and chemistry. more...

The Equinox - My Story: South Africa

Mar 13, 2015
Ever since 2006, when Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh won the Nobel Peace Prize for his pioneering work in using the principles of microfinance and microcredit to bring much-needed loans to people in the developing world, the idea of social entrepreneurship has received a wave of attention from different actors. The development sector welcomed this fresh approach as a promising alternative to traditional lending programs, which had been unsuccessful. Financial organizations are interested in satisfying the demands of new customers – particularly those with high net worth – by adding a social bottom line to their investment products. more...

Wroxton College: A Half-Century of Transforming Lives

Mar 12, 2015

Vancouver provost delivers keynote at Africa Awareness Week conference

Feb 12, 2015
Cecil Abrahams, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Vancouver Campus provost, just served as the keynote speaker at Africa Awareness Week, hosted at University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology in Canada. more...

Emmy Award-winning Univisión anchor pursues degree at FDU

Feb 12, 2015
At age 46, Merijoel Durán is “doing all the things I should’ve been doing 26 years ago,” she says. In 2013, the successful Univisión anchor and reporter decided to go back to school, enrolling in Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Puerta al Futuro program, designed for adult learners and native Spanish speakers seeking to continue their education. The program runs out of Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies at the Metropolitan Campus. more...

My Carnegie Fellowship Experience in Ghana

Feb 11, 2015

Florham student volunteer blogs Ecuador service trip

Feb 05, 2015
Twelve students and two staff members from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus dedicated their time and energy to an alternative winter break service trip in Ecuador in January 2015. While working with the indigenous Shuar people, the students experienced life and culture abroad in Ecuador for 12 days. Senior and marketing major Haylie Morales reflects on trip in this blog more...

The Swastika, An Ancient Symbol Of Prosperity, Struggles To Overcome Nazi Connections

Feb 04, 2015
For many around the world, the swastika is a sign of genocide and hatred, reviled for its association to the Nazi party. But for centuries before the Holocaust, and to this day, the swastika represented something very different for millions of Hindus, Buddhists and Jains across the globe. more...

ECOSOC Youth Forum 2015

Feb 02, 2015
The world’s youth took their rightful place in the arena of international development this week, as hundreds of young leaders gathered at UN headquarters in New York to participate in the annual Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Youth Forum. ECOSOC President welcomed the young participants and repeated their energetic role in the transition from the Millennium Development goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). more...

Nursing professor receives prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

Dec 16, 2014
At a conference in Geneva, Switzerland five years ago, a speaker from Nigeria appealed to the attendees for help in reducing the “brain drain” plaguing Africa. more...

John Schiemann on CIA Torture

Dec 16, 2014
The Senate Intelligence Committee’s release of the summary of its report on the CIA detention and interrogation program will be important to many Americans. The report alleges that the CIA program was more brutal than previously claimed yet generated little if any useful information. more...

Wroxton alum writes children’s book inspired by Wroxton experience

Nov 12, 2014
“My semester at Wroxton in the fall of 1980 remains one of the highlights of my life,” says Keith Hayes, BA’81 (Metro). More than just a collection of fond collegiate memories, Hayes has translated his adventures at Wroxton College into a children’s book entitled “In Mr. Handsome’s Garden.” more...

Students take out the trash on the Canadian shoreline

Nov 12, 2014
Volunteering at the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup for the eighth year in a row, 103 Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver Campus students picked up and removed more than 180 pounds of garbage. Phew! That’s roughly the weight of a newborn beluga whale! more...

Speaking engagement: Vancouver students say it with confidence

Nov 12, 2014
A toast to the toast makers! The Global Leaders Toastmasters Club, borne out of Toastmasters International, just celebrated its second anniversary at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Vancouver Campus — and its members are speaking up. more...

Banking on herself: A Q&A with Silberman alumna Olga Melnyk

Nov 12, 2014
With limited knowledge of the English language, Olga Melnyk, MBA’13 (Metro), left her home and family full of musicians and teachers in Ukraine for a life in the United States. Years later, she received her Masters of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and then landed a highly-coveted position as a credit analyst for TD Bank in New York City, New York — in part, she says, because of the research she contributed to as a graduate student. In her spare time, she’s also mastered English. more...

Another Nixon Goes to China

Nov 10, 2014
Following in the footsteps of his illustrious namesake President Richard Nixon – who is credited with normalizing relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China in 1972 – FDU Professor Kirk Nixon spent the first half of the Fall 2014 semester teaching in China. more...

Former Iraqi ambassador will teach a course on the United Nations

Nov 07, 2014

Dr. Kate Dunsmore Visits Chengdu Center

Oct 28, 2014

United Nations Lecture Series Named in Honor of J. Michael Adams

Oct 21, 2014

Women, Science and our Globalised World - J. Michael Adams conversation series

Oct 21, 2014
21 Oct 2014 - The United Nations Academic Impact launched the J. Michael Adams conversation series featuring Saudi Arabian scientist Dr. Hayat Sindi. Dr. Sindi's inaugural lecture will have a focus on “Women, Science and our Globalised World.” more...

Madeleine Albright headlines New Jersey Speakers Series premiere

Oct 20, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. statue installed at Metropolitan Campus

Oct 20, 2014

Vancouver student seeks everyday beauty through camera lens

Oct 20, 2014

FDU Florham Campus student, Jessica Cruz, is settling in over at Bergamo University! Follow her adventures with us on the new FDU Study Abroad Facebook page.

Oct 20, 2014

Looking for warmer weather? Follow in Jeancarlo's footsteps and study abroad in Brazil!

Oct 13, 2014
“It’s been great here in Brasil! My host family makes me feel at home while helping me figure out how things work over here. They also speak English really well so it’s much easier to communicate until I better my Portuguese. more...

Wroxton: a magical time

Oct 06, 2014
Is staying and studying at Wroxton Abbey more like life at TV's Downton Abbey, a fairytale castle or Harry Potter's Hogwarts? more...

Will there be a backlash over torture?

Oct 02, 2014
Professors Woolley and Schiemann theorize in The Huffington Post about how the public may react to the Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of torture in interrogation. more...

The United Nations and Its Partners- Summer Seminar 2014

Sep 19, 2014
From July 28th to August 9th, Fairleigh Dickinson University welcomed a group of Korean students from our partner university Kyung Hee University, located in Seoul, Korea, to participate in the United Nations and its Partners Summer Seminar at FDU’s Madison campus. more...

Emerging Global Leaders Seminar Summer 2014

Sep 18, 2014

Doctor’s Orders: Yale School of Medicine for alumna Evgeniya Tyrtova

Aug 07, 2014
METROPOLITAN (August 7, 2014) — She’s already assisted a surgeon at a specialized oncology hospital in Russia, comforted patients in the emergency department of CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, N.J., and shadowed a physician at an urgent care facility in Bedford, Va. more...

FDU welcomes its largest class of international students

Aug 06, 2014
(August 2014) — This year, Fairleigh Dickinson University ushers in the largest incoming class of international students in University history. Hailing from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, more than 500 new international students are joining the FDU community. Here’s some information on the incoming class. more...

FDU’s Latino Promise and Puerta al Futuro programs will be featured on ABC’s “Tiempo” this Sunday!

Aug 06, 2014
Tune in to Channel-7 ABC at 11:30 a.m. to hear from alumni of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Latino Promise and Puerta al Futuro programs on “Tiempo,” with host David Novarro. more...

Modern art: John Cinco exhibits digital collages in the Philippines

Jul 29, 2014
Artist and Fairleigh Dickinson University assistant professor John Cinco is headed back home — across the oceans to the Philippines — for the summer. With a group exhibition at University of the Philippines and a solo show at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Metro Manila, Cinco’s digital collages will be on display from the end of June through mid-August 2014. Initially trained in the fine arts at the Philippine High School for the Arts and University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, Cinco worked with a number of media before starting to create digital collages. He now teaches computer graphics at FDU. more...

Global Research Notes: Tiffany Keller Hansbrough on Transformational Leadership

Jul 29, 2014
According to Professor Tiffany Keller Hansbrough, Assistant Professor of Management in FDUs Silberman College of Business, leadership is not all about the leader. Rather, followers are “co-producers” of leadership, playing a very important role in the leadership process “by either eliciting different behaviors from leaders or perceiving the same leadership behaviors differently.” Professor Keller Hansbrough presented this argument in a scholarly paper titled, “Transformational Leadership Through the Lens of Implicit Leadership Theories and Individual Differences,” presented at the Institute of Work Psychology International Conference (http://iwpconference.group.shef.ac.uk/),which met in Sheffield, UK, from June 24-26, 2014.Understanding the dynamics between different types of leaders and different types of followers can be very important for organizations and institutions. Professor Keller Hansbroughsaid, “I hope that my research will provide further insight into follower leadership ratings. Namely, information that will improve the measures used to foster leadership development in organizations.”Professor Keller-Hansbrough’strip was supported by faculty development grants from the Silberman College of Business and the Office of Global Learning. more...

Kathy Stein-Smith at the United Nations

Jul 12, 2014
FDUs Kathy Stein-Smith, Director of the Weiner Library and Adjunct Professor of French, recently served as a facilitator and mentor for winners of an essay contest sponsored by the United Nations Academic Impact Program and ELS English Language Schools. more...

Teaching English in China: A Student's Experience

Jul 10, 2014
Meet RaJohn Raeford, one of seven FDU students and alums teaching English with CSETC this summer in China! Read about how is adjusting to his new environment here: more...

Italian magazine features art of Marie Roberts

Jul 08, 2014
In exclusive per Wired un tour nella più pazza collezione di memorabilia di New York, a due anni dal passaggio dell’uragano Sandy. more...

Bedoya Eyeing Battle With Portugal After Missing '10 Team

Jun 26, 2014
Four years ago, New Jersey native Alejandro Bedoya was one of the last cuts from Bob Bradley's US roster, his World Cup dreams dashed. Turns out they were just dreams delayed. Monday the 27-year-old made a surprise start at right midfield in the United States' World Cup opener, helping to pull out a thrilling 2-1 win over nemesis Ghana. Next up is Portugal on Sunday, and the world's best player in Cristiano Ronaldo. more...

UN Secretary-General Receives Inaugural J. Michael Adams Award

Jun 18, 2014
The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) presented on June 12 the inaugural J. Michael Adams Award for Global Leadership and Service to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. more...

Soccer World Cup Brazil vs. Croatia

Jun 12, 2014

Green April at FDU

May 03, 2014
Taking care of Mother Nature was the focus of FDU’s New Jersey campuses this April as they organized a variety of environment-related activities in celebration of Earth Day on April 16 at the Metropolitan Campus and a three-day celebration from April 22 to 24 at the Florham Campus more...

U.N. Pathways: A Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Apr 30, 2014
<span style="color: rgb(84, 80, 73); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18.719999313354492px;">Another successful event concluded the 2013-14 U.N. Pathways Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 30 as nearly 150 students, faculty and staff gathered in Lenfell Hall to hear Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations present “A Tribute to Nelson Mandela.” The event was moderated by Dr. Cecil Abrahams, Provost, Vancouver campus, a friend and former colleague of Mandela, who collaborated with him in the fight against apartheid.&nbsp;</span> more...

FDU welcomes a new generation to the ‘melting pot’

Apr 22, 2014
As more international students than ever pursue a higher education in the United States, according to new data from the <a href="http://www.iie.org/en/Research-and-Publications/Open-Doors/Data/International-Students">Institute of International Education</a>, the need to welcome and include these students has become increasingly crucial for colleges and universities across the nation.<br> more...

FDU-Vancouver students win award at National Model United Nations

Apr 07, 2014
Congrats to Fairleigh Dickinson University-Vancouver students Ira Saini, Camila Castro, Luis Ceron and Alejandra Collantes on winning the "Distinguished Delegation" award at National Model United Nations (NMUN)!&nbsp; more...

Big Ideas about Small Particles: Dr. Mihaela Leonida

Mar 31, 2014
Research into the emerging field of nanoparticles, which are particles imperceptable to the naked eye but considerably larger than atoms or simple molecules, is cutting edge science with enormous technological, industrial, and economic potential. more...

Mollie adjusts to Chengdu living at FDU’s American Study Center in China

Mar 18, 2014
After getting over some very rough jet lag, overcoming the unexpected coldness that welcomed me, and finally becoming familiar with specific parts of the city, I am becoming one with Chengdu! After being in China for about a month, I can definitely say that I am growing to love Chengdu as much as I had hoped to. In the month that I have been here, I have made observations and have realized that Chengdu can take many forms and can be both very foreign and familiar. more...

Winds of Change: The World We Envision

Mar 17, 2014
Eight international students shared the spotlight on March 13, 2014, for a passionate and free ranging discussion of social change and stagnation in eight very different countries. Organized and facilitated by Ana Ayala, is a senior from Ecuador majoring in sports and president of the International Students Association, the panelists explored diverse challenges including political oppression, rampant corruption, gender inequity, environmental devastation, economic stagnation, poverty, and intercultural conflict. more...

Students Reflect on their First Weeks in Bergamo, Italy

Mar 17, 2014

Three sisters form Wroxton College legacy

Mar 17, 2014
“Most Wroxton College students return from their semester abroad brimming with enthusiasm. So it’s easy to see how this excitement, and a desire for shared experiences, could pass from sibling to sibling,” says Brian Swanzey, FDU’s director of study abroad. more...

FDU faculty work at the United Nations

Mar 14, 2014
A scant three years older than the United Nations, Fairleigh Dickinson University has had a connection with the UN since its inception. FDU’s founder, Peter Sammartino, brought students to the newly-established UN in the 1940s and indeed, he himself may have been present when the UN Charter was signed in San Francisco, Calif., in 1945. Since the 1940s, the connection between FDU and the UN has become what UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described in a 2008 visit to FDU as a “well-worn path,” as countless ambassadors have visited FDU’s campuses and students have continued visiting the UN. more...

It’s a small world: Running into FDU grad Nita Chen in Taipei, Taiwan

Mar 11, 2014
You never know where in the world you might meet one of FDU’s more than 100,000 alumni. An FDU study abroad group led by Gwen Jones, associate professor of management and chair of the department of management, and Evangelos Djimopoulos, professor of economics and chair of the department of economics and finance, discovered this while checking into the Sheraton Grande Taipei in Taiwan. more...

The Duck Diaries: A Cold War Quest for Friendship Across the Americas

Mar 09, 2014
The Duck Diaries: A Cold War Quest for Friendship Across the Americas is a new documentary about a group of guys who got a funky Army surplus DUCK to take a self-styled goodwill tour through Central and South America in 1961, at the height of the Cold War. more...

IIE Announces U.S. Higher Education Delegation to Brazil

Feb 28, 2014
NEW YORK and SÃO PAOLO, December 13, 2013 – The Institute of International Education has selected Fairleigh Dickinson University and fifteen other U.S. colleges and universities for the 2013-2014 Brazil initiative of IIE’s International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP). more...

Winter Session Overseas

Feb 28, 2014
The upperclassmen of the Global Scholars Program at the Metropolitan Campus traveled to Belize from January 14 through January 21, 2014. They stayed in San Ignacio, learning about the cultural, political and economic character of the country. From there, the group traveled to South Water Caye for a visit to the Carrie Bow Smithsonian Marine Research Station and snorkeled at Belize’s famous coral reef. The educational experience is one of the annual features of the Global Scholar’s Program. more...

Integrating International Students

Feb 20, 2014
WASHINGTON – A theme at this year’s Association of International Education Administrators conference was the need to do a better job of integrating international students on American campuses in order to maximize the potential for global learning. The overarching message: student mobility alone won't cut it. more...

United Nations Events Scheduled

Feb 18, 2014
On Wednesday, February 26, Amb. Desra Percaya, permanent representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations, will speak about “Indonesia: Land of Many Cultures, Mysteries and Challenges” at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, Student Union Building, Metropolitan Campus. Amb. Hamid Al Bayati, former permanent representative of Iraq to the United Nations, will serve as moderator. more...

FDU to Participate in International Academic Partnership in Brazil

Feb 18, 2014
The Institute of International Education (IIE) has selected Fairleigh Dickinson University and 15 other U.S. colleges and universities for the 2013–2014 Brazil initiative of IIE’s International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP). more...

International Business Seminar to Focus on Export Markets

Feb 18, 2014
FDU’s International Business Tools Breakfast Seminar will focus on strengthening export markets on Thursday, February 20, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Rutherford Room, Student Union Building, Metropolitan Campus. The program will cover a broad range of subjects, according to Herbert Ouida, consultant, FDU’s Global Enterprise Network, who will serve as the moderator. more...

Vancouver’s International Faculty and Visitors

Feb 18, 2014
FDU-Vancouver welcomed two new faculty members from consulates in Colombia and the People’s Republic of China. Jairo Clopatofsky Ghisays, consul general of Colombia to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is teaching the international business undergraduate course Latin America and Global International Trade this spring. Michael Su, Education Office, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver, is teaching the administrative science graduate course Principles of Information Systems. more...

Off the beaten path in Ecuador, students connect to the past and build a future

Feb 17, 2014
College at Florham students volunteered in the rainforest village of Yunganza, Ecuador for two weeks over winter break. Putting finishing touches on the new community center are students (L to R) Gina Giurastante, Gina Partite, Ashley Vieira, Meghan Barrios and Antoinette Merola. (Photographs by Jas Verem) more...

Venturing to all corners of the world with Kevin Celisca

Feb 09, 2014
Sleeping in a tepee in Navajo Nation. Rebuilding a home in West Virginia. Playing with children in the Dominican Republic. Studying abroad at Wroxton College in England. Preparing for a semester in Bergamo, Italy, and nearly two months of teaching English in Beijing, China. Kevin Celisca is a busy man. more...

International Alumni: Ivana Viani

Feb 07, 2014
Before moving to America was the dream and studying at Fairleigh Dickinson University a reality, Ivana Viani, knew she wanted to help people. "My grandmother died from a broken leg, before I was born. Technically she died from tetanus, but she really died from a lack of medical care", says Viani, who spent her formative years in Croatia.&nbsp; more...

Kathy Stein on the U.S. Foreign Language Deficit

Feb 07, 2014
In his important book, 'The tongue-tied, American: Confronting The Foreign Language Crisis', Sen. Paul Simon put the choice clearly when he wrote that when it comes to learning other languages we can either be tongue-tied or be fluent. More than 30 years later, unfortunately too many Americans remain tongue-tied. more...

New Silberman Program Provides Global Experiences

Feb 07, 2014
Silberman College of Business, Which was named to The Princeton Review's 2014 edition of The Best 295 Business Schools, has launched a new opportunity for undergraduate students: The Global Business Experience. Utilizing FDU's Wroxton College in England and FDU-Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, plus a previously-established partnership at the University of Bergamo in Italy, the Global Business Experience provides students first-hand knowledge of the global economy, international business practices and cross-cultural communication. more...

New Global Titles from FDU Press

Feb 06, 2014
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press is pleased to announce the publication of the following new titles on global, international, intercultural, and cross-cultural topics. more...

Beyond Borders Diaspora Series Event “From 'Little Syria' to New Jersey and Beyond”

Jan 24, 2014
The Syrian Republic is still going through a civil war that is ravaging the country, destroying a culturally and historically significant area of the Middle East and forcing millions of Syrian refugees into exile. This grave situation served as the backdrop for Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Beyond Borders Diaspora Series on November 12, 2013 when the university welcomed Todd Fine, founder of Project Khalid, New York City’s "Save Washington Street" campaign, and the new Washington Street Historical Society. In his discussion, he spoke of "Little Syria", a flourishing neighborhood in lower Manhattan, during the late 19th century to mid-19th century that once was inhabited by Arab-Americans from the Levant region, which encompassed modern-day Syria. &nbsp;Fine also discussed how he seeks to preserve their legacy and contribution to American history. &nbsp; more...

Alumni Spotlight Wroxton

Jan 15, 2014
When asked about his Wroxton experience, Wroxton Advisory Committee Member Peter Kressaty BS'90, said, 'My semester at Wroxton was my first time out of the country, my first time away from home for an extended time. I was on my own, and the experience gave me confidence, independence ... It was a time of great personal growth, and Wroxton made that transition in my life easy and memorable.' more...

Plant a Tree at Wroxton

Jan 15, 2014
As we get closer to Wroxton College’s 50th Anniversary in 2015, we are beginning to honor this special occasion by sharing a unique opportunity for you to be a permanent part of the college by planting a tree. Reserve your tree now! more...

Around the world (and campus) with Global Scholar TaeHoon Kim

Jan 14, 2014
A friend’s advice launched TaeHoon Kim’s global adventure. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s reputation for “global awareness” and long-established United Nations connection first drew the Australian native to the Metropolitan Campus. Easy access to New York City also proved to be a selling point. The opportunity to study biochemistry added to the school’s appeal. But the real kicker actually happened after Kim enrolled, when he joined the elite Global Scholars Program as a freshman. more...

Surfing the world, one country at a time

Dec 06, 2013
Ajung “Ribbon” Kim and Camila Castro, both juniors at FDU-Vancouver, post-surfing adventure this summer in El Salvador. more...

Wroxton College Professor Joseph Hone’s personal connection to ‘Mary Poppins’ author P.L. Travers

Dec 02, 2013
Professor Joseph Hone, whose younger brother Camillus was adopted by "Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, in his office at FDU's Wroxton College. He teaches creative writing as well as part three of the University Core program, “Cross-Cultural Perspectives."&nbsp; more...

FDU-Vancouver provost and community honor Nelson Mandela

Dec 02, 2013
FDU-Vancouver Campus Provost Cecil Abrahams and former South African President Nelson Mandela share a handshake at Abrahams' 1996 inauguration as vice-chancellor of the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. more...

VanArts forms first local degree pathway

Nov 21, 2013
VanArts has just signed an articulation agreement with the Vancouver campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) for a new degree pathway partnership. more...

Romania Reshaping the International Scene

Nov 06, 2013
Ambassador Simona- Mirela Miculesu. The Ambassador forum brought to light several unique and significant facts of Romania to the table. The forum in the same manner highlighted the very important questions in relations to Romania’s role in the United Nations and the European Union. more...

Envisioning Iraq’s Future at College at Florham

Oct 23, 2013
A group of students, faculty, and community members gathered in College at Florham’s Lenfell Hall on Wednesday, October 23rd, to hear H.E. Ambassador Hamid Al Bayati, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations, discuss the progress and future aspirations of his home country. more...

Women and Children: Victims of War -- Agents of Peace

Oct 15, 2013
On September 24, 2013, Fairleigh Dickinson University hosted a UN/NGO Pathways event entitled, "Women and Children: Victims of War--Agents of Peace” to commemorate Fairleigh Dickinson University's International Peace Week. The underlying theme on all four FDU campuses for the week was "May Peace Prevail on Earth". more...

FDU-Vancouver pitches in at 20th Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Oct 09, 2013
Despite the rain on Saturday, Sept. 28, FDU-Vancouver student Vidhi Bhalla — plus 19 other FDU-Vancouver students and local Rotary Club Yaletown members — pitched in at the 20th Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. (Photos courtesy of Jobin Mojtabavi) more...

Professor Schiemann weighs in on Syria

Oct 01, 2013
In this Daily Record article, John Schiemann — associate professor of political science at FDU's College at Florham — weighs in on the crisis in Syria, President Obama's "red line", Congressional authorization and the diplomatic proposal from Russia. more...

Today’s UN Global Compact Volunteers, Tomorrow’s Leaders of Corporate Citizenship

Sep 30, 2013
“Architects of a Better World” is a vision that calls forth synergy for the creation of a more socially responsible global community. The meaning of that vision represented the theme that permeated throughout the IV Triennial United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit. more...

2013 International Day of Peace at FDU

Sep 23, 2013
Held every year on September 21, the International Day of Peace is a United Nations initiative designed to remind people that peace should be a daily thought. FDU will be celebrating the International Day of Peace with events on its campuses around the world. more...

TEDx at FDU: Why We Care! -- Global Challenges and Realities

Sep 21, 2013
On September 21st, 2013, a TED-like experience was held at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus in the Giovatto Library Auditorium. more...

New Global Titles from FDU Press (April to July 2013)

Sep 09, 2013
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press is pleased to announce the publication of the following new titles on global, international, intercultural, and cross-cultural topics. more...

Kyungnam University -- American Language & Culture Summer program 2013

Sep 09, 2013
Students arrived the Teaneck Campus from June 23, to July 9, 2013 for an immersion language &amp; culture program. This year we had a total of 30 students and 1 chaperone attending, in addition to three levels of (ESL) English language courses (1,2,3). more...

Breaking the ice at international orientation

Sep 06, 2013
For international students, orientation isn't just about learning the ins and outs of FDU. It's about starting to adjust to the everyday educational, social and academic norms of a whole new country. more...

Get global with faculty-led study abroad

Sep 06, 2013
The Fall 2013 semester just started, but it's not too early to consider taking a class abroad next summer. Study psychology, history or criminal justice at Wroxton or Italian or Italian history, literature and film in Bergamo, Italy. more...

MBA students get down to business in China

Sep 06, 2013
MBA for Executives and Accelerated MBA students recently traveled to Beijing, Chongqing and Xian to learn about international business. While immersing themselves in Chinese culture, students discovered the dynamics of a global economy. more...

FDU and Merrimack College Team Up for a Special Summer at Wroxton

Sep 02, 2013
The program’s inaugural class arrived at Wroxton at the beginning of July 2013 and spent four weeks together studying topics such as Contemporary Britain, the Development of British Painting, Comparative Politics, and Aesthetics in the British Imagination. more...

Kizuna Intern at the Office of Global Learning

Sep 02, 2013
The Office of Global Learning hosted an intern from Japan, Marika Abe, who is part of the Kizuna Project, which is supported by Cultural Vistas for three months over the summer. Marika was part of the Kizuna program, which helps to revitalize Japan to the world after their terrible disaster in 2011, by creating opportunities for young people. more...

GEN Breakfast Seminar: Doing Business in Colombia

Aug 19, 2013
On July 18, 2013, the Office of Global Learning hosted a business breakfast seminar 'Doing Business in Colombia’. Organized by Herb Ouida, Director of the FDU Global Enterprise Network and Sarah Horn Operations Specialist, the seminar series is designed to help US companies expand their international business activities. more...

From rural Croatia to bustling Boston: FDU’s Ivana Viani heads to Harvard Med

Jul 03, 2013
Ivana Viani, FDU graduate and Harvard Med student, interviews with some of the University faculty and staff who inspired and encouraged her educational pursuits. She lived near a dirt road in a war-torn, formerly Communist country. She starts medical school at Harvard University in the fall. This is the incredible story of FDU alum Ivana Viani, BA’09, in her own words. more...

FDU-Vancouver graduates largest class yet

May 17, 2013
On May 1, FDU-Vancouver welcomed its newest alumni at Commencement, adding 191 graduates from 25 countries to the community. FDU-Vancouver’s Fourth Commencement was the largest in the brief five-year history of the campus. more...

International students fulfill the ‘American Dream’ upon graduation

May 17, 2013
The IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J. will be awash with festive, decorated caps and traditional gowns as Fairleigh Dickinson University celebrates its 70th Commencement and approximately 2,500 students receive degrees. The Class of 2013 represents 26 countries including the United States, 24 states plus the District of Columbia and all 21 counties in New Jersey. more...

Alexis shares the personal and professional benefits of his internship while studying at FDU’s Chengdu American Study Center

May 17, 2013
Alexis, a Metro student, shared how he is making the most of his time while studying at FDU’s American Study Center in Chengdu, China! more...

Shaka goes to the Opera while studying at FDU’s Chengdu American Study Center

May 17, 2013
Shaka, a Metro student, shared how she had the experience of a lifetime while studying at FDU’s American Study Center in Chengdu, China! more...

James Dives into some new foods while studying at FDU’s Chengdu American Study Center

May 17, 2013
James, a College at Florham student, shared some of his latest experiences while studying at FDU’s American Study Center in Chengdu, China! more...

FDU-Vancouver officially opens second floor with ribbon cutting

May 13, 2013
It’s official: FDU-Vancouver faculty, staff and students have access to an additional 18,590 square feet on the second floor of the campus building on Cambie Street. more...

From bicycles to Broadway: International student finds hospitality at FDU

May 13, 2013
Even though Ilse Wijnen misses her bicycle and her Netherlands homeland, the 20-year-old has settled into student life in the United States, even opting to stay an extra semester on the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. more...

FDU International Students attend US Naval Academy Conference

May 03, 2013
Three FDU international students enjoyed a rare behind-the-scenes opportunity to explore US foreign policy by participating in the U.S. Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference at Annapolis, MD from April 8-11. more...

FDU-Vancouver celebrates it fifth anniversary, expands to a second floor

Apr 27, 2013
As FDU-Vancouver celebrates it fifth anniversary, it has expanded to a second floor, is planning a global focus symposium and has surpassed its initial target of 500 students. more...

Dos Mundos (Two Worlds) opens the world to FDU students

Apr 10, 2013
Dos Mundos — or “Two Worlds” — students travel abroad starting their sophomore year, spending either one or two years abroad at an international partner university. The rest of their education is completed on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus. more...

GEN Breakfast Seminar: Doing Business in Korea

Apr 04, 2013
The seminar was a great opportunity to get an overview of the economic and commercial situation in Korea. The seminar started with Eric Sohn, Desk Officer for Korea from the United States Department of Commerce. more...

FDU Student, James Studying Off the Beaten Path in Chengdu, China

Mar 25, 2013
James, a College at Florham student, shared some of his latest experiences while studying at FDU’s American Study Center in Chengdu, China! more...

Alexis Shares Tips for Maximizing Your Study Abroad Experience

Mar 25, 2013
Alexis, a Metro student, shared how he is making the most of his time while studying at FDU’s American Study Center in Chengdu, China! more...

Shaka lives out a dream at FDU’s Chengdu American Study Center: Experiencing China’s Lantern Festival

Mar 25, 2013
Shaka, a Metro student, shared how she lived out a lifelong dream while studying at FDU’s American Study Center in Chengdu, China! more...

Faculty Focus: Innovation South of the Border

Mar 21, 2013
Dr. Ethné Swartz, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Chair of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, is bringing her expertise to CETYS University, in Mexicali, Mexico. Appointed as Visiting Graduate Professor for the period of January to March 2013 more...

Global Scholars trip to Istanbul (Winter 2013)

Feb 25, 2013
Metropolitan Campus Global Scholars reflect on their experiences during their 2013 winter break trip to Istanbul, Turkey. more...

Winter Session Global Activities

Feb 20, 2013
FDU students traveled to Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Wroxton College in England during winter break. more...

What Holidays Should be Federal Days off?

Feb 19, 2013
Should more religious holidays be observed? Should Christmas be cancelled? Read Dr. Khyati Joshi's opinion piece in the New York Times. more...

Poll: Drone Strikes on American Terror Suspects No Longer Popular

Feb 19, 2013
A poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University finds that a plurality of Americans think drone strikes on American citizens suspected of terrorism are illegal. more...

The romance of Wroxton College

Feb 18, 2013
There’s a certain romantic allure to sharing a picnic on the lawns of Wroxton College, and to the entire estate itself. more...

Alumni Focus: International love story has roots at FDU

Feb 15, 2013
Two Eastern Europeans who traveled halfway around the world to attend college just happened to meet and fall in love with one another in the process. more...

Student Focus: From the National Mall: Inauguration inspires patriotism in FDU-Vancouver student

Feb 15, 2013
She braved the cold. She waved an American flag. She soaked up the energy of the crowd. And she traveled 2,895 miles to stand on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. more...

Global Scholarship Fund Continues Adams' Legacy

Feb 15, 2013
Offering opportunities to students of all backgrounds and financial means has always been a cornerstone of FDU's mission. more...

FDU GEN Breakfast Seminar: Doing Business in India

Feb 07, 2013
The Global Enterprise Network with support of the Office of Global Learning, UPS and Kompass hosted its third breakfast seminar, the topic this time: “Doing Business in India”. more...

FDU Global Enterprise Network on the Radio

Jan 30, 2013
Mr. Herb Ouida, Director of the FDU Global Enterprise Network (GEN), part of the FDU Office of International Education, was interviewed this week on WFDU's Sunday public affairs show, Digest. more...

FDU Magazine: World View: Professor returns to his first love

Jan 28, 2013
As undergraduate student, James G. Hutton published a book, majored in journalism and supervised his university's photo lab, dreaming of a carrier as a photojournalist for national Geographic magazine. more... more...

FDU Magazine: Enriched by Travel and Discovery

Jan 28, 2013
FDU undergraduate Diana Bukatova's global journey began in Bishkek, Kyrgyztan, in Central Asia, and has taken her to Kenya, Eritrea, and British Columbia, Canada, where she majors in business administration at FDU Vancouver. more...

FDU Magazine: In Pursuit of Justice: Across the Pond

Jan 28, 2013
Metropolitan Campus senior Bianca Cruz, a criminal justice major, reports on her trip to the United Kingdom as part of the Comparative Criminal Justice Systems course offered by the School of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. more...

Faculty Focus: The Global Studies Seminar: Young Lives with Dr. David Rosen

Jan 15, 2013
Children are all too the forgotten victims of global conflicts and the unseen victims of global inequalities. The focus of a new course developed by anthropologist Dr. David Rosen is to better understand experiences of Children and the Youth across the globe. more...

Leaving footprints for the future: Sands of Time defines the global college experience

Jan 12, 2013
Sands of Time co-founders Eli Amdur and Craig Mourton (above) show off photos of the group's trips while recruiting new members at the 2012 Student Organization/Business Fair on the Metropolitan Campus. more...

Faculty Focus: Dr. Robert F. Vodde presents at the INTERPOL conference in Singapore

Jan 02, 2013
At the invitation of the International Police Organization (INTERPOL), a consortium that comprises 190 member countries worldwide, Dr. Vodde addressed the Role of the Academe and Best Practices in promoting Integrity in Sport, an initiative speared-headed by INTERPOL to combat corruption in sports, specifically match-fixing. more...

New Global Titles from FDU Press (October to December 2012)

Dec 31, 2012
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press is pleased to announce the publication of the following new titles on global, international, intercultural, and cross-cultural topics. more...

FDU GEN Breakfast seminar: Doing Business in China

Dec 20, 2012
For many US companies China is a difficult and dangerous business frontier. On November 14th, the Office of Global Learning, in its fourth International Business Breakfast Seminar, presented 'Doing Business in China’. Organized by collaboration with Herb Ouida, Director of the FDU Global Enterprise Network, the seminar series is designed to help US companies expand their international business activities more...

Alumni Focus: Rama Musa (Class of '09) speaks out against racism in The Times of Israel

Dec 15, 2012
A vicious wave of anti-African sentiment is engulfing Israel. A week ago, border agents at the Ben Gurion International Airport deported a visa-carrying South Sudanese student. He’s an “infiltrator,” they say. more...

Hop across the pond this summer to study at Wroxton

Dec 11, 2012
Fairleigh Dickinson University and Merrimack College in Massachusetts have joined forces to offer students a sizzlin’ summer opportunity: the chance to study abroad in Wroxton for four weeks. more...

FDU GEN Breakfast seminar: Doing business in Brazil

Dec 03, 2012
The Global Enterprise Network with support of the Office of Global Learning, FexEx and Kompass hosted its third breakfast seminar “Doing Business in Brazil” which provided a great opportunity for people to network. more...

FDU Nurses for Nigeria

Dec 03, 2012
Dr. Minerva Guttman and Dr. Patricia Ukaigwe presented papers at the National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America (NANNNA) 3rd Scientific Conference held November 8-11, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. more...

Italian students study abroad at FDU

Dec 01, 2012
Susanna, Silvia, Andrea, and Paulo are all students at Fairleigh Dickinson University, but unlike most students at FDU, they are studying abroad at FDU! more...

Faculty Focus: New Book by Nicholas Baldwin Asks -- Does Size Matter?

Nov 29, 2012
Dr. Nicholas DJ Baldwin, Dean of Wroxton College has completed a study entitled Legislatures of small states: A Comparative Study to be published by Routledge in the fall of 2012 (December 24, 2012). This study compares legislatures of small nations, states and territories. It provides a comparative outlook on the extent to which size is a factor in how they function and fulfill the roles and responsibility of a legislature. more...

FDU's McEwan represents USA at bowling World Cup

Nov 27, 2012
Fairleigh Dickinson University women's bowler, Danielle McEwan, continued to climb the rankings at the 2012 Qubica AMF Bowling World Cup on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 more...

Serving together and studying together: Veterans at FDU

Nov 12, 2012
Ryan Tucker and Marc Petrino served together as Navy hospital corpsmen in Hawaii and after being honorably discharged, had a surprise reunion at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, where they are both pursuing nursing degrees. more...

International Education Week 2012 at FDU

Nov 05, 2012
Fairleigh Dickinson University will be celebrating International Education Week November 12th through the 16th. more...

Khyati Joshi receives diversity award

Oct 23, 2012
Fairleigh Dickinson University’s own Dr. Khyati Joshi, an Associate Professor of Education has been named as a 2012 Humanitarian Awards Honoree by The American Conference on Diversity Greater Bergen Chapter. more...

FDU signs new international partnerships in Turkey and the Republic of Georgia

Oct 01, 2012
Fairleigh Dickinson University has entered into new international partnerships with universities in two of Asia's most resolute democracies, Turkey and the Republic of Georgia. more...

New Global Titles from FDU Press (July to September 2012)

Sep 30, 2012
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press is pleased to announce the publication of the following new titles on global, international, intercultural, and cross-cultural topics. more...

Good Neighbors: FDU Signs New Partnership Agreements in Mexico, Puerto Rico

Sep 27, 2012
Fairleigh Dickinson University signs exchange agreements with two universities in Latin America, CETYS University in Mexico and Universidad del Turabo in Puerto Rico. more...

Year five at Vancouver brings celebrations and more floor space

Sep 27, 2012
About 150 students plus faculty and staff attended the late-September celebration, sharing food and fun. Students also had an opportunity to look through a display chronicling the University’s past and present, including pictures of the campus original construction. more...

FDU Launches New Study Abroad Center in Chengdu, China

Sep 25, 2012
Fairleigh Dickinson University, partnering with Merrimack College, Concordia University, Norwich University, and Sichuan University, will open a new study abroad center in Chengdu, China. more...

Qatari youth visit FDU

Sep 20, 2012
The visit brought together young people, who are in the process of becoming global citizens and who care about their environment and sustainability in the long-term. more...

Savoring Bergamo, Italy, with gelato in hand

Aug 31, 2012
Fairleigh Dickinson University recently approved a “direct articulation agreement” with the Università degli studi di Bergamo. The agreement, which follows a model similar to the one established in Wroxton, England, allows students to retain their financial aid and take pre-approved classes, says Brian Swanzey, study abroad director. more...

A year abroad in Great White North

Aug 23, 2012
It’s not that cold in Vancouver. Really -- insists Ryan Barth-Dwyer, a 21-year-old College at Florham student who just spent a year studying abroad there -- it just rains frequently. Kind of like nearby Seattle, he says. more...

Student Focus: Thoughts of an international student from Kenya

Jul 22, 2012
In retrospect, anything the human mind can conceive, it can achieve. It is no wonder that humans, endowed with this grandiose ability not evident in other creatures, have the ability to conquer even the harshest environments and make a home for themselves. more...

Faculty Focus: Commentary by Khyati Y. Joshi -- Advancing Religious Pluralism

Jul 19, 2012
Khyati Y. Joshi, Professor of Education, Fairleigh Dickinson University has published a commentary on the New Pew Report on Asian America and Religions being released today. Her piece focuses on the new data on Hindus in America. more...

Inside the United Nations

Jul 01, 2012
An in-depth study of the origins and goals of United Nations, explored in a historical context, policies of Secretary-Generals like Lie, Hammarskjold, Boutros Ghali; the role of the General Assembly, the Security council, Conference on Trade and Development, and Special bodies like the World Health Organization, and the UN Development Program; the UN record in dealing with world conflicts, human rights, nuclear weapons; the UN as a controversial world body; reformation of the UN and obstacles therein. more...

New Global Titles from FDU Press (April to June 2012)

Jun 30, 2012
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press is pleased to announce the publication of the following new titles on global, international, intercultural, and cross-cultural topics. more...

Weinstein Holocaust Symposium meets at Wroxton College

Jun 27, 2012
The Stephen S. Weinstein Holocaust Symposium convened from June 22 to June 26 at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Wroxton College. This was the ninth in a series of biennial symposia organized by Leonard Grob, FDU Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Humanities, and his long-time partner, Henry (Hank) Knight, Director of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College. more...

FDU President J. Michael Adams, 1947-2012

Jun 21, 2012
J. Michael Adams, president of Fairleigh Dickinson University since 1999, who recently announced his retirement, passed away early this morning. He was 64 years old. more...

FDU GEN Breakfast seminar: International Trade Show and Finance Programs for Exporters

Jun 12, 2012
This FDU's Global Enterprise Network Breakfast seminar was designed to help businesses grow by seizing the opportunity in the growing international market. more...

New Jersey More Ethical Than Much of Europe

Jun 11, 2012
The people of New Jersey -- whose state is often regarded as one of the most corrupt in the U.S. -- are more ethical than those in most of the countries in Europe. more...

Celebrating Green

Apr 23, 2012
FDU goes green this April as the College at Florham celebrates Green Fest from Monday, April 23, through Thursday, April 26, while the Metropolitan Campus marks Earth Day on Wednesday, April 25. more...

Global News at FDU-Vancouver

Apr 04, 2012
This semester, a variety of global events were held at FDU-Vancouver while members of the campus community were busy focusing on global affairs. more...

FDU Signs Academic Cooperation Agreements with University of Bergamo

Apr 04, 2012
Fairleigh Dickinson University widened its global reach with additional partnership agreements with the Universita degli studi di Bergamo (University of Bergamo) in northern Italy. more...

Spring, Summer Study Abroad -- Enriching Learning Experiences

Apr 04, 2012
This spring, FDU students observed marine creatures in their natural habitats in the Dominican Republic, enjoyed theater productions in London and learned about hotel management and culinary operations in Switzerland and Italy. more...

New Global Titles from FDU Press (January to March 2012)

Mar 31, 2012
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press is pleased to announce the publication of the following new titles on global, international, intercultural, and cross-cultural topics. more...

Hospitality School High on "Best Program" List

Mar 04, 2012
The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management ranks number four on TheBestSchools.org website's list of the "20 Best Hospitality Programs", keeping company at the top with Cornell and Michigan State universities and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. more...

Wiffle ball, music connect students in Dominican Republic

Feb 20, 2012
For College at Florham students, Campus Life Coordinator Cameron Govan and Director of Study Abroad Brian Swanzey who volunteered time and talent in the Dominican Republic, a spark has been reignited. more...

Global Winter Session

Feb 15, 2012
During Winter Session, international activities included Chinese students studying in New Jersey, alternative service trips in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, Global Scholars traveling to Spain and England and part of a course being held in Vietnam and Cambodia. more...

Studying Abroad at FDU Vancouver

Feb 15, 2012
Meeting the people from different countries, travelling to Dubai for a conference and playing soccer with the mayor of Vancouver; I never imagined these things a year ago when I decided to come to Vancouver. more...

Sharing the Spirit of Service

Feb 15, 2012
The Millennials have a new nickname, the Civic Generation.Survey show that Millennials - those bnorn between 1982 and 2000 - are the most civic-minded among generations since the more...

Theme Semester Focuses on India

Feb 15, 2012
The spring 2012 semester at the College at Florham celebrates the culture of India through a host of activities ranging from a presentation and panel discussion to film screenings and an evening of Bollywood music and dancing. more...

United Nations Pathways Program Turns 10

Feb 14, 2012
FDU's United Nations Pathways Program celebrated its 10th year with a special gala on February 14 at the College at Florham. more...

Global Scholars visit Barcelona, Spain

Feb 01, 2012
Winter Session trips, such as the one to Barcelona, Spain, January 9-17, 2012, serves two objectives in the Global Scholars Program: It affords the international student, whose study abroad is at the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, the opportunity to participate in an expansive learning experience beyond their major area of study, and the domestic student an additive to their study abroad requirements. more...

FDU students embark on Vietnam, Cambodia adventure

Jan 27, 2012
FDU graduate students Patty Manhart and Candice Duckworth both fifth-year QUEST students, recently returned from a 17-day trip to Vietnam and Cambodia, the optional study abroad component of Professor Gary Darden's Pacific Worlds class. more...

Global Winter Session

Jan 21, 2012
During Winter Session, international activities included Chinese students studying in New Jersey, alternative service trips in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, Global Scholars traveling to Spain and England and part of a course being held in Vietnam and Cambodia. more...

FDU students enjoy "pura vida" in Costa Rica

Jan 12, 2012
Winter break means one thing to Melissa Hartz, a graduate student at Fairleigh Dickinson University. It's time to head to Manzanillo, Costa Rica. more...

UN Under-Secretary-General discusses future of Africa at FDU

Dec 15, 2011
Featuring High Level Guest Speaker from the United Nations, Mr. Cheick Sidi Diarra Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser on Africa and High Representative more...

FDU Students Teach English in Rural China

Nov 22, 2011
Through a program with the CSETC, Daniel Palmer volunteered to teach Chinese students about American culture in exchange for living accomdiations and Traveling in China. more...

FDU-Vancouver Hosts Cuban Visitor, Internship Fair, Royal Society

Nov 12, 2011
Human rights activist Aleida Guevara's presentation, a well-attended internship fair and a meeting of the Royal Society for the Arts and Manufacturing were all activities at FDU-Vancouver in November. more...

International Education Week Celebrated

Nov 11, 2011
FDU's New Jersey campuses are holding a variety of activities in celebration of International Education Week through Friday, November 18. more...

FDU-Vancouver Update

Nov 10, 2011
Now in its fifth year, FDU-Vancouver has a total number of 283 students, with 110 new students, double the amount admitted last September. more...

SGAP 2011 theme focused on positive change through Renewable Energy

Nov 10, 2011
Over six months, six motivated middle and high school student leaders developed and ultimately presented an action plan/proposal for the SGAP 2011 Experience. more...

UN/DPI 64th Annual Conference for NGOs in Germany

Oct 28, 2011
A delegation representing FDU and the Office of Global Learning UN/NGO PATHWAYS program participated in the 64th Annual UN Department of Public Information (DPI) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) conference in Bonn, Germany from September 3 - 5, 2011. more...

Dos Mundos: Two Worlds United

Sep 27, 2011
A unique partnership called Dos Mundos offers an intensive two-year cultural immersion experience. The program&amp;quos;s first class of graduates studied in the Dominican Republic, earning their FDU degrees along with certificates in Latin-American studies. more...

UN/DPI 64th Annual Conference for NGOs

Sep 03, 2011
A delegation representing FDU and the Office of Global Learning UN/NGO PATHWAYS program participated in the 64th Annual UN Department of Public Information (DPI) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) conference in Bonn, Germany from September 3 – 5, 2011. more...

Fairleigh Dickinson's 'Emerging Global Leaders' seminar pairs Newark students with Chinese teens

Aug 10, 2011
This exchange program was part of Fairleigh Dickinson University's Emerging Global Leaders Seminar, which arranges two-week trips to the U.S. and other countries for teens from around the world. The Chinese delegation met teens working with the nonprofit New Community Corp. more...

President Adams Inaugurated IAUP President

Jun 17, 2011
FDU President J. Michael Adams was inaugurated as the president of the International Association of University Presidents during the group's triennial conference June 17-20, 2011 in New York City. more...

Education without Borders 2011

Mar 28, 2011
A delegation of Fairleigh Dickinson University students from all three campuses (College at Florham, Metropolitan Campus, and Vancouver Campus) joined more than 1000 fellow youth from 130 different countries at the Sixth Education Without Borders conference. Hosted by the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) from 28th-31st March 2011, Education Without Borders 2011 featured lectures and workshops from leaders in the worlds of business, technology, education and humanitarian affairs, as well as papers presented by the youth themselves. more...

Trip to Costa Rica January 2011

Jan 02, 2011
The January 02 to 14, 2011 short-term study abroad program to Costa Rica was the second for Dr. Alice Shumate (Becton College, Florham Park Campus) and Dr. Aixa Ritz (Petrocelli College, Metropolitan Campus). This study abroad experience is also the first interdisciplinary study abroad course component for the University. more...

UN/DPI 63rd Annual Conference for NGOs

Aug 30, 2010
Each year this global conference brings together representatives of NGOs from a multitude of diverse cultures and origins, as well as students, scholars, representatives of UN agencies, and government officials. They come together to advocate on behalf of the communities they represent, sharing their specific perspectives on the conference topic and contributing to final statements that emerge at the end of the conference. The topic of this year's conference was peace, development and disarmament. The location of Mexico City was selected for the 2009 meeting because it was the place where the historic “Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America” (otherwise known as the “Treaty of Tlatelolco” after the Aztec name for the central historical district of the Mexican capital) was signed on February 14, 1967 more...

Teens Talk About Racism 2011

May 25, 2010
Maryann Woods-Murphy, New Jersey Teacher of the Year for 2009-2010, co-founder of the Teens Talk About Racism (TTAR) forum and a longtime friend of Fairleigh Dickinson University presented the 11th Annual TTAR conference on May 25, 2010 in FDU's Dickinson Hall, on the Metropolitan campus. The conference proved to be a truly inspiring and influential event from start to finish, due to the support of the attendees, contributors, and supporters of TTAR. It was filled with emotionally powerful song and dance, frank discussions about racial issues in our country, and skits demonstrating how to act in the face of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. The event was sponsored by FDU's Office of Global Learning. more...

International Management students visit UN Headquarters

Apr 20, 2010
A group of FDU's International Management students visited the UN Headquarters in New York City on April 20, 2010. more...

WISE Conference '09

Nov 16, 2009
Kenneth Vehrkens, Dean of Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, was a featured presenter at the first annual World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar (November 16-18, 2009). The summit, sponsored and hosted by the Qatar Foundation, assembled more than 1,000 educators, NGO and private sector representatives, opinion leaders, and decision makers from 120 countries to create a new international multi-disciplinary platform to shape education models of the 21st century. more...

SGA UN Trip

Nov 04, 2009
A trip to the UN headquarters in New York City was organized by the Student Government Association for FDU students on November 4, 2009. more...

UN/DPI 62nd Annual Conference for NGOs

Sep 11, 2009
Fairleigh Dickinson University was among the UN/DPI (Department of Public Information) accredited NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) from around the world that attended the annual UN/DPI conference held in Mexico City from September 9 to September 11, 2009. more...

Civil Society Development Forum (CSDF)

Jul 02, 2009
Fairleigh Dickinson University was represented at the Geneva component of the Conference of Non – Governmental Organizations (CoNGO) in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations held in Geneva, Switzerland on July 2 – 4 2009 by five delegates from the Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health. more...

2009 Geneva Component (Elsie Jolade)

Jun 30, 2009
We met at Newark International Airport at 2:30pm of June 30, 2009 to check in for the flight to Geneva. There was a slight problem that was quickly resolved with the assistance of Dr. Guttman. The flight took off on-time at 6:20pm and arrived in Geneva next day at 7:45am. The rest of the day was spent checking into our hotel, a little sight seeing and getting ready for the conference scheduled to start the next day. more...

2009 Geneva Component (Patricia Ukaigwe)

Jun 30, 2009
The FDU delegation to the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations – Civil Society Development Forum (CoNGO – CSDF) - 2009 Geneva Component led by Minerva Guttman met at the Newark Liberty International Airport enroute to Geneva. Other members of the delegation were Drs. Glennena Hayes-Smith, Cecilia Alvarez and two Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students Elsie Jolade and Patricia Ukaigwe. more...

UNPFII

May 18, 2009
The UN and NGO Pathways programs at FDU emphasize the importance of human rights in the learning experience of our students. Our membership on several UN/NGO Committees provide opportunities for students and faculty alike to become engaged with NGOs from all over the world in initiatives that are high on the UN agenda, most of them related in some way to human rights. The NGO Committee on Indigenous Peoples is an excellent example of such committees. - See more at: http://view2.fdu.edu/global-education/conferences-forums/unpfii/#sthash.HJTI4Jkv.dpuf more...

UNPFII - Eighth Session

May 18, 2009
The UN and NGO Pathways programs at FDU emphasize the importance of human rights in the learning experience of our students. Our membership on several UN/NGO Committees provide opportunities for students and faculty alike to become engaged with NGOs from all over the world in initiatives that are high on the UN agenda, most of them related in some way to human rights. The NGO Committee on Indigenous Peoples is an excellent example of such committees. more...

UN/DPI 61st Annual Conference for NGOs

Sep 05, 2008
Fairleigh Dickinson University is among the UN/DPI (Department of Public Information) accredited NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) from around the world that are invited to attend the annual DPI/NGO conference which was held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from September 3 to September 5, 2008. more...

ATHGO conference

Jul 09, 2008
From July 9-11, 2008 in Washington D.C, over 200 young professionals, entrepreneurs, and students from various national and international universities gathered at the World Bank's headquarters for the third annual ATHGO Global Forum. more...

International Art Exchange with Korea

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Five talented young artists from Korea presented a show of original works of painting and drawing at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus in February as part of a new artistic exchange with Sangmyung University of Seoul. The exhibit, titled 'I IN YOU, YOU IN I', will be on display in the Art Gallery in University Hall. The participating Korean artists -- Choi Min Hee, Kim Ji Un, Kim Min Young, Son Ji Won, and Sung Da Na -- were accompanied by their teacher, Professor Hyunjung Jeon. more...

Report by Daniel Palmer

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This summer I was given the opportunity to spend two months teaching English in rural China. This was only the second time I had ever been out of the country so it certainly was a unique experience and one I will never forget. When most Americans travel to China the typical locations consist of cities such as Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. I went to Quzhou, Wu Dan in Inner Mongolia , Nanchang and Jiang Xi in southern China. more...

Report by Matthew Sisco

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When I first heard of it, I wasn't sure if I would apply to the internship in China. I love to travel and experience new places, but I was quite busy with finishing my undergraduate work at the time. Developing plans to travel across the world was not at the top of my list. more...

Ryan Barth-Dwyer

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I have completed more than half of my semester here at FDU-Vancouver, and I can truly say that this is the most unique schooling experience that I have ever had. With students from just about every country. more...

Crossing Continents for Global Adventure

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Fairleigh Dickinson University offers an exciting range of study-abroad programs. more...


 

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