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Fall 2009


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...

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...

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...


 

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