Internationalization grants awarded to faculty

Twelve faculty-led projects have been awarded approximately $213,000 in funding for development in 2016 Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum (ICC) grants.

The grant program supports faculty-led initiatives that will increase opportunities, on campus and off, for international experiences by Cornell students. Successful projects expand on-campus course offerings, integrate international learning experiences into new and existing courses, enhance language study and study abroad opportunities, and otherwise engage students in high-impact global learning.

“We want to encourage the creativity and innovation of Cornell faculty in a way that benefits students,” says David R. Lee, provost’s fellow for internationalization and International Professor in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Faculty who receive grant awards are encouraged to participate in an ICC learning community, project development working sessions and other workshops provided in collaboration with the Center for Teaching Excellence, Cornell Abroad, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Engaged Learning and Research, the Language Resource Center and others.

Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grants, provided through the Global Cornell initiative, are administered jointly by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, the Einaudi Center and Cornell Abroad, with support from the Internationalization Council.

2016 awards and recipients:

  • Global Citizenship and Sustainability: Service-Learning and Community-Based Research in Borneo; Shorna Allred, natural resources; Amy Kuo Somchanhmavong, Public Service Center.
  • Understanding the History of Global Capitalism through One Community in Jamaica; Edward E. Baptist, history.
  • Undergraduate Minor in Viking studies. Oren Falk, history and Ph.D. program in Medieval studies; Thomas D. Hill, English and Ph.D. program in Medieval studies.
  • Documenting the Impact of Active Immersion on Intercultural Learning in Cornell-in-Seville; Davydd J. Greenwood, Goldwin Smith Professor Emeritus of Anthropology.
  • Global Health Case Studies by Weill Cornell Medicine Faculty; Gunisha Kaur, anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medicine; Eric Brumberger, anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medicine; Zhenglong Gu, nutritional science.
  • Global Women: Domestics, Care Workers, and Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy; Lori Leonard, development sociology; KC Wagner, workplace issues, ILR School.
  • Music in and of Contemporary East Asia; Christopher J. Miller, music.
  • An ILR Engaged-Learning Program Focusing on Small-Business Development and Job Creation in Nicaragua; Lisa H. Nishii, human resource studies; Donna Ramil, ILR International Programs.
  • An Anthropology Curriculum for Teaching lntercultural Engagement; Adam T. Smith, Stacey Langwick, Viranjini Munasinghe and Sofia Villenas, anthropology; Elliot Shapiro and Darlene Evans, John S. Knight Institute.
  • Expanding Academic Pathways into the Global Health Program in the Dominican Republic; Rebecca Stoltzfus and Jeanne Moseley, nutritional science.
  • Molecular Diagnostics: From Lab to Viñedo in Chile; Jeremy R. Thompson, plant pathology.
  • Climate-Change Awareness and Service Learning in the Mekong Delta. Thúy Tranviet, Asian studies; Michael Hoffmann, Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture, entomology.

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