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Here we explore—and encourage discussion about—scholarship, reports and news articles on topics related to global learning, internationalization and the higher education context. Find bibliographies (compiled weekly and monthly under the library tab), thought pieces, and, with your participation and contributions, insightful reflection on wide-ranging issues. Whether a student, faculty member, study abroad adviser, international student services adviser, senior international officer, immigration specialist, or all (or none) of the above, come share with us what you are reading, researching, and thinking.
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  • Register by April 10th! Spring 2019 NAFSA Research Symposium

    Dear colleagues,

    Registration is now open for the upcoming Spring 2019 Research Symposium which will be held at Loyola University Chicago on Friday, April 26, 2019. Registration will close on April 10th.

    A preliminary program with presenters' abstracts is available via the NAFSA Research Connections library here.

    More information about the event and registration is available via the website, including the agenda for the day:

    Friday, April 26, 2019
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.     Open Registration and Networking

    10:00 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.     Welcome
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators and Loyola University Chicago

    10:05 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
         Opening Remarks
    • Chrystal George Mwangi, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst - Keeping pace and pushing forward: Power, (in)equity, and transformation in international education research

    10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     
    First Panel
    • Sarah Kilmer, University of Maryland - Gender inequality and academic careers: A cross-cultural study of American and European female professors
    • Katharine Krebs, PhD, Binghamton University - Faculty journeys in collaborative global learning
    • Vesna Dimitrieska, PhD, Indiana University Bloomington - Curriculum internationalization in a school of education
    • Kirsten Davis, Virginia Tech - Studying abroad as professional development: Learning outcomes for program leaders
    • Laura Thornes and Jennifer Schneider, PhD, Colorado State University - Education abroad participation influences graduation rates

    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m
    .     Lunch provided for pre-registered attendees

    1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.     Second Panel
    • Jonathan Larson, PhD, Grinnell College - Enhancing student learning off- and on-campus online through multimedia ethnography
    • Ashley Reynolds, University of Maryland - How Trump-era immigration policies affect international students
    • Lisa Lambert Snodgrass, PhD, and Katherine Yngve, Purdue University - Assessing the international student experience: How bigger data approaches can inform practice
    • Viktoriia Donchenko, PhD, George Washington University - Taxonomy of international activity management models in U.S. public universities

    3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m
    .     Open Discussion – Connecting Theory to Practice
    • Small breakout group discussions

    3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
    .     Closing

    Registration costs for the event are as follows:
    • $50 for nonmembers
    • $40 for members
    • $25 for associate members (i.e., students & retirees)
    Hope to see you in Chicago!

    NAFSA gratefully acknowledges Loyola University Chicago for their partial support of this event.

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