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Inaugural Event Focuses on Global Engagement for Denver Communities
“I think this is a great adventure that we are launching tonight,”
announced Don Elliman, CU Anschutz Chancellor at the inaugural University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Global Crossroads event, hosted by the Office of International Affairs. The event, which will be hosted yearly, brought together leaders from the Denver business community and Colorado government, members of international organizations, and members of the university to dialogue, network, and enjoy an informative panel discussion surrounding global engagement. The panelists’ topics focused on fostering internationalization and sustainable growth of industry and education sectors in Denver and the growth of Colorado’s economy; updates were also shared about the multi-faceted ways that the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, a major public urban research university, plays a strong supporting role.
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Serves City's Internationalization Efforts
As Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas L. Friedman stated in his landmark book, The World Is Flat, "…more people in more places can now compete, connect and collaborate with equal power and equal tools than ever before." America's most rapidly growing cities (Denver, Colorado, jumped to #6 in the Forbes 2014 rankings) are fueled, in part, by the expansion of international business and research collaborations.
The Value of a Global Education
“Having a global education and understanding others will help you to communicate better, to be more open-minded,”
explained Husain Ashknani, a student from Kuwait enrolled in the pre-dentistry program at the University of Colorado Denver. He is now being joined at the university by other fellow students from Kuwait following the recent announcement by the Kuwait Cultural Office – Los Angeles that the University of Colorado Denver is a fully approved university recognized by the government of the State of Kuwait.
IIE & EducationUSA International Delegation at University of Colorado Denver
A delegation of distinguished international visitors toured the University of Colorado Denver’s ESL Academy and Business School on February 16 to engage in lively rounds of questions and answers about industry-education innovation incubators, potential international educational partnerships, customized English language instruction, and many other topics. The guests included leadership from international universities and government agencies representing India, Vietnam, Brazil, Colombia, Philippines, Bangladesh, South Africa, Ghana, and Mexico. Hosted by StudyColorado, a program under the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the group was part of a U.S. Department of State EducationUSA Leadership Institute, designed to explore opportunities for capacity building and international industry-education collaboration.
Latin American High School Students Learn About CU Denver
The winter season was in full force throughout the United States, but it was a classically sunny day in Denver, Colorado, when 10 Brazilian students were welcomed for a tour and reception at the ESL Academy, University of Colorado Denver. The high school students had arrived from the state of Espirito Santo Brazil courtesy of U.S.- Brazil Connect, an organization that fosters educational connections between the two countries.
ISSS Hosts Festive December Event
Conversations and congratulations flowed freely at this year’s December Semester Celebration for international students hosted by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). Students from countries throughout the world were acknowledged for their accomplishments at the University of Colorado Denver by ISSS staff and academic advisors from the Business School, College of Engineering and Applied Science, and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
From ICB Undergraduate to Master’s in Finance & Risk Management
Siyuan Rao, an international student at the University of Colorado Denver, understands that engaging in a comprehensive educational pathway is a major step to academic success and to a graduate’s future career. Rao has wisely pursued a number of the options that students can discover at CU Denver.
“This has been an unbelievable opportunity and experience,”
“Learning a language is a process; it starts when you are born and we build skills,” said Antonio Sermao, an ESL Academy graduate and student at the College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Denver. “The ESL Specialists taught me how to support developing the language by myself.”
International Student Welcome Party
Students from countries as far away as India, China, Kyrgystan, Saudi Arabia, Finland, and Japan joined University of Colorado Denver faculty and staff to celebrate the start of a new school year at the Fall 2014 International Student & Scholar (ISSS) Welcome Party on September 4, hosted by International Student & Scholar Services, Office of International Affairs.
“The Best Teachers I Have Ever Had”
Quoting British mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, the Brazilian student took the microphone and spoke enthusiastically about knowledge gained and the value of others’ help in attaining success. The mood was celebratory, the setting was a festive luncheon event in honor of the BSMP (Brazil Scientific Mobility Program) Level 5 graduates of the ESL Academy; the day was a perfect, blue-sky Colorado Friday on August 15.