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Friday, December 17, 2010

Sampling of December 2010 Posts to IHEC Blog's Facebook Page

Following are several December posts I selected from IHEC Blog's Facebook page that I thought I would share in this new media space.  While I strive to post daily (Monday-Friday) over on IHEC Blog, my micro-blogging posts over on IHEC Blog's Facebook page are much more frequent with most days receiving multiple posts.  I do a bit of posting over on Twitter as well (@DavidComp) but my level of engagement with Twitter has decreased over the past few months (still a fan and strong advocate).  Here is a look at what I am doing over at IHEC Blog's Facebook page:

A great news and information resource on International Education is Acuma Incorporated out of Australia (  Check out all of their new media spaces at  Not only is Acuma pushing valuable international education related news and information into the internets they are also using the various new media tools and a very effective manner!

This was totally off my radar: "Review of Global Studies Literature - No. 2, October 2010" brought to you by the NAFSA Research & Scholarship Network [co-editors Bryan McAllister-Grande and Rebecca Hovey] at

"Resources for Core Education Program Workshop: Developing Research Skills to Strengthen International Education Management Strategies" [Via NAFSA Association of International Educators Research & Scholarship Network] at

"NAFSA Internationalization Initiatives Ramp Up in 2011; Hudzik Appointed Senior Scholar" [] at

The Journal of International Education in Business. JIEB is “a peer reviewed journal concerned w/ subjects related to teaching and learning practices in culturally diverse academic business contexts & includes consideration of any implications for the workplace. Both research and scholarly papers are welcomed. More information at

‎314 international education related YouTube channel subscriptions available on IHEC Blog’s YouTube channel at

India's Ambassador to the United States, Meera Shankar, was subjected to the TSAs new enhanced pat-down in Mississippi. Ambassador Shankar was in Jackson, Mississippi last weekend as a guest of Mississippi State University. More on this at

The NAFSA "Peace & Justice SIG" recently changed their name to the "Peace, Justice, and Citizen Diplomacy SIG", You can access their NAFSA SIG space at Additionally, they have created a new wikispace for the SIG at

Local Eau Claire, Wisconsin news station highlights economic impact of international students on UW-Eau Claire and UW La Crosse campuses. Nice to see international education issue broadcast on air by a local at Data based on NAFSA economic impact statements!

‎"Reading Strauss in Beijing" by Mark Lilla [The New Republic] at

IHEC Blog fully supports the efforts of the One World Futbol Project The One World Futbol is the World’s first ultra-durable, all-terrain soccer ball.

The Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data submission process goes paperless! Thanks @IIEglobal ~

Information about the new pilot African Language Initiative Program now available at Funding is provided by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and is administered by American Councils for International Education in partnership with participating U.S. domestic and overseas institutions.

IIE Announces Re-Launch of the Freeman-ASIA Program with $2 Million in Freeman Foundation Support for American Undergraduates. More information at

The Future of US Foreign Policy: "The Revival of Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy?"an International Conference, January 4th-6th, 2011, Washington DC. More information at

June 22-24, 2011 EducationUSA Forum registration open & conference details now live at (via Marty Bennett on FB)

‎'Ideal visa to exploit': U.S. fails to tackle abuses Investigation of J-1 visas finds students forced to work in strip clubs, others earning $1 an hour [AP Investigation]. More at

Some interesting data on the National Security Education Program service requirement for 1,006 recipients at

Future Forum on Education Abroad conferences: 2011 Boston, 2012 Denver, 2013 Chicago, 2014 San Diego, and 2015 New Orleans (via

‎2011 TIS Conference in association with CAPRI and CICIN: "Internationalisation of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Education: Exploring New Frontiers" to be held at the University of Warwick, UK, 16-17 June 2011. More information at

New Consulting, Presentations and National Scholarship Review Activities for me highlighted over on my International Higher Education Consulting website at

My new, very part-time, consulting activities as a study abroad research consultant for the Center for Global Education at UCLA,

J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Welcomes Four New Members at

Business For Diplomatic Action To Close Operations At Year’s End. Press release available at

If you support exchange between U.S. citizens and the Cuban people through the arts and culture, academic and student travel, religious/humanitarian groups, sports, and other people-to-people exchanges then please take a moment to sign the Latin American Working Group petition over over at at

Japan's Global 30 project, established by the gov to internationalise universities, is running out of money. (via @BC_CIHE on Twitter)
International Educational Taskforce policy proposal (draft) [Australia]

Depending on time, I may just make this an regular end of month IHEC Blog post or newsletter that can be posted to Scribd.  You can follow IHEC Blog's Facebook page at