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|Volume 10 Edition 7: April 2011|
HAN University Visit
On March 30, IPC welcomed Drs. Jolanda van Haarst and John Rance, Study Abroad Coordinators in the Arnhem Business School of HAN University in The Netherlands.
Their day began with a campus tour led by Study Abroad Coordinators Logan Stanfield and Lindsay Armistead followed by a meeting with Denise Bellamy, Director of Study Abroad and Exchange.
After having lunch with Tom Martinek, Assistant Director of Study Abroad and Exchange, and Kaitlin Ritchie, Incoming Exchange Coordinator, the visitors met with staff and faculty in the Bryan School of Business, including Heidi Fischer, Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Coordinator for International Student Services, and Tuisha Fernandes, Associate Director of the MBA Program.
The visitors also had a chance to meet with their students that are on exchange at UNCG and the UNCG students who will be studying at Arnhem in the fall. In the evening, they had dinner with Dr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost for International Programs, and Denise Bellamy.
On March 14, University Libraries along with IPC welcomed Ms. Li Na and Dr. Xiaoye Li from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). The visit from the library’s colleagues at SUFE was reciprocal after a visit from UNCG Libraries to China in early June 2010, when Dean Rosann Bazirjian and Assistant Dean Sha Li Zhang of the University Libraries visited SUFE to attend and speak at a conference titled Global Perspective, Academic Library Directors’ Forum. Of the experience, Dean Bazirjian wrote: “Although I have visited libraries in other countries and have spoken at international conferences previously, this concentrated visit really showed me the benefits of incorporating the international experience. Not only does it broaden my day to day focus, but it constantly challenges my thoughts and assumptions about librarianship and allows me to see issues from different perspectives… The sharing of information and processes forms a bond that crosses the ocean” (Quoted from Library Columns).
While here, Dr. Xiaoye Li discussed the possibilities of expanding the relationship between the universities to include other areas of exchange.