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Taiwan Studies Conference Enjoys Community Support
Research being presented at the first Taiwan Studies Conference of the Taiwan & East Asia Studies ProgramScholars from across the United States and Taiwan presented research at the first Taiwan Studies Conference of the Taiwan & East Asia Studies Program on April 22, 2017.  The conference and keynote banquet was sponsored by a Taiwan Studies Grant from the Ministry of Education of Taiwan and subvention by Frank Liang, President of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston.

University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies Receives Prestigious Taiwan Studies Grant
The Honorable Louis M. Huang, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office director generalThe Center for International Studies has received a three-year, $170,000 grant from Taiwan’s Ministry of Education to support ongoing and future expansion of Taiwan Studies at the University of St. Thomas.

Center for International Studies Celebrates 35 years at UST
Former CIS director and Associate Professor Emeritus William J. Cunningham and CIS Advisory Board Member Dan Stoeker 80Since the inception of the Center for International Studies at the University of St. Thomas in 1981, the Center has prepared students for international careers through courses that focused on global issues, area studies and diplomacy.

Houston Mayor Awards UST International Initiatives
University of St. Thomas Houston professor Dr. Hans StocktonCity of Houston Mayor Annise Parker awarded the University of St. Thomas $5,000 for excellence in international education. The award came from proceeds raised at the 2015 Houston Consular Ball.

Strategic Areas Certificate Sees Success in Debut Year
The inaugural year of the Strategic Areas Certificate Program has realized early success for UST students and the University. The effort to promote East Asia studies and languages has tripled enrollment in Chinese and Japanese language courses over the prior 2013-15 academic year.

Vo takes first place at Chinese Speech Competition
Claudia Lopez, Rebecca Skaff and Stephanie Tam Vo competed in the 22nd annual Global Federation of Chinese Business Woman Chinese Speech Contest on April 18.

Ambassador Talks Nigeria at Lunch
Photo: Honorable Terence McCulleyThe Center for International Studies hosted the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, the Honorable Terence McCulley, and a U.S. State Department delegation for a luncheon on Dec. 4 in the Black Labrador restaurant’s Cezanne Room.

Study in France Dispels Stereotypes
Graphic: Neera AryaSenior Neera Arya is spending the semester studying in Strasbourg, France, and traveling around Europe at Ecole de Management Strasbourg, or EM Strasbourg Business School.

Wensjoe Fund Supports Study Abroad
Photo: Dr Gustavo WensjoeIn memory of Dr. Gustavo Wensjoe, the University of St. Thomas established the Dr. Gustavo Wensjoe Memorial Fund. The inaugural fundraising dinner for the Fund will be at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 at The Courtyard on St. James Place, 1885 St. James Place.

CIS Specialists Talk Foreign Crises
Photo: Dr. Hans StocktonThe University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies will host the event “Crisis Briefing: Three Issue Areas Facing American Leadership” at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20 in Ahern Room, Crooker Center, 3909 Graustark.



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Established in 1981, the Center for International Studies is Houston's oldest degree-granting center of international higher learning. International Studies prepares students for careers in international business, law, politics and public service. In addition, the Center promotes understanding of international relations, cultural differences and the benefits that come from cooperation within the human family.
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