James Downs, associate professor of history and American studies, will spend the 2015-16 academic year studying medical anthropology at Harvard University.
Connecticut College has won the 2009 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization from NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world's largest professional international education association.
The annual award recognizes outstanding and innovative efforts in campus internationalization. The College is one of five institutions this year to receive the award, named for the late Sen. Paul Simon (D-Ill.), a strong supporter of international education and advocate for international exchange.
"Connecticut College provides extraordinary opportunities for international study and research, and prepares our students for the unique challenges of a global society," Connecticut College President Leo I. Higdon Jr. said. "This award recognizes our strong international programs, our internationally diverse student body and faculty, the variety and depth of our language instruction and the contributions of faculty and students who study and conduct research abroad."
As a 2009 Senator Paul Simon Award recipient, the College will be profiled in-depth in NAFSA´s annual report, "Internationalizing the Campus 2009: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities," which will be published in the fall of 2009. The college will also be recognized, along with fellow recipients Boston University, Pacific Lutheran University, Portland State University and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, at the NAFSA annual conference in Los Angeles in May.
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