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Oregon State University’s role as a land grant institution and premier 21st century research university demands engagement with global issues, a collaborative and globally focused research and innovation enterprise, and delivery of transformative education that prepares graduates to work effectively in a diverse society and as global citizens. These priorities reach across all elements of OSU’s mission – education, research, and engagement – and are a shared responsibility and campus-wide endeavor.

Internationalization Grants now available

The Office of Faculty Affairs is pleased to announce an Internationalization Grant pilot program, which will award up to $5,000 for projects that advance the university’s internationalization agenda.

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Hear from CLA faculty Ray Malewitz (SWLF), on a Fulbright serving as Distinguished Chair of American Studies at the University of Warsaw in Poland and his wife Emily (SLCS), who arrived in Poland in January 2022 and have watched the city transform as refugees from Ukraine are flooding in. The country of Poland, colleagues at the university, and Ray and Emily are all finding ways to help the refugees. 

Image of ASOSU logo in front of picture of SEC

In response to requests from students, ASOSU will pilot an International Student Center (ISC) for 2022-23. The ISC will serve as a lounge space where students can find support and community, as well as create a bridge between domestic and international students. ASOSU will gather data on student use and conduct a needs assessment to help shape long-term planning.

Hannah Zurjanova crouches on the tailgate of her minivan full of supplies for Ukrainian soldiers

OSU alumni, Hannah Bittner Zurjanova, B.S. ’14, completed an IE3 Global Internship while a student in 2013, teaching English at an orphanage near Corvallis’ sister city Uzhhorod, Ukraine. Since Russia’s invasion, Hannah and her husband Misha Zyryanov have been fundraising and shuttling military and humanitarian supplies acquired in European cities across the border into Ukraine.

Satellite image of war damage to city in Ukraine

Professor of geography and geospatial science, Jamon Van Den Hoek, published an article in Fast Company magazine explaining how very-high resolution (VHR) satellite images can help communicate to the public the brutality of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but they often lack context to narrate  more nuanced humanitarian and environmental impacts. 

Melissa Santala works with student, points at computer screen

Associate professor of engineering, Melissa Santala, will conduct research on materials used as catalysts at the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa during a four-month Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Fellowship award in materials science for the 2022-23 academic year. 

A drawing of a person wearing blue and yellow with a Ukrainian Flag banner

OSU's Russian Speaking Student Association unites students from a variety of countries and have come together to show solidarity for Ukraine. They produced a flyer to help the community understand the situation better, including suggestions for how to show support, as well as advice on how to respond sensitively and maintain civility.  

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