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Ninth annual world history and economics conference held April 12 at Appalachian

Economic historian Mark Harrison will be the featured speaker

BOONE—The Appalachian Spring: Ninth Annual Conference in World History and Economics will be held April 12 at Appalachian State University.

Global Opportunities Conference to focus on Cuba

BOONE—The 6th Annual Global Opportunities Conference will present “Cuba Today,” an exploration of the recent economic changes occurring on the island nation, with invited speakers from the University of Havana, Cuba.

Batchelor receives NYC’s Explorer’s Club grant

BOONE—Cameron Batchelor of Raleigh, a junior geology major at Appalachian State University, has been awarded a $2,000 Youth Activity Grant from the Explorer’s Club in New York City to conduct fieldwork in Mongolia this summer.

Lectures on mountain regions of Ukraine and Spain presented March 26

BOONE—Scholars from Ukraine and Spain will present lectures on mountain regions in their home countries Wednesday, March 26, from 2-5 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room at Appalachian State University. The final lecture will compare literary representations of Andalusia and Appalachia.

Global Film Series opens March 17 with “Wadjda”

BOONE—A series of films from around the world will be shown beginning March 17 at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Anthropologist works with Guatemalan leaders to preserve a town’s history and culture

BOONE—Timothy J. Smith, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, has developed a special relationship during the past 17 years with the predominantly indigenous town of Sololá, Guatemala.

Global Leadership Award presented to Koehn, Meister and Burns

BOONE—Three individuals from Appalachian State University have been recognized for their work to advance global learning. Receiving the 2013 Global Leadership Award are Jenny Koehn, Scott Meister and Madalyn Burns. The awards were presented Nov. 20 during a ceremony on campus.

International education opportunities highlighted during study abroad fair

BOONE—Appalachian State University students wanting to experience a different culture and expand their global understanding learned about short-term and summer study abroad programs during a Study Abroad and International Fair held on campus.

Appalachian listed fourth among master’s degree institutions for its study abroad participation

BOONE—The 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange finds the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by 7percent to a record high of 819,644 students in the 2012-13 academic year, while U.S. students studying abroad increased by 3 percent to an all-time high of more than 283,000.