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A message from Dean Aron Temkin
Enriching the international perspective and experience of our students is a priority of the university. I am particularly pleased to report that this is the first year since the College of Professional Schools was established that we had students from all four schools studying abroad.
Architecture students were in Berlin, Germany, with Christian Dengler, learning how to design a large art museum, and computer scientists were also in Berlin with Associate Professor Jeremy Hansen, learning about privacy and surveillance. Mechanical engineering students were in Copenhagen, Denmark, studying renewable energy with Assistant Professor Karen Supan, and nursing students were in San Ramon, Nicaragua, with Assistant Professor Jessica Wood, practicing their skills as part of a community health service learning project. Overall we sent nearly 50 students abroad last year!
This semester is off to a great start with our largest incoming class ever. Along with the rigors of a new year, faculty members are focused on accreditation and recertification in some of our programs. That process presents an excellent opportunity to get introspective about our mission and how we are applying it through academics.
We are also looking at new ways to do this newsletter, so this issue is a little different from the last issue, and the next issue may be slightly different still. Stay tuned, and thank you for reading.
Student Research Fellows and Philippines Service Trip Topics of Next Event in School of Architecture + Art’s Lecture Series
For Nursing Students, a Healthcare Mission in Nicaragua Opened Hearts as well as Eyes
Seven Norwich nursing students, Shannin Miksek ‘17, Michelle Sykes ‘17, Christopher Theroux ‘17, Wren Arvanetaki ‘17, Rory Tafuto ‘17, Bonnie Pollard ‘18, Sommer Libbey ‘17, and their professor, Jessica Woods, RN, DNP spent one week in San Ramon, Nicaragua, where they joined a medical mission brigade, providing health education and health care services to impoverished villages in the second poorest country in the western hemisphere. Read about the work they did to raise money and prepare for their trip here. Read about their time spent in the Nicaragua here.