Center awards up to seven grants (maximum of
$1,000 each) to full-time faculty members each
The grants may be used to internationalize the
content of a course, develop a study abroad
course, partake in an international faculty
development seminar, present a paper with
international content, or conduct international
research. The funds may be used for
conference/seminar fees, airfare/travel
expenses, or speakers/teaching materials for
Center Faculty Grants 2013-14
Donna Menhart (Hartt) to
support travel to Hungry to present at the
International Kodály Symposium in an effort
to further her research on the Kodály method.
This symposium will provide her with new methods
and skills that she can incorporate into her
curriculum and share with her music education
community. Donna provides cross-cultural
experiences for our students by emphasizing
world music and dance in her courses.
David Pines (CETA) to
support the development of the interdisciplinary
engineering course ES 393 Pathways to
Sustainability: A US and European Perspective
with two of his CETA colleagues, Tom Filburn and
Cy Tavuzturk. This unique course will enable
three faculty to co-teach a course abroad that
will facilitate student learning on the
important global issue of evaluating the
sustainability of alternative energy resources.
Ladimer Nagurney (CETA)
to support the pilot student collaboration
project with Chalmers University of
Technology in Sweden for this upcoming
semester through the procurement of technology
for the department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering. Ladimer will travel to Sweden in
the spring to assess the project and further
develop this collaborative relationship with the
university in Sweden.
Amanda Carlson (HAS) to
support the program entitled Women, Art and
Culture of West Africa in which she will
lead students to Nigeria and Ghana to work on a
field study project that focuses on the roles
and images of women in Calabar Carnival and ons
building leadership skills in the arts. The
grant will also support her teaching and final
research for her book manuscript Gender, Art
and Writing in Cross River State, Nigeria.
Andy Hao (Barney) - to
support travel to China to meet with the
University of Hartford’s international partner
IDP in Beijing to work on outreach and
recruitment efforts in China. Andy will also be
working on the development of joint online case
studies for students on our campus with students
Laurence Gould (A&S) to
support travel to The International Symmetry
Association Festival in The Netherlands.
Larry is deeply involved in the conference
through chairing and organizing multiple
symposiums as well as giving a research
presentation and a lecture. Larry will work in
collaboration with both the Art School and the
Hartt School on the development of faculty
exchanges and a short-term study abroad program.
Bharat Kolluri (Barney)
to support his four-fold project to travel to
India to conduct research on the
interrelationships between stock and bond
returns in India, collaborate with his
co-author on several articles to be published
and he will teach MBA courses while there.
Bharat will work with the International
Admissions Office, as he has done in the past,
to assist with recruiting efforts at the
undergraduate and graduate level in India.
International Center Faculty Grants 2012-13
Irina Naoumova (Barney) to support the Barney
School’s International Business Plan Competition
which will be held in Spring 2013. The funding
will support the growth the competition into a
signature University of Hartford event that
involves cooperation with universities from
around the world.
Fei Xue (A&S) to support your presentation at
the International STEM in Education Conference
in Beijing which will also include the
development of academic partnerships in China
and increasing international recruitment for the
University of Hartford.
Devdas Shetty (CETA) to support travel to India
to build the University of Hartford’s
partnerships with the PSG College of Science and
Technology in Coimbatore at the undergraduate
level and Nitte University in Bangalore at the
Sarah Senk (A&S) to support your travel to the
“Postcolonial Traumas Conference” in the United
Kingdom to present a paper examining the works
of the poet M. NourbeSe Philip because the
outcomes of the trip will become part of the
international focus that she provides to her
students in the classroom.
Richard Freund (A&S)- to support travel to China
to explore the development of a study abroad
program that examines “Archeology and the
History of Jews in China”, as well as to provide
a lecture to the Shanghai Normal University and
present the University of Hartford to potential
international students from Shanghai University
Michael Robinson (Hillyer) support travel to
Uganda to complete research on his book
manuscript about Africa, expand the area content
of the three courses HSB 165, HSB 235 and AUC190
and to foster guest lectures through the
professional links established at the Makerere
Institute of Social Research.
Glen Adsit (Hartt) to support travel to Beijing,
China to conduct an international composition
workshop and establish concrete connections with
the Central Conservatory of Music for a student
exchange program and potential of faculty
exchanges the future. This activity would
benefit University of Hartford students directly
by enabling them to participate in a
conservatory study abroad program in China as
well as benefit the internationalization of the
campus by bringing Chinese students to study
-Carol Padberg (Art) to support travel to Hong
Kong to attend the Globalization Symposium and
present on the Sustainable Studio course she led
in Ghana in January 2012, incorporate the
concepts of Chinese art education into the
classroom and explore possibilities for a study
abroad program in China focusing on art.
International Center Faculty Grants 2011-12
Carolyn Pe Rosiene
(A&S) to present a paper at the International
Conference on Informatics Engineering and
Information Science in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(HAS) to present a paper at the Design Without
Borders International Conference in Mexico City,
where she will discuss her “Design for Global
Change” course including service-learning case
studies in India, Kenya and the Hartford area.
to build upon the relationship with Princess
Sumaya University of Technology in Jordan with
the objective of encouraging support and
participation in this student and faculty
(HAS) to support the development of his
short-term study abroad program “Art and Culture
in Japan” to be offered in summer 2012.
(Hartt) to purchase Persian and Turkish drums in
an effort to expand the percussion curriculum to
include Middle Eastern drum studies.
(ENHP) to assist in the further development of
his short-term study abroad program “Thai
Culture, Religion and Traditional Healing Arts”
to be offered in winter 2013.
(Hillyer) to support the residency of a group of
Korean musicians that will visit the University
of Hartford in the spring of 2012. This
residency will have an interdisciplinary focus
including history, globalization and cultural
International Center Faculty Grants
Carol Padberg (Art)
to assist in a four-fold project in Ghana
encompassing creative research efforts,
internationalization of the Professional
Practice course and to develop a short-term
study abroad course at Kokrobite Institute in
Africa to be offered in winterterm 2012.
Bin Zhu (A&S) to
develop a short-term study abroad course in
China that will expose students to a comparative
study of water pollution in the U.S. and China.
The course is expected to launch in summer 2012.
Tom Eppes (CETA) to
further develop partnerships with Princess
Sumaya University for Technology and Palestine
Polytechnic University and to participate in the
EDUCON II Conference.
Joyce Ashuntantang (Hillyer)
to travel to Cameroon to search for the missing
transcript Things Fall Apart and to begin
networking with contacts at the University of
Buea to develop a short-term study abroad
Andy Hao & Susan
Coleman (Barney) to fund the further development
of the International Business study
abroad course in China. The course was
successfully launched in summer 2011 and will be
offered again in 2012.
Michelle Vigeant (CETA)
to present papers at the International
Congress on Acoustics and the
International Symposium on Room Acoustics
conferences in Australia. The trip facilitated a
meeting with engineering faculty at University
of Technology, Sydney.
Bob Davis (Hartt) to
assist in the Hartt School’s efforts to continue
the successful music theatre program in Prato,
Italy that began in 2006. The program will be
offered in winterterm 2012.
Mary Gannoti (ENHP)
to support the development of the course
Cross-Cultural Rehabilitation to be taught
in Jamaica in January 2012. This will be the
first international program developed for Doctor
of Physical Therapy students.
International Center Faculty Grants
– Susan Coleman
(Barney) to collaborate with faculty at Shandong
University of Finance in China to develop an
Entrepreneurial Finance course and research
women-owned businesses in China, as well as to
explore the possibilities of short-term study
abroad opportunities and recruitment.
– Dennis Wasko (Hillyer) to develop a long-term
research program in Gambia that will incorporate
Gambian researchers, field workers and
undergraduate students, as well as to develop
the foundations of a study abroad course for
students in Gambia.
– George Generas (Barney) to finalize the
planning of the new IB 613 course, Global
Aspects of Management, to be offered in
Berlin, Germany, in summer 2010. This will be
the first of three new international MBA courses
that are being developed in collaboration with
ESCP Europe, the others being in Paris and
– Michael Clancy (A&S) to develop a three-week
study abroad program in Ireland beginning in
2011 that will be repeatedly offered in the
future. It will involve POL 290ST, Ireland:
Before and After the Celtic Tiger, as well
as a potential AUC course on Irish
– Srikrishna Ayyangar (A&S) to develop a
two-term political science course on Development
and Globalization in India for 2011 that will be
repeatedly offered in the future. The first
component of the course will take place on
campus, followed by a short-term course in
Bangalore and Kuppam, India.
– Don Ellis (A&S) to conduct research in Israel
that will expose students to international media
and be used to develop his course, Media and
the Middle East, which has a concentration
on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
– David Westfall (Hartt) to build on the
relationship between The Hartt School and
Manheim University of Music and Performing Arts
in Germany by discussing future recruitment and
support of the exchange program.