Global Gateway program names leaders, seeks associates

Dec 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, December 10, 2009, Issue

Three faculty teams have received Global Gateway Faculty Leader awards to support international study abroad activities for 2010.

The award winning teams are Terrance Sebora and Ronald Hampton, professors of management and marketing in the College of Business Administration; Michael Hoff, professor of art history in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts; and Yiqi Yang, Barbara Trout and Michael James, all textiles, clothing and design faculty in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Sebora and Hampton propose studies in the Southeast Asia/Pan Pacific Rim area, specifically Thailand, Malaysia, Australia and Indonesia. Hoff’s proposal is aimed at study in Greece. And Yang, Trout and James propose an experience in China.

Academic Affairs is accepting applications for Global Gateway Faculty Associates, who will learn the ins and outs of international education by participating in a number of experiences, culminating in accompanying the study-abroad tours. Up to five faculty associates will be chosen for each of the three scheduled trips. The awards cover basic trip expenses (airfare, housing and meals).

Prerequisites for the travel abroad include full participation in pre-trip reading seminars and activities during the study-abroad experience and commitment to at least one of the following: leading a subsequent study-abroad experience; developing a new course on the focused country of study; revision of a current course to include content from the focused country; a research experience for undergraduates or graduate students in partnership with institutions within the country of study.

Preference for faculty associates will be given to those who have not previously engaged in international research or study abroad.

The deadline for application is 5 p.m. Jan. 5.

The Global Gateway initiative, funded by the NU Foundation through the chancellor’s office, is designed to create more opportunities for students to develop global competencies. The program assists and prepares students and faculty for study abroad experiences.

For more information, contact David Wilson, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, at or go to to access the official call for applications.

Global Gateway Trips

For more information UNL’s Global Gateway program, go to

Textiles and Culture in the New Silk Road Century

Pre-trip seminars: 6 to 8 p.m., Jan. 27, Feb. 17, March 24 and April 28; and the E.N. Thompson Forum at 7 p.m. April 1

Trip: May 15-27

Greek Odyssey: A Classical Journey

Pre-trip seminars: 7 to 9 p.m., March 22 and 29, April 5, 12 and 19

Trip: May 9-28

Pan Pacific Conference and Study Tour: Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Perth and Bali

Pre-trip seminars: Monthly, January through April

Trip: May 20 to June 4

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