Mandy's focus on Industrial Engineering was sparked by her interest in conceptualizing ideas, optimizing processes, improving and implementing design, and imagining solutions, looking at ways to integrate business management and engineering. She combined this way of thinking about the world with her interest in the humanities - history, languages, cultures. What got her to this point, where she can envision science, technology, engineering, languages, cultures, and begin to find her place in the world, has been her experiences studying abroad in both Germany and Spain.
Wonder took Aria to Guatemala, where she strengthened her Spanish language skills and deepened her passion for human rights, justice, and migration.
When he arrived in Tucson for the first time, Ryan had big plans for his future. From an early age, he intuitively understood that opportunities are created through networking. As a self-proclaimed introvert, he also knew that he would have to leave his comfort zone, take chances, and push his own boundaries in order to create the life he wanted. Ryan combined his goals into an ambitious plan to do something that even the most outgoing personality might find challenging: to have fifteen conversations with fifteen different people every day.
He dreamed of becoming a student-athlete in the United States, where the NCAA system would provide him with the chance to work with world-class athletes and coaches while he pursued both athletics and engineering. “I was 18 when I got here,” he said. “I knew nobody. I just took my suitcase to the States.” Eventually, fate brought Almarhoun to Tucson, and he fell in love with the University of Arizona campus. He loved the weather, the cost of living, and how easy it was to get around. He transferred to UArizona in 2016 and soon bonded with his track teammates and fellow engineering students.
In their endeavor to offer globally relevant world-class programs across a broad spectrum of disciplines, Amrita University and the University of Arizona are embarking on a multidisciplinary partnership in education and research. A major goal of the partnership will be to engage in translational research to develop solutions for global sustainability and humanitarian challenges. The key focus areas will include all Engineering disciplines, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Molecular Medicine, Social Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy, Global Media Studies, Agriculture, and Sustainable Development.
At a reception on Friday, November 20, 2019, two University of Arizona faculty members and one undergraduate student received this year's University of Arizona Global Excellence Awards. Read their remarks and find out why one winner "hopes the ceremony inspires an appreciation to spread Global Awareness and promote Global Education within your own communities."
On the final day of International Education Week 2019, International Student Services (ISS) hosted the eighth installment of their annual talent show, Global Wildcats Got Talent (GWGT8). This year, ISS partnered with The University of Arizona School of Dance to put on GWGT8 at the beautiful Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. An audience of over 200 attendees enjoyed twelve captivating performances, showcasing the diversity of talent on the UArizona campus.
University of Arizona College of Nursing Professor Marylyn Morris McEwen, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named Arizona Nursing Associate Dean for Global Nursing. The newly created leadership position enables UArizona Nursing to support the UArizona strategic plan’s fourth pillar, Arizona Global, which redefines the international university experience by engaging with communities globally. The Global team will supply the connections and Dr. McEwen will forge the bonds that lead to UArizona Nursing Microcampuses worldwide.