Polyglot and Proud of It!

June 1st, 2018 Yesterday, a male applicant from Mexico in his mid-50’s stopped by the office to drop off his documents. I overhead him speaking with a couple of our evaluators in Spanish. He had studied communications at the university and worked as a journalist for TV and print media in Mexico. I walked over […]

US-Iran History of Research and Collaboration

March 3rd, 2017 Iran is included on list of the travel ban on entry for nationals from seven majority-Muslim nations in President Donald Trump’s recent Executive Order. One thing many may not know is the collaborative relationship in research and researcher mobility that exists between the US and Iran. The US and Iran have been […]

What I Learned From Oliver Sacks (1933–2015)

September 3rd, 2015 Author and neurologist, Oliver Sacks. (Photo by Adam Scourfield/ABC News) I was deeply saddened to learn that Oliver Sacks (b. 1933–2015) had succumbed to the cancer that he announced this past February. He was 82-years young. The sheer number of obituaries penned over the past few days remembering this gifted author and […]

20 lessons to learn from Finland

January 10, 2013 Finland’s education reforms which were implemented 40 years ago have helped place its school system at the top in all the global rankings for education systems. Despite the differences between Finland and the U.S., it continues to surpass other countries with similar size and demography. Here is a list of 20 facts […]

20 International Education Hubs: A Global Movement

December 13, 2012 It used to be that if, for example, a student from Malaysia, Singapore, or Indonesia wanted to earn a degree from a university in the United States or the United Kingdom he/she had to attend the university in the county where it was based. But that’s no longer the case. More and […]