New spring students are arriving on campus in time for orientation, which runs from January 27-30. We are expecting 65-70 new enrollees across the four schools. Please take a few extra minutes to welcome them and offer assistance to students looking a bit lost.

MIIS welcomes back GSIPS professor Tsuneo Akaha, who has been teaching in Japan for the summer and fall semester.  We thought you would all be interested in his activities: Tsuneo taught an MA seminar at Waseda University in Tokyo in the fall of 2008.  The topic was Asian Regional Integration, a very hot topic in […]

In the first “un” book club meeting, we discussed the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.  There was a nice, diverse group of folks who came by the TLC sandbox to discuss the main concepts and relate them to our work here at MIIS.  In his book, Gladwell outlines some relatively hidden secrets to success – […]

Moodle Gets A Makeover

January 13, 2009 | 1 Comment

Moodle, the Institute’s eLearning site, recently received its first official makeover. Visual and functional improvements were made in order to enhance the Moodle experience. In addition, since some content currently contained within FirstClass may eventually be moved to Moodle, we hope that these improvements will encourage faculty, staff, and students to use Moodle on a […]

The Monterey Institute of International Studies was recently approved by Apple for inclusion in the public portion of iTunes U. This means that MIIS will now show up when people search for the Institute through the iTunes Store. iTunes U can be used to distribute media content to faculty, staff, students, and the general public […]

The work group of staff members that formed after the last all staff meeting has been working hard to come up with some ideas for the structure of a staff council.  They have met, researched, brainstormed, debated and researched some more to find ideas that might help to organize the MIIS staff into a high […]

The first “un” book club meeting will take place on Monday, January 12th, 1 pm in Kade, second floor. Come ready to discuss the concepts behind Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, Outliers.

The Institute welcomes a new online scholarly journal, The Pathfinder, a Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies. Editor Yasasvin Nandish Wijetilleke, a 2008 graduate of the MAIPS program at MIIS, assembled the first issue, along with faculty advisor Dr. Pushpa Iyer, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Conflict Resolution Program. As described in its “About” […]

The “Un” Book Club

January 6, 2009 | 1 Comment

Come join the new MIIS “Un” book club! In an effort to continue the dialog started in the engaging in change workshop, a new “un” book club has organically formed through the chatter of yammer.  The group has picked Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell as the first book to discuss. So why is it an “un” […]

The torch has now been officially passed to our new president, Sunder Ramaswamy! While he has not quite unpacked all his boxes in the president’s office, he is settled in his new home in Monterey with his wife, Varna, and son, Srivats, and they are ready to “be the solution” with all of us at […]

This year, the Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award will again be funded by Karen and Christopher Payne, good friends of Professor Eliason. Members of the community are invited to submit nominations for this award.

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