Spring is the time of year when applicants to graduate schools are making decisions about where to attend. They have received their financial aid packages, know about their scholarships, and are trying to narrow down their options for fall. Making a personal connection to a MIIS person might be all it takes to help them […]

Mike Roy, Dean of Library and Information Services, announced last week that White Whale has been chosen as the web design company to partner with us on our joint web makover project. White Whale will visit Monterey on April 2.  You may see them wandering around campus, and they’ll hold an open meeting at 11 […]

Last week, Sharad Joshi, adjunct faculty member in IPS and research associate with the MonTREP took part in a panel discussion at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on “Afghanistan: The New Iraq?”  For more information see the complete news item on the MIIS web site.

The Monterey County Health Education Consortium will host two talks, one on Autism and the other on Lyme disease, on Thursday, April 16, beginning at 5:30 in Irvine Auditorium.  Members of the MIIS commuity interested in issues of public health and education are welcome to attend.

JMCNS Senior Fellow Dr. Jonathan Tucker has the lead story in the March 2009 issue of Arms Control Today.  The article focuses on “The Smallpox Destruction Debates: Could a Grand Bargain Settle the Issue.”

Peter Shaw’s TESOL students and the Office of Student Services will host a storytelling event for community children (ages 5-8) on Monday, April 9, from 10:15-noon.  The evnt includes with international folktales and interactive activities. Space for MIIS children are limited so contact Gail Lu to reserve a space for your child. Download flyer.

We are pleased to announce the formation of the new Staff Advisory Team. We’re very fortunate to have a group of volunteers who represent several different departments at the Institute, and bring diverse backgrounds, perspective, interests and skills to the important work of ensuring that issues of concern to Institute staff are articulated.  They are: […]

Intensive English Programs is pleased to announce that they have been selected to host 35 Fulbright scholars this summer. Monterey Institute is one of the sites chosen to hold pre-academic orientation for newly arrived Fulbrighters. The program is designed to cover an orientation to the U.S. academic system, English language training and field-of-study preparation. The […]

Don’t forget to put the MIIS Forum on your calendar — April 2-6.  Download the attached schedule to see a rich selection of presentations on the topic of assessment in T&I.

Thanks to our connection with EDFUND through the Financial Aid Office, we are able to offer a staff development workshop entitled “Building Teams for Your Future,” March 26, 1:30-3:30, CF 452.  This is a very timely offering, especially in light of the call that has just gone out for volunteers to form a Staff Advisory […]

The unbook club met at Maha’s restaurant on March 9th to discuss our latest concept/book, The Art of Possibility.  This book really struck a chord in the group and the conversations were lively and interesting. The big idea of the book is to change your outlook to create opportunities.  The Zanders use stories to emphasize […]

Starting on March 17th, the pizza process will be hosting innovation conversations every Tuesday at noon in Kade 20 until the Idea Fair on April 16th.  The conversations will be an opportunity for pizza groups and innovators to develop their ideas with the help of some special guest participants. Tuesday, March 17th – Lessons Learned […]

Nonviolence advocate Maya Soetoro-Ng will address Institute students, faculty and staff on the topic “Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding and Education” on Thursday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Irvine Auditorium.  In addition to her work on nonviolent conflict resolution, last fall Soetoro-Ng spoke at the Democratic National Convention in support of her half-brother Barack […]

President Ramaswamy, Provost Sands, and the deans named recently to head GSIPM, GSTILE and the new Advising, Career, and Student Services area have been working together since the retreats two weeks ago to consider the input generated by the community and to craft next steps that will help us translate that input into workable implementation […]

After deliberation and consultation with President Sunder Ramaswamy, Provost Amy Sands, and faculty members, the deans are pleased to announce additional information regarding the structure of the two new schools and the Office of Advising, Career, and Student Services, including key staff and faculty appointments.  They are excited about the leadership teams they have put […]

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