The Pizza Innovation Process is off to a good start. 47 faculty, staff & students enjoyed some pizza and brainstormed ideas to help shape MIIS. To get involved, join the Pizza Process Social Network. The party started with a small group icebreaker activity where teams created pizzas with a topping for each member and a […]

Trying to find contact information for that on-campus forum next month?  What are the dates for the recruiting visit to Eastern Europe this spring?  And where is next week’s Student Council meeting, anyway? You may not know the answers to all of those questions yet, but now you can with just a few clicks of […]

Fifty-nine faculty, staff and students helped to plan the new, unified advising function that will ensure future students a seamless educational experience at MIIS. Held at the La Playa hotel in Carmel on Friday, February 27, the retreat provided an opportunity to build on conversations begun at the previous retreats on February 20 by creating […]

Pizza Process 2009

February 24, 2009 | Leave a Comment

It’s back!  The process that brought us the Digital Media Commons, CNS Second Life and DELCAT has resurfaced.  It’s back with the hope of finding innovative ideas to help shape the institute.  The kickoff event will be an innovation pizza party on March 3rd, 12 – 2 PM in CF 434.  Please RSVP. People always […]

–Founder of Harnesses Internet to Promote Human Rights– The Monterey Institute of International Studies will host award-winning activist and writer Esra’a al Shafei beginning at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Institute’s Irvine Auditorium in the McCone Building at 499 Pierce St., Monterey.  The event is being co-sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate […]

Seventy faculty staff and students met on Friday morning at La Playa hotel in Carmel to discuss ideas for ensuring academic excellence through the merger of the policy and business school, and their collaboration with a new office of advising, career and student services.  They were joined for lunch by an additional 50 faculty, staff […]

Assessment in the training of translators and interpreters will be the topic of the 2009 Forum sponsored by the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation.  Beginning the evening of Thursday, April 2 with a lecture by Christiane Nord of Heidelberg University, the conference sessions on Friday and Saturday offer a wide range of international speakers, […]

Ray Zilinskas, senior scientist at JMCNS, will be a featured speaker at the Monterey County Health Education Consortium’s January 22 seminar for health professionals entitled, “Keeping the Salad Bowl Safe: How We Prevent and Investigate Foodborne-related Illnesses.” Zilinskas will speak on “Agroterrorism, Post-harvest Food Sabotage, and Emergency Preparedness.”  See the attached pdf for additional information.

J.D. Yuan, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at JMCNS and associate professor of international policy studies, is one of three speakers at a panel entitled “Storm Clouds Ahead for the ‘All-Weather Allies’? Today’s Pakistan-China Relationship,” sponosred by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  You can watch a live webcast of the panel […]

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” […]

On Tuesday, December 16, the City of Monterey City Council honored MIIS President Clara Yu for her accomplishments over the past three years.  Later, at the annual faculty and staff holiday party, colleagues paid tribute to Clara and wished Clara and John a fond and regretful farewell.  Thanks, Clara, for everything, from all of us!

Fifty staff members met Thursday afternoon in Irvine auditorium to initiate discussion about providing an ongoing and sustained voice for staff at the Monterey Institute. The meeting was facilitated by Provost Amy Sands, but was quickly turned over to break-out groups of staff members who brainstormed possible approaches to representation. There was broad interest in […]

Contribute to a community-wide perspective on big issues: academic excellence, interdisciplinary synergies, Monterey Way 2.0 teaching and learning, student-centered services, “one MIIS.” Identify and prioritize tasks that need to be accomplished in a semester-long planning process. What: Half day planning retreats in support of administrative reorganization Who: Faculty, Staff and Students – choose one or […]

A reminder for staff participating in the “Engaging with Change” workshop series with Dr. Paul Porter:  the third session will take place on Tuesday, December 2, and the final workshop will take place on Monday, December 15. Location: Board Room. Last Friday TLC offered a digital storytelling workshop in which participants created a “superhero” based […]

The Monterey Institute of International Studies and the Defense Language Institute cordially invite you to attend a panel discussion, titled “Leadership in a Time of War”, on Wednesday, November 19 from 6:30PM – 8:00PM in the Irvine Auditorium, featuring: * LTC Danial Pick, former Army Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Amman, Jordan and Iraq Policy Officer, Office […]

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