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UMass Amherst- Associate Provost attends NASULGC Conference

Frank Hugus, Associate Provost for International Programs on the Amherst campus, attended the Commission on International Programs (CIP) Summer Meeting in Portsmouth, NH from July 14-16, 2008: "The Global University: A Regional Focus."
This summer's CIP meeting focused on how members of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) can partner with institutions in Africa and China.  In addition to Presidents and international officers from NASULGC member institutions, presidents and administrators from Chinese universities were also in attendance.  Conference sessions also addressed issues of importance to education abroad in general and covered matters affecting international students, scholars, and faculty on college and university campuses in the United States, including topics on human and technical capacity building programs, successful joint research projects, service learning and internship programs, overcoming legal and other barriers to expanding research or study abroad relationships, quality assurance issues, NSF's expanding international grants programs, jointly managed academic programs, and safety and capacity issues in study abroad programs as the Simon legislation nears enactment.

Featured speakers were Ann Weaver Hart, President of Temple University, Brady Deaton, Chancellor of University of Missouri, and Peter McPherson, President of NASULGC.  Learn more