Archive for November 2012

November 29th, 2012: FLTAs Participate in Irish Immersion Weekend Current Irish FLTAs, Nóirín Ní Laighin and Gearóid Ó Duinn, Visit Kansas City on Irish Immersion Weekend

The Kansas City Irish Center in Kansas City, Missouri, hosted an Irish language Immersion Weekend during early November. Two Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) participated in the class. Gearóid and Nóirín are both Irish language teaching assistants at univerisities in the U.S. Nóirín is currently at the University of Notre Dame, while Gearóid is…

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November 28th, 2012: Deadline Changed for Summer Institute, Now Two Weeks Earlier The Summer Institute on Social Entrepreneurship's deadline has changed; it is now two weeks earlier than previously stated.

Due to scheduling changes, the application for the Summer Institute on Social Entrepreneurship is now due on Thursday, February 14th, 2013. Please update your calendars to reflect this change. Although the applications are not due for just over two months, we would encourage you to submit your application early. Transcripts and references can take some…

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November 27th, 2012: Save the Date for Lecture on Irish Contemporary Novels at Fordham Current Irish Fulbright Scholar to Give Lecture at Fordham Universit

Dr. Ellen McWilliams, a Fulbright Scholar who is lecturing and researching at the Institute of Irish Studies at Fordham in New York, is giving a lecture on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at the Lowenstein Building. The topic of the lecture is “Women and Migration in the Contemporary Irish Novel.” All are welcome to attend; please…

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November 23rd, 2012: DIT Fulbrighter to Deliver Two Lectures Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Shannon Chance, to Speak at DIT's School of Architecture

Shannon Chance is giving two lectures on Student Learning and LEED in Dublin next week. Shannon Chance, current US Fulbright Scholar who is conducting research on innovative engineering teaching strategies at the Dublin Institute of Technology, will deliver two lectures next week. The details are as follows: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 11:00.am.: How an…

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November 22nd, 2012: Fulbright Pianist to Perform Tonight at CIT Former Fulbrighter, Therese Fahy, is performing this evening at the Cork Institute of Technology.

Therese Fahy, one of Ireland’s foremost pianists and a Fulbright Scholar to the St. Louis Conservatory of Music, is performing the complete Debussy preludes at the Cork School of Music. Therese is a Professor of Piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and has remained very involved with the Fulbright Commission since completing her…

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November 21st, 2012: Irish Undergraduate Numbers in US Continue to Grow Open Doors 2012 Data Published; Irish Undergraduate Numbers in US on the Rise

Institute of International Education (IIE), in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department, recently published its annual Open Doors report on international student mobility. The comprehensive data shows that although overall numbers are down for Irish students studying in the US, undergraduate numbers have increased since 2011. Commenting…

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November 19th, 2012: Save the Date for Irish Language Lecture Series at Lehman College Popular Irish Language Lecture Series to Continue in New York

Lehman College in New York is hosting a series of Irish Language Lectures in the coming months and full details are available on their website, http://www.lehmangaeilge.org/. Lehman College has long been a partner of the Fulbright Commission and they are currently hosting two Irish Fulbrighters, Rhona Ní Chearbhaill (FLTA) and Mary McPartlan (Scholar). Rhona recently…

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November 16th, 2012: EducationUSA Meets Students at St. Dominic’s, Cabra

On Thursday, November 15th, 2012, EducationUSA travelled to St. Dominic’s College, Cabra, in Dublin. The all-girls school has seen an increase in the number students interested in going to college in the United States. Guidance Counsellor Anne Marie O’Brien organized the event for EducationUSA to come along for a lunchtime talk. Twenty-four fifth year students…

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November 15th, 2012: Irish Immersion as part of the FLTA Program

Current Irish Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at Drew University and New York University, Eibhlín Walsh spent a weekend at Daltaí na Gaeilge’s immersion program in Jamison, Pennsylvania. Daltaí na Gaeilge is a not-for-profit organization that is aimed at promoting and teaching the Irish language in the United States. As part of Eibhlín’s immersion weekend, she…

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November 14th, 2012: Press Release, Grant Available for European Student Leaders to Study in US

Press Release Grant Available for European Student Leaders to Study in US   –       Funding available for summer program on social entrepreneurship in the US –       One undergraduate student will receive full scholarship for five week US program –       Deadline for applications:  3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 Wednesday , November 14th, 2012: Today…

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