In November 2008, CSU, Chico was ranked third in the nation among master’s granting institutions for sending the most students on year-long study abroad programs, according to the Institute of International Education’s annual “Open Doors Report.”
Internet Brings Mapuche Poet to Classroom
Dr. Pilar Alvarez-Rubio, Foreign Languages and Literatures, connected her classroom of advanced Spanish students live via Skype with Graciela Huinao, a Mapuche poet, directly from the University Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. Ms. Huinao, who has offered recitals throughout the world, read her work and spoke of the Mapuche people and culture.
World Scholarship and Teaching
Dr. Robert Cottrell, History, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Russia during spring 2009. He served as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in U.S. History and American Studies at Moscow State University, where he taught 20th-century American radicalism.
Dr. Tony Waters, Sociology, taught graduate courses in communications and cultural management at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany, in 2007–2008. Zeppelin University is a partner university with CSU, Chico.
Dr. Bruce Grelle, Religious Studies, presented “Worldview Education and the Competition of Global Ethics” at the biannual meeting of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Ankara, Turkey, July 2008.