2009-10: Africa and Water in the World
The areas of focus for the 2009-10 biennium were the continent of Africa and the issue of Water in the World.
Events & Activities
Over the course of two years, the Global Spotlight engaged in planning and co-sponsoring more than 40 symposia, conferences, lectures, film screenings, and cultural events, as well as the 2Tuesday lunchtime series, to educate and inform the campus and local community about the University’s work in the areas of Africa and Water in the World.
The Global Spotlight provided $1.25 million in four grant programs to support faculty and graduate student research as well as strengthen research partnerships with institutions abroad.
The 2009-10 Global Spotlight was led by Dr. Carol Klee, professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies who was serving then as assistant vice president for international scholarship.
- College of Design: Leslie Van Duzer
- College of Education and Human Development: Frances Vavrus
- College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences: Rodney Smith, Claudia Parliament, Ralph (Rocky) Gutiérrez
- College of Liberal Arts: Ronald Aminzade, Abdi Samatar
- College of Science and Engineering: Harvey Keynes, Paige Novak
- Crookston campus: Harouna Maiga
- Duluth campus: Robert Hecky
- Humphrey School: Ragui Assaad Pharmacy: Doneka Scott
- Provost’s Office: John Ziegenhagen
Water in the World:
- College of Education and Human Development: Jay Hatch
- College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences: Jay Coggins, Abel Ponce de Leon
- College of Liberal Arts: Evelyn Davidheiser, Donna Gabaccia
- Humphrey School: Sherry Gray
- College of Science and Engineering: Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, Timothy LaPara
- Institute on the Environment/Metropolitan Design Center: Patrick Nunnally
- Large Lakes Observatory, Duluth campus: Thomas Johnson
- Law School: Bradley Karkkainen
- Morris campus: James Cotter
- School of Public Health: Matt Simcik
- Water Resources Center: Deborah Swackhamer
Last updated in 2010.