UC helps Saudi medical college establish itself
The University of Cincinnati is providing assistance to one-year-old Inaya Medical College in Saudi Arabia. Representatives from UC's Academic Health Center visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, last fall to meet with Inaya officials and finalize the agreement under which UC colleges provide consultation on curriculum development, faculty and staff development, methods for clinical placement of students, and overall quality assurance at Inaya. In return, UC will find new opportunities for global exposure, faculty/student experience, and program quality assessment.
Study-Abroad takes UC student to Dubai
The homestretch of Omolara McCloud's UC career was spent on the other side of the world, thanks to the Clinton Scholars Program that made it possible for her to spend the fall of 2011 in Dubai. The program selects about 150 scholars from top U.S. universities for a term of fully supported study at the American University in Dubai, during which they become immersed in the Middle East and its global issues. "I experienced not only the Arab and Middle Eastern culture, but other cultures such as Italian, Swiss, British and Nigerian," says McCloud, who earned her UC degree from the Lindner College of Business in December. "I learned a lot about myself and the perspective of others about my home country. This trip has transformed me."
Read more about her experience.
Students travel to help others during holiday break
Nearly 70 UC students devoted part of their recent quarter-break to others in need, with groups traveling to Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua and El Salvador, as well as parts of Georgia and Louisiana. Their efforts came on behalf of Serve Beyond Cincinnati, a student organization founded 5 years ago to help build greater civic-mindedness through national and international service experiences. "Giving up one week out of a three-week break to help others is such a wonderful opportunity for me because I have been so blessed in my life up to this point," says 20-year-old Phil Riazzi, an architecture major from Kettering, Ohio.
Read more and watch a video about Serve Beyond Cincinnati and students' recent work.