11/12/2014 03:37 PM
BATON ROUGE – On Tuesday, Nov. 18, the LSU International Programs will host an International
Research Fair. The fair, themed “Diversity, Collaboration, Engagement” is a forum
for visiting scholars at LSU to showcase their research and to interact and engage
with colleagues and the LSU community.
Attendees will have the opportunity to observe dynamic 10 to 15 minute presentations
on a variety of topics featuring scholars in the fields of pathobiological sciences,
chemistry, physics, mathematics and political philosophy. There will also be opportunities
to explore visiting scholars’ research endeavors, connect with friends and colleagues
and expand professional networks.
The event will be held in the Atchafalaya Room of the LSU Student Union from 9-11
a.m. The event coincides with International Education Week, which falls on the third
week of November each year, when more than 100 countries celebrate the benefits of
Visiting scholars come to the United States on a J-1/J-2 Exchange Visitor visa. The
J Exchange Visitor visa program was developed to implement the Mutual Educational
and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. The overall purpose of that act – and the objective
of the Exchange Visitor Program – is to increase mutual understanding between the
people of the U.S. and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural
exchanges. Entities can become Exchange Visitor Program sponsors by applying for designation
from the Department of State. LSU sponsors Exchange Visitors primarily in the Research
LSU’s Exchange Visitor Program is administered through the International Services
office in LSU International Programs, which hosts nearly 100 exchange visitors from
around the world at any given time. Over the course of a given year, more than 150
exchange visitors will have participated. These scholars come to LSU to conduct research,
teach, train and observe. Currently, LSU is hosting more than 90 exchange visitors
from across the globe
The presence of exchange visitors at LSU promotes diversity and awareness of other
cultures, peoples and languages; and a greater understanding, appreciation, and respect
for other cultures. LSU’s Exchange Visitor Program provides valuable, research, educational
and cultural experiences for both Exchange Visitors and the LSU community.
LSU International Programs contributes to the Flagship Agenda through its work to
facilitate the mobility of students and faculty around the world. Enhancing intercultural
learning experiences, international leadership, and multinational collaboration and
partnerships on our campus will attract highly productive faculty and excellent students
at all levels. For more information, visit http://international.lsu.edu/.
Louisiana Innovation Month
Developed by the Louisiana Innovation Council in partnership with Louisiana Economic Development, regional and local economic development agencies, and higher education institutions across the state, Louisiana Innovation Month is a celebration of business creativity and innovation for the entire State of Louisiana. Innovation Month provides the opportunity to coordinate efforts among these partners and position them as catalysts for the development of a more diverse knowledge-sector based economy. Follow the hashtag #LouisianaInnovation for more on innovation in the state.
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014