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Secretary Kerry announces first grant winners at President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Partnership Launch

January 17, 2014 press release from President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative announcing URI as one of four U.S. higher education institutions selected to receive grants.

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URI picked for Obama program to boost number of Americans studying in Latin America

The Providence Journal’s January 17, 2014 coverage of IEP’s win in President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative.

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Spanish IEP to help launch Obama’s Latin American initiative

In January 2014, Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry honored the University of Rhode Island for its leadership in helping to launch a presidential program to enhance ties with Central and South American countries.

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Grappling with global learning

IEP featured as a model for international study at conference on “Global Learning” hosted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities in October 2013.

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Benvenuti in Italia

The International Engineering Program expands to Italy, offering students a chance to study at the University of Calabria and intern for an esteemed Italian engineering firm.

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IEP Wins Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education

Calling the program “ground breaking,” the Institute of International Education presented the University’s International Engineering Program its Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education in March 2012.

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IEP students win inaugural Beatrice S. Demers Fellowships

The Rhode Island Foundation announced in 2011 the inaugural class of Beatrice S. Demers fellows along with accompanying grant awards totaling $187,000.

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URI receives the Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award

In 2011, the University of Rhode Island received the Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for internationalizing its engineering curriculum.

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IEP founder publishes new book about the program’s history

Former IEP executive director John Grandin has released Merging Languages and Engineering: Partnering Across the Disciplines. In this volume, he explains the origin and history of this program rooted in such an unusual merger of two traditionally distinct higher education disciplines.  

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IEP Founder Publishes Book about Program

Former IEP executive director John Grandin has released Going the Extra Mile: University of Rhode Island Engineers in the Global Workplace. The book tells the story of 15 IEP graduates, each of whom completed a language degree along with his or her full engineering curriculum and spent an entire year abroad as part of the rigorous IEP education.

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