The Monterey Institute of International Studies education extends beyond the classroom and often beyond borders. Our graduate students have the choice to enhance their graduate school experience with various immersive learning opportunities around the world. These experiences and internships are excellence for professional networking in their chosen field and often lead to employment after graduation.
The Monterey Institute’s Alumni Achievement Award Program was relaunched in 2012 as a way to demonstrate the Institute’s commitment to and pride in its alumni through annual recognition of alumni leaders. These awards are presented during spring commencement which "showcases the kinds of career paths that our new graduates can strive to achieve, and sends them the message that alumni live the school’s motto of “Be the Solution,” according to Leah Gowran, Director of Alumni Relations.
The Alumni Achievement Awards for 2012 are as follows:
Myra Goodman, co-founder with her husband Drew of Carmel Valley’s Earthbound Farm, one of the world’s leading organic growers, will be the featured speaker at the Monterey Institute’s spring 2012 commencement ceremony. The ceremony—scheduled for Saturday, May 19 on the front lawn of historic Colton Hall in downtown Monterey—will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the traditional processional, featuring flag-bearers marching down Pacific Street carrying the flags of each of the 33 countries represented in the graduating class of 309 students.
The recipient of the seventh annual Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award is Professor Peter Shaw, a longtime faculty member in the Institute’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program. In the May 10 announcement, Provost Amy Sands noted Professor Shaw’s record of excellence in teaching and his ongoing, inspiring commitment to providing Monterey Institute students the highest quality education possible.
Six students from the Monterey Institute will receive U.S. Fulbright scholarship awards for the 2012-2013 academic year, the most in the Institute’s 57-year history. This surpasses last year's record of five, which had MIIS students landing more U.S. Fulbrights on a per capita basis than every top-ten school in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report college rankings, with a higher applicant success rate than all but one of these leading schools. A seventh Fulbright applicant from the Monterey Institute is an alternate and may still be selected.
Students from five U.S. high schools, five Russian high schools in closed nuclear cities, and one school from Bosnia & Herzegovina, along with nearly a dozen Austrian high school students, traveled to the Spring 2012 Student-Teacher Conference of the Critical Issues Forum (CIF) from April 30 through May 2 in Vienna. The CIF is an educational program funded by the US Department of Energy and managed by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
The Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) has launched an interactive website dedicated to delivering up-to-the-minute news and updates from this week’s meeting of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference Preparatory Committee in Vienna, as well as in-depth analysis, facts and visuals.
We all learn at least one language as children. But what does it take to learn six languages, or twenty, or seventy?
The Monterey Institute, one of the world’s leading centers for language training and teaching, will play host to a leading authority on language learning when Michael Erard, author of “Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners,” delivers a free public lecture in the Irvine Auditorium from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. on May 2.
Two Monterey Institute student clubs, the Amnesty International Club and STOP Club, are joining with the United Nations Association and the Peace Coalition on April 27-28 to present the 2nd annual Monterey Institute Human Rights Fair. Dr. Charlie Clements, Executive Director of Harvard University’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy will deliver the keynote address in the Irvine Auditorium at 6 pm on Friday, April 27. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and music.
Supporters of the Monterey Institute have the opportunity to maintain a constant, highly visible presence on the campus after the April 20 unveiling of the Institute’s new donor recognition wall. Located in the McCone Building atrium -- a major campus hub -- the wall lists all donors during the previous fiscal year, with individual high-level donors highlighted in colorful panels.