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MIIS Students Advance to Regional Finals for Million-Dollar Hult Prize for Social Benefit Ventures

The Hult Prize is described as “the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good.” This year, more than 10,000 teams from 350 universities in 150 countries sent in proposals focusing on the 250 million slum dwellers suffering from chronic diseases.

Team of MBA Students Wins Third Prize in International Business Plan Competition

Four Monterey Institute MBA students traveled to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January to compete in the final round of the international Business for a Better World competition, sponsored by Corporate Knights and the Schulich School of Business. The MIIS quartet beat out teams from 20 other universities around the world to reach the final three.

MIIS Students Visit Haiti to Implement Teacher Training Curriculum Designed in Class

In October of this year, Monterey Institute staff member Lisa Donohoe Luscombe (MATESOL ’09) traveled to St. Andre’s school in the central plateau of Haiti on a volunteer mission to conduct an English language needs analysis for the 900-student school and to introduce One Laptop Per Child XO machines to teachers and students. The project, nicknamed “Team EFL Haiti,” attracted a team of four students in the fall curriculum design course led by Professor Jason Martel.

Alumnus Michael Murphy: Water Innovation the Focus of Exciting Career

Growing up in hot and dry Austin, Texas gave Michael Murphy (MBA/MAIEP ’08) a deep-rooted understanding of the value of water as a resource and how stressed many of our water sources are. In true Monterey Institute fashion, Michael has made global and local water challenges the focus of a highly specialized career that also relies heavily on his skills in developing community connections.

Alumna Johanna Parker: As an Interpreter, “I Get to Learn Something New Every Day”

Monterey Institute alumna Johanna Parker (MATI ’05) gets to combine her love of language with a natural intellectual curiosity in her career as a professional interpreter. As a student in the Translation and Interpretation program in Monterey, she secured an internship at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and fell in love with the fast-growing profession of medical interpreting. “You really get the feeling that you are making a difference in people’s lives,” she says of the experience.

MIIS Students Advance to Finals of International MBA Competition at World Economic Forum in Davos

Four Monterey Institute MBA students have advanced to the final three in the international Business for a Better World competition, sponsored by Corporate Knights and the Schulich School of Business, beating out teams from 20 other universities around the world. At stake is prize pool of $15,000 and an amazing achievement to add to their resumes.

Himayu Shiotani: Turning Dust into a Mountain

Born in Japan, Himayu Shiotani (MAIPS ’11) spent most of his youth in the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains in India.  During those years he often travelled to Kashmir to visit family, where he “witnessed day-to-day activities hampered by growing insecurity posed by the availability and use of weapons and explosives.” Those memories stuck with him and as he grew older he became increasingly curious about how weap

2013 in Review: High Level Visits, Alumni Reunion, Amazing Student Achievements

As the Monterey Institute community looks forward to another great year we would like to share some of the highlights from 2013. We had a lot of good stories to pick from this year but have picked five that reflect the spirit of the year – high level campus visits, alumni engagement, exciting activities and amazing student achievements.

In January, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon honored the Monterey Institute and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies with a visit:

Winter Commencement: Friends and Family Celebrate 94 Graduates from 17 Countries

Friends and family of 94 outstanding individuals from 17 different countries gathered together on the warm and sunny Saturday afternoon of December 14th to celebrate their achievements at the Monterey Institute’s Winter Commencement. The formal procession of flag bearers, faculty and students led by Professor Michael Gillen on the bagpipes and President Sunder Ramaswamy walked from the McGowan building on the Institute campus to the historic Golden State Theater on Alvarado Street.

Middlebury President Ron Liebowitz Announces Governance Changes, 2015 Departure

Following a meeting of the Middlebury College Board of Trustees, College President Ron Liebowitz announced plans to step down from his post effective June 30, 2015. President Liebowitz timed his announcement to coincide with consideration by the Board of Trustees of a set of significant changes to the governance structure that currently oversees the College and its affiliated entities, including the Monterey Institute of International Studies, the C.V.