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Middlebury Geology Professors Using Monterey Coast as a Teaching Tool at MIIS

When they’re not otherwise occupied teaching their Winter term course Ocean Perspective: Energy and Mineral Resources to Coastal Dynamics and Management at the Monterey Institute, you’re likely to find Pat and Tom Manley somewhere along the memorable Monterey area shoreline scouting for good geological examples to show students.

Sudanese Alumnus Embraces Opportunity to Participate in Birth of New Nation

Mawuor Dior (MAIPS ’10) studied peace-building and conflict resolution while attending the Monterey Institute of International Studies. His education, along with his deep commitment to the well-being of his people, will serve him well now that he has returned home in time to participate in the birth of a new nation.

MIIS Students Focus on Professional Development During Winter Term

For most Monterey Institute students, the short winter term in January is a great opportunity to take what they have been learning in the classroom and either develop practical skills through intense practicum courses, or go out into the real world and take their classroom lessons to the field. 

Professor Anna Vassilieva Interviewed on PBS NewsHour

On December 27th, PBS News Hour correspondent Jeffrey Brown interviewed Dr. Anna Vassilieva, head of the Russian Studies Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The subject of their interview was the justice system, rule of law and politics in Russia, currently in the spotlight because of the latest conviction of the former oil tycoon and billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

U.S. Senate Ratification of “New START" Treaty Spurs Flurry of National Media Quotes from CNS Experts

The United States Senate voted to ratify the “New START Treaty,”  a nuclear arms reduction agreement between Russia and the U.S. on December 22.  On that day, Miles Pomper, senior research associate at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) was interviewed on the popular afternoon NPR show All Things Considered.

MIIS Translation and Interpretation Programs Lauded in Deseret News

In a recent column in the Salt Lake City area‘s Deseret News, alumnus Adam Wooten (MAT/MBA '06) emphasizes that conversational skills and even fluency in another language do not in any way compare to the formal graduate education required to be successful as a high-level translator and interpreter. Wooten is vice president of the Globalization Group Inc. and teaches a translation and technology course at Brigham Young University.

Winter Commencement: 102 Students from 21 Countries Celebrate Degrees

Winter Commencement at the Monterey Institute of International Studies was held at the historic Golden State Theater on Saturday, December 11th. Friends and family of the 102 graduates from 21 countries celebrated on a gorgeous sunny day in Monterey.

Holiday Spirit: MBA Students Support the Monterey Boys and Girls Clubs

For graduate students at the Monterey Institute, December is a time of long days and nights spent writing papers, studying for exams, or preparing for group presentations. But most students still find time to get into the holiday spirit and for a group of MBA students, that means giving back to the community.

CNS & MIIS Awarded $475,000 Grant to Support Nonproliferation Education and Training

On December 8, 2010, the Monterey Institute of International Studies and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) announced that the MacArthur Foundation has awarded a $475,000 grant in support of CNS’s education and training programs in the areas of nuclear nonproliferation and terrorism. The two-year grant will run through October 31, 2012.

Art Around the World: 23 Students from 21 Countries Participate in Art Show

The Monterey Institute of International Studies campus is buzzing with creativity, as evidenced by the group of students who came together last year to establish the Artists without Borders club. Still, few would have guessed the amount of enthusiasm their now-annual art show would generate. Guests at the opening night reception on November 19th were treated to live music ranging from folk to Chinese rock music and fusion belly dances, along with a display of photography from students’ travels and work across the globe.