Tag: america’s

University of Virginia linguistic anthropologist Mark A. Sicoli and colleagues are applying the latest technology to an ancient mystery: how and when early humans inhabited the New World. New research, which uses “big data” techniques to analyze more than 100 linguistic features, suggests complex patterns of contact and migration among the early peoples who first settled the Americas. The diversity of...

100,000 Strong in the Americas has announced that its Competition 6, the second funded with support from Santander Bank, will open January 15, 2015 and close March 6, 2015. Competition 6 is open to Higher Education Institutions in all countries in the Western Hemisphere without any thematic restrictions. The last competition (#5: Promoting Study Abroad Focusing on Health and Nutrition) awarded eight...

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100,000 Strong in the Americas has announced that its Competition 6, the second funded with support from Santander Bank, will open January 15, 2015 and close March 6, 2015. Competition 6 is open to Higher Education Institutions in all countries in the Western Hemisphere without any thematic restrictions. The last competition (#5: Promoting Study Abroad Focusing on Health and Nutrition) awarded eight...

The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund will be announcing another round of grant competitions on September 15. Funded by a contribution from the Coca-Cola Foundation,  the theme for the round will be: Promoting Study Abroad in Health and Nutrition with a focus on programs that positively address challenges of obesity and that emphasize the importance of physical activity. Higher Education Institutions in the U.S....

Today, the U.S. Department of State unveiled a new 100,000 Strong in the Americas website available at www.100kstrongamericas.org. President Obama launched 100,000 Strong in the Americas to increase educational exchange opportunities in the Western Hemisphere. The initiative is implemented through partnerships between the U.S. government, including the White House and the Department of State; Partners of the Americas, NAFSA:...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose enchanting stories of love and mystery seduced millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City, after a bout of pneumonia. He was 87. A prolific writer and an ardent socialist, Garcia Marquez's international fame was won through "One...

The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative is offering new grant competitions as the administration’s signature education initiative in the Western Hemisphere designed to foster region-wide prosperity through increased higher education collaboration. Competition 3 (RFP 3): Promoting Study Abroad Partnerships for Innovation and Collaboration (Sponsored by Santander Universities, a division of Santander Bank) is open to ALL Higher Education Institutions...