School of International Studies Headlines

Allegro to Perform April 17

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Division of International Studies and Outreach at Oklahoma State University is excited to announce Allegro will be performing April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Seretean Center.

Allegro is a group of musicians from Tecnologico de Monterrey made up of high school, undergraduate and graduate students. This will be the groups fifth year to perform at OSU.

“The Division of International Studies and Outreach is honored to host them once again and to build university relations with Technologico de Monterrey through dance and music,” said David Henneberry, associate vice president for the DISO.

This event is free to the public and all community members are invited to attend as well as students, faculty and staff.

Allegro 2015 “Music City”

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Patricia A. Moore speaks on “AGEing: The Challenge of the Lifespan

Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Moore is an internationally renowned gerontologist and designer, serving as a leading authority on consumer lifespan behaviors and requirements. Beginning at the age of 26, for a period of three years, in an exceptional and daring sociological experiment, Moore traveled throughout the United States and Canada disguised as women more than eighty years of age of varying socio-economic status. With her body altered to simulate the normal sensory changes associated with aging, she was able to respond to people, products and environments as an elder.

Since 1990, Moore has designed more than 200 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Environments for acute and sub-acute healthcare facilities throughout North America, Europe and Japan. She is a frequent lecturer, media guest, author of a number of articles and three books. She is the co-author of the American National Standards Committee on Anthropometry and is considered a pioneer of universal design.

Moore holds undergraduate degrees in industrial and environmental and communication design from the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduate degrees in psychology and counseling and in human development from Columbia University and has completed advanced studies in biomechanics at New York University’s medical school and Rusk Institute.

She has received numerous awards for her achievements including being named by ID Magazine as one of The 40 Most Socially Conscious Designers in the world. In 2000, a consortium of news editors and organizations named her as one of The 100 Most Important Women in America.

Established in 1995, The Dean Lela O’Toole International Speaker Series in the College of Human Sciences focuses on timely and relevant topics related to public policy, ethics, and international issues in the scholastic areas of the college. Lela O’Toole served as dean of the College of Human Sciences from 1951-1975. She believed universities have an important role in the conduct of international and world affairs. Dean O’Toole’s interest in the world community led the college and Oklahoma State University to a position of international leadership during the mid-twentieth century.

OSU Welcomes Arizona History Professor to Campus

Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015

STILLWATER, Okla. – Douglas Weiner, professor of History at the University of Arizona, will be visiting Oklahoma State University for a lecture titled, “How the Global North and South Emerged: One Approach to Teaching World History.”

The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 17 at 4:00 p.m. in 035 Murray Hall. An informal reception will follow the lecture in Murray Parlor on the first floor of Murray Hall.

Weiner has published various works regarding the society and environment in the USSR and Russia. Some of these works include: A Little Corner of Freedom: Russian Nature Protection from Stalin to Gorbachev and Models of Nature: Ecology, Conservation and Cultural Revolution in Soviet Russia. Models of Nature was one of the first works in regard to western historical scholarship to be published in Russia.

Weiner is committed in a study of the history of globalization.

Sponsors for this event include: OSU Department of History, OSU History Club, OSU School of International Studies and Pi Alpha Theta. Funding for the lecture is provided by Lecture Series in the Arts and Humanities, OSU College of Arts and Sciences and the OSU School of International Studies.

OSU to welcome Barbara Slavin to campus Feb. 4

Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2015

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Division of International Studies and Outreach at Oklahoma State University welcomes well-known journalist, Barbara Slavin, as a guest speaker on Feb. 4.

The event will take place at noon in room 108 of Wes Watkins Center. Light Persian snacks will be provided.

Slavin is currently a senior fellow at Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. She is also a Washington correspondent for a website designed for news from and about the Middle East called

Slavin is the former assistant managing editor for world and national security at The Washington Times, senior diplomatic reporter for USA Today and editor for the New York Times Week In Review.

She has covered issues such as the war led by the U.S. on terrorism, policy toward “rogue” states, the Iran-Iraq war, and Arab-Israeli conflict. She has been to Iran nine times and on her most recent trip she covered the inauguration of Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani.

Slavin also is the author of the 2007 book, “Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation,” which is about the love-hate relationship of Iran and the U.S.

Slavin is a nationally recognized author, editor, diplomatic reporter, TV commentator and foreign correspondent. Her expertise is in the Middle East and Asia.

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