Jameca Woody-Falconer, PhD, counseling psychologist and assistant professor at Argosy University, Online Programs has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and train with the Dariyana Foundation in Kazakhstan during the spring of 2018, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
Dr. Woody-Falconer will work to address the problem of youth suicide and provide strategies of raising awareness and suicide prevention for psychologists, psychoanalysts, mental health professionals, parents and other adults in Almaty, Taraz, and Karaganda cities.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given over 318,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, scientists and other professionals the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education, and many other fields. Fifty-three Fulbright alumni from 12 countries have been awarded the Nobel Prize, and 78 alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes. Prominent Fulbright alumni include: Muhammad Yunus, founder, Grameen Bank, and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient; Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia; John Hope Franklin, noted American historian and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient; Riccardo Giacconi, physicist and 2002 Nobel Laureate; Amar Gopal Bose, chairman and founder, Bose Corporation; Renée Fleming, soprano; Jonathan Franzen, writer; and Daniel Libeskind, architect.
Fulbright recipients are among more than 50,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.
For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please visit our website at http://eca.state.gov/fulbright
CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2018 — The Board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has appointed Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago Professor and University Fellow Neal S. Rubin, PhD, ABPP to the position of Chair of the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility (CSFR) in the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and the Law program of AAAS.
Rubin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University (Anthropology) and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Committee on Human Development, Department of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago. He has been certified as a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology (AACP). He is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA). He is a former Chief Psychologist at the Psychosomatic and Psychiatric Institute (P&PI) of Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center where he was also a Research Associate on the Chicago Follow-up Study, a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and MacArthur Foundation funded study of the long term course of the lives of psychiatric patients.
More recently, Rubin's interests have focused on international psychology, social justice and the role of psychologists in promoting human rights. Since 2003, Rubin has pursued these international interests serving on the American Psychological Association's United Nations Non-Governmental Organization Team at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City. In this role, he works to contribute to psychologically informed global policies, utilizing research-based psychological information and resources pertinent to the behavioral dimensions of social issues worldwide. This team provides expertise to the UN for its many initiatives and activities as well as disseminating global human rights perspectives to the membership of the APA.
In addition, Rubin was elected to the Executive Board of Division 52 (International Psychology) of the APA as Secretary from 2008-2010, President-Elect (2011) and President (2012) of the division and Council Representative (2016-2017). Rubin was elected to the Executive Board of the International Council of Psychologists (ICP) as Director at Large-Elect (2011-2013). Rubin serves on the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility (CSFR) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which promotes the application of science in the service of human rights.
Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Argosy University, Chicago, 225 N Michigan Ave Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601. © 2018 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Argosy University, Twin Cities played host over 50 students from three area high schools at the university’s first-ever “Rising Entrepreneurs of Minnesota” business plan competition on Friday, February 9, 2018.
Students from Edison High School, Shakopee High School and Stillwater High School submitted business plans ahead of the competition for consideration by a judging panel of 10 Twin Cites-area entrepreneurs. Three teams from Shakopee and Stillwater were named winners in the competition.
At the event, each team had five minutes to “pitch” two of the judges. Top teams from the first round moved on to a workshop with their judge to polish and perfect their pitches. The final round of competition included a presentation to the entire panel of 10 judges and a question answer session.
Top honors in the day’s events went to Phineus Rob and Zach Greenwood from Shakopee High School for their business plan about their new web app “Event Horizon.” They each received their choice of a $4,000 tuition scholarship to attend a bachelor’s degree program or a $2,000 tuition scholarship to attend an associate degree program at Argosy University, Twin Cities.
Second place went to Cody Vesnke, Holton King and Thoms Johnson from Stillwater High School for their “Electronic Umpire” business plan. Each received their choice of a $2,000 tuition scholarship to attend a bachelor’s degree program or a $1,000 tuition scholarship to attend an associate degree program at Argosy University, Twin Cities. Grace Myler and Visa Sok from Shakopee High School were awarded third place with a presentation of their “Teen Snack Pack.”
Teams not selected for the final round competition participated in workshops focused on areas of their plans that were opportunities for improvement. Teams that demonstrated in most improvement during their workshop received medals during the awards ceremony.
Argosy University, Twin Cities is a campus of Argosy University, a non-profit, private, accredited* university with 26 locations in 13 states and online.
* Argosy University is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wscuc.org).
About Argosy University, Twin Cities
Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Argosy University, Twin Cities, 1515 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121 © 2018 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is email@example.com.
San Francisco Campus to Host Owner / Executive Chef of The Slanted Door
The Culinary Department at The Art Institute of California—San
Francisco, a campus of Argosy University, is pleased to present Major
Conversations with Charles Phan on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from
11:30AM-12:30PM in Room 411. All students, faculty, and staff are
invited to attend.
About Chef Charles Phan
Now Owner and Executive Chef of award-winning restaurant The Slanted Door, Charles Phan was born in Da Lat, Vietnam in 1962 and later moved to Guam and then to San Francisco in 1977. With both of his parents working two jobs in the US, Charles took on cooking for the entire family—ten people in total. Luckily, Charles had a passion for food and was happy to take on the role of family chef. His personal flavor profiles originated largely from his mother's French/Vietnamese cooking style, although he was also charmed by American traditions and enjoyed creating elaborate Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts.
Throughout high school, Charles bussed tables at local restaurants and began taking notice of the avant-garde Bay Area restaurants of the time, crediting Chez Panisse and Zuni Café as important culinary influences. Following college, Charles took over the family garment business and spent several years working in software before returning to the culinary field and opening The Slanted Door with his family in 1995.
His vision for The Slanted Door was to create a restaurant with a stylish ambiance and traditional, time-honored Vietnamese techniques and recipes. He wanted an ingredient-driven menu that changed often and relied on fresh, high-quality foods. This strategy—which strayed far from all other Vietnamese restaurants in San Francisco at the time—led to phenomenal success for the Slanted Door.
In 2004, Charles earned the James Beard Award for Best Chef California and, in 2014, The Slanted Door won Outstanding Restaurant. Charles has also written two award-winning cookbooks and made several television appearances. He has since opened several other restaurants including Out the Door, OTD, Hard Water, and Rice & Bones. Today, he remains on the cutting edge of Vietnamese cuisine and continues to prepare everything from scratch using farm-fresh, locally sourced products.
About Our Culinary Programs & Department
The diploma, associate’s degree, and bachelor’s degree culinary programs offered through the Culinary Department at The Art Institute of California—San Francisco are designed to prepare students to pursue culinary careers in the areas of:
● Baking & Pastry
● Culinary Arts
● Culinary Management
Within our culinary programs, students learn from experienced
instructors,* including many who remain active in culinary careers. All
instructors bring their real-world experiences into the culinary classes
they teach, where they act as mentors and guides to the culinary world.
Learn more by exploring our culinary programs today!
See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.
*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.