University of New England to Offer Students New Gateway to Global Opportunities With Morocco Campus

Portland, Maine (PRWEB) June 25, 2012

University of New England Chair of the Board, Mark Doiron, and Associate Provost for Global Initiatives, Professor Anouar Majid, signed an agreement Friday, June 22, that formalizes UNEs plans to globalize the university with a campus in Morocco. The UNE delegation included President Danielle Ripich and Mike Morel, former chair of the UNE Board.

Doiron and Majid signed the papers on the leafy campus of the American School of Tangier (AST), the oldest American school in Morocco, where UNEs newest campus is slated to open a year from now.

President Ripich states: UNE is preparing students to be innovators, leaders and problem-solvers in our increasingly global society. By establishing a presence in the Moroccan city of Tangier, we are creating the cultural and educational opportunities that make this possible.

Associate Provost Majid said that UNEs presence in Tangier will add a new chapter to the historic friendship that unites the United States and Morocco, and that such a project will build the foundations of a much-needed dialogue between the West and the Muslim world.

U.S. policymakers have been struggling to reach out to the Arab and Muslim worlds, said Majid, but we, at UNE, have decided to live up to our ideals and invest in friendship. Our presence in Tangier, the meeting point of Europe, Africa, and the Arab world, will build trust and allow our students to discover multiple cultures and languages at once.

UNEs new campus is within walking distance to downtown Tangier, the Mediterranean Sea, and the citys beaches, hotels, soon-to-be built marina, and major cultural activities. The city of Tangier is the historic gateway to Morocco, home to an international contingent of painters and writers, and is now emerging as one of the major economic and cultural hubs in the country.

UNEs Tangier campus will house academic programming as well as student and staff residences in buildings that reflect both Moroccos traditional architecture and the high-quality standards of UNEs facilities in Maine.

UNEs unique program is offered at no additional cost to students. UNE students can choose to spend a semester or a full academic year in Morocco, living on campus or with host families while taking courses in the sciences, humanities and languages. Moreover, students can stay on track with their majors curricular requirements by taking lab courses and other classes onsite or online. From Tangier, students can travel to other parts of Morocco, connect with UNEs programs in Spain, and explore other European countries and cities.

To strengthen UNEs presence in Morocco and the region, President Danielle Ripich and Professor Houdaifa Ameziane, the President of University Abdelmalek Essaadi, the main public university system in the province of Tangier, also signed an agreement to explore faculty exchanges, research collaborations and common projects.

With its diverse geography, Morocco is at the crossroads of civilizations and languages. The main cultures of the Mediterranean basin from the Phoenician to the Muslim, the Arab and the Berber, the European and the African have mingled in Morocco to create a colorful and rich society, famous for its world-class cuisine, its kaftans, and its legendary hospitality. A stable and mature nation, Morocco offers an ideal setting to examine some of the major issues facing the world today, such as water scarcity, the future of energy, and the tensions between Islam and the West.

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Business leaders join University Campus Suffolk

(PRWEB UK) 17 July 2012

University Campus Suffolk (UCS) has appointed four highly regarded business leaders as visiting professors and senior fellows within the School of Business, Leadership and Enterprise to contribute to the research, enterprise and teaching and learning within their specialised fields.

These latest appoints add to the fifteen prominent visiting professors and senior fellows already appointed within the School of Business, Leadership and Enterprise at UCS and adds further gravitas to its reputation globally.

Strategic Management guru, television presenter and award-winning copywriter Professor Tony Eccles joins UCS as Visiting Professor of Leadership for Competitiveness and Change. He was Professor of Strategic Management at London Business School for 15 years and has also held positions at Manchester, Glasgow, Cranfield and Bath management schools and has experience of consulting with major international organisations as well as leading many senior executive workshops.

Those joining UCS as visiting senior fellows include Michael Parker, Chairman of national charity Street League, David Ralph, Chief Executive of the Haven Gateway Partnership, and sought after business advisor and trouble-shooter Christiane Wuillamie.

Professor David Weir, who joined UCS as Head of School of Business, Leadership and Enterprise in 2011 having previously guided four university Business Schools, said of the appointments: The School of Business, Leadership and Enterprise is delighted that our colleagues and students can benefit from the experience and skills of these leading players.

Links with business are strong within the School, especially locally in the East of England, with involvement in curriculum development, continuing professional development, research and consultancy. The School is planning for significant growth in student numbers, further development of its external links and on-going internationalisation of the curriculum.

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Campus Martius Park Announces Summer in the Park 2012 Lineup, 10-Week Series Features More than 70 Free Music Acts, Events

Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) June 08, 2012

Campus Martius Park officials and sponsors today announced the Summer in the Park 2012 lineup, presented by Compuware Corporation and WXYZ Channel 7, and featuring more than 70 musical acts and entertainment stretching 10 weeks long. In addition to workday favorites like the Greektown Casino Mid-Day Music Series and 4th Fridays, this years free summer programming welcomes the new Huntington Bank Sunset in the City Thursdays, Movie Night in the D and two-day JamFest! produced in partnership with the Detroit Music Awards (DMA).

Summer in the Park 2012 features a veritable feast of free entertainment for nearly all music tastes, from Detroit Rock and Indie Rock to Blues, Jazz, Punk, Funk and Motown, with a side of Classical Music, said Bob Gregory, president of the Detroit 300 Conservancy. Our schedule of events and entertainment is as dynamic and diverse as the people who work, live and play in the city.

Headlining in June is jessica Care moore & Black Women Rock, an all-female, all-star ensemble, with outstanding DMA winners and performers Thornetta Davis, Sky Covington, Monica Blaire, Gayelynn McKinney, Alina Morr and Detroits own jessica Care moore. Julys events culminate with the popular American rock band Saves the Day, performing hits from their albums Cant Slow Down and Daybreak. The Pleasure Seekers/Cradle and Amy Gore and Her Valentines close out the summer series, with a pure rock n roll and power pop mix that has become the bands signature style.

The headlining acts are part of the 4th Fridays, day-long festivals, packed with live music, fashion shows, comedy, live arts presentations, trivia fun, food and more.

The Summer in the Park series kicks off June 19 with the Greektown Casino Mid-Day Music Series, with live music from noon to 2 PM running Tuesday-Friday, 10 weeks through Aug. 30. Hosted on the Summer Main Stage, talent will consist of a variety of top Detroit performances according to the following themes: Detroit Manufacturing Tuesdays, 93.9 The Rivers Lunchtime Concert Wednesdays, Detroit Music Showcase Thursdays and WDETs Essential Fridays.

Back by popular demand are movies in the park, Movie Night in the D presents Academy Award-nominated and winning films under the stars in CMP. Presented by Good People Popcorn and Guernsey Farms Dairy, the films begin at dusk on Friday nights (excluding 4th Fridays) July 20-Aug. 17.

Campus Martius Park and Huntington Bank are giving commuters another excuse to avoid rush hour this summer with Huntington Bank Sunset in the City Thursdays. The new, six-week music series runs 5:30-8:30 PM Thursdays, June 21-Aug. 2. Entertainment will include top local talent, tasty cuisine and drink selections from Fountain Bistro.

Summer in the Park has become a tradition that pulls visitors from within and outside the region to enjoy our wonderful city, Gregory said. Guests are welcome to come to the Park to enjoy special lunchtime activities, listen to music, relax on our beautiful lawns, or simply take in all of the sights and sounds that downtown Detroit has to offer. It will be a party.

Quicken Loans once again presents Healthy Moves, returning to Summer in the Park, Monday-Friday beginning June 18, with games (Pentanque, Backgammon, Chess, Checkers, Ping-Pong, and Bocce Ball), coordinated walking tours, Yoga and Ballroom Dancing classes.

The 4th Fridays in the Park series has received the summers highest best of events rating from the Detroit Free Press and boasts national and Detroit music stages that showcase a wide variety of music and entertainers.

A summary of events follows by month: