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EVENTS 2017

  • January 23, 2017 - Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires visits TAMIU

Luciano Fucello, representative of the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA) visited Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) for the first time. Fucello met with President Dr. Pablo Arenaz and a Memorandum of Understanding was signed to establish a research collaborative between the two institutions. 

Luciano Fucello Dr. Arenaz

ITBA Signing

  • February 1, 2017 - Luncheon with Technology and Socioeconomic Innovation Center of Nuevo Laredo and Tecnalia from the Basque Country

TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz and the Office of Global Initiatives hosted a luncheon for the new Technology and Socioeconomic Innovation Center of the City of Nuevo Laredo and their partners from Basque Country, Tecnalia. Dr. Arenaz and Maria Eugenia Calderón-Porter, Asst. VP for Global Initiatives received the group, which included the Mayor of Nuevo Laredo Enrique Rivas and Mayor of Laredo Pete Saenz, as well as Dr. José Daniel Covarrubias, Director of the Innovation Center of Nuevo Laredo, Jose Luis Elejalde, Director of Technology Services of Tecnalia, Iñigo Ugarte from Tecnalia, and Asier Maiztegui, Director of North America for Tecnalia among other community special guests.

Tamiu Group with Tecnalia

Elejalde Tecnalia presentacion

Jose Daniel presentacion

 

  • March 13, 2017 -MOU Signing Between Mexican Consulate and local Nonprofits 

The Office of Global Initiatives hosted the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Mexican Consulate General in Laredo, Texas and local nonprofits that support Mexican citizens by providing financial counseling. 

 

  • March 30, 2017 - A World Without NAFTA: Economic and Business Perspectives

the Office of Global Initiatives hosted the first analysis of the sate of our border event. The presenters included Dr. Stephen Meardon, Director of the Center for the Study of the Western Hemispheric Trade; Dr. Federico Schaffler, Director of the Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development; and Mr. Michael Gonzalez, Director of the Small Business Development Center.  Presentations available here

 

A World without NAFTA Dr. Meardon

 

  • April 6, 2017 -Industrial Engineers from the Instituto Tecnológico de Nuevo Laredo visit TAMIU

The Office of Global Initiatives hosted a group of Industrial Engineers from the Instituto Tecnológico de Nuevo Laredo. The day's presenters inlcluded: Maria Eugenia Calderón-Porter Asst. VP for Global Initiatives, Dr. Rafael Moras from the University of St. Mary's, Dr. Jorge Arturo Acevedo Alarid, from JAGroup and Dr. Daniel Covarrubias Peña, Director of the Socioeconomic and Technological Innovation Center of Nuevo Laredo.

 ingenieros industriales

 

  • May 21, 2017- MOA Signing in Mexico City with Instituto Politécnico Nacional de México (IPN)

Dr. Pablo Arenaz, President of TAMIU and Mrs. Maria Eugenia Calderón-Porter, Assistant VP for Global Initiatives travelled to Mexico City to sign a memorandum of agreement with the Instituto Politécnico nacional de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos.  

 IPN group picture

 

  • May 30, 2017- MOA Signing with Universidad del Norte (UNINORTE) from Barranquilla, Colombia

The Office of Global Initiatives and the Department of Psychology and Communications from Texas A&M International University hosted the MOA signing with Universidad del Norte from Barranquilla, Colombia.  Representing UNINORTE was Dr. Alberto De Castro, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Dr. Jesus Antonio Arroyave, Coordinator of the Communications PhD program. 

 

  • June 6, 2017- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Protección al Patrimonio y Ventanilla de Asesoría Financiera

The Office of Global Initiatives hosted the inauguration of the Heritage Protection and Financial Advisory office of the Mexican Consulate General.  Consul Carolina Zaragoza was present during the ribbon cutting ceremony. 

 

  • July 14, 2017- MOA Signing with Mondragon Corporation in Spain

Dr. Pablo Arenaz, President of TAMIU,  Mrs. Maria Eugenia Calderón-Porter, Assistant VP for Global Initiatives, and Dr. Steve Mon Dragon, Fellow of the Office of Global Initiatives attended the signing of the memorandum of agreement with Mondragon Corporation in Bilbao, Spain.  

 mondragon signing

mondragon signing 2

mondragon group

 

  • July 17-21, 2017- Specialized English workshop for Attorneys and Criminologists from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

The Office of Global Initiatives and the International Language Institute (ILI) hosted a group of 10 law and criminology professors from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Mexico, for a week-long intensive program on teaching techniques and specialized English for attorneys.

dr o'meara giving class

group picture with Attorney Albrecht

 

  • August 22, 2017- World Trade Center Representatives visit Office of Global Initiatives

Dr. Carlos Ronderos, Director of Regional Development of the World Trade Center for Latin America and Dr. Martin Salloum, General Director of the World Trade Center for North America visited the Office of Global Initiatives. Presentations were made by Office of Global Initiatives the City of Laredo and the Laredo Development Foundation.   

wtc presentations

 

  • September 19, 2017- OneBorder Meeting

The Office of Global Initiatives along with the Texas Center hosted a #OneBorder Meeting, in which  members and guests were received on campus for a meeting and conference focused on bringing “together individuals, organizations, and communities of the U.S. and Mexico border to strengthen our shared goal of security and prosperity and to deepen our bonds of friendship” (#OneBorder Coalition's mission statement). 

 oneborder meeting group

 

  • October 16-27, 2017- Energy in the Americas Workshop

The Office of Global Initiatives hosted  Dr. Yvonne Fabara, former Secretary of Hydrocarbons of Ecuador, who taught a four course workshop designed to address different topics in relation to the petroleum and energy sector.  For more information or presentations please contact: Mariana Barberena- mariana.barberena@tamiu.edu

 energy in the americas group

 

  • November 8, 2017- "Measuring Success as Regional Partners" -Computer Systems Engineers

The Office of Global Initiatives hosted a total of 50 Computer Systems Engineers from the Instituto Tecnológico de Nuevo Laredo for a day of presentations at TAMIU. Presentations included the Department of Instructional Technology and Distance Education Services, Graduate Studies, as well as others. 

 sistemas computacionales

 

  • November 9, 2017- MOA Signing with Instituto Central Coahuila

The Office of Global Initiatives hosted the signing of the memorandum of agreement with the Instituto Central Coahuila (ICC), a high school from the state of Coahuila in Mexico.  The ICC will be working with the International Language Institute to send their students to learn English at our campus. 
icc signing

icc group

 

For additional information contact:

Texas A&M International University
OFFICE OF GLOBAL INITIATIVES
Binational Center
International Language Institute

5201 University Boulevard
Pellegrino Hall 301/302
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
Tel:  956-326-2834
Fax: 956-326-2836
Email: binationalcenter@tamiu.edu
 Office Hours:
Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 5 pm

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