The Office of Global Initiatives co-sponsored the information session titled: Laredos Zona Económica Exclusiva / Zonas Francas with the Hispanic International, Estrategia Aduanera and El Financiero, Bloomberg. The event took place at the Student Center Auditorium. The speakers included Dr. Pedro Trejo Vargas from Monterrey and Mr. Jorge A. Lagos Ramón.
The Secretariat of Education of the State of Coahuila de Zaragoza visited TAMIU to sign a memorandum of understanding. The agreement was signed by Dr. Pablo Arenaz, TAMIU President, and by Dr. Higinio González Calderón, Secretary of Education of the State of Coahuila. The purpose of this agreement is to strengthen the relationship between TAMIU and the State of Coahuila universities.
The Law and Criminology School of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León invited Mrs. Maria Eugenia Calderón-Porter, Assistant VP for Global Initiatives to be part of the International Advisory Board of their School. Mrs. Calderon and other international scholars participated in a 2-day workshop to bring innovative ideas to the table for this leading Institution.
The Automotive Cluster of the State of Nuevo Leon visited TAMIU on March 8. A total of 45 company executives and students from the Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) participated in a workshop where they were able to learn about international trade between Mexico and the United States, competitiveness and international treaties, in addition to a presentation offered by the Graduate School of TAMIU.
The School of Engineering and Dr. Guillermo Domínguez, together with the Universidad de Quilmes, in Quilmes, Argentina participated in the innovative fund competition offered by the 100,000 Strong in the Americas program. TAMIU and Universidad de Quilmes were selected as winners of the fund. With this funding, the two universities will exchange students for a short period to work on a project.
The Office of Global Initiatitves was present at the 19th North American Higher Education Conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Mariana Barberena, U.S. Mexico Relations Coordinator presented on a case study of best practices in binational collaboration.
María Eugenia Calderón-Porter, Assistant VP for Global Initiatives and Director of the Binational Center at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) was the keynote speaker at the conference entitled: "The Laredo-Nuevo Laredo development experience, between the United States of America and Mexico", which took place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This event was part of a 3-day forum offered by the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development of the country.
A group of 75 students from the Instituto Tecnológico de Nuevo Laredo spent a day at TAMIU listening to different speakers during the International Executive Seminar. The group of students were able to take information on TAMIU’s graduate programs and hear from Dr. Guillermo Domínguez and the most update information on the energy industry. Other topics covered during the seminar were the industrial engineer in the logistics industry.
Dr. Pablo Arenaz, President of Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) and Mrs. Maria Eugenia Calderón-Porter, Assistant VP for Global Initiatives are in the Dominican Republic signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX) of the country. With this agreement, the two institutions commit to working together for the development of different projects.
The Office of Global Initiatives hosted a book presentation with artist Margarita Molano Decanini for her book titled Why Art? which discusses why art is important in children's education. Presentation was followed by an exhibit of the Artexpressions of Laredo children's artwork.
The Office of Global Initiatives hosted an International Leadership Visitor’s Program group, which consisted of 12 participants from different parts of Europe. The group was in Laredo for one day understanding the dynamics of our border city.
For additional information contact:
Texas A&M International University
OFFICE OF GLOBAL INITIATIVES
International Language Institute
5201 University Boulevard
Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center 301 (Main Office)
Pellegrino Hall 215 (ILI)
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 5 pm
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