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Texas A&M Delegation visits Brazil


- Released on May 02, 2010

The Office for Latin American Programs led a week-long trip to Brazil, April 24 to May 1, for members of Deans’ offices and other campus entities, visiting 18 academic and government institutions including research funding entities. The delegation visited São Paulo, Brasília, Recife and Rio de Janeiro. The members of the delegation were: Dr. Kate Miller, Dean of Geosciences; Dr. David Reed, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture; Dr. Louis Tassinary, Executive Associate Dean, College of Architecture; Dr. Dimitris Lagoudas, Department Head of Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Texas Institute for intelligent Bio-Nano Materials and Structures for Aerospace Vehicles; and Stephanie Curs, Office of the Vice-President for Global Initiatives. The trip was designed with extensive input from Brazilian faculty members and trip participants and was led by Dr. Roger Norton, Executive Director, and Maria Alves, Program Manager, Office for Latin American Programs of the Office of the Vice-President for Global Initiatives. Participants were impressed with the quality of Brazilian counterparts and programs and several possibilities for future collaboration were identified. In addition, as a result of the trip, the Office for Latin American Programs, College of Liberal Arts and the College of Education and Human Development have applied for a grant to fund an English Language Certificate Program for Brazilian University students at Texas A&M University.