Skip to main content

2018 Grants: Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum

Global Health Dominican Republic Program
Jocelyn Valdez '19 shares her research on emotional health and diabetics in the Dominican Republic at the Global and Public Health Experiential Learning Symposium. Photograph: Lindsay France/University Photography

“The ICC grants support faculty in the development of rigorous, innovative approaches in teaching, learning, and research,” says Wendy W. Wolford, vice provost for international affairs. “The results strengthen the integration of international content within the curriculum and directly benefit our students.”


Nine faculty-led projects, many multidisciplinary, received approximately $155,000 in ICC grants in 2018, the fourth year of the program. To date, 57 awards have been made to support international curriculum development projects.

The 2018 grants:

  • Migration in the Américas
    An interdisciplinary course sequence focusing on Mexican and Guatemalan migration to Upstate New York
    Principal Investigator: Debra Castillo, Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies and professor of comparative literature (Arts and Sciences/Latina/o Studies and Comparative Literature)
    Co-PIs: Maria Cook, professor of international comparative labor (Industrial and Labor Relations); Mary Jo Dudley, senior extension associate and director of Cornell Farmworkers Program (Agriculture and Life Sciences/Development Sociology)
  • Design for Adaptation—Drawing on Case Studies from Latin America, Europe and Asia
    Two courses using a digital database of adaptable housing designed for areas of rapid modernization and intensive urban migration
    Principal Investigator: Lily Chi, associate professor (Architecture, Art, and Planning/Architecture)
  • Assessing Garden-Based Community Programs
    C
    ourse and case study with Plenty Belize to analyze its school gardens projects
    Principal Investigator: Marcia Eames-Sheavly, senior lecturer and senior extension associate (Agriculture and Life Sciences/Horticulture and Integrative Plant Science)
    Co-PI: Marvin P. Pritts, professor of horticulture (Agriculture and Life Sciences/Integrative Plant Science)
  • Global and Public Health Research, Engagement and Language Learning in Dominican Republic
    A credit-bearing summer course in the Global Health Program focusing on leadership development and critical reflection
    Principal Investigator: Jeanne Moseley, senior lecturer and director of the Global Health Program (Agriculture and Life Sciences and Human Ecology/Nutritional Sciences)
  • Global Networks of Learning Localities for Sustainable Development Goals
    Two courses through which Cornell students will participate with U.S. municipalities in UNESCO’s global network of “learning cities"
    Principal Investigator: Annalisa Raymer, lecturer and dIrector of the Community Learning and Service Partnership (Agriculture and Life Sciences/Development Sociology)
    Co-PI: Marvin P. Pritts, professor of horticulture (Agriculture and Life Sciences/Integrative Plant Science)
  • European Molecular Biology Research Experience
    An opportunity for Cornell biology students to continue their research development in a top European institution during summer-break or post-graduate experiences
    Principal Investigator: Jeremy Thompson, research associate and lecturer (Agriculture and Life Sciences/Integrative Plant Science)
  • Pre-Professional Education in Global Development
    A pilot 4+1 experiential learning program to condense the 2-year overseas work experience required of applicants to the MPS program in international development
    Principal Investigator: Terry Tucker, senior lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in International Agriculture and Rural Development (Agriculture and Life Sciences/International Programs)
    Co-PI: James P. Lassoie, international professor of conservation (Agriculture and Life Sciences/Natural Resources)
  • Deepening International Engagement in the Global Cinema Course Sequence
    Learning modules—focusing on Asia and the Mediterranean—for foundational courses in the new interdisciplinary major in Performing in Media Arts
    Principal Investigator: Amy Villarejo, professor (Arts and Sciences/Performing and Media Arts)
    Co-PIs: Sabine Haenni, associate professor (Arts and Sciences/Performing and Media Arts; American Studies); Samantha Sheppard, Mary Armstrong Meduski ’80 Assistant Professor (Arts and Sciences/Performing and Media Arts)
  • Immersive Learning of Intercultural Communication Competence through Films and Virtual Reality
    A new course, Crossing Cultures through Films, and the pilot of a virtual reality component for four existing courses to allow Cornell students to interact with students in China in a VR environment
    Principal Investigator: Y. Connie Yuan, associate professor (Agriculture and Life Sciences/Communication)
    Co-PI: Andrea Stevenson Won, assistant professor (Agriculture and Life Sciences/Communication)