Dr. William DeMars, professor of government and international affairs, has been awarded a Visiting International Professor Fellowship by the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) Research School in Bochum, Germany, to collaborate with his co-author, Dr. Dennis Dijkzeul, on researching international NGOs with RUB doctoral dissertation students and colleagues. This VIP fellowship provides a grant of 5,000 € to fund three visits to RUB over two years. The first visit was during the first week of March.
Wofford College has been awarded National Security Agency funding of $82,889 for the eighth STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Summer Program. This three-week program (June 8-26) is free of charge for 40 middle school and high school students from Spartanburg and Greenville as well as anyone who can arrange his/her own room and board. Yongfang Zhang, associate professor of Chinese, is the principal investigator of the grant. She has been invited to serve STARTALK Central as a team leader for a second year. Rebecca Parrish, grant specialist in the Office of the Provost, and Michelle Smith, controller, assisted with the proposal application and grant management.