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Stories and Research of the UMN International Learning Community

There are more than 6,400 international students and 1,800 international scholars from 130 locations at the University of Minnesota. Each of these individuals bring unique perspectives and insights to campus, and they each have their own story and achievements.

International Student and Scholar Services is working with departments across the University to conduct research and collect stories from international students, scholars, staff, faculty, and alumni. By sharing these items and recognizing the contributions these individuals make to the University of Minnesota, we work towards our goal of creating an inclusive and engaged international learning community.

Would you like to nominate someone for a Global Scholar Profile? Learn how here.

Ezequiel Marron

Ezequiel Marron

Department: Department of Pharmacology
From: Spain
Dr. Ezequiel Marron's research is currently focused on the neuro-adaptations that occur in the brain following exposure to psychostimulants (such as cocaine), the reasoning being that a better understanding of these adaptations is required to thoughtfully develop new and effective treatments to prevent or even reverse drug addiction.
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Vitaliy Shyyan

Irena Nied┼║wiecka-Filipiak

Department: Center for Rural Design
From: Poland
Irena Nied┼║wiecka-Filipiak's efforts in Poland to find the design connections that link urban and rural landscapes together using green infrastructure, tourism and cultural heritage concepts to shape the rural landscape are exemplary.
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Chih-Hui Chang

Department: Department of Kinesiology
From: Taiwan
Dr. Chang’s ongoing relationship with the U of M began when she received her PhD in Kinesiology here, where she conducted ground-breaking research on the role of aging in the ability to use manual wielding to perceive properties of objects.
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Vitaliy Shyyan

Katinka Beker

Department: Department of Educational Psychology
From: The Netherlands
Katinka Beker is a doctoral student from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and joins the Department of Educational Psychology for Fall 2014 semester as a visiting scholar. Ms. Beker’s research interests include cognitive processes in reading comprehension.
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Vitaliy Shyyan

Dr. Vitaliy Shyyan

Department: Institute on Community Integration
From: Ukraine
Dr. Vitaliy Shyyan, originally from Ukraine, is a Research Associate at the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) in the College of Education and Human Development. Dr. Shyyan works with state departments of education to improve the accessibility of assessments for diverse students.
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Mandy Bai

Mandy Bai

Department: China Center
From: People’s Republic of China
As the Assistant Director at the U of MN China Center, Mandy Bai drives the China Center’s scholarship programs, community outreach and corporate engagement on a daily basis. In order to better support all colleges and satellite campuses.
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