Dr. Frank Rose attended the 2011 Annual Conference and Expo of NAFSA: Association of International Educators on May 31 to June 3, 2011. This was the 63rd annual conference of this association, whose mission is to “serve international educators and their institutions and organizations by establishing principles of good practice, providing training and professional development opportunities, providing networking opportunities, and advocating for international education.” Approximately 9000 international educational professionals from around the world attended the conference.
Dr. Rose benefited from the conference in three ways – i) the sessions helped him understand how other schools are approaching international education, ii) he learned more about helpful resources available to international educators and university administrators from NAFSA itself and other institutions, educators and researchers, and iii) he made some interesting contacts.
Dr. Rose also reviewed a draft second edition of Finance; Applications and Theory, a finance textbook written by Marcia Cornett, Troy Adair and John Nofsinger. The
text is published by McGraw-Hill. This new edition is expected to be released in October 2011.
June 19th – 24th, Dr. Rose attended “Teaching Peace in the 21st Century”, a summer program for university faculty sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace
Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Jim Burke (Theology), Christie Billups(Theology) and Tracey Nicholls (Philosophy) also attended the program.
Peace studies is an interdisciplinary academic field, with a focus on i) understanding the causes of violent conflict (e.g., war, genocide, terrorism, gross violations of human rights), ii) seeking ways to prevent and resolve it, and iii) contributing to the development of peaceful societies by educating students and engaging with policymakers. The first peace research institutions were established in Europe 50 years ago. The Kroc Institute estimates that today there are about 400 undergraduate peace studies programs of one kind or another around the world, along with a number of MA and PhD programs.
“Dr. Frank Rose, Associate Professor, Finance, contributed two articles to the November issue of “Food Outlook”, a biannual publication of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The articles are entitled, “The 2011 Price Peaks in the Maize, Wheat and Soybean Futures Markets; An Update on Investor Participation” and “Recent Patterns of Investment in Crude Oil and Metals Derivatives Markets, with Comparisons to Grains and Oilseeds Derivatives”. The FAO is an arm of the United Nations focusing on issues relating to global nutrition, agricultural productivity, and food prices.”