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College of Business Hosts Peruvian Doctoral Research Exchange Program

Nov. 18, 2005

More than 30 people participated in an international doctoral research exchange hosted by the UTSA College of Business this week. UTSA President Ricardo Romo opened the event with a bilingual exchange of greetings and gifts. Diane Walz, associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Business, represented the College of Business and Robert Milk, director of the Bicultural Bilingual Division, also participated.

Students presenting their research came from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru, the UTSA College of Business and the Bicultural Bilingual Division of the College of Education and Human Development.

Discussion flowed among faculty and students in a fluid blend of English and Spanish, providing an interesting exchange of ideas. Using an academic conference format, students presented brief overviews of their work followed by questions and comments from the audience.

After the research exchange and reception, the Peruvian delegation toured the UTSA campus and sat in on a U.S.-style graduate class, International Marketing, led by Daniel Tablada. The visitors were impressed by the dynamic class interaction and the quality of critical discussion.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for the College of Business to develop relationships and future research collaborations with Latin American countries," said College of Business Dean Lynda de la Viña. "Through the work of Victoria Jones, director of our Business Studies for the Americas Program, we plan to expand our partnerships in Latin America."

De la Viña presented certificates to the participants at the conclusion of the event. The event was organized by the Business Studies for the Americas Program and the Office of Graduate Studies in the College of Business .

Wendy Frost—

Please send your comments to: wendy.frost@utsa.edu

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