Monica Yang: Determinants and Performance of Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Wednesday, 30 November 2016 15:52
Dr. Yang compares characteristics and motives of cross-border Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) across the Strait and explores how firms are integrated after acquisitions.   Dr. Monica Yang is Associate Professor of Business and Management at Adelphi University. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Department of International Business at National Chengchi University, she studiescross border M&A activities among Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.

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Over the last decades, Taiwan has experienced great success in recruiting and preparing students to enter the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) work force. This video presents findings from a study that explores factors related to STEM career interests of Taiwanese students, as guided by Social-Cognitive Career Theory. Wei-Cheng Joseph Mau is a professor of Counseling, Educational Leadership, Educational and School Psychology at Wichita State University, in Wichita, Kansas. His research focuses on educational and vocational aspirations of women and minority students. He currently serves as the Program Chair and Graduate Coordinator of the Counselor Education Program.

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As the first Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program grant recipient to Taiwan, Jessica Dzieweczynski observes and collects Taiwanese everyday life experiences as firsthand material and term them into Chinese curriculum back in the States. Jessica holds a M.A. in Chinese Pedagogy and teaches high school students Mandarin at Latin School of Chicago.

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Marcia Lei Zeng: Applying Semantic Web Technologies to Digital Humanities

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Friday, 30 September 2016 16:38
Dr. Zeng created a prototype platform which can encode structured data and transfer online bios for search engines access. The platform re-used resources of the Center for Digital Culture in Academia Sinica to allow renowned Taiwanese artists to be better known by the English speaking world. Marcia Lei Zeng is a Professor of Library and Information Science at Kent State University where she was named a University Outstanding Scholar and Researcher in 2014. She received several Federal research grants, authored 90+ research papers and five books, and gave 200+ conference presentations worldwide, including keynote speeches and invited lectures.

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Candace Chou: Implementing Digital Equity Initiatives in Remote Areas in Taiwan

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Friday, 30 September 2016 17:10
Dr. Candace Chou's Fulbright project is about the promotion of educational equity in Taiwan. She focus on the promises, challenges, and long-term impacts of the former e-tutees who joined the MOE's E-tutor program.   Dr. Candace Chou is an associate professor of learning technologies at the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. She teaches courses on instructional design, online/blended/mobile learning, use of technology for instruction, and research methods. Her research interests include online interaction, learning environment design, and digital equity.

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Marilyn Rahilly: Affective and Cultural Considerations in English Language Learning

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Thursday, 23 July 2015 16:05
Dr. Marilyn Rahilly conducted a qualitative study of a group of Taiwanese university students and examined the role that the affective domain and culture play in second language learning in adult learners of English, including: motivation, cultural differences, language anxiety, saving face, fear of making errors, public speaking, and risk-taking behavior among university students learning English as a second language.   Dr. Marilyn Rahilly is an Assistant Professor of ESL, George Mason University. In the year of 2014-2015 she worked as a Fulbright Scholar at National Taiwan Normal University.  

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Sarah DeMola & Emily Quade: My ETA TEFL Training Experience

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Wednesday, 06 April 2016 15:30
Sarah DeMola and Emily Quade work within the ETA advisory team which provides training and advice to the English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) and Taiwan local English teachers (LETs). Through weekly reports, bi-weekly workshops, class observations, and annual ETA conference, the team provides agile response and thorough training to enhance teaching quality of ETAs and LETs.   Sarah DeMola and Emily Quade both hold M.A. degree from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and were both grantees of the “FSE English Teacher Training & Research Awards.”

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Laurie Battle: Mathematical Modeling in Ecology

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Thursday, 05 November 2015 15:23
Laurie Battle is a professor of mathematics at Montana Tech specializing in mathematical modeling. She is a Fulbright Senior Scholar at National Chung Hsin University in Taichung, where she researches endangered Formosan landlocked salmon and teaches graduate courses on different modeling techniques. In 2014-2015 Dr. Battle were using simulation modeling to predict the effect of dam removal, a strategy for habitat restoration, on the abundance of salmon in the Chichiawan basin.  

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James Behuniak: American and Chinese Philosophy in Taiwan

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Saturday, 04 June 2016 15:17
Dr. James Behuniak reflected on teaching Philosophies in a comparative context, and shared some insights about living in Taiwan.  Dr. James Behuniak is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. His areas of research are American Philosophy and pre-Qin Chinese philosophy. Currently, he is Senior Fulbright Scholar teaching in the Philosophy department at National Taiwan University.  

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Kirsten Asdal: Naval Perspectives on Asia-Pacific Maritime Conflict

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Wednesday, 24 June 2015 14:14
Kirsten shared her experiences living and studying in Taipei in 2013-2014 and discussed what she has learned about Asia-Pacific international relations and regional maritime conflict.   Kirsten Asdal graduated from the US Naval Academy in May 2013 with a B.S. in Chinese. She will complete a masters in Contemporary Chinese Studies at Oxford University in 2015, then report to her first ship, the USS MICHAEL MURPHY (DDG112), to serve as a division officer.

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