International Cooperation Office

Another project with the University of California completed

Another project with the University of California completed

December 2022 marked the completion of the fifth edition of the International Book Club (IBC) reading project. This year, as part of a continued collaboration with California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), UAS students and faculty also had the great pleasure of working with students from the Pedagogical University of the National Education Commission in Krakow and students from Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

We would like to express our gratitude for the fruitful cooperation to the project's co-coordinators, Dr. Sabina Nowak and Dr. Verona Król-Gierat from Krakow, Julieta Nuñez Oviedo from Mexico, IBC initiator Professor Emerson Case, and Yuri Sakamaki and Katie Gonzalez from CSUB in California.

In this year's edition of the project, we read together A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School (2009) by Carlotta Walls LaNier and Lisa Frazier Page. The book describes the fate of a group of teenage African-Americans, known in U.S. history as the "Little Rock Nine," who, after a series of acts of discrimination, broke through social barriers and successfully completed the grades of education in the state of Arkansas, where residents of the black race were severely affected by racial segregation.

At the end of the project, students were asked to fill out a survey anonymously. Let's summarize UAS' cooperation with CSUB, Krakow and Mexico City by the comment of the participant(s) evaluating the edition of the IBC project: "I believe this project is a nice idea for students and professors to share their academic experiences, and I can't find a reason why it should not be continued."