Globalizations Added to Thomson Reuters Social Science Index

Globalizations has been accepted into the Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI) Social Science Index and in June 2011 will receive its first Impact Factor report in the 2010 Journal Citation Reports. Indexing the journal and establishing its Impact Factor means that it is now ranked with other scholarly journals based upon the number of times articles published in Globalizations are being cited by other scholars in their own published work.

Globalizations publishes work which explores new meanings of globalization, brings fresh ideas to the concept, broadens its scope and contributes to shaping debates of the future. Dr. Mark Amen of the Patel Center serves as the journal’s deputy editor, and Dr. Rebecca Harris, Assistant Academic Director of the Patel Center, edits the journal’s book reviews.

Photos from Trip to Haiti Now Online

Photos taken by Dr. Mark Amen on his trip with Dr. Barbara Cruz (College of Education) earlier this month are now available at the Patel Center’s Flickr page.

Patel Center Sponsoring Luncheon with Francisco Sanchez on August 20

The Honorable Francisco Sanchez, Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade in the Department of Commerce, will deliver an address as part of a luncheon held at the Intercontinental Hotel on August 20 at 11:30 a.m. The Patel Center is one of several partners coming together to present this opportunity for Tampa Bay and more information can be found by viewing the program flyer here.

USF News Profiles UNESCO-IHE Students, Project

Check out a news story posted on the front page of the University of South Florida web site describing some of the students participating in this year’s UNESCO-IHE study of Tampa Bay. This annual project brings students and professors from around the world to study Tampa Bay as a laboratory for learning best practices in confronting water and basic sanitation issues in growing urban environments.

Patel Faculty Advisory Board Member Comments on Gulf Oil Crisis

Newly-appointed Patel Center Faculty Advisory Board member Dr. Frank Muller-Karger, of USF’s Marine Science department, recently gave comments to the St. Petersburg Times concerning the potential track of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Check out the story here.

Faculty Advisory Board Openings

The Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions is pleased to announce that it has openings for five positions on its Faculty Advisory Board. These positions will begin on July 1, 2010. All five appointments will be for 3-year terms. Please see the description of Board responsibilities and the nomination process here. Applications are due on April 16, 2010. Questions can be directed to Rebecca Harris at (813) 974-6906 or

Photos from the TEA Welcome Reception

More photos taken at the TEA Welcome Reception on Friday, February 5 can be viewed at

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