Archive for June/2012

28
Jun

IE University to host first-ever IB World Student Conference

Written on June 28, 2012 by Roberto Arribas in General, Highlights

IB students take a dive into social entrepreneurship  

More than 240 teens enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) are scheduled to descend on Segovia July 1, in advance of the opening of the first-ever IB World Student Conference. One of two IB conferences to be held this July, the Segovia event, located on the IE University campus, provides a venue for extracurricular learning in a collaborative environment amidst like-minded youth eager to dive into a rich intercultural experience with their peers. The teens will participate in five days of chaperoned activities that support examination of global engagement through social entrepreneurship, and which enable them to advance their personal Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) projects, a prerequisite to earning the IB Diploma. All registrants, aged 15-17, are enrolled in the IB Diploma Programme; conference participants hail from dozens of countries, from Spain and as far away as Australia, Canada, China, France, India, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, the Netherlands, the United States, and the United Kingdom.. The IB World Student Conference at IE University runs from July 2-6.

During their week on the IE campus, a magnificent convent from the XV Century, conference-goers will devise innovative action plans to tackle the world’s most pressing problems. They will work in Global Action Teams to advance grass-roots social entrepreneurship projects that focus on Culture, Ecology, Social Justice, and Sports.

“Diploma Programme students are characteristically inquisitive, thoughtful, open-minded, caring, reflective, and pro-active,” says Jeffrey Beard, IB Director General. “These particular DP students are exemplary in that they also exhibit courage, a strong global-community spirit, and uncommon initiative in taking big steps towards personal growth, strengthened leadership, and independence. Their work during this conference,” Beard adds, “is sure to reap tremendous rewards for them, individually and collectively. Many of them expect their Segovia connections to last long-term and their learning experience to lay a foundation for future global entrepreneurial endeavors.”

The IB Organization awarded 21 scholarships to students attending both World Student Conferences; nine scholarship recipients will attend the conference in Segovia and 12 will attend the conference taking place in Vancouver, July 23–27. Common themes and purposes emerged in essays students submitted about why they were eager to participate. These themes match up with the IB’s purpose in convening the five-day-long learning laboratories for students:

  • To learn to adjust to new surroundings and working with new people.
  • To develop new methods of problem-solving and to think ‘outside the box’, i.e. outside the parameters of what is common in their own country of origin.
  • To gain new cultural insights through peers studying the IB in other countries, who speak different languages, practice different religions, eat different foods, and come from various socio-politico-economic circumstances.
  • To become inspired by their peers and to enrich one another with ideas to implement in their home communities.
  • To learn from potential future leaders and to forge global ties. 

“It’s a pleasure for IE University to host the first IB World Student Conference,” said IE University President Santiago Iñiguez. “We share strong educational values, and care deeply about cross cultural engagement and entrepreneurship–key factors in shaping tomorrow’s global citizens.”

Plenary speakers in Segovia are web developer Luis Ivan Cuende, a ‘lover of free software,’ who promotes social change through technology; and activist/social entrepreneur Jobo Scarpelini, now 23, who began his career at 13 in Santos, an impoverished areas of Brazil. Scarpellini encourages leadership in improving underserved communities. Other inspirational speakers include Alec Loorz, co-founder of iMatter, a nonprofit organization that provides youth leadership training and empowerment and that focuses on climate change; and Rocco Falconer, the founder of Planting Promise, also a winner of the Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition.

The first conference opens on July 2 at 9:30 am with welcoming remarks from IE University President Santiago Iñiguez and IB Director General Jeffrey Beard. The complete conference agenda appears online: http://ibwscsegovia2012.org/agenda.php 

Students who received scholarships will blog throughout the conferences, starting July 2: http://blogs.ibo.org/worldstudentconferences-segovia/

See the complete list of scholarship donors online at http://www.ibo.org/wsc 

About the International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate, a nonprofit foundation, offers four challenging primary and secondary education programs for a worldwide community of students and schools. Since 1968, IB programs have prepared students to live productive lives in a globalized and interdependent society, and to assert leadership roles in creating a more peaceful, harmonious world. The IB currently operates learning programs in more than 3,000 schools, and in 140 countries. To learn more, visit www.ibo.org

About IE University

IE University is an extension of IE’s education model for undergraduate education, employing an innovative approach to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs run at its Segovia and Madrid campuses. Its student body currently comprises 1,100 students from 75 countries and a unique faculty with some 400 Spanish and international experts. IE University runs officially recognized degree programs in English and Spanish in the fields of business administration, architecture, biology, communication, law, finance, psychology, and international relations. IE University has a markedly international slant and offers undergraduate and graduate degree titles, with a greater focus on graduate programs, similar to the U.S. model.

(Spanish version)

IE University, sede de la primera conferencia mundial de alumnos de Bachillerato Internacional 

Los estudiantes de IB se sumergen en el espíritu empresarial social  

Doscientos cuarenta adolescentes de más de treinta países matriculados en el Programa de Diploma (DP) de Bachillerato Internacional (IB) participarán en la primera Conferencia Mundial de alumnos de Bachillerato Internacional, que tendrá lugar del 2 al 6 de julio en IE University.  IB celebrará en julio dos conferencias mundiales para sus alumnos, la primera en Europa, en IE University (España) y la segunda en la Universidad de British Columbia (UBC) en Canadá. Read more…

26
Jun

Grado en Derecho de IE University

Written on June 26, 2012 by Roberto Arribas in Highlights, Law

La Directora Académica y uno de los profesores del Grado en Derecho de IE University nos hacen una breve presentación de lo que es este Grado, a quién está dirigido, y de las posibles becas que pueden solicitar los interesados

25
Jun

IE School of Arts and Humanities in collaboration with IE’s Alumni Association is organizing a workshop on ¿Por qué debe preocuparnos qué ocurrió en la Edad Media a los hombres y mujeres del siglo XXI? (Why should we worry in the 21st century about what happened to men and women in the Middle Ages?) set to take place on Wednesday June  27 at 7.30pm, led by Eduardo Manzano, Director of the Center for Social and Human Sciences of CSIC since 2007. His research has centered on the history of al-Andalus in Medieval times, together with the political implications of the historical memory. He has also authored an extensive bibliography. Classroom E-108, María de Molina, 4.

IE School of Arts and Humanities en colaboración con la Asociación de Antiguos Alumnos del IE organiza la conferencia titulada “¿Por qué debe preocuparnos qué ocurrió en la Edad Media a los hombres y mujeres del siglo XXI?”, el miércoles 27 de Junio a las 19.30 h, impartida por Eduardo Manzano. Director del Centro de Sociales y Ciencias Humanas del CSIC desde el 2007, su investigación se ha centrado en la historia de al-Ándalus en época medieval, así como en las implicaciones políticas de la memoria histórica. También es autor de una extensa bibliografía. Aula E-108 en María de Molina, 4.

22
Jun

La Unidad de Arqueología de IE University y la Junta de Castilla y León organizan el workshop “Arqueología y Arquitectura”, que se desarrollará del 23 al 27 de julio en el yacimiento arqueológico de Tiermes (Soria). 

El taller está destinado a personas interesadas en Arquitectura, Humanidades y disciplinas afines. El programa  y las actividades comprenderán aspectos prácticos y una serie de intervenciones genéricas con el objetivo de analizar modelos y estrategias de la Arquitectura y la Arqueología como ciencias patrimoniales. Los temas serán expuestos por diversos especialistas con amplia experiencia en los campos de la Arquitectura y la Arqueología.  Este contenido se complementará con la visita a yacimientos y monumentos relacionados con este tipo de actuaciones, así como la realización de prácticas de campo y laboratorio, orientadas a la interpretación y caracterización de estructuras arquitectónicas y la representación gráfica de los materiales arqueológicos.

La actividad está destinada a un número máximo de 10 participantes y el plazo de solicitud será hasta el 15 de julio del 2012 en la Secretaría del Workshop (Unidad de Arqueología) o enviadas por correo electrónico (Emilio.illarregui@ie.edu), adjuntando el Boletín de inscripción debidamente cumplimentado. 

Descarga (programa y Boletín de Inscripción): Boletin Inscripcion Tiermes Workshop

19
Jun

IE Library – Services during Summer 2012 in Segovia Campus

Written on June 19, 2012 by Roberto Arribas in General, Highlights

The opening hours of IE Library in Segovia Campus during Summer 2012 will be following: 

Until July 24, from Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm 

From July 25 to July 31, from 9am to 5pm 

IE Library will remained closed from August 1 to 31, both included. However, online service will be provided through biblioteca.universidad@ie.edu and electronic material is still available on our web site: http://library.ie.edu. We remind you that for this period, we have raised the number of items to be borrowed to 12. 

From September 3, the opening hours will be as usual. 

In order for all students to be able to benefit from all of the existing library materials (by loan, renewal or reserve), we would like to ask for the students to return all borrowed materials by their due date. 

As always, we are at your service at: biblioteca.universidad@ie.edu 

IE University Library

 

Biblioteca IE – Servicio durante verano de 2012 en Campus de Segovia

El horario de apertura de la Biblioteca IE en campus de Segovia durante el verano 2012 será siguiente: 

Hasta el 24 de Julio de lunes a viernes de 9:00 a 21:00 

Desde 25 de Julio hasta el 31 de Julio, de 9:00 a 17:00 

La Biblioteca IE permanecerá cerrada del 1 al 31 de agosto, ambos incluidos. No obstante, la biblioteca seguirá dando servicio online a través de biblioteca.universidad@ie.edu y pueden seguir accediendo a nuestro fondo electrónico en remoto a través de nuestro sitio web: http://library.ie.edu. Les recordamos que durante este periodo el número de documentos que pueden llevarse en préstamo domiciliario se eleva a 12. 

Desde el 3 de septiembre el horario será el habitual. 

Les rogamos que, con el objetivo de que todos los estudiantes se puedan beneficiar de los documentos existentes en la biblioteca a través del servicio de circulación (préstamo, renovación y reserva), se devuelvan los libros cuyo período de préstamo ya haya concluido.  

Como siempre quedamos a su servicio en: biblioteca.universidad@ie.edu

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