Ramadan - Muslims in the United States
In North America, Ramadan began on August 22, 2009 and will finish on September 20, 2009. This is the first Ramadan since President Obama came into office. He has called for a new beginning between the United States and Muslims worldwide. With the beginning of Ramadan, President Obama extended greetings on behalf of the American people to Muslims around the world: Ramadan Kareem.
Looking Ahead - The G20 Pittsburgh Summit
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will host the G-20 Summit September 24-25, 2009. President Obama will chair this meeting of leaders from countries around the world who will review the progress made since the Washington and London Summits and discuss further actions to assure a sound and sustainable recovery from the global financial and economic crisis.
Literature: International Literacy Day:
This year, International Literacy Day will put the spotlight on the empowering role of literacy and its importance for participation, citizenship and social development. Literacy and Empowerment is the theme for the 2009-2010 biennium of the United Nations Literacy Decade.
In Focus: Back to School
Nearly 50 million students are heading off to approximately 99,000 public elementary and secondary schools for the fall term, and before the school year is out, an estimated $543 billion will be spent related to their education.
Remembering Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Edward M. Kennedy, a respected elder statesman known as the “lion of the Senate,” died in Massachusetts on August 25 at the age of 77 after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.
New eJournal: Campus Connections
A globalized economy makes business and employment spill across national boundaries, so an education abroad is likely to make a young person better prepared for the world’s future. Almost double the numbers of students travel abroad for an education today as compared with 20 years ago. Campus Connections examines the international study experience and its influence on individual growth.
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