Kennesaw State University professors travel to Brazil

An international meeting will take place between educators from Kennesaw State University and…

Georgia (Apr 21, 2003) — Kennesaw State University professors travel to Brazil



An international meeting will take place between educators from Kennesaw State University and officials at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Florianopolis in Santa Catarina‚ Brazil‚ April 28−May 4.

Dr. Richard Sowell‚ dean of Kennesaw State's College of Health and Human Services‚ and Dr. Bernie Goldfine‚ professor of Health‚ Physical Education and Sports Science‚ will make the trip as part of an ongoing international program established by an agreement of cooperation between the two universities in 2000. The agreement provides for the exchange of students‚ faculty and other personnel; the facilitation of joint research; and participation in seminars and academic meetings.

Academics from both universities have published research articles together and have co−presented papers both nationally and internationally. In addition‚ several faculty members and graduate students from Florianopolis have visited Kennesaw State in the past few years. The purpose of the upcoming visit is to strengthen the partnership between the two universities and explore opportunities for further cooperation between the College of Health and Human Services and the nursing and social work programs in Brazil.


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit