Greetings!

Summer Greetings from CGI! We hope this newsletter finds you enjoying long, relaxing days with family and friends while welcoming colleagues from around the world. CGI completed its annual whirlwind of activity in May with more than 90 Global Executive MBA students in Minnesota for residencies and graduation, and another 172 Carlson School graduate and undergraduate students departing for faculty-led programs around the world.

We too enjoy the summer months when CGI partner faculty and Executive and Full-Time MBA students from South Korea and Romania visit Minneapolis for custom academic and corporate sessions -- and we love to show off the beauty of the Twin Cities this time of year. As you know, colleagues are always surprised given the state's cold and snowy reputation!

As we reflect on the past fiscal year, we continue to incorporate your input into our strategic agenda to advance global competence of leaders in our community and shape the future of management education. In this spirit, we are pleased to have launched a newly re-established CGI Advisory Council that will provide us with valuable insights into real-time global business issues and opportunities. We also envision this group of leaders to continue to assist us in our work to serve as a catalyst for all stakeholders to function as a more interactive and effective global network. This Council joins our Faculty Advisory Board that focuses on the internationalization of the Carlson School curricula, research on how it impacts our students and faculty, and other related policy issues.

Of particular interest in this issue is research on expatriate adjustment by Professor Connie Wanberg, associate dean of Undergraduate Programs and Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair. A few years ago, CGI was able to provide a travel grant to support this timely and significant research. See below for a link to this story and for information about research by Carlson School faculty, please visit the Carlson School's homepage.

We hope you enjoy this issue of Going Global and, if you are in the Twin Cities on September 27, please plan to join us from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Carlson School atrium for CGI's annual fall reception celebrating global engagement and advances at the Carlson School of Management.

Michael J. Houston                                                                                          Anne M. D'Angelo
Associate Dean, Global Initiatives                                                                       Assistant Dean, Global Initiatives