KM Workshop – Al Ain University

The main focus of my Fulbright is a series of lectures to graduate and undergraduate students on both Al Ain University campuses (Al Ain and Abu Dhabi).  A secondary focus is educating University leaders about the […]

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the most important cultural locations in Abu Dhabi.  This magnificent Mosque took about 10 years to build and is a “must-see” for anyone visiting Abu Dhabi.  It is […]

AAU Abu Dhabi campus

This week I am spending most of my time on the Abu Dhabi campus of Al Ain University.  I have had a series of meetings with campus leaders, including a very delightful discussion with Dr. […]

A taste of Arabia

Although I am not a big fan of fast food, I do enjoy seeing how global (read American) fast food restaurants localize their products or create special items that cater to local tastes.  In my […]

Three surprises in Al Ain

Today is our last day in Al Ain.  Later today we will travel to Abu Dhabi to work with the Abu Dhabi campus of Al Ain University (AAU).  Yesterday we had a great day exploring […]

Exploring Al Ain

Friday is the first day of the weekend in the UAE (and most of the region), but it is much more like “our” Sunday than Saturday. Many, perhaps most, things are closed Friday morning.  After […]

AAU Al Ain Campus

I have spent the last two days working with students, faculty and staff on the Al Ain campus of Al Ain Univeristy (AAU).  I should probably highlight that AAU has two campuses, one in Al […]

The Joys of Travel

It turns out there is no simple way to travel from Macon, Georgia to Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.  Our adventure (my wife JoAnn was travelling with me) was 30 hours door to door.  The […]

Ready for an Adventure

In September 2013, I submitted an application for the Fulbright Scholar Program. Today, two years and four months later, I am in the very final stages of preparing for my participation in the grant, which is […]