U receives award for internationalization efforts

The U is one of five schools given the award named after the late Sen. Paul Simon.

On Tuesday it was announced the University of Minnesota is one of five universities to receive the 2009 Sen. Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. The award is given by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Boston University, Connecticut College, Pacific Lutheran University and Portland State University also received this yearâÄôs award. The universities will be featured in the NAFSA report, âÄúInternationalizing the Campus 2009: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities,âÄù which will be published this fall. The award is named after the late Sen. Paul Simon, D-Ill., and recognizes outstanding and innovative efforts in campus internationalization. The five universities will also be recognized at the Annual International Plenary and Luncheon at NAFSAâÄôs annual conference on May 29 in Los Angeles. NAFSAâÄôs report will recognize leaders in higher education that better prepare students for a global economy in an interconnected world.