More than a century and a half after Millard Fillmore dispatched an emissary to Asia to transform commerce across the Pacific, a U.S. president again sees an historic opportunity to strengthen America’s role in the region.
Duke University, Brandeis University and the University of Notre Dame are among a group of 10 U.S. colleges that will offer Internet-based courses next year as part of a new program called Semester Online.
Brandeis University said Frederick M. Lawrence, dean at George Washington University Law School, will become the Brandeis president starting January 1, succeeding Jehuda Reinharz. The university commented in an e-mailed statement.
The Chinese entrepreneur and the Peruvian shopkeeper have never met. Yet Li Shiping’s dream of riches and success in China is uprooting Victor Raul Ancieta’s village 18,000 kilometers (11,000 miles) away in the Andes.