Tran Thi Oanh Exchange

September 2014 - Dr. Gregory Brown with Nha Trang University faculty and students.
Dec. 13, 2013

Through a gift from the Zalcman Family Trust, the Tran Thi Oanh Vietnam Exchange Program was established with the purpose of fostering cultural, scientific and intellectual exchange between UNLV faculty and their counterparts at Nha Trang University in Vietnam. It is the goal of this Program that through such exchanges the United States and Vietnam, specifically through the cities of Las Vegas and Nha Trang, will develop a fuller, deeper, more nuanced understanding and appreciation for each other's culture. In September 2014, Dr. Gregory Brown visited Nha Trang University in Vietnam on behalf o UNLV to speak with faculty, administration, students and community members regarding areas of mutual interest.

The Tran Thi Oanh Vietnam Exchange Program will awarded $5,000 to a recipient from the faculty pool of each of these fine universities each year. 

Richard Wiley, associate director of UNLV's Black Mountain Institute, was the first recipient of the Tran Thi Oanh Exchange.  To read more about his experience in the program, please visit

If you are interested in learning more about this unique opportunity, please complete an interest form