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International Education Week schedule released


November 07, 2008

ASU is celebrating global engagement with a host of activities during International Education Week, Nov. 17-22. For more information visit http://ovpge.asu.edu/iew.

 

Monday, November 17

Earth and Space International, 9 a.m. Website launch. Online. For more information, contact Arjun Heimsath at arjun.heimsath@asu.edu or (480) 965-5585 or (603) 401-0645. Sponsored by Earth and Space Exploration.

“Ancient Ofrenda: Elements of an Altar” the 9th annual Día de los Muertos Festival exhibit, 11 a. m.-3 p.m., ASU Museum of Anthropology, Tempe campus. For more information, contact anthro.museum@asu.edu, or (480) 965-6224.Sponsored by the ASU Museum of Anthropology in collaboration with CALACA Latino Cultural Arts Collective.

Study Business Abroad/International Business Certificate info table, noon-2 p.m., Dean’s Patio, between the Business Administration and Business Administration C wing buildings, Tempe Campus. For more information, contact Caroline Savalle at caroline.savalle@asu.edu or (480) 965-9740.

Lecture: “Introduction to Arabic Language & Culture,” 12:30-1:30 p.m., 4403 Lattie F. Coor Hall, Tempe campus. For more information, contact Douglas Spencer at dougspencer@asu.edu or (480) 965-1781. Sponsored by the School of International Letters and Cultures. Dunmore and Haneen Odeh, students of the Arabic language program and the Arab Student Association at ASU, will teach basic Arabic phrases and discuss various aspects of Arabic culture. Open to public; no reservation required.

 

Tuesday, November 18

Collection of canned food items for Society for St. Vincent de Paul, all day. Collection points in the lobbies of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University Center, Taylor Place, and the College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation at the Downtown Campus. For more information, contact Mirna Lattouf at mirna.lattouf@asu.edu, or (602) 496-0638. The public is invited to participate.

“Ancient Ofrenda: Elements of an Altar” the 9th annual Día de los Muertos Festival exhibit, 11 a. m.-3 p.m., ASU Museum of Anthropology, Tempe campus. For more information, contact anthro.museum@asu.edu or (480) 965-6224. Sponsored by the ASU Museum of Anthropology in collaboration with CALACA Latino Cultural Arts Collective.

International Cultural Presentation, noon, at the W. P. Carey Business School, Tempe campus. Sponsored by the W. P. Carey School of Business MBA – International MBA Association. For more information, contact Hope Oliverson at hope.oliverson@asu.edu, (480) 965-3054, open to W. P. Carey MBA students.

Study Business Abroad/International Business Certificate info table, noon-2 p.m., Dean’s Patio, between the Business Administration and Business Administration C wing buildings, Tempe campus. For more information, contact Caroline Savalle at caroline.savalle@asu.edu, phone: (480) 965-9740.

Lecture: “The Silk Road Through Uzbekistan,” 1 p.m., 4411 Lattie F. Coor Hall, Tempe campus. For more information, contact Odilbek Kattaev at okattaev@yahoo.com or (480) 727-7908 or (480) 965-4188. Sponsored by the Melikian Center. Open to the public; reservations required. R.S.V.P. to David Brokaw at david.brokaw@asu.edu.

Film: “Everlasting Regret,” 6:45-9 p.m., 107 University Center, Downtown Phoenix campus. For more information, contact Mirna Lattouf at mirna.lattouf@asu.edu. Phone: (602) 496-0638. Sponsored by the School of Letters & Sciences. Film showing with Chinese and English subtitles. Donation of one canned food item per person is requested. Open to the public; no reservation required.

Lecture: “Writing in Israel: The Role of Literature and the Writer in the Context of the Conflict,” 1:30 p.m., 101 Global Institute of Sustainability (southwest corner of College & University), Tempe campus. For more information, contact Beeson at dawn.beeson@asu.edu. Phone: (480) 727-6906. Sponsored by Jewish Studies. Meir Shalev, Israel’s most celebrated novelist, is a bestselling author in Israel, Holland and Germany. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages, and is now making an impact on the American literary scene. Open to the public; no reservation required.

Study Abroad 101, 3:30 p.m., Study Abroad Office, suite 150, Tempe Center. For more information, contact Dan Hart at dan.hart@asu.edu or (480) 965-5965. Sponsored by the Center for Global Education Services. Stop by the Study Abroad Office for this short meeting to learn the basics of studying abroad through ASU, including an overview of program options, housing accommodation, financing your program, academic credit, and next steps.

Global Lens 2008 Film Program: “Sve Dzaba” (“All for Free”), 7 p.m., 60 College of Design North, Tempe campus. For more information, contact Kathleen Evans-Romaine at kathleen.evans-romaine@asu.edu or (480) 965-5128. Sponsored by the Melikian Center, the School of International Letters & Cultures and the Center for Global Education Services. Croatia, 2006: After his friends are killed in a bizarre, bar room argument, Goran devises an unusual plan to deal with the loss – a darkly humorous tale of loss and reconciliation, told as a metaphor for Bosnia’s gradual rediscovery of its shared humanity, lost during the war. Open to the public; no reservation required.

Multicultural Fashion Show, 7 p.m., La Sala B, University Center Building, West campus. For more information, contact Nuha Azad Sarraj and Iqbal Shah Danishyar at kchikurd11@gmail.com or iqbal.danishyar@asu.edu. Phone: (602) 380-9330 or (623) 698-6168. Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement. Open to the public.

Lecture: “Writing About Love in a War Zone,” 7 p.m., Temple Emanuel of Tempe, 5801 S. Rural Road. For more information, contact Dawn Beeson at dawn.beeson@asu.edu, (480) 727-6906. Sponsored by Jewish Studies and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Meir Shalev, Israel’s most celebrated novelist, is a bestselling author in Israel, Holland and Germany. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages, and is now making an impact on the American literary scene. Open to the public; no reservation required.

Joni Adamson Lecture: “To Change in a Good Way: Native American Literatures, Food Justice and Diasporic Residency,” 7:15 p.m., 145 Peralta Hall, Polytechnic campus. For more information, contact Michael Mader at michael.mader@asu.edu. Sponsored by the Humanities & Arts Faculty. Dr. Joni Adamson, associate professor of English, will discuss her experiences as a visiting scholar in Taiwan and explore how indigenous communities around the world, both here and in Taiwan, are redefining notions of “place” in light of global migrations of peoples and species in the shadow of globalization. Open to the public; no reservation required.

 

Wednesday, November 19

Collection of canned food items for Society for St. Vincent de Paul, all day. Collection points in the lobbies of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University Center, Taylor Place, and the College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation at the Downtown campus. For more information, contact Mirna Lattouf at mirna.lattouf@asu.edu or (602) 496-0638. The public is invited to participate.

International Food Festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Phoenix campus. For more information, contact Mirna Lattouf at mirna.lattouf@asu.edu or (602) 496-0638. Sponsored by the School of Letters & Sciences. Open to the public; no reservation required.

“Ancient Ofrenda: Elements of an Altar” the 9th annual Día de los Muertos Festival exhibit, 11 a. m.-3 p.m., ASU Museum of Anthropology, Tempe campus. For more information, contact anthro.museum@asu.edu. Phone: (480) 965-6224. Sponsored by the ASU Museum of Anthropology in collaboration with CALACA Latino Cultural Arts Collective.

Cultural Celebration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Delph Courtyard, ASU West campus. For more information, contact Katie Fischer or Sheila Conner at student.engagement@asu.edu or (602) 543-8200. Sponsored by Kurdish Youth Club and Middle Eastern Cultural Association. Open to the ASU community.

“Destination Morocco: A Visual Tour,” 2-3 p.m., 4403 Lattie F. Coor Hall, Tempe campus. For more information, contact Douglas Spencer at dougspencer@asu.edu, (480) 965-1781. Sponsored by the School of International Letters and Cultures. This presentation by Diana Coleman will include a narrated visual tour of Morocco with scenes from Rabat, Casablanca, Essaouira (home of the annual international Gnaoua Music festival) and the Berber mountain town of Boumia. Open to public; no reservation required.

“Foreign Languages: the New Economic Imperative,” 3-4 p.m., 4411 Lattie F. Coor Hall, Tempe campus. For more information, contact Douglas Spencer at dougspencer@asu.edu or (480) 965-1781. Sponsored by the School of International Letters and Cultures. Edward Trimnell, author of Why You Need a Foreign Language & How to Learn One discusses the increasing relevance of foreign language study. Open to public; no reservation required.

Study Abroad 101, 3:30 p.m., Study Abroad Office, suite 150, Tempe Center. For more information, contact Dan Hart at dan.hart@asu.edu, (480) 965-5965. Sponsored by the Center for Global Education Services. Stop by the Study Abroad Office for this short meeting to learn the basics of studying abroad through ASU, including an overview of program options, housing accommodation, financing your program, academic credit, and next steps.

Student Opportunities in Latin America, 3:30 p.m., Multicultural Lounge, Payne Hall, Tempe campus. For more information, contact Karen Kimerer at kimerer@asu.edu or Jennifer Fletcher at jfletcher@asu.edu or (480) 965-6257. Sponsored by Professional Field Experiences, Office of Student Services. An opportunity for education majors and interested family members to explore the possibility of student teaching in Latin America. A video will be shown, followed by a question and answer session. Students will also find out about the Costa Rica Experience for all lower division education students. This program visits Costa Rica for two weeks in summer. Open to education majors and parents only; no reservation required.

Film: “Hunger and Poverty in the World – 2008,” 4:30-7 p.m., 125 Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Downtown Phoenix campus. For more information, contact Mirna Lattouf at mirna.lattouf@asu.edu or (602) 496-0638. Sponsored by the School of Letters & Sciences. Donation of one canned food item per person is requested. Open to the public; no reservation required.

Latin Dance Pachanga, 6 p.m., School of Music Courtyard, Tempe campus. For more information, contact Ted Solis at ted.solis@asu.edu, (480) 965-8612. Sponsored by the School of Music. The ASU School of Music’s Latin marimba band, Marimba Maderas de Comitan (Ted Solis, director) hosts its semesterly under the stars free Latin dance pachanga (dance party) in the School of Music Courtyard, by the fountain. Refreshments will be served. The band will play traditional Latin rhythms from Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru and the Dominican Republic, including merengue, cumbia, chachacha, salsa, son montuno, zapateado, bolero and vals.

Global Lens 2008 Film Program: “Luxury Car,” 6:30 p.m., Business Administration C-Wing 316, Tempe Campus. For more information, contact Lexi Noice at lexi.noice@asu.edu, (480) 965-0161. Sponsored by Barrett, The Honors College. Open to the public; no reservation required.

Movie Night: “Blood Diamond.” 9 p.m., Fletcher Lawn, ASU West campus. For more information, contact Sheila Conner at pabwest@asu.edu or (602) 543-8118. Sponsored by Programming & Activities Board. Open to ASU students, faculty and staff.

 

Thursday, November 20

Collection of canned food items for Society for St. Vincent de Paul, all day. Collection points in the lobbies of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University Center, Taylor Place, and the College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation at the Downtown campus. For more information, contact Mirna Lattouf at mirna.lattouf@asu.edu or (602) 496-0638. The public is invited to participate.

“Ancient Ofrenda: Elements of an Altar” the 9th annual Día de los Muertos Festival exhibit, 11 a. m.-3 p.m., ASU Museum of Anthropology, Tempe campus. For more information, contact anthro.museum@asu.edu or (480) 965-6224. Sponsored by the ASU Museum of Anthropology in collaboration with CALACA Latino Cultural Arts Collective.

Lecture: “Arab and Egyptian Women’s Movements,” 2-4 p.m., 4403 Lattie F. Coor Hall, Tempe campus. For more information, contact Douglas Spencer at dougspencer@asu.edu or (480) 965-1781. Sponsored by the School of International Letters and Cultures. A lecture and discussion by professor Souad T. Ali. Despite the image of a “submissive” Arab woman constantly portrayed by the media, the history of women’s movements in Egypt and the Arab world speaks to the contrary. Open to the public; no reservation required.

Film: “Wonderful Troubles,” 6:45-9 p.m., 107 University Center, Downtown Phoenix campus. For more information, contact Mirna Lattouf at mirna.lattouf@asu.edu or (602) 496-0638. Sponsored by the School of Letters & Sciences. Film showing in Hebrew with English subtitles. Popcorn and soda will be provided as refreshments. Donation of one canned food item per person is requested. Open to the public; no reservation required.

CGES Open House; Study Abroad Photo Contest Exhibition, 5-7 p.m., Center for Global Education Services, suite 150, Tempe Center. For more information, contact Dan Hart at dan.hart@asu.edu. Open to the public; no reservation required.

Global Lens 2008 Film Program: “The Bet Collector,” 5 p.m., Global conference room, 200 North Building, SkySong. For more information, contact Jane McCauley at jane.mccauley@asu.edu or (480) 884-1814. Sponsored by SkySong. Philippines, 2006: Amy, the family matriarch, makes ends meet by running a small convenience store out of her home is forced to supplement the family income by collecting bets for an illegal numbers game. Open to the public; no reservation required.

 

Friday, November 21

French and Italian Coffee Hour with Charlie, 9-11 a.m., Lobby, G. Homer Durham Language & Literature Building, Tempe campus. For more information, contact Chiara Dal Martello at chiara.dm@asu.edu or Mariana Bahtchevanova at marinab@asu.edu, (480) 965-4563. Sponsored by the School of International Letters & Cultures. Come have a free cup of coffee with French and Italian faculty members and learn about courses at ASU as well as study abroad programs. Open to the public.

“Ancient Ofrenda: Elements of an Altar” the 9th annual Día de los Muertos Festival exhibit, 11 a. m.-3 p.m., ASU Museum of Anthropology, Tempe campus. For more information, contact anthro.museum@asu.edu or (480) 965-6224. Sponsored by the ASU Museum of Anthropology in collaboration with CALACA Latino Cultural Arts Collective.

International Sports Event: Cricket, 1 p.m., Daley Park, just south of Tempe campus on College Avenue. For more information, contact Hope Oliverson at hope.oliverson@asu.edu or (480) 965-3054. Sponsored by the W. P. Carey School of Business MBA –  International MBA Association. Spectators’ area open to the public.

Study Abroad 101, 3:30 p.m., Study Abroad Office, suite 150, Tempe Center. For more information, contact Dan Hart at dan.hart@asu.edu or (480) 965-5965. Sponsored by the Center for Global Education Services. Stop by the Study Abroad Office for this short meeting to learn the basics of studying abroad through ASU, including an overview of program options, housing accommodation, financing your program, academic credit, and next steps.

Lecture: “Muslim Contributions to Civilization,” 5-6:30 p.m., 105 Neeb Hall, Tempe campus. The Muslim Student Association will host a lecture presented by Azra Hussain, director of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona.

Art Exhibition: “The World In Paint,” 7-9 p.m., Information Commons Library, University Center, Downtown Phoenix campus. For more information, contact Corey Schubert at corey.schubert@asu.edu or (602) 496-0406. Sponsored by the College of Public Programs, Center for Creative Writing, Department of English. Open to the public

 

Saturday, November 22

“Ancient Ofrenda: Elements of an Altar” the 9th annual Día de los Muertos Festival exhibit, 11 a. m.-3 p.m., ASU Museum of Anthropology, Tempe campus. For more information, contact anthro.museum@asu.edu or (480) 965-6224. Sponsored by the ASU Museum of Anthropology in collaboration with CALACA Latino Cultural Arts Collective.

International Night 2008, 6:30 p.m., Hayden Lawn, Tempe campus. For more information, contact Chetan Patel at cpatel3@asu.edu or cis.asu2002@gmail.com or (480) 540-2745. Sponsored by the Coalition of International Students. Every year International Night showcases performances and cuisines from various parts of the world – a night of entertainment and education about dances, music and food from many different continents, countries and state. Open to the public.