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International Education Week 11/18-22 Events

Monday, 11/18/13

Description Date / Location / Time
A table hosted by Dr. Gillette will support student exchange and UHD’s history major 11/18/13
Coat Booth area
10:00am - 2:00pm
Aileen O’Donnell and Lee Rivers Topic:
Winning Proposals: Creating Scholarship Applications for Education Abroad Grants This session will provide information and tips on creating applications to receive competitive study abroad scholarships. Learn what it takes to develop a winning application from Fulbright and Gilman Scholarship representatives.
11/18/13
Auditorium
11:00am - 12:00pm
The International Student Organization will host a food fair with free finger foods from other cultures: Saudi Arabia, Greece, Mexico, China, Vietnam, Lebanon, France, Korea, and India 11/18/13
Foyer/mural area at One Main
11:00am - 2:00pm
Student Panel:
Panama: Students who went to Panama last Spring will discuss their experience.
11/18/13
Auditorium
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Student Panel:
Costa Rica Students who went to Costa Rica in March 2013 will discuss their experience.
11/18/13
Coat Booth area
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Student Panel:
ELI English Language Institute students will discuss their first few months’ experience in the USA
11/18/13
Auditorium
12:00pm - 1:00pm
A table hosted by the Institute of International Education will display information on Education Abroad scholarships and grants. 11/18/13
Coat Booth area
12:00 – 1:00
Topic: Cuba-Political Risk
Dr. John Linantud will use international relations and comparative politics to assess the stability and future scenarios for the one-party, authoritarian regime in Cuba. Linantud will illustrate the discussion with artwork and photographs from a 2012 educational trip to Cuba paid for, in part, by UHD.
11/18/13
North 420 (in Library)
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tuesday, 11/19/13

Description Date / Location / Time
Sigma Delta Pi will host two tables displaying items from some Latin American countries. This group will also host an international food sale (pupusas) to raise money. 11/19/13
Coat Booth
11:00am - 1:00pm
Student Panels:
Vietnam: Drs. Adams and Chu will discuss an upcoming trip with students to Vietnam in
11/19/13
Auditorium
11:00am - 11:30am
Student Panels:
Ghana: Drs. DeFreitas and Robertson will discuss an upcoming trip with students to Ghana in the Spring.
11/19/13
Auditorium
11:30am - 12:00am
Dr. Leena Thacker-Kumar with Students Topic: Understanding the Middle East Dr. Kumar with a few of her students will discuss the factors that make the Middle East a region of significant complexity, with emphasis on the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Arab Spring.
11/19/13
North 420 (in Library), 11:00am - 12:15pm
Dr. Rachna Sadana with Students Indian Henna Art -- Henna, a plant product, is used to decorate various body parts (hands, arms, feet and legs) during auspicious occasions such as weddings, diwali and other festivals by Indian women. Participate in this tradition. 11/19/13
North 420 (in Library), 11:00am - 12:15pm
The International Student Organization will host a food fair with free finger foods from other cultures: Saudi Arabia, Greece, Mexico, China, Vietnam, Lebanon, France, Korea, and India 11/19/13
Foyer near C-100, Commerce Building
11:00am - 2:00pm
Dr. Paul Mandell Topic: Studying Abroad as an Undergraduate: Personal reflections of Costa Rica Dr. Mandell will share stories about his experience as a college student studying in Costa Rica. The stories will include how the experience fit into his college plan and how it ultimately shaped his professional life. 11/19/13
Auditorium
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wednesday, 11/20/13

Description Date / Location / Time
Tables displaying a sample of traditional arts and crafts of Latin America with an emphasis on Mexico will be hosted by Dr. Sullender. 11/20/13
Coat Booth area:
11:00am - 1:00pm
Korean Traditional Music and Dance – Performed by semi-professionals from the Korean community and a monk who is presently an English language student at the university.
Traditional Flute --Snim Youm-Gyoung
GayaGeum (harp) -- Ms. Myoungsoon Ryoo
Traditional dance -- Ms. Yunhwa Lee
11/20/13
Special Events area
11:30am - 12:00pm
The International Student Organization will host a food fair with free finger foods from other cultures: Saudi Arabia, Greece, Mexico, China, Vietnam, Lebanon, France, Korea, and India 11/20/13
Room B-150, Shea building,
11:30am - 1:30pm
Dr.William Nowak Dr. Nowak will lead a group of studenst to Costa Rica in June, 2014. The trip and requisites will be discussed.
11/19/13
A-405
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Drs. Rejaie and Dahlberg Dr. Azar Rejaie and Dr. Sandra Dahlberg will lead a CHSS study-abroad student group to London and Edinburgh in August of 2014. The trip and requisites will be discussed. 11/19/13
A-405
2:30pm - 3:00pm

Thursday, 11/21/13

Description Date / Location / Time
Topic: Queerly Korean: Homophobia and Heterosexism in South Korea Dr. Hudson will explore some of the key manifestations and operations of homophobia and heterosexism in South Korean society, with special emphasis on the impact of culturally imported Anglo-American homophobia on contemporary Korean constructions of homosexuality and masculinity. 11/21/13 B-113, Shea building, 11:30 – 1:00
Fieldtrip to Canino's Market Join as Dr. Sullender explores the produce and discusses the exchange of food plants between the Old and New World at the closest thing to a Latin American open-air market in Houston. A van will take the first 14 participants who do not have cars to Canino’s market on Airline drive. 11/21/13
Meet at Coat Booth tables by Coffeehouse, 11:15am.
Trip 11:30am - 2:30pm

Last updated or reviewed on 11/13/13

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