Thursday, November 1, 2012

International Education Week Full Schedule - Nov 5th-16th!

From UC International:

University of Cincinnati
Clifton Campus
International Education Week November 5-16, 2012 – FINAL

                                                                                                                                                                                REVISED 10/15/2012
IEW’s official website:
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.  Since its inception in 2000, International Education Week (IEW) has grown in size and scope to become a global event, with students, educators, and community leaders participating in a wide range of activities to celebrate the benefits of internationalism in our classrooms and educational systems.

This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

Grand Prize Drawing!  Win a free international round trip airline ticket to anywhere in the world ($1500 value) by attending the events with the “ j0335112  “ designation. 

Student volunteers will be at these events stamping your “passports.”  Passports are free and are available to pick up at each event or at the Student Activity and Leadership Development Office (SALD) in room 455 Steger Life Center.  You must submit your stamped passport to SALD (455 Steger Life) for the Grand Prize drawing prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday to be eligible for the drawing.  To qualify for the drawing, all central campus students must collect at least 3 stamps in the passport. Regional campus students must collect at least 2 stamps.

All events are free and open to the public.

MONDAY November 5
Bringing The Peace Corps Home 
Description:      Come listen to returned Peace Corps volunteers and current Master of Community Planning students discuss their Peace Corps experience and its influence on their academic and professional careers, followed by a question and answer panel. Afterward, enjoy free food from the different countries the volunteers served in, including Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Samoa and Senegal!
Contact:            Johanna Looye, DAAP
Location:          Max Kade Center, 7th Floor in Old Chemistry
Time:                4:30-6:30 p.m.


Film:  Voices from El-Sayed j0335112
Description:      El-Sayed, a Bedouin village nestled in the scenic landscape of the Negev Desert, is home to the largest community of deaf people in the world. Here deafness is seen not as a disability but as a natural part of life.  The hearing and the deaf coexist easily in this remote society, but when one father, Salim, decides to get a cochlear implant for his son Muhammad, members of the tightly knit community have distinct, strong opinions.  For Muhammad, the road to hearing is long, painful, and garbled.  His journey is further complicated by the fact El-Sayed lies outside of Israel’s electric infrastructure, making it nearly possible for his parents to main the implant’s functionality.  With appropriately creative uses of sound, Voices from El-Sayed brings this unique community to life in such a way that we understand how the gift of hearing may feel like the loss of community and identity.  Free food!   Food served is Kosher.
Contact:            Sarah Ganson, Cincinnati Hillel (
Location:          MainStreet Cinema, TUC
Time:                6:30-8:15 p.m.

Event:  Vote for Sushi!  Sushi Demonstration
Description:      Learn how to make sushi rolls. A demonstration of four different types of rolls will be showcased and will allow all attendees to sample 8 pieces.  Total cost:  $3 for students; $7 for faculty/staff.  Advance registration is required. RSVP to or
Contact:            Aramark
Location:          400B TUC (Tangeman University Center)
Time:                4:30-6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY November 7
Engineers Without Borders: Many Perspectives, One Purpose 
Description:      Hear from several travelers on their personal experiences with EWB. Hear different opinions on topics such as biggest accomplishment, travel preconceptions, favorite new food, largest challenge, or best memory. Hear how a single travel experience can be both widely varied, and unified. Free food!
Contact:            Max Poyle, Engineers Without Borders
Location:          Main Street Cinema, TUC (Tangeman University Center)
Time:                1:00-2:00 p.m.
Film:  “The Ramen Girl”  (Japan)                 
Description:      When her boyfriend leaves her high and dry in Tokyo, spoiled American tourist Abby finds solace
                        In a neighborhood ramen noodle house run by a cantankerous old chef, who agrees to take her on
                        as an apprentice.
Free sushi will be served prior to film!
Contact:            Noriko Tsurui, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
Location:          MainStreet Cinema, TUC (Tangeman University Center)
Time:                3:30-5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY November 8
Postcards from Abroad 
Description:      Students from UC’s University Honors Program will share photos and experiences from programs they have engaged in around the world.  Free food!
Contact:            Tricia Yee, University Honors
Location:          Max Kade Center, 7th Floor in Old Chemistry
Time:                5:00-6:00 pm

FRIDAY November 9

Rock the World 
Description:      Faculty and students from different colleges, departments, and disciplines are working towards changing the world in a positive way. Hear UC teams, composed of faculty and students, as well as partners in the community, describe how they combine Service Learning with Study Abroad to Rock the World. Free international cuisine will be served!
Contact:            Kurt Olausen, UC International Programs
Location:          400B TUC (Tangeman University Center)
Time:                11:00-12:30 p.m.
Quick Stop Around the World! 
Description:      Join international students from ELS Language Center for a speed meeting event. Meet people from several countries in a fast paced environment where you can quickly meet new people, learn about new cultures and walk away with a few new phrases in other languages. After the “Quick Stop Around the World” event, meet the students for a Q & A panel. You can hear about the experiences international students have had while trying to integrate into American culture and the University of Cincinnati. Free food will be served!
Contact:            Kori Lentes, ELS (English Language Center)
Location:          400B TUC (Tangeman University Center)
Time:                1:00-3:00 pm

TUESDAY November 13        

Languages of the World 
Description:      Join us to learn about the importance of learning another language.  Instructors and native speakers of various languages will have interest tables to share information about specific languages you can learn at UC (such as Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish).   Pizza luncheon with soft drinks will be served.
Contact:            Dr. Dennis O’Neill, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
Location:          Max Kade Center, Old Chemistry
Time:                12-2:00 p.m.

Film:  “The Way”  3:30-5:30 p.m. MainStreet Cinema, TUC
Description:      Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Driven by his profound sadness and desire to understand his son better, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage, leaving his "California bubble life" behind. THE WAY was filmed entirely in Spain and France along the actual Camino de Santiago.  Free Spanish tapas will be served!  View trailer here:
Contact:            Dr. Carlos Gutierrez, Romance Languages, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
Location:          MainStreet Cinema, TUC (Tangeman University Center)
Time:                3:30-5:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Sowande’ Mustakeem “Dying in the Shadows of Slavery”
Description:      Dr. Sowande’ Mustakeem, of Washington University (St. Louis campus, Dept. of History), will be presenting “Dying in the Shadows of Slavery: Trauma, Disease and Gendered Captivity in the 18th Century Atlantic Ocean.”  On 15 June 1791 sailor John Cranston gave testimony before a federal grand jury to assist in deciding the legal fate of Rhode Island slave trader, James D'Wolf, accused of throwing an enslaved African female overboard while traveling en route from West Africa to the Caribbean aboard the slave ship, PollyTrans-Atlantic Slave Trade was commonly plagued by the constant transmission of bacteria and disease.  However, by playing out within the central social space of the Atlantic Ocean, this case offers a useful window into maritime slavery and more importantly how entangled factors of race, class, masculinity, and power became manifested through fear of a woman’s diseased body believed to pose both a medical burden and financial threat against future slave sales once landed. Come hear the details of riveting stories like this and more,that plagued the men and women of the middle passage. Free food and refreshments will be served!
Contact:            Susie Mahoney, SALD (Student Activities and Leadership Development)
Location:          Max Kade Germany Cultural Center, 7th Floor
Time:                5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY November 14        

Promoting Health Through Partnering in Ecuador and Tanzania 
Description:      Fall Semester College of Nursing students participated in an international community health clinical experience in Ecuador and Tanzania.  Learn about health and life in both countries, as students share their experience with preparing, living, learning and working in a new culture.
Free international cuisine!
Contact:            Tina Weitkamp, College of Nursing (
Location:          400B TUC (Tangeman University Center)
Time:                12:00 Noon

Pack Your Bags: Tips From Students Who Went Abroad 
Description:      Students who have studied abroad and international students studying in the US will share stories and photos about their experiences.  This is a great opportunity to hear from the experts if you are interested in studying abroad.  Free international cuisine!
Contact:            Students for Study Abroad; Ryan Meyer, UC International Programs
Location:          425 TUC (Tangeman University Center)
Time:                3:00-4:00 p.m.

Cincinnati, Israel and Ghana: Building Bridges to Save Lives 
Description:      Dr. Marc Levitt, director of the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), will speak about his exciting and innovative work as a member of both the Israel and African Exchange Programs, which provide global benefits and advancements in pediatric health care. The first has been ongoing for two years at CCHMC, and is an exchange of doctors, technology, and research with several medical centers in Israel. Dr. Levitt will also address CCHMC’s more recent Exchange Program with the west African nation of Ghana, where he is working to create the West African Colorectal Center for Children. Through these efforts medical personnel are able to share cutting edge research and procedures, work in each other’s hospitals, and most importantly, save lives.
Free Food!
Contact:            Sarah Ganson, Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah ( and
Bonnie Juran Ullner, Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah
Location:          Proctor Hall Room 103, College of Nursing (East Campus, near the Kingsgate Marriott)
Time:                5:00-6:00 p.m.

THURSDAY November 15        
Passport Day 
Description:      Get your official passport processed by officials on campus (first time passport applicants only).  Your passport photos are free!  An appointment is necessary and you are required to bring all necessary documentation.   Contact Jill Reister at UC International for an appointment time ( or 513-556-4278).
Contact:            Jill Reister, UC International;
Location:          3134 Edwards Center One, UC International
Time:                1:00 – 5:00 pm by appointment



Lecture:  “Travel As Art” j0335112

Lecture:  “Travel As Art”  Room 4400Araonoff from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Description:      This lecture includes the story about the first and unexpected trip to the United States in 1994 and later to Great Britain and Germany in 1995-1996 by Natasha and Valera Cherkashin.  These trips were most conducive to developing their creative ideas. They will talk about their first trip to «Liberty», about the way they expressed their nostalgia for the USA in Great Britain and also about the long journey their art works took under water from the shores of the Pacific Ocean, through Miami Beach and Great Britain to Hitler's Olympic Swimming pool in Berlin, where the theme «World Atlantis» was developed.
A reception, with food, follows after the event in the DAAP Library Seminar Room. 

Lecture:  “Travel As Art”

Contact:            Olga Hart, University Libraries
Location           Room 4400, Aronoff (College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning)
Time                 4:00-5:00 p.m.
                        A reception, with food, follows after the event in the DAAP Library Seminar Room.

FRIDAY,  November 16        
A Fulbright Q&A – Panel Discussion 
Description:      Bring your questions about the Fulbright application process and experience to this discussion lead by a panel of Fulbright alumni. The panel will include faculty from a number of colleges and disciplines who will share their research and lecture experiences in a variety of destinations across the globe. Don’t miss out on the “Faculty Social” immediately following this event.
Contact:            Bonnie Richardson, UC International Programs
Location:          Max Kade Center, 7th Floor in Old Chemistry
Time:                2:30-4:00pm

Faculty Social: “Cheers to bridging silos!” 
Description:      Faculty are invited to join us for appetizers and drinks with like-minded colleagues interested in globalizing our students and our campus.  Mingle with UC International Programs and fellow faculty and staff to find out “the who, where, and what” on study, service learning, and research abroad. It is a great chance to connect and strengthen your international endeavors through collaboration. This is a UC faculty/staff-only event. RSVP NOT required but appreciated:
Contact:            Bonnie Richardson, UC International Programs
Location:          Max Kade Center, 7th Floor in Old Chemistry
Time:                4:00–6:00pm

Tuesday - Friday,  November 13-16, 2012      
Library Exhibit'Once upon a time ...' and Now:  200 Years of Grimm Brothers Folk Tales
Location:          400 Langsam Lobby     
Contact:            Olga Hart
Blue Ash College and Clermont College  j0335112

See website ( for details.

Center Court   Meal Themes Lunch and Dinner;  Campus Recreation Center, Uptown Campus West

Latin:  Viva Comida Loca
Celebrating the savors of Latin America with family Mexican cuisine, Peruvian coastal ceviche, Argentinean tacos…..
Cincinnati German Heritage
German and Cincinnatian recipes elevated to new heights, including Goetta a la Oscar, Sauerbraten, Sausage bar….
Italian Food Serenades
Traditional dishes from both Northern and Southern Italy, full antipasti bar, Sicilian cannoli piped to order and much more….

Taste flavors of the greater Asian continent featuring action stir frying to order, Mongolian Grill specialties, noodle and soup bar.

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