Date: November 6, 2012
To: All UF Graduate Students
Cc: All UF Graduate Coordinators and Staff
From: UF International Center
RE: International Education Week 2012 at UF – “Picture Yourself Connecting with the World!”
November 12-16 marks this year’s International Education Week (IEW). Under the theme of “Picture Yourself Connecting with the World,” the University of Florida International Center (UFIC), in collaboration with units across the campus, is planning a myriad of events designed to increase awareness of UF’s global presence and its academic and extracurricular connections around the world.
This celebration, designated by the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education, provides an opportunity to highlight the benefits of worldwide international education and exchange. It also promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.
UF is proud to offer countless opportunities for international engagement among students, faculty, staff, and the community at large.
For information on international education week activities, events and exhibitions on UF campus and our community visit http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/PD/IEW.html. For worldwide IEW events please visit: http://www.iew.state.gov/
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PRE- INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK EVENTS
November 7, 2012
International K-12 Children Art Exhibition Opening Reception, 6pm at The Hub (UF Campus)
Opening reception for students and families; Artwork produced by students of the Alachua County schools. Portions of this entire collection will be exhibited simultaneously at various campus locations during November 12-16 in the Education Library of Norman Hall, Marston Science Library, and the Criser Cancer Resource Center in the Shands Cancer Hospital on Archer Road.
Sponsored by the International Center and the School Board of Alachua County. http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/PD/K12.html
November 8, 2012
Museum Nights: Day of the Dead /Día de los Muertos, 6-9pm at The Harn Museum
As a follow-up to Halloween, we celebrate Day of the Dead with the Center for Latin American Studies. In addition to an altar in remembrance and celebration of dead friends and family, there will be art activities, musical performances, and free food. Among the presentations is a choral and period instrument performance of “Missa Ego flos campi” by 16th century composer Juan Gutierrez de Padilla, who was born in Spain and immigrated to Mexico. Extending this intercultural celebration of life from beginning to end, the evening will also feature activities in the Asian Gallery’s “spooky” exhibition, Things that Go Bump in the Night. www.harn.ufl.edu
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK EVENTS
November 13, 2012
IEW Kick off and Performance, 10:15am in the Hub Lobby (UF campus)
A brief opening ceremony to highlight IEW activities and opportunities
VISA World Fair, 10:00am in the Reitz Union Colonnade
VISA, Volunteers for International Student Affairs, the umbrella for international student organizations, is offering a tabling event to promote international student organizations on campus. Come explore the different cultures present at UF!
Global Photo Competition Reception, 2:00pm in Grinter Hall
Reception for winners of 2012 Global Photo Competition; Come and meet the photographers and learn about the stories behind their photos. The Reception will also kick off the Global Photo Competition Exhibit that will be held in the Grinter Gallery until December 7th, 2012 featuring photographs portraying the theme of “Global Culture” taken by study abroad students, international students, faculty, staff, and alumni. http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/PD/photocontest.html
International Exhibits at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Check www.harn.ufl.edu for the calendar of events and locations
International Educator of the Year Award Ceremony, 3:30pm in the Keen Faculty Center of Dauer Hall
Recognition of faculty and staff who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to bring a global perspective on UF’s campus.
Film: One Day on Earth (length 1 hr, 45 mins.), 7:20pm in the Reitz Union Auditorium
Directed by Kyle Ruddik, the film is a documentary that captures the same 24-hour period throughout every country in the world. UF screening sponsored by Gatorship Program Trailer on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRIvJBgi-1E
November 14, 2012
ISS Awards Ceremony, 5:30pm in UF Smathers Library, Room 1A
The International Center and UF colleges recognize international students who excel in their academic performance, research, and community involvement. http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/ISS/UFdepAwards.html
November 15, 2012
Exhibition Opening and Presentation: Jerusalem in Antique Maps, 5:00pm in UF Smathers Library (East), Room 1A
Opening talk by Dr. Elizabeth Ross on Jerusalem in antique maps. Light buffet is offered. For more information http://uflib.ufl.edu/judaica/events.html
46th Annual Concerto Competition Concert, at 7:30pm in the University Auditorium
Winners of the competition will play alongside the UF Symphony Orchestra. Raymond Chobaz, Conductor.
November 16, 2012
International Trivia Group Challenge at IEW Closing Event, 3:00pm
A fun trivia game where groups compete for the World Championship Cup! Competition will include subjects such as country flags, geography, current events, languages and more! Students, faculty and staff can participate! Form your team (4 people max.) and contact [log in to unmask]
For other events and a detailed calendar, visit: http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/PD/iew_2012.html
For more information about the UF International Center www.ufic.ufl.edu
Contact: Mabel Cardec, Outreach Coordinator [log in to unmask] or 352-273-1515