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Tomorrow's UF International Education Week Activities

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ANNOUNCEMENT


Date:   November 15, 2012

To:     All UF Graduate Students, Coordinators and Staff

From:   UF International Center

RE:     Tomorrow's UF International Education Week Activities


International Education Week Celebration at UF - Nov. 12-16
Activities for Friday, Nov. 16

Information Session on opportunities with the Department of State and Foreign Service
Edward Loo, South Florida's Diplomat in Residence will visit UF Campus. Individual consultations available by appointment only. Must attend info session first. Contact Katy Dawson at [log in to unmask]
Sponsored by the International Center
Location - The International Center located in the Hub
Time: 9:35 - 10:25 AM (class period 3) & 10:40 - 11:30 AM (class period 4)

VISA World Carnival
Come bounce in an inflatable bounce house, challenge a friend to jousting, or race through the inflatable obstacle course while learning about the many different cultures here at UF! www.ufvisa.org. 
Location - Reitz Union North Lawn
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Composing A Heart and other immigrant stories.collecting and studying the fragments of a life. Sponsored by the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, Center for the Arts and Public Policy, and Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere
Dedicated to the children of immigrants, Composing A Heart combines spoken word, taped recordings, music box, original music for clarinet, and photographs. Co-created by award winning musical theatre composer Craig Ames and clarinetist/storyteller Bess de Farber, the presentation engages the audience in a series of skillfully-delivered and captivating stories about de Farber's life and immigrant family history. A special performance of Composing A Heart and other immigrant stories will be preceded by two short presentations from curators Rebecca Jefferson and Jim Liversidge focusing on immigrant songs and stories found in the Special Collections at the George A. Smathers Libraries. To register go to http://apps.uflib.ufl.edu/Registration/ and click on Schedule then Composing A Heart and Register. Space is limited.
Location - Nadine M. McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion, G13 on the Ground Floor
Time: 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

15-minute FLASH International Demo - Capoeira
Location - Hub Lobby
Time: 11:30 AM

Global Connections Raffle - See details
Time: 12:00 PM

European Short Films:
"The Cage", 2006, Romania, 17 minutes
"Let's Go To Plan B", 2007, Spain- Andalucía, 13 minutes
"The End of The World", 2010, Belgium- Wallonia, 10 minutes
"Skimming Pebbles", 2009, Wales, 10 minutes
"Someone Else's Steps", 2009, Bulgaria, 4 minutes
Sponsored by VivaEurope! and the Center for European Studies.
Location - International Center, Large Conference Room, The Hub
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Film:  "Haiti:  Where Did the Money Go?"
Two years after the 2010 earthquake, this documentary asks the pivotal question-why did so much money buy so little relief?, and why are so many still living in squalor? For more information, see under "News," http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/
Location - Smathers Library (East), Latin American Collection Reference Room, 4th floor
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

CLOSING EVENT:
International Trivia Group Challenge
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]
Location - The Hub
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM

GRAND PRIZE Global Connections Raffle
Two students will win a matted Global Photo of their choice, and two students will a $200.00 voucher to be used towards the cost of a UF sponsored or UF approved study abroad program. 
Of interest to - All students
Location - The International Center, Hub lobby
Time: 4:00 PM

Special event: Student Research Mixer
Part of the "Think Transatlantic" Series produced by the European Union Club.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/thinktransatlanticuf for details.
Location - Arredondo Café
Time: 6:00 PM

Polski Stol: Casual Polish meet-up
Fun and low-pressure way to improve Polish speaking.  For more information, email [log in to unmask]
Of interest to - Polish speakers or those who want to speak Polish
Location -Reitz Union lounge
Time: 6:30 PM

Come and bring your friends! or more information and details, please visit https://www.ufic.ufl.edu/PD/IEW.html
The International Education Week is promoted by the UF International Center. Contact Mabel Cardec for questions: [log in to unmask]

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