International Education Week

Date:  November 11 - 15, 2013

Summary:  WSSU celebrates International Week this November 11 - 15. The rich diversity and cultures of the world will be on display all week with lectures, presentations, programs, projects and activities.


Schedule of Events

Monday, November 11

9:00 am -10:30 am: Organization for Tropical Studies, Duke University. Information on Tropical Biology, Global Health, and African Ecology Programs in Costa Rica and South Africa, with representative Ms. Patrice Barley: Lobby of the Science Building.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Organization for Tropical Studies, Duke University. Information on Tropical Biology, Global Health, and African Ecology Programs in Costa Rica and South Africa, with representative Ms. Patrice Barley: Thompson Center Lobby.

11:00am - 2:00pm: Study Abroad Expo, Thompson Center Lobby

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Faculty Seminar Experiences Abroad: Implications for Professional, Curriculum and Personal Development:  Presentations by participants in the CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars in Brazil (Dr. Uchenna Vasser & Dr. Debbie O'Connell), Poland and Germany (Dr. Megan Edwards), Spain (Dr. Chrissie Placilla). Bring Your Lunch; snacks and beverages will be served: Thompson Center 207C.

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm: Why We Fight. Film screening & discussion led by Ms. Olivia Sedwick (Chancellor Scholar): a presentation in Dr. Mueni Muiu's POS 3341: International Relations class. Coltrane Hall, 103.

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Dare to Dream about Study Abroad: A Liberal Learning Seminar Perspective. Students from LLS 1339: Passport, Visa, Bon Voyage class by Dr. Andrea Patterson, Assistant Professor of Speech, will showcase projects: Eller Hall 113

3:30 pm – 6: 00 pm: International Film Festival: Brazilian film: Filhas do Vento (Daughters of the Wind); In Portuguese with English subtitles. In a small town in the State of Minas Gerais, two sisters meet again after years apart. One of them headed for an acting career in the big city. The other stayed to look after their father.  Directed by Joel Zito Araújo (2004) and starring an ensemble cast of some of Brazil's best-known Black actors. Sponsored by the World Languages Film Club and the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Introduced by Portuguese minors and FIPSE Fellows Erin Brevard and Taga Gaddy.  Hall-Patterson 325.

Tuesday, November 12

11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the World. A presentation of artifacts, books, music, posters, food sampling, and attire from selected countries by the Department of World Languages and Cultures and the Department of English: 2nd Floor, Hall Patterson Building.

12:30 am – 1:45 pm: Fear of a Black Europe: An Afro-Atlantic Dialogue. Moderated via Skype by Prof. Kwame Zulu Shabazz, African World Cultures class, Eller Hall, Room 113.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Teaching, Learning and Researching on Africa: A panel presentation featuring Dr. Gwen Ayuninjam, Dr. Roy Doron, Dr. James Etim, Dr. Mueni Muiu, Professor Kwame Shabazz, and Dr. Cynthia Villagomez. Moderated by Dr. Mueni Muiu. Sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences' Colloquium. Coltrane Hall, Room 211.

Wednesday, November 13

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Study Abroad in Kenya and Tanzania: Student Presentation. Presented by Dr. Leonard Muaka, Assistant Professor of Kiswahili, in the UNC Language Assembly video class. Anderson Center, Room G 22.

1:45 pm – 3:30 pm: National Healthcare Delivery System in Selected Countries: A poster presentation. Students in Dr. Cecile Yancu's Medical Sociology class will make a visual display of their research on health care delivery systems in Venezuela, Canada, Taiwan, Italy, Brazil, Japan, Costa Rica and Fiji. Anderson Center, Main Dining Room.

2:00 pm. – 4:00 pm: Panel Presentation on Study Abroad Experiences Around the World. A celebration of international education experiences of WSSU students presented by the Students International Association in association with Links Inc. Snacks, tea, punch and other beverages will be served: Anderson Center, Main Dining Room.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: International Film Festival: From Tanzania, (East Africa), Maangamizi: The Ancient One; in Swahili with English subtitles. Directed and produced by Ron Mulvihill and Martin Mhando. Summoned to the majestic heights of Kilimanjaro, two women --one African, one American-- are led by an ancient and mysterious ancestor on a primal journey of spiritual awakening and connection with their roots. Sponsored by the World Languages Film Club and the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Introduced by Dr. Leonard Muaka, Hall Patterson, Room 228.

Thursday, November 14

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Global Understanding Video classroom on Healthcare in China and the United States. Students from WSSU and Hubei School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Wuhan, China, will meet jointly via videoconference. Anderson Center, Room G-22.

9:30 am - 10:45 am: Truth in 24 II – Every Second Counts. A documentary film directed by Rob Gehring. The 24 hours at Le Mans, France, is a legendary part of the auto racing culture in Europe. The film captures the entire drama of the fourth-narrowest running of the Le Mans 24 Hours with intimate insights into the team of Audi Sport. Presented by Professor Kyu-soo Chung, Motorsports Management class. Old Nursing Building, Room 012.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Tour Around the World in the School of Health Sciences – table displays with slide shows and posters, artifacts, international food tasting. F.L. Atkins Building, First Floor Hallway.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Tastes and Sounds of the World, a food tasting and musical extravaganza from around the world. Information on study abroad opportunities will be available. School of Business and Economics: Lobby of R. J. Reynolds, outside RJR 136.

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm: Building Bridges: The Untold African Story (35 min.). Film produced by Dr. Rose A. Sackeyfio, Associate Professor of English.  This documentary focuses on the ties between Ghana and the African Diaspora. The film highlights modern Ghana as a place of homage for Diaspora peoples through interviews with African Americans who reside there as well as prominent Ghanaians from a cross section of society. In HUM 2315 Black Women's Identity Through Time: Hall Patterson, Room 205.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm:  School of Health Sciences Keynote Presentation: "Healthcare in Egypt." Presented by Dr. Wanees Alamir, Visiting Scholar in Physical Therapy, Cairo University; and "Reflections on Visit to Cairo." Presented by Dr. Bob Cowie, Professor of Physical Therapy. F.L. Atkins Building, Location TBA.

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm: R & B: Race in Bollywood. Professor John Caldwell, Department of Asian Studies, UNC Chapel Hill. Using Bollywood songs, the lecture will focus on the portrayal of race in connection with notions of caste, ethnicity, complexion; how African-American communities are perceived and portrayed in Indian popular culture; and recent Bollywood musical collaborations with African-American artists like Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Akon, Snoop Dog, and Ludacris. Anderson Center, Main Dining Room.

7:00 pm: Salsa Night: A master class will be taught by an expert instructor.  Come out and learn some of the hottest Latin-dance moves. Hosted by the Spanish Language Club (Los nuevos carneros hispánicos). Thompson Center 207C.  

Friday, November 15

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm: International Film Festival: Bollywood Blockbuster from India: Three Idiots; in Hindi with English subtitles.  Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".  Directed by Rajkumar Hirani (2009); starring Aamir Khan, Madhavan, and Sharman Joshi. Sponsored by the World Languages Film Club and the Department of World Languages and Cultures.  Introduced by Dr. Robert Anderson.  RJR Building, Room 136.

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