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UW-Madison Celebrates International Education Week

November 10, 2008

UW-Madison and the Madison community celebrate International Education Week, November 17 – 21, with international activities, films, lectures, and workshops.

Monday – Friday, November 17 – 21
8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Class of 1973 Gallery, Red Gym, 716 Langdon Street
International Education Week Photo Exhibit – NEW EVENT!
The U.S. will celebrate International Education Week (http://iew.state.gov/) from November 17 to November 25 and so will UW-Madison. In recognition, International Student Services along with the School of Business International Programs, and International Academic Programs, will host an exhibit of 31 prize-winning photos taken by international and study abroad students. International students and their families are invited to view the exhibit all week.

Monday – Friday, November 17 – 21
2:30 p.m – 3:30 p.m., 206 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive
Study Abroad 101
Interested in studying abroad but not sure where to start? Attend this 30-minute session to learn about the programs available to you, what academic credit you will receive, financial information and much, much more!

Monday, November 17
3 p.m. – 4 p.m., 206 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive
Study Abroad Program: Spain Programs Information Session
Are you interested in studying abroad in Spain? Then attend this information session to learn about the many program options available!

Tuesday, November 18
12 p.m. – 1p.m., 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
“Solving Plant Disease Problems to Help Small Growers in Central America” Lecture by Jonathon Jacobs, Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Plant Pathology
The Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Program’s weekly lunchtime lecture series. Please join us for a light lunch/snacks and beverages as we enjoy lectures given by LACIS-affiliated faculty, students, and visiting scholars.

Tuesday, November 18
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 301 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
International Opportunities Advising Go Global!
Offers advising for undergraduates, graduates, and recent alumni interested in international opportunities of all sorts.

Tuesday, November 18
4:15p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Helen C. White Library, 600 N. Park
“Comparative Modernisms Series,” Natalie Melas
Natalie Melas, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Cornell University, will deliver a public lecture as part of the Comparative Modernisms Series, organized by the Modernisms/Modernities Colloquium and co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Anonymous Fund, Global Studies, English Department, History Department, and Border and Transcultural Research Circle.

Dr. Melas is the author of All the Difference in the World: Postcoloniality and the Ends of Comparison (2007).  She has also published articles on comparison and incommensurability, Joseph Conrad, French Caribbean Literature, and the fate of the humanities in the contemporary university. Her areas of interest include transcultural theory (between postcolonialism and globalization), the politics of disciplinary histories, cultural comparison, and Anglophone and especially Francophone Caribbean literature and theory. Her current project, provisionally entitled The Poetics and Politics of Untimeliness, addresses the formation of alternative modernities and the broken link between modernism and colonialism through two incommensurable figures, the modern Greek poet Constantin Cavafy and Caribbean poet Aime Cesaire.

Wednesday, November 19
4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Ingraham Hall 336, 1155 Observatory Drive
Study Abroad Program: Croatia Summer Program Information Session
Are you interested in studying abroad in Croatia this summer? Then attend this information session to learn more about the program!

Wednesday, November 19
Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street
Bill Mullen Lecture: Afro-Asia: Revolutionary, Political, and Cultural Connections Between African Americans and Asian Americans. (A discussion with Bill Mullen will immediatedly follow the lecture.)
Bill Mullen is director of American Studies & English at Purdue University and co-editor with Fred Ho of the book Afro Asia: Revolutionary Political and Cultural Connections Between African Americans and Asian Americans (Duke University). Contact (608) 263-1755, pachoy@wisc.edu.

Thursday, November 20
3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Drive
Study Abroad Program: Classics Programs Information Session
Are you interested in studying Classics in Greece or Italy? Then attend this information session to learn more about the programs available!

Thursday, November 20
3 p.m. – 4 p.m., 250 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive
Study Abroad Program: Portuguese Language Programs Information Session
Are you studying Portugese? Would you like to study abroad in a country that speaks Portugese? Then attend this information session to learn more about the program options available!

Thursday, November 20
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., 1100 Grainger Hall, 975 University Avenue
The Global Economic Crisis: Stories Untold
The economic bad news keeps coming: a bursting housing bubble, a volatile stock market, restricted credit markets, a recession, and more. How did a crisis in the U.S. housing market grow into a full blown global economic crisis? What do these events mean for the global economy, governments, businesses and average people around the world? How might we evaluate proposed solutions here and abroad? wage.wisc.edu/Events/index.aspx?ID=507

Join a panel of distinguished UW-Madison professors who will offer different perspectives on the causes, consequences, and potential solutions for the global economic crisis.

Saturday, November 22
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m, Tripp Commons, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street
“Open a Door… Open a Book… Open your Mind… to the World” 7th Annual International Children’s & Young Adult Literature Celebration
An all-day, interactive workshop for K-12 educators, librarians, and children’s literature enthusiasts, with an aim to internationalize statewide reading curriculum. Contact Rachel Weiss at (608) 262-9224.

Saturday, November 22
7 p.m., Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon Street
Fred Ho and the Afro-Asian Music Ensemble: Revolutional Earth Music: People and the Planet before Profit!
Fred Ho, visionary Chinese American composer and virtuoso baritone saxophonist, joins his worldclass Afro-Asian Music Ensemble in a performance of epic music embedded in a fiercely soulful, swinging, and radical jazz context. The show also features a new performance piece by UW students and a collaborative work with choreographer Peggy Choy of the UW-Madison Dance Program.  Contact (608) 263-1755, pachoy@wisc.edu.

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