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KU to celebrate International Education Week

Friday, November 15, 2019

LAWRENCE — From Nov. 18 to 22, units across the University of Kansas Lawrence campus will come together to celebrate International Education Week with a host of multicultural events.

A joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, the week promotes programs that prepare those in the U.S. for a global world and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

Events include a global trivia contest, lectures, panel discussions, professional development opportunities, a cultural talent show and the presentation of the George and Eleanor Woodyard International Award.

The KU community is encouraged to join the conversation on social media by using the hashtags #IEW2019 and #GlobalJayhawks to share how international education has enriched their lives.

Several of the week's events are listed below. A full list, including sponsors and language table events, can be found online.

Monday, Nov. 18

Medieval Manuscript Culture in Digital Environments
3-4:30 p.m. at Seminar, Room 1 in the Hall Center for the Humanities 
Presenters Emily Francomano, Georgetown University, and Heather Bamford, George Washington University, will give a presentation that surveys the landscape of digital-medieval manuscript culture in the field of medieval Iberian literature as well as culture in light of six terms: likeness, tangibility, presence, time, intention(s) and accessibility. They will then present their digital edition in progress and discuss how they envision making medieval manuscript culture accessible to audiences beyond experts. 

Global Quest Trivia Challenge
6 p.m. at Slawson Hall
How well do you know the world? KU students, faculty and staff are welcome to test their international trivia knowledge at the Global Quest Trivia Challenge. Categories include geography, history, pop culture, current events and traditions. Winners will receive prizes. Teams can have as many as eight members. Individuals can also register and be added to a team. Registration for teams and individuals is available online.

China Town Hall
6-8 p.m. at the Alderson Room in the Kansas Union
A panel-style discussion with speakers offering different perspectives on China and Sino-American relations. Attendees can discuss the China-U.S. relationship. 

Tuesday, Nov. 19

CREES Brownbag Series: Robert Jameson (history)
Noon-1 p.m.  at 318 Bailey Hall
Robert Jameson, a history graduate student, will give a brownbag lecture "A Network or a Leash? Computing through the Iron Curtain in the 1980s." The lecture will be based on the dissertation research he conducted as a Fulbright grantee in Prague. 

Liven Up Your LinkedIn Profile
3-4 p.m. at 318 Bailey Hall
Learn about best practices for creating and keeping your LinkedIn profile fresh. Learn how to incorporate your internationally related experiences and make your profile stand out. This event is part of the International Career Series.

From Choro to Jazz: Brazilian and American Sound Bridges - An Evening of Instrumental Music from Brazil and the United States
7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center
Clarinetist Juvino Filho, professor at the Federal University of the Recôncavo of Babia, Brazil, will perform an evening of instrumental music from Brazil and the United States. He will be joined by musicians Dylan Bassett, Jordan Ayala, Alejandro Ávila and Luciano Tosta. 

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Ujamaa Food For Thought: A Conversation about Afro-Brazilian Music
Noon at 318 Bailey Hall
Juvino Alves Filho, clarinetist and professor at the Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia, Brazil, will discuss the cultural history and development of Afro-Brazilian music styles accompanied by live music demonstration. Free light lunch will be offered. 

Professional Development Workshop for Students of French and Italian 
4-5:15 p.m.  206 Summerfield

Italian Film Series
5 p.m. at 1045 Wescoe

Thursday, Nov. 21

Tea @ 3 p.m.
3 p.m. at the Kansas Union

Brian McClendon Presentation 
5:30 p.m. at Auditorium 111 in Capitol Federal Hall
Brian McClendon, KU alumnus, research professor and Google Earth co-creator, will give a presentation for Global Entrepreneurship Week. The public event is free, but registration is required.

George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award Presentation
3:30-5:30 p.m. at Forum B in the Burge Union
Virginia Harper Ho, professor of law, is the winner of the 2019 George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award, which recognizes her commitment to international education and research. As part of the presentation, Harper Ho will give a brief lecture on international education followed by a reception. 

Capoeira Class
6-7 p.m. at 250 Robinson (dance studio)

Friday, Nov. 22

Colonialism Seminar: Student Identity Formation in High Definition
3-4:30 p.m. at Seminar Room 1 in the Hall Center for the Humanities 
Jose Héctor Cadena, doctoral candidate in American studies, will present at the colonialism seminar, which examines the history and legacy of colonialism in Latin America. Meetings provide an opportunity for a dynamic examination of hemispherical and transatlantic connections across four major themes: identity, territory, religion and cultural production.

Culture Collage Talent Showcase
6-8 p.m. at the Kansas Union Ballroom
Join the Fulbright Scholars Association for an evening of food, dance, music and cultural performances. The event will also recognize the International Leader Quest Award winners. The Cultural Collage promotes the sharing of different cultures represented at KU and works to link students from around the world. 


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