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International Week

Appreciation for Cultures of the World

Help celebrate all things international November 11-23, 2013 on the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) campus. Coordinated by the UMD International Education Office, the goal of International Education Week is to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities and resources at UMD. Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to celebrate international education at UMD. IEO Education Week Webpage.

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Study Abroad Photo Contest Exhibition

UMD Northern Shores Coffee Shop
November 13, 4:30-7 pm,
Join the International Education Office for their first ever Photo Contest Exhibition. The categories are: Places, Culture, the Study Abroad Experience, and People's Choice. The top entries of photography from UMD students who studied abroad last year will be exhibited in Northern Shores Coffee Shop at UMD during International Education Week. The opening reception is open to the public and voting will be held from 4:30-6:30 pm, on November 13. Refreshments will be provided!

Live voting on the "People's Choice" category will take place at the opening reception. Winners will be announced and awarded at the reception at 7 pm. Each winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card from the International Education Office. For contest info, contact or 218-726-8764.

International Education Week On-Going Events 2013

International Education Office Open House
Nov. 11, 13, and 15; 9-11 AM
Stop in the IEO for morning treats and to learn more about study abroad opportunities at UMD! Open to the campus community.

Photo Exhibition - "China in my Eyes"
Nov. 11-23
Kirby Student Center
Sponsored by the Confucius Institute

College of Liberal Arts Advising Open House
November 11–15| 11AM–1PM
310 Kirby Plaza - Goodies available for students and learn about the various study abroad programs that fit CLA students.

International Education Week Single Events 2013

Presentation - "Kristallnacht"
Nov. 9, 7 pm
Temple Israel, Duluth, MN
On its 75th anniversary, Dr. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, UMD Communication Dept., will discuss "The Night of Broken Glass",when Nazi thugs destroyed Jewish-owned buildings. Rabbi David Steinberg will lead a service prior to the presentation. Sponsored by the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Committee.

Film: "Judgement at Nurenberg"
Nov. 10, 1:30-5 PM
Chemistry 200
Public defender Fred Friedman and UMD American Indian Studies professor Tadd Johnson will serve as co-discussion leaders following the film. Sponsored by the Bauemler-Kaplan Holocaust Committee.

Special Brown Bag - "Art and Artists in Växjö, Stockholm and Oslo"
Nov. 11, 12 Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Presented by Dr. Alison Aune, UMD Professor of Art & Design and Cheryl Reitan, UMD Associate Director of External Affairs (co-sponsored by the Alworth Institute & International Education Office).

Film: "After the Shock"
Nov. 11, 4 PM
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
The epic story of a family separated as a result of the Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976.

Film: "Nirgendwo in Afrika"
Nov. 11, 7 PM
Zinema 2
The film centers around a German family, especially the young son, as they flee to Africa in the 1930s before the start of WWII. A discussion led by Prof. Kristen Hylenski will follow the film. The ticket price is $8 for adults, $6.50 for students and seniors. The film is part of the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures "Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice" Film & Speaker series.

APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser
Nov. 12, 10AM-2:30 PM
Kirby Student Center
The Asian Pacific American Association will be selling delicious bubble tea with tapioca pearls in a variety of flavors.

UNESCO World Heritage Site Contest - special emphasis on Natural Sites
Nov. 12, 10 AM-2 PM
Kirby Commons
Sponsored by the Alworth Institute

Documentary: "The Dialogue"
Nov. 12, 12 Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Documentary that follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through Hong Kong and Southwest China. Sponsored by the Confucius Institute.

Tea at the Tweed!
Nov. 12, 1:30–3:30 PM | Tweed Museum of Art
Tea at the Tweed is a networking opportunity for faculty and staff.  2013 teas feature international flavors and information about women's status worldwide.  The featured county is South Africa.  Sponsored by the UMD Commission on Women.

Lecture: "Disclosing Torture in the Life Stories of Spanish Women Political Prisoners"
Nov. 12, 2 PM
Kirby Garden Room
Presented by Prof. Gina Herrmann. Q&A to follow her lecture. Co-sponsored by the UMD Commission on Women and the UMD Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures "Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice" Film & Speaker series. Free and open to the public.

Reception & Exhibit - "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich"
Nov. 12; 4 PM
Duluth Federal Courthouse
UMD Theater Professor Tom Isbell will present Justice Robert Jackson's opening remarks when he served as chief American prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials. Sponsored by the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Committee.

Film: "A Question of Silence"
Nov. 12 , 5 PM
Humanities 480
This Dutch film will be introduced by Dr. Tineke Ritmeester and is part of the UMD Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Film Series.

Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys
A Discussion of "Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction," by Jonathan A.C. Brown, Book #2 in a five-part series
Nov. 12, 6:30-8:30 PM
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Dr. Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson and Dr. Nik Hassan will host a discussion about the book.

Lecture: "Religions in Traditional China"
Nov. 13, 12 Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Dr. Qiang Fang, UMD History Department, will discuss how China's religions have played a prominent role in shaping and transforming policies in East Asia.

Alworth Institute Special Reading & Discussion - "Paris Victuals"
Nov. 13, 12 Noon
Bohannon Hall 112
Dr. Milan Kovacovic will read excerpt from his memoir about accompanying his mother in her daily duties for a wealthy Parisian family.

Study Abroad 101
Nov. 13, 12 Noon
This is an open session to all students to learn the basic steps to study abroad. This is a great intro for students who know they want to study abroad but don't know where to start, or for those who have found a program and want to know the "next steps".

Alworth Institute Martha B. Alworth International Brown Bag - "Exploration of English Wind Band Music"
Nov. 14, 12 Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Presented by Dr. Mark Whitlock, Professor and Director of Bands, UMD Department of Music
Film: "The World"
Nov. 14, 4 PM
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
An exploration on the impact of urbanization and globalization on a traditional culture. Sponsored by the Confucius Institute.
Alworth Institute Reading Group
Nov. 14, 7 PM
Kirby Student Center 351
Reading Group Discussion of, "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" by Anthony Marra (a novel about the Chechen wars).

UMD International Week Organizations
UMD Confucius Institute
UMD International Education Office
UMD International Student Services
UMD Multicultural Center
Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

About National IEW

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

About UMD Study Abroad
UMD International Education Office
138 Kirby Plaza | 1208 Kirby Drive
(218) 726-8764 | (877) 755-4200

Story by Cheryl Reitan with Ellie Neigebauer, November, 2013.

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