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International Education Week

The week of November 18-22, 2019 marks the 19th annual celebration of International Education Week. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is an opportunity to promote a broader understanding of world cultures. Ohio State joins thousands of other institutions worldwide participating in events that bring an international perspective to college campuses. Connect with IEW 2019 online.

November 11

Veteran's Day

November 12

Spanish Department Conversation Table

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 269 Hagerty Hall    

 For Spanish levels up to 1155


Turkey between East & West: Reporting from the Europe/Asia Border Webcast

12 - 1 p.m. Webcast  

 Join the Columbus Council on Worlds Affairs (CCWA), the Polish Studies Initiative(PSI), and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) on November 12 to hear CCWA's CEO Patrick Terrien sit down with Witold Szablowski, a Polish journalist known for his in-depth reporting from the edges of the European Union.


5 Under 25: Going Abroad

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dave Griner Room, RPAC

Five recent graduates of Ohio State come back to campus to share their wisdom with students. Join the Student-Alumni Council and some fellow Buckeyes to learn about their experience at Ohio State and benefit from their advice on the benefits of going abroad. Panelists Doire Perot, Erica Baumker, Aliza Bruchs, Nick Ruhrkraut, and Stephanie Znosko will discuss how their international experiences shaped their academic paths and careers plans. 5 Under 25 will give you a glimpse of where your education at Ohio State can take you.



New Republic Senior Editor to Speak

6 - 8 p.m. 165 Thompson Library 

Ruth Franklin, literary critic and a senior editor at the New Republic will present “Beyond 'The Lottery': Writing the Life of Shirley Jackson, “on November 12 at 6 pm. Franklin is the author of A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction, a provocative study of significant works of Holocaust fiction.


November 13

Buckeyes Going Global: Perspectives on Developing Your International Career

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Mason Hall Rotunda, 250 West Woodruff 

Learn how to leverage language and area studies, study abroad and internship experiences into viable international career paths at this event, featuring panelists representing diverse world areas, currently working in higher education, government, private and not-for-profit sectors. Pre-reception starts at 5:00 p.m.


NAHM Dinner with Dark Water Rising

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Multicultural Center Meeting Room 

Dinner and discussion with the Indigenous rock group Dark Water Rising. DWR features four amazing musicians from North Carolina near the Lumbee Nation. Part of Native American Heritage Month. RSVP is required.


Flicks for Free ft. "Fruitvale Station"

6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. U.S. Bank Conference Theater 

Filmmaker Ryan Coogler makes his feature directorial debut with this drama centered on the tragic shooting of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a vibrant 22-year-old Bay Area father who was senselessly gunned down by BART officers on New Year's Day in 2009, and whose murder sent shockwaves through the nation after being captured on camera by his fellow passengers.


OUAB in the Kitchen: Taste of Italy

6 p.m. Ohio Union - Instructional Kitchen   

Always craving Italian? Join OUAB for a cooking class with a menu featuring traditional Italian dishes. After working in the kitchen, enjoy the opportunity to mingle and meet other graduate students and their guests.


NAHM Dark Water Rising Concert

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Multicultural Center Meeting Room 

Free concert performed by Dark Water Rising. They are a folk/rock/indigenous group from the Lumbee and Coharie tribes of North Carolina. This will be their second performance at the Ohio State University.

Dark Water Rising is an award-winning contemporary Native American group featuring an Indie rock/Blues sound. Based in Robeson County, North Carolina, they formed in 2010 and won the 2010 Native American Music Award for "Debut Duo or Group of the Year". In 2011 they gained two nominations in the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards, Single of the Year for their song Hooked and Best Folk/Acoustic CD for their debut album Dark Water Rising. The band tours regularly in North Carolina and across the east coast, and was featured on the nationally broadcast NPR show The Story with Dick Gordon.


The Art of Spiegelman

7 p.m. Wexner Film/Video Theater 

As part of the 2013 Columbus Jewish Film Festival, and in advance of the grand opening of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, we're pleased to present a recent documentary about former Wexner Center Film/Video Artist Residency Award recipient Art Spiegelman.

The Art of Spiegelman is an intimate and homey portrait of the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer and artist, who is just as witty, fascinating, and fiercely insightful as his extraordinary creative output would lead you to believe. Here Spiegelman evokes rich childhood memories, reflects on the evolution of his seminal work Maus, and considers his position as a key figure in the underground comics movement. (43 mins., video)

The evening starts with the charming short film Every Tuesday, introduced by its director, Rachel Loube. The New Yorker is famous for its pithy, witty, and occasionally incomprehensible single-panel cartoons, and while those cartoons are well known, the magazine's cartoonists are not. This film follows four of them through their creative process and their weekly shared lunch. (21 mins., video)


Nature and Nurture

7 p.m. Columbus JCC, 1125 College Avenue


Double header program featuring top scholars: Three Models Of Jews By Choice: Activist, Accommodating, and Ambivalent Converts Professor Sylvia Barack Fishman, Esther Foster Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life, Brandeis University. Is Jewishness In Our Genes? Professor Shaye Cohen, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy, Harvard University.

What makes a Jew a Jew -- Descent? Physiology? Practice? Beliefs? Culture? Politics? Social Networking? Self-identification? Identification by others? In this talk Shaye Cohen will explore some aspects of this much-discussed question, focusing on the tension between Jewishness as something that people do (something active) and Jewishness as something that happens to people (something passive). The tension is most evident in discussions about the status of converts, gentiles who want in and Jews who want out.


November 14

Can Women Become Jews?

3:15 p.m. 347 University Hall  

Classical Jewish texts are famously androcentric: the male is the norm. When these texts talk about Jews, they are talking about men. Women are Jews relationally; women are the mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives of Jews. And so, the question: in terms of classical Jewish culture, can women be or become Jews in their own right? This talk is based on Shaye Cohen's book “Why aren't Jewish Women Circumcised? Gender and Covenant in Judaism.


Images, Devotion, and Skepticism before the Reformation

4:30 p.m. 165 Thompson Library

Nina Rowe, Fordham University, will give a lecture titled "Images, Devotion, and Skepticism before the Reformation". Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion.


LASER Presents Ernesto Martinez and Presilla Ovalle

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Ohio Union Multicultural Center 

Ernesto Martinez "To Know and Be Known: Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility" and Priscilla Ovalle ""How Dancing Latinas Framed Hollywood Hair, from the Wide Shot to the Close-Up."


Film and Discussion of "Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath" with Filmmaker Valarie Kaur

6 - 9 p.m. U.S. Bank Conference Theater

In a world divided into us and them, who counts as one of us? A college student journeys across America in the aftermath of 9/11 uncovering stories of hate violence, fear, and unspeakable loss - until she finds the heart of America halfway across the world. Watch filmmaker, civil rights advocate, and interfaith leader, Valarie Kaur's inspiring documentary "Divided We Fall" and dialogue with her in a post-screening discussion.


Russian Conversation Hour for Beginning and Intermediate Speakers

6 – 8 p.m. Kafe Kerouac 

Contact Mike Furman, furman.25@osu.edu for more information.


Fall Kapustnik

6:15 - 9:15 p.m. 0020 Page Hall   

Once a semester, the Slavic Department hosts Kapustnik, where undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty are all invited to show their special talents. We hope to see dances, skits, songs, and whatever other performances you can think of! Performances can be in any language taught in the Slavic Department or offered by the Slavic Center. Everyone is invited to participate, attend and try some delicious Slavic and East European food.


Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

7 p.m. Wexner Film/Video Theater  

During the birth of hip-hop, Jamel Shabazz captured the styles and attitudes of Brooklyn street life in a series of collaborative, theatrically posed group photographs that became a cornerstone of the movement's music and style. In addition to all the Puma Suedes, Kangols, and pin-striped Jordaches that you would expect, the film Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer, Charlie Ahern's first in over a decade, tells some of the stories behind the photographs (often tragic) in conversations with Shabazz, graffiti pioneer and hip-hop historian Fab 5 Freddy, legendary rapper KRS-One, and more. Ahern's graffiti movie Wild Style (1982) was one of the landmark documents of hip-hop culture; this film sees him return to the streets and era that he too helped define. (81 mins., HDCAM)


The Ohio State Contemporary Music Festival: Guest Composer Stephen Montague

8 p.m. Weigel Auditorium

One of two separate concerts featuring performances by School of Music faculty artists and student ensembles highlighting the music of internationally recognized composer and Ohio State alumnus Stephen Montague. $20 general admission; $10 senior citizens, Alumni Association members, non-OSU students and children; FREE to all ConcertCard holders and to all Ohio State students, faculty and staff (1 ticket per BuckID presented in person. Subject to availability)


November 15

Learning From Your Community

12 - 1 p.m. Multicultural Center 

Learning From Your Community is an opportunity for students to interact with Columbus community members during a monthly dialogue series hosted by the Student Life Multicultural Center. Columbus community members involved in politics, nonprofits and business organizations are invited to share their expertise and experience with students. Learning From Your Community provides consistent networking for students while exposing them to potential volunteer opportunities in the greater Columbus area. This program is in collaboration with Serve Corps! The meal is offered at no cost, but space is limited.


Aaron Friedberg "A Contest for Supremacy: China, America and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia"

12:30 – 2 p.m. Mershon Center for International Security Studies 

Friedberg will examine the factors that appear to be impelling the United States and China towards a deepening geopolitical rivalry and the strategies that the two nations have devised for dealing with one another. He will close with a discussion of the most recent developments in Sino-American relations and an assessment of what may lie ahead.


ICS Lecture: Hsiao-wen Cheng “Medicine, Exorcism, and Beyond: Contending Treatments on Sexual Desire and the Female Body in Song China

2:30 - 4 p.m. 208 Pomerene Hall 

Part of the Institute for Chinese Studies "Understanding China -- Its Roots and New Frontiers" Lecture Series When the Southern Song doctor Chen Ziming theorized the illness of “guafu” (or husband-less women), a contrived and yet not well-explained link between women's reproductive bodies and sexual desire became apparent in the medical tradition. Meanwhile, zhiguai literature and popular anecdotes from the Six Dynasties to the Song show a different trajectory of the reconceptualization of female sexuality.


Kaffeestunde - Conversation in German

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Max Kade German House 141 West 11th

Got Coffee? All speakers of German are welcome to come enjoy coffee, snacks, German conversation and games at the Kaffeestunde!


Columbus International Film and Video Festival Screening

8 - 11 p.m. Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art & Design 

The Columbus Film Council presents the Columbus International Film and Video Festival. As a part of the festival, there are multiple screenings of foreign films made possible by support from the Central Ohio Green Education Fund, the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.


November 16

An Evening with the Hernandez Brothers

7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Mershon Center Auditorium 

Join us for a freewheeling conversation between alternative comics legends Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez as they discuss their groundbreaking series Love & Rockets and their ongoing stories about Latino and Latina life, love, and punk rock on both sides of the border. The event is part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Distinguished Lecture Series and the keynote event for the 2013 Grand Opening Festival of Cartoon Art. Moderated by Frederick Luis Aldama, Ohio State Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of English.


ICS Performance: "The Wedded Husband"

November 16, 2013 - 2:30 p.m. - Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 9:30 p.m. Roy Bowen Theatre  

The Wedded Husband (為之有室) The Wedded Husband is an English-language play written by Hong Shen 洪深 (1894-1955) in the 1910s while he was a student at The Ohio State University. It premiered in April 1919 at OSU to an audience of 1300, and that may very well have been the last time that it was performed, before its revival this November, almost a century later! Directed by Professor Siyuan Liu (University of British Columbia), the play this fall is produced and performed by Ohio State University students.


Study Abroad Information Sessions

Time and Location varies

Throughout the entirety of International Education Week there is study abroad information sessions open to all students of all majors regarding upcoming study abroad trips. Visit the Office of International Affairs calendar to pick the right session for you, and then stop by to find out more about where and how you can travel abroad.


Global Gallery

hours of operation vary Monday - Friday, located in Hagerty Hall

The Global Gallery serves as the visual portal for the World Media and Culture Center. Through a series of online exhibits, the Global Gallery will present a visual tapestry of the ways of life of peoples around the globe and will explore the many ways in which language and culture play an essential role in people's lives. Through its visually appealing exhibits, the Global Gallery will celebrate diversity and differences, similarities and commonalities, thus connecting people from different parts of the world, one to another. The hopes of this Gallery is that through the selection of topics of interest to a variety of visitors the Global Gallery will celebrate worldwide cultures and present a human face to the customs, artistic creations, and cultural artifacts of other countries and other peoples.


 Museum of Classical Archaeology

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., except Wednesday's 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The artifacts in the collection of the museum have been donated by private individuals to Ohio State over the years. They are now brought together here for display, study, and educational purposes. The collection is especially strong in prehistoric pottery from Cyprus, probably because a now-unknown donor acquired them together and presented them to the university. Pottery from all periods, however, is displayed, from Neolithic (ca. 4000 BC) to the recent past (19th century AD). In addition, the museum displays iron tools and weapons, examples of ancient writing, religious objects, and artifacts used in the construction of lavish Roman-period buildings.

For more information, please contact gregory.4@osu.edu, or visit the webpage.