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International Education Week

The week of November 14 - 18, 2016 marks the 16th 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 2016 online via Facebook.

November 15

La Tavola Italiana: Italian 102, 103, 104, or above
Intermediate Italian Conversation Table, Italian 102, 103, 104, and 202
10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Hagerty Hall Café

Caffé Forte: Italian 101
Beginning Italian Conversation Table for Italian 101
10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Hagerty Hall Café

Study Abroad: Getting Started Sessions
All students interested in study abroad must attend a Getting Started session. At these sessions, you will learn more about studying abroad including how to select a program that is the best fit for you, along with other practical information about finances, the application process, and other resources available to you.
12 – 1 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

Café +
Café + is an informational conversation table that meets once a week to enhance French conversation skills. Café + is open to students of ALL levels of French.  Students in 100-level classes can earn 2 points of extra-credit by attending.
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Hagerty Hall Café

FLAS Information Session (Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Students)
Students are invited to attend information sessions on the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship for Summer 2011 and Academic Year 2011-12. The FLAS allows students to focus on intensive language study and covers much of your tuition and some fees plus a living stipend. Eligibility and requirements have recently changed, so we highly encourage you to attend one of the information sessions for further details. Undergraduates in STEM and Professional School graduate students are encouraged to apply! For more information, please contact csees@osu.edu.
2 - 3 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Ave.

Culture, Society and History of South Africa
Spend part of your summer in South Africa and experience firsthand the historical, social and cultural fabric of the region, ranging from the stunning landscapes and majestic wildlife to the gold and diamond mines that are the hub of the regional economy.  South Africa provides unparalleled intellectual and personal opportunities for students to deepen their knowledge of African societies and cultures.  Students will travel to Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Pretoria. For more information, please contact Jeff McKibben.
4 – 5 p.m., Room 22 Townshend Hall

The Importance of Being Earnest with Editing Papyri: Some New Discoveries in the Geneva Collection
Paul Schubert, from the Universite de Geneve in Switzerland, will give a lecture concerning the Geneva collection. For more information, please contact Sarah Iles Johnston.
4:30 p.m., 448 University Hall

International Photography Exhibition - Opening Reception
Winning photographs will be announced, prizes will be awarded and all the photographers whose photos are chosen for the exhibit will be recognized.
Register for event
5 – 6:30 p.m., East Art Lounge, Ohio Union

College of Social Work: Annual Robert J. O'Leary Memorial Lecture
The College of Social Work is hosting its annual Robert J. O'Leary Memorial Lecture. This year's speaker will be Dr. James Herbert Williams, Milton Morris Endowed Chair, Dean, and Professor of the Duke University Graduate School of Social Work. Consistent with the college's 2010-11 theme, "Embrace Difference", Williams will speak on ìConflict and Human Security in Africa: Kenya in Perspective.î A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lauren Haas at 247-7385 or visit College of Social Work.
6 p.m., Kottman Hall, Room 123

November 16

Caffé Forte: Italian 101
Beginning Italian Conversation Table for Italian 101
9:30 a.m., Hagerty Hall Café

Café +
Café + is an informational conversation table that meets once a week to enhance French conversation skills. Café + is open to students of ALL levels of French.  Students in 100-level classes can earn 2 points of extra-credit by attending.
10 - 11 a.m., Hagerty Hall Café

La Tavola Italiana: Italian 102, 103, 104, or above
Intermediate Italian Conversation Table, Italian 102, 103, 104, and 202
10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Hagerty Hall Café

Time-Sensitive
ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists presents Time-Sensitive, a juried exhibition held at the OSU Urban Arts Space from October 26, 2010 through January 29, 2011. Time-Sensitive features ephemeral artwork that fades, disappears, or simply “ends” due to the materials or time that they inhabit. This event is free and open to all.  It is juried by Ola Ståhl, who is a writer, cultural theorist, and sound & text based artist from Malmö, Sweden.
11 a.m. - 6 p.m., OSU Urban Arts Space at 50 W. Town St.

Study Abroad: Getting Started Sessions
All students interested in study abroad must attend a Getting Started session. At these sessions, you will learn more about studying abroad including how to select a program that is the best fit for you, along with other practical information about finances, the application process, and other resources available to you.
12 – 1 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

Polish Table
Polish Table meets every week. It is open to speakers of Polish at all levels. Contact Ewa Bachminska for details.
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Union Marketplace

Research Away: A Planning Workshop for Summer Research Outside OSU (STEM Focus)
Certainly there are many, many excellent research opportunities here at Ohio State.  But there's also a huge number of research opportunities at other academic and governmental institutions around the country and abroad.  Unfortunately, it can sometimes be hard to navigate the different possibilities — there are so many! This workshop will be a guided investigation of the many different possibilities and opportunity databases out there on the internet; when you leave, you should have a better understanding of what's available and what materials you'll need to apply. The workshop is intended for students majoring in one of the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), since they represent the vast majority of external research opportunities.  If you're a student in the Arts, Humanities, or a non-lab SBS field, this isn't the event for you, but we'd be happy to discuss summer research possibilities with you individually. Please RSVP to uro@osu.edu.
4:30 – 6:30 p.m., 060 Science and Engineering Library 

Advanced Russian Conversation Hour
It is open to all advanced and native speakers of Russian. This group is organized by the Slavic Center.
5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Hang Over Easy on Neil Ave.

Peace Corps Information Session
Peace Corps has thousands of new positions for graduates of all majors interested in living and working abroad. Volunteers are serving in a variety of fields in more than 77 countries across the globe.
6 - 7 p.m., Townshend Hall, Room 0247

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Film Series: Blackadder II ("Head," "Potato," and "Chains")
Blackadder II stars Rowan Atkinson playing Lord Blackadder, who tries to get the permission of Queen Elizabeth with the help of his friends. This film is set in England and was released there in 1986.
7:30 - 9:30 p.m., University Hall 038

Columbus Argentine Tango Society
Tango lessons! Dedicated to promoting Argentine tango as a social dance, and welcomes anybody.
8 - 9 p.m., 213 Pomerene

November 17

Time-Sensitive
ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists presents Time-Sensitive, a juried exhibition held at the OSU Urban Arts Space from October 26, 2010 through January 29, 2011. Time-Sensitive features ephemeral artwork that fades, disappears, or simply “ends” due to the materials or time that they inhabit. This event is free and open to all.  It is juried by Ola Ståhl, who is a writer, cultural theorist, and sound & text based artist from Malmö, Sweden.
11 a.m. - 6 p.m., OSU Urban Arts Space at 50 W. Town St.

Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Seminar Series on the Use of Force and Diplomacy

"State Coercion and Civilian Victimization in Civil War: Evidence from Airstrikes in Afghanistan"
Jason Lyall, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University
RSVP to Powers.108@osu.edu by Monday, November 15
12 p.m., Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave.

Culture Contact: American Military Experiences Abroad
What's it like to live & work in a foreign land?  Come meet members of the Air Force, Army, & Navy ROTC staffs and learn how military members are selected and educated for foreign assignments.  Join for pizza and an interactive discussion on how cultures can thrive together through common experiences!  Please RSVP to uro@osu.edu.
1:30 – 3 p.m., 002 Psychology Building

La Tavola Italiana: Italian 102, 103, 104, or above
Intermediate Italian Conversation Table, Italian 102, 103, 104, and 202
1:30 p.m., Hagerty Hall Café

Study Abroad: Getting Started Sessions
All students interested in study abroad must attend a Getting Started session. At these sessions, you will learn more about studying abroad including how to select a program that is the best fit for you, along with other practical information about finances, the application process, and other resources available to you.
4 – 5 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

5th Annual International Research Scholar Exposition: Opening Reception
The International Scholar Research Exposition showcases some of the world-class research undertaken by the more than 1,600 international visiting scholars at The Ohio State University. This exposition recognizes the scholars presence on campus and the significant contribution they make to the university and the global community.
4:30 - 6 p.m., Bricker Hall, 2nd Floor Lobby

Research Away: A Planning Workshop for Summer Research Outside OSU (STEM Focus)
Certainly there are many, many excellent research opportunities here at Ohio State.  But there's also a huge number of research opportunities at other academic and governmental institutions around the country and abroad.  Unfortunately, it can sometimes be hard to navigate the different possibilities — there are so many! This workshop will be a guided investigation of the many different possibilities and opportunity databases out there on the internet; when you leave, you should have a better understanding of what's available and what materials you'll need to apply. The workshop is intended for students majoring in one of the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), since they represent the vast majority of external research opportunities.  If you're a student in the Arts, Humanities, or a non-lab SBS field, this isn't the event for you, but we'd be happy to discuss summer research possibilities with you individually. Please RSVP to uro@osu.edu.
4:30 – 6:30 p.m., 060 Science and Engineering Library

New Documentary Film at the Wexner Center
The Red Chapel, Directed by Mads Brügger, 2009
7 p.m., Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

Latin American Film Series: Jungles, Deserts and Mines: Dreams of Conquest and Tales of Survival
“The Devil's Miner”

The Devil's Miner tells the story of 14-year-old Basilio who worships the devil for protection while working in a Bolivian silver mine to support his family. A moving portrait emerges of two brothers--14-year-old Basilio and 12-year-old Bernardino--who work deep inside the Cerro Rico mines. Through the children's eyes, we encounter the world of devout Catholic miners who sever their ties with God upon entering the mountain, where it is an ancient belief that the devil, as represented by statues constructed in the tunnels, determines the fate of all who work within the mines, which date back to the sixteenth century. Kieff Davidson and Richard Ladkani, 2005, 82'. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m., 180 Hagerty Hall, 1775 College Road

November 18

La Tavola Italiana: Italian 102, 103, 104, or above
Intermediate Italian Conversation Table, Italian 102, 103, 104, and 202
10:30 a.m., Hagerty Hall Café

Time-Sensitive
ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists presents Time-Sensitive, a juried exhibition held at the OSU Urban Arts Space from October 26, 2010 through January 29, 2011. Time-Sensitive features ephemeral artwork that fades, disappears, or simply “ends” due to the materials or time that they inhabit. This event is free and open to all.  It is juried by Ola Ståhl, who is a writer, cultural theorist, and sound & text based artist from Malmö, Sweden.
11 a.m. - 6 p.m., OSU Urban Arts Space at 50 W. Town St.

Study Abroad Information Session: Korea & Japan: Retail and Retail Resourcing in Asia
This is an 11 day program in international retailing and retail sourcing. The Spring Quarter course will focus on preparing for international business travel and investigation of the cultural and retail/business environments in Korea and Tokyo. The in-country portion of the program will include visits to Chungnam National University and Bunka Fashion College for presentations, interaction with peers and campus tours. The program will also visit headquarters of an electronic shopping company in Korea, a Korean cosmetics firm and a Korean fashion company, a state-of-the-art menswear factory, and retailing facilities in both countries. In addition, the program includes visits to important cultural sites in each location. Students must have a 2.5 minimum GPA and preference will be given to upper-division FRS majors and majors in the Department of Consumer Sciences. For more information, please contact Jenny Bickley.
4 - 5 p.m., 241 Campbell Hall

Study Abroad: Getting Started Sessions
All students interested in study abroad must attend a Getting Started session. At these sessions, you will learn more about studying abroad including how to select a program that is the best fit for you, along with other practical information about finances, the application process, and other resources available to you.
4 – 5 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

Caffé Forte: Italian 101
Beginning Italian Conversation Table for Italian 101
4:30 p.m., Hagerty Hall Café

Study Abroad Information Session: German Language Study Abroad
German language students of various levels are encouraged to look into their study abroad options. For students of a more elementary level, the German Language Program in Dresden is a nice fit. This program will spend eight weeks in Dresden with Professor Andy Spencer learning both language and culture. Eligible students have completed German 102 or German 104 prior to departure. For students of a slightly higher level, there is the Summer Bonn Program. This four week program is open to students who have completed German 201. For upper level language students, there is the Bonn Program (Wintersemester, Sommersemester, or Academic Year); eligible students must have completed at least German 301. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Angerman.
5 - 6 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

Honors and Scholars Nicaragua Information Session
Students for Fair Trade hosts an information session about the Community Engagement in the Americas study abroad program to Nicaragua (June 2011). You will have the opportunity to talk to students who have previously participated in the program, learn more about fair trade, and sample some fair trade coffee and chocolate!
6 p.m., Kuhn Honors and Scholars House

Study Abroad Information Session: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Scholarship Opportunities
Come and learn more about the scholarship opportunities for study and research in Germany through DAAD. Undergraduates are encouraged to learn more about these stipends that require no previous knowledge of German only an interest in studying or doing research in Germany. Eligible programs do not need to be language-based; successful past recipients have come from a variety of majors and have traveled on a wide variety of programs. These scholarships are very competitive and very prestigious. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Angerman.
6 – 7 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

Russian Table
Russian Table meets every week. It is open to all beginning and intermediate speakers of Russian. Students can get help with their homework from advanced speakers, and learn about Russian culture. Contact Lauren Ressue for details.
6 – 8 p.m., Kafe Kerouac, 2250 N High St

Wexner Center Film
The Best of the Ottawa International Animation Festival

This traveling program includes highlights from the 2010 festival and displays the wide array of styles and subjects being explored by animators from around the world. Includes content not appropriate for children. (app. 90 mins., video)
7 p.m., Wexner Center for the Arts, Film/Video Theater

November 19

Study Abroad: Program Exploration walk-in hours
If you have attended a Getting Started session and have begun to research your options but are still unsure of which program to select, please meet with a study abroad coordinator during Program Exploration walk-in hours
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 100 Oxley Hall

Time-Sensitive
ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists presents Time-Sensitive, a juried exhibition held at the OSU Urban Arts Space from October 26, 2010 through January 29, 2011. Time-Sensitive features ephemeral artwork that fades, disappears, or simply “ends” due to the materials or time that they inhabit. This event is free and open to all.  It is juried by Ola Ståhl, who is a writer, cultural theorist, and sound & text based artist from Malmö, Sweden.
11 a.m. – 6 p.m., OSU Urban Arts Space at 50 W. Town St.

Study Abroad Information Session: Elementary Spanish in Quito, Ecuador
Complete your language requirement or take Spanish courses that may be applied to GECs or the International Studies Major by taking two courses of elementary Spanish during one quarter of study in Ecuador. Courses are taught and graded by the staff at Andean Studies Program. Quito alumni will be on hand to answer your questions about the program. For more information, please contact Louise Yahiaoui.
1 – 2 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

Institute for Chinese Studies "The Work of Culture" Lecture Series
"Regional Competition and the Fabrication of a Zhe School in Late Ming China"
Kathleen M. Ryor, Professor of Art History and Director of Asian Studies at Carleton College
1:30 p.m., Hagerty Hall 062, free and open to the public

Institute for Japanese Studies Lecture
"Haunting Modernity: Legends, Longing and Lament of the Raccoon Dog"

Dr. Michael Dylan Foster, Assistant Professor of Folklore, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University
3:30 – 5 p.m., Science & Engineering Library, Room 70

The Pitfalls and Potentials of Using Visual Evidence in Studying the History of Gestures
This lecture is given by Tim McNiven from Ohio State's Greek & Latin Department.  For more information, please contact Timothy McNiven.
3:30 p.m., 448 University Hall

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Table
It is open to B/C/S speakers at all levels. Contact Josh Pennington and Vedrana Mihalichek for details.
5 – 7 p.m., Kafe Kerouac at 2250 N High St

Utopia in Four Movements
Oscar-nominated documentarian Sam Green returns to the Wexner Center to perform "Utopia in Four Movements", an epic multimedia "live documentary" that was one of the hits of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Green offers his own narration and cues a live soundtrack and score by Brooklyn-based band The Quavers. "Utopia", codirected by sound artist Dave Cerf, is the culmination of Green's longstanding interest in the optimism of the early 20th century and our failure to realize so many of our collective hopes and ambitions. The piece is divided into four movements that each looks at a manifestation of the utopian impulse: the world's largest shopping mall in China (now abandoned), the invented language Esperanto, the tireless optimism of an American exile in Cuba, and the desire to identify remains in mass graves via forensic anthropology.
7 p.m., Wexner Center for the Arts

Columbus Argentine Tango Society Friday Practica
Dedicated to promoting Argentine tango as a social dance, and welcomes anybody.
8 - 10 p.m., Ohio Union Dance Room 1