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International Calendar of Events 2015

Monday, November 16

The British Invasion: The Impact of British Popular Music in the 1960’S Study Abroad Information Session
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

Come experience one of the most famous and influential times in music history with the British Invasion: The Impact of British Popular Music in the 1960s study abroad program. This program is open to undergraduate students of all majors and backgrounds.

Student Exchange - Singapore
12:30 -1:30 p.m.
229 Mason Hall

Come meet Sin Lek Ang from Singapore Management University, one of Fisher's partner universities for the Student Exchange Program. Learn what life as a student in Singapore would be like.

RSVP to this event.

EASC FAS Fellowship Information Session
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

Come to a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Information Session, offered by the East Asian Studies Center, to learn more about this funding opportunity for both undergraduates in STEM fields studying an East Asian language and graduate and professional school students in any field studying an East Asian language. Please RSVP to easc@osu.edu with your name and the date of the session you plan to attend.

Student Exchange - Europe
3 - 4 p.m.
229 Mason Hall

Come meet the the students who went to England, Germany, Ireland and Italy on the Student Exchange Program, and learn what life as a student abroad would be like! Come and go as you please.

Featured Speakers:

Jack McLaughlin: Trinity College, University of Dublin (Ireland)
James Althans: Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Italy)
William Xu: Manchester Business School (England)
Emily Cengel: WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany)

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Talk on Post-Colonial Nationalism and the South Asian Diaspora
2 - 3:30 p.m.
2130 Derby Hall

Ishan Ashutosh will speak on "Regimenting Migrants: Post-colonial Nationalism and the South Asian Diaspora" This talk examines the shifting relations between the Indian nation-state and the South Asian diaspora. Registration is required. Register here for this event

International Coffee Hour
3 - 4 p.m.
Alonso Family Room, Office of Student Life Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center welcomes international and domestic students to join in a dialogue around identities, traditions and experiences. The Student Life Multicultural Center will offer refreshments and a global coffee or tea selection.

For questions, please contact Jaz Mickey

Online Information Session: Student Exchange Program
time n/a
Online

Don't have time to come to a in-person Student Exchange Program information session? Then watch it online and start your search for a global adventure. For more information, please visit Fisher Office of Global Business. 

Tuesday, November 17

East Asian Studies Center- Seminar Series: Engineering and Agriculture in East Asia
1:50 - 2:45 p.m.
219 Agricultural Engineering Bldg

Shrimp Aquaculture in Sri Lanka
Nimesha Gunarathna, Visiting Scientist, Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering

For more information, please contact Karen Mancl

History and Archaeology of Medieval Ireland Study Abroad Information Session
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

The History and Archaeology of Medieval Ireland: Trim and the Blackfriary study abroad program allow students to dive into the rich history of medieval Ireland. Open to undergraduate students of all majors and backgrounds, this program will take students to the impressive historic town of Trim, Ireland during May.

Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures: Coffee, Cookies and Conversation
4 - 5 p.m.
Crane Cafe, Hagerty Hall

This is a new Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures-sponsored series that invites the entire campus and public to engage in conversations with renowned Ohio State faculty from foreign language departments. In the inaugural event, Professor Sarah-Grace Heller traces the history of a fashion period often overlooked–the early Middle Ages. With advances in archeology, a richer picture of the period has developed, with texts suggesting avid desires for bright colors, rich fabrics and splendid headgear. Over coffee and cookies, Heller will discuss some of the challenges of analyzing and comparing the fragment remains found in furnished burials, poetic texts, manuscript images, and crumbling wall paintings to better understand the deep roots of the modern fashion system. 

Center for Slavic and East European Studies “Choreographing Absence: Ausdruckstanz, Exile, and the Holocaust in the work of Pola Nirenska” 
4 - 5:15 p.m.
50 Hagerty Hall

After Hitler’s rise to power forced her dismissal as a Jewish dancer from the Mary Wigman school and company in Dresden, Germany, Polish dancer Pola Nirenska emigrated to London in 1935, where she studied with German dance exiles, Kurt Jooss and Sigurd Leeder.

Nirenska’s works pushed the boundaries of nationalist definitions of dance and subverted the representations of race and gender that were integral to dance traditions in Poland, Germany, England and the United States. This study explores how Nirenska's dances reconnected her to the international community of Holocaust survivors and Polish communities where she relocated, serving as a site for communal memory that transcended national borders.

Global May Hungary Study Abroad Information Session
4:10- 5:05 p.m.
42 Hagerty Hall

First and second year students of all majors who are interested in studying abroad are encouraged to learn more about the Global May Hungary program. Like the other Global May programs, this program will act as an introduction to the history, culture and current events of the region without assuming any prior knowledge.

English Study Abroad Information Session
5 – 6 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

Attend this information session to learn about all of the programs offered to study English abroad. This session will focus on specific details of all of the programs offered here at Ohio State, including dates, locations, academics, cost and more.

Asian Pacific Islander Cohort
5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
Student Life Multicultural Center, Ohio Union

The Asian Pacific Islander (API) Cohort is an educational program that assists incoming Asian and Asian American students adapt to their new college environment. We offer a welcoming environment for those looking to join a family and to have ample doors of opportunities open up to them, academically and personally. New students are paired with continuing students who serve as a resource and assist them through their first year. Throughout the year the API Cohort hosts various workshops centered on professional, social and individual (PSI) programming with each catering specifically to the incoming Ohio State student.

For more information, please visit the Office of Student Life Multicultural website

Global Engagement Night: Politics around the World
6 – 7 p.m. 
122 Oxley Hall 

Our weekly Global Engagement Night invites international and domestic students to interact and have cross-cultural discussions about different regions of the world and general topics affecting all college students. All are welcome to join the discussion every Tuesday.

IKS Film Screening: Comrade Kim Goes Flying
7:30 p.m.
Gateway Film Center

Join the East Asian Studies Center and Institute for Korean Studies for a screening of a North Korean romantic comedy, "Comrade Kim Goes Flying" (2012, 81 minutes, in Korean with English subtitles). Producer/director Nicholas Bonner will introduce the film and hold a question-and-answer session at the conclusion of the screening.

"Comrade Kim Goes Flying" is the first movie ever made by a joint North Korean-Western team of producers and directors. It is also the first North Korean movie shown in South Korea in two decades, and the first North Korean "girl power" movie that reflects western artistic traditions.

Wednesday, November 18

Social Issues and Human Rights in Nicaragua Study Abroad InformationSession
12 – 1 p.m.
115 Stillman Hall

Social Issues and Human Rights in Nicaragua is a short term study abroad program in Nicaragua that will expose undergraduate students to the historical and cultural context for social issues and human rights in Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America. Through this program, students will gain exposure to health, education and human services systems different from those in the United States. As part of this program, students will participate in a two night home stay experience.

Study Abroad Advising Walk-in Wednesday
1 – 4 p.m.
Oxley Hall/ Student Life Multicultural Center (Ohio Union)

Most study abroad coordinators hold Walk-in Wednesday advising hours from 1 - 4 p.m. during autumn and spring semesters in Oxley Hall and the Student Life Multicultural Center.

National Security Speaker Series: “The Politics of Uncertainty: What Theory and History teach us about the Rise of China?”
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Mershon Center for International Security Studies

Drawing from past cases of rising powers, including the rise of Bismarck's Germany and the United States, Edelstein presents an argument that explains both how Sino-American relations have gotten where they are today and how they are likely to evolve in the future.

To register for this event, please visit the Mershon Center for International Security Studies website

Scharon Schweitzer - Access to Asia Presentation and Book Signing
5:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble

Sharon Schweitzer will give readers a glimpse of her new book, "Access to Asia." Schweitzer, a cross-cultural consultant and business etiquette expert, will share insider tips on history, culture and business protocols worldwide, in the U.S. and 10 Asian countries. RSVP is recommended.

Engineering of Ancient Greece Study Abroad Information Session
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
346 Hitchcock Hall

Attend this information session to learn more about the Engineering of Ancient Greece study abroad program. This program is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the early construction and engineering of ancient sites throughout Greece.

Russian Film Series: Yolki 2
6 – 8 p.m.
115 Mendenhall Lab

The Department of Slavic and Eastern European Languages and Cultures created a Russian film series in conjunction with Russian 3460 through autumn 2015. All films are shown in the Russian language with English subtitles. The Nov. 18 film screening is Yolki 2 (2011, Baranov, Gabriadze).

Latin American Film Series: La Nana
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
062 Hagerty Hall

The autumn 2015 Latin American Film Series will include six selected films on "Spatial Dystopia in Neoliberal Latin America." The film, "La Nana" was released in 2009 in Chile, by filmmaker Sebastian Silva. In the film, a maid tries to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years. "La Nana" received its American premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Thursday, November 19

Public Health Perspectives: India Study Abroad Information Session
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
230 Cunz Hall

Public Health Perspectives: India is a 4-week program in the southwestern coastal town of Manipal, India. Students study a variety of public health, sociological and cultural issues with an emphasis on Indian perspectives. The program is designed for students of any major (who have completed at least 4 semesters or 2 years of undergraduate education) interested in learning more about public health and sociology through the kaleidoscope of Indian society.

Oxford University Pre- Law Study Abroad Information Session
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
349 Drinko

Under the direction of the Department of External Studies of the University of Oxford, participants in the Oxford Pre-Law program study a variety of subjects in the British tradition of lectures and tutorials. The program course is organized under two general areas: Law and Society (Britain and the United States) and Introduction to the Anglo-American Legal System.

Africa Study Abroad Information Session
2:30- 3:30 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

Learn about the opportunities Ohio State offers to explore the continent of Africa while earning academic credit. This information session will go over programs that travel to Africa including dates, locations, academics, cost and more

Environmental Sustainability in Costa Rica Study Abroad Information Session
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

Learn more about the Environmental Sustainability in Costa Rica study abroad program, which tackles the major issues of management and conservation of natural resources in one of the countries with the highest biodiversity on the planet.

Engineering the Castles and Cathedrals of England Study Abroad Information Session
4:00 -5:00 p.m.
410 Hitchcock Hall

Attend this information session to learn more about the Engineering the Castles and Cathedrals of England and Wales study abroad program, a fun and interesting program that explores not only how they were constructed, but why. The program is open to students of all majors and backgrounds, and can count as a History GE. Travel will take place in May 2016.

Public Health Perspectives- Japan Information Session
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
230 Cunz Hall

Public Health Perspectives: Japan is an intensive three week program where students will study a variety of public health, sociological and cultural issues with an emphasis on Japanese perspectives. Through dynamic academic instruction and unique cultural immersion, students compare and contrast major regional, domestic and international public health issues and how they interact with and influence one another.

Global May Study Abroad Program Information Session
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

This session will give an overview of Global May programs at Ohio State, and then provide a detailed description of each program offered including information on dates, locations, academics and more.

East Asian Studies Center FLAS Fellowship Information Session
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies and the East Asian Studies Center are seeking applications for fellowships for summer 2016 and academic year 2016-17 under the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program. Fellowships are available for OSU graduate and professional school students pursuing a course of study that requires advanced foreign language and area studies training, and select undergraduate students (eligibility varies by Center).

Latino Student Association Meeting
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Alonso Family Room, Multicultural Center

The Latino Student Association at The Ohio State University is dedicated to celebrating the Latino culture as well as fostering and bringing awareness about the Latino community. By holding meetings, cultural events, and community involvement opportunities, LSA strengthens the Latino student body at OSU. LSA is open to anybody interested in Latino culture, whether they identify as Latino or not.

Friday, November 20

French Language Study Abroad Information Session
10 – 11 a.m.
122 Oxley Hall

Minors, majors and language requirement students are invited to learn more about opportunities in Paris, Dijon, Nantes and Montpelier in France. Information will also be provided regarding the Ohio State sponsored programs in Quebec, Canada and Dakar, Senegal. This information session will look at each program’s location and structure as well as the application process.

Italian Language Study Abroad Information Session
10 – 11 a.m.
122 Oxley Hall

Learn more about the Italian Language Program in Lecce and Siena Italian Studies at these information sessions. Students of all majors are invited.

German Language Study Abroad Information Session
1 – 3 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

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 1102 or German 1103 prior to departure. For students at a slightly higher level (completion of 2101), there is the Goethe Institute program. This program can accommodate several levels of German and students have the option of traveling for four or eight weeks. For upper level language students, there is the Bonn Program (academic year 2016-2017 or summer semester 2016); eligible students must have completed at least German 3101.

10th Annual International Scholar Research Exposition
4:30 - 6 p.m.
Bricker Hall

The Tenth Annual International Scholar Research Exposition is on display on the first and second floor of Bricker Hall, near the Office of the Vice President of Research. Current international J-1 visiting scholars to The Ohio State University were invited to submit research summaries and from those, 34 finalists were asked to create research posters for display. The posters will be on display in Bricker Hall during November and December 2015.