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Un buda film stillThe Center for Latin American Studies kicks off its winter quarter film series with "Un buda" (A Buddha), set for Wednesday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. in 180 Hagerty Hall. The film features an Argentinean youth who fights to postpone his private and profound spiritual urge to establish his identity.

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The Office of International Affairs has awarded five undergraduate students the Francille M. Firebaugh study abroad scholarship. This scholarship provides each recipient with $1,000 to help fund a study abroad experience. Students honored with this year's scholarship will be traveling to Uganda to study development and sustainability, to Ecuador and Argentina to study Spanish, and to France to participate in an intensive French language program.

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New Year's Eve Join 1,400 of your closest friends as the Ohio State community spends New Year’s Eve at the RPAC. This family fun, non-alcoholic event has become an Ohio State tradition. The evening is filled with recreational activities, children’s arts and crafts, international music, free telephone calls around the world, food, party hats and lots of noise as everyone welcomes the new year at midnight.

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Image The Center for Latin American Studies will feature "El Ángel Exterminador/The Exterminating Angel" as part of its Mexican film series set for Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. in 180 Hagerty Hall.The movie finds a group of socially prominent guests at a dinner party who find themselves unable to leave the drawing room after the meal. Some unexplainable force prevents their escape and as time passes the social order begins to break down. The guests give in to fear, superstition, and irrational acts as disasters mount. Only one person holds the key to the group's unexplainable entrapment, which she discovers in a surprising denouement. The film is free and has English subtitles.

Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov Archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov presents a lecture on Thracian discoveries dating back 3,000 years on Monday, December 1 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Known as the Bulgarian Indiana Jones, Dr. Ovcharov has been uncovering an ancient Thracian tomb in Perperikon, southern Bulgaria, since 2001. “Perperikon and Bulgarian Archaeology” is sponsored by the Center for Slavic and East European Studies and will discuss Thracian culture and possible clues about the legend of Orpheus.

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Students planning to study abroad in the summer of 2009 will be able to complete their applications online beginning January 2 when the new system goes live. For the past six months the Office of Information Technology and the Office of International Affairs have worked on creating the online application process, which students will be able to access through buckeyelink.osu.edu and clicking on the link for study abroad.

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The week of November 17-21 marks the ninth 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.

Take a look at the calendar of international events taking place on Ohio State's campus during the week.

Two faculty members from The Ohio State University have been selected as recipients of prestigious Fulbright Scholar Fellowships. Maria Myroslava Mudrak from the department of history and art, and Joseph S. Verducci from the department of statistics were selected by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, which administers the program for the U.S. Department of State. Fellows will conduct research abroad, consult with international colleagues, and lecture to promote general global welfare.

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The Korean Studies Initiative and the East Asian Studies Center will present the K’arts Korean Music Ensemble on Wednesday, November 12 at Hughes Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The ensemble will perform Korean traditional music and dance, including court dance, court ensemble music, folk music (sanjo and sinawi) and percussion band music (samulnori). The performance is free.

Juwen Zhang, associate professor of Chinese at Willamette University, will present "Folklore in the Movement of Nationalism and Neo-Nationalism in China" on Friday, November 14 at 2:30 p.m. in 136 Jennings Hall. The event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Chinese Studies and the East Asian Studies Center.