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Learn more about helping prepare students to thrive in the global marketplace by attending the Columbus Council on World Affairs 2008 Summit on Educating Ohio's Global Talent. The summit will be held on Friday, November 14 at OCLC in Dublin from 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Speakers will discuss a wide range of topics ranging from the global workplace to technology in education. The event will bring together business, community and education leaders to learn more about internationalization and to provide input on a strategic plan that will help prepare future leaders for globalization.

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The Korean Studies Initiative and the East Asian Studies Center will feature "Crossing the Line," a documentary film about a U.S. soldier, who at the height of the Cold War defected to North Korea, on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. in 0014 University Hall. Nick Bonner, the film maker and co-producer, will introduce the film and be available for questions immediately following the showing. The film is narrated by Christian Slater.

Faculty and students will recite and translate works of protest poetry from four languages offered in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures on October 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mershon Center, Room 120. The evening will feature works of the late Mahmoud Darwish in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish from modernity and antiquity.

Image The Office of International Affairs is once again sponsoring an international photo competition that is open to all current students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars at The Ohio State University. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your original photographs from around the world! The photographs should be creative, original, and of high quality. All entries must have been taken outside the United States. The deadline for entries is 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 29, 2008.

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Margaret Wan, Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature in the Department of Languages and Literature at the University of Utah, will present "Drum Ballad Texts as Local Literature in the Qing: Audiences and Reading Practices" on Friday, October 10 at 2:30 p.m. in 136 Jennings Hall. Professor Wan will focus her presentation on martial arts stories in Qing Dynasty drum ballads from Beijing, Heibei and Shenyang. The presentation is part of the Institute for Chinese Studies Lecture Series.

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Luis Bunuel's filmsThe Center for Latin American Studies is focusing its autumn quarter film series on a retrospective of Luis Buñuel's Mexican films. As part of its continuing outreach efforts to educate the community about business, politics, culture and the arts in Latin America, the center selects films that will help the public enhance its knowledge and understanding of this region of the world. The opening film is "Los Olvidados" (The Young and the Damned), a story about a gang of juvenile delinquents whose sole redeeming quality is their apparent devotion to one another, set for Wednesday, (8/8) at 7:30 p.m. in 180 Hagerty Hall. All films have English subtitles. To view a complete list of films, visit the Center for Latin American Studies.

Two study abroad scholarship opportunities are now available through the Office of International Affairs. Students can apply for the Firebaugh and Endowed Fund scholarships through a new process on Carmen which makes uploading application files fast and easy. The deadline to apply for the the Firebaugh and Endowed Fund is October 31. Learn more about undergraduate study abroad scholarships and the application requirements.

Image Students can explore a myriad of opportunities to learn in another country at the Office of International Affairs Study Abroad Fair, set for October 10 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the RPAC. The Study Abroad Fair will showcase 100 different programs available in over 40 countries that support and complement students' progress in their academic studies.

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More international students are selecting Ohio State as their university of choice this autumn quarter. Ohio State expects to enroll approximately 240international freshmen compared with 133 last year.

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The Office of International Affairs and The Ohio State University Alumni Association invites all international students graduating Summer Quarter 2008, their family members and friends to a special International Student Graduation Reception immediately following the University's Commencement Rehearsal.

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