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2019 International Education Week


International Education Week, held from Nov. 18 to 22, celebrates the benefits of international education and exchanges worldwide. A joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, the week promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global world and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. 

Monday, Nov. 18

Arabic Language Table 
Kansas Union Lobby | 2 to 3 p.m. 
Sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Medieval Manuscript Culture in Digital Environments
Hall Center Seminar, Room 1 | 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Presenters Emily Francomano, Georgetown University, and Heather Bamford, George Washington University, will give a presentation that surveys the landscape of Digital-Medieval Manuscript culture in the field of medieval Iberian literature and culture in light of six terms: likeness, tangibility, presence, time, intention(s) and accessibility. They will then present their digital edition in progress and discuss how they envision making medieval manuscript culture accessible to audiences beyond experts. 
Sponsored by La corónica and Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Global Quest Trivia Challenge
Slawson Hall | 6 p.m. 
How well do you know the world? KU students, faculty and staff are welcomed to test their international trivia knowledge at the Global Quest Trivia Challenge. Categories include geography, history, pop culture, current events and traditions. Winners will receive prizes. Teams can have up to eight members. Individuals can also register and be added to a team.
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Sponsored by International Support Services

China Town Hall
A panel style discussion with speakers offering different perspectives on China and Sino-American relations. Attendees can discuss the China and US relationship. 
Kansas Union, Alderson Room | 6 to 8 p.m.
Sponsored by Center for East Asian Studies

Tuesday, Nov. 19

CREES Brownbag Series: Robert Jameson (History)
Bailey Hall | 12 to 1 p.m. 
Robert Jameson, a history graduate student, will give a brownbag lecture titled "A Network or a Leash? Computing through the Iron Curtain in the 1980s," which is based on the dissertation research he conducted as a Fulbright grantee in Prague, Czechia. 
Sponsored by Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies 

Liven Up Your LinkedIn Profile
Bailey Hall | 3 to 4 p.m.
Learn about best practices for creating and keeping your LinkedIn profile fresh. Learn how to incorporate your internationally-related experiences and make your profile stand out. This event is part of the International Career Series. Visit global.ku.edu/careers for more events and sponors. 

From Choro to Jazz: Brazilian and American Sound Bridges - An Evening of Instrumental Music from Brazil and the United States
Lied Center | 7:30 p.m. 
Clarinetist Juvino Filho, professor at the Federal University of the Recôncavo of Babia, Brazil, will perform an evening of instrumental music from Brazil and the United States. He will be joined by musicians Dylan Bassett, Jordan Ayala, Alejandro Ávila and Luciano Tosta. 
Sponsored by the Center for Global and International Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Kansas African Studies Center and School of Music.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Ujamaa Food For Thought: A Conversation about Afro-Brazilian Music
318 Bailey Hall | 12 p.m.
Juvino Alves Filho, clarinetist and professor at the Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia, Brazil will discuss the cultural history and development of Afro-Brazilian music styles accompanied by live music demonstration. Free light lunch.
Organized by the Kansas African Studies Center, and the Center for Global and International Studies. Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Department of Spanish and Portuguese. 

Turkish Language Table 
McLain's | 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. 
Sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Arabic Language Table 
Kansas Union Lobby | 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 
Sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Kiswahili Language Table 
Kansas Union Lobby | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
Sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Professional Development Workshop for Students of French and Italian 
206 Summerfield | 4 to 5:15 p.m. 
Sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Italian Film Series
1045 Wescoe | 5 p.m. 
Sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Wolof Language Table 
204 Bailey Hall | 5 to 6 p.m. 
Sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Thursday, Nov. 21

Tea @ 3 p.m.
Kansas Union | 3 p.m.
Sponsored by the International Support Services

Brian McClendon Presentation 
Capitol Federal - Auditorium 111 | 5:30 p.m. 
Brian McClendon, KU alumnus, research professor and Google Earth co-creator will give a presentation for Global Entrepreneurship Week. The public event is free, but registration is required.
Sponsored by School of Business  

George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award Presentation
Burge Union, Forum B | 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
Professor Virginia Harper Ho is the winner of the 2019 George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award, which recognizes her commitment to international education and research. As part of the presentation, Harper Ho will give a brief lecture on international education followed by a reception. 
Sponsored by KU International Affairs

Kiswahili Language Table 
Kansas Union Lobby | 4 to 5 p.m. 
Sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Capoeira Class
Robinson 250 (dance studio) | 6 to 7 p.m.
Sponsored by KU Capoeira Club

Friday, Nov. 22

Colonialism Seminar: Student Identity Formation in High Definition
Hall Center Seminar Room 1 | 3 to 4:30 p.m. 
Jose Héctor Cadena, doctoral candidate in American Studies, will present at the colonialism seminar, which examines the history and legacy of colonialism in Latin America. Meetings provide an opportunity for a dynamic examination of hemispherical and transatlantic connections across four major themes: identity, territory, religion and cultural production.
Sponsored by African & African American Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies and History.

Culture Collage Talent Showcase
Kansas Union Ballroom | 6 to 8 p.m. 
Join the Fulbright Scholars Association for an evening of food, dance, music and cultural performances. The event will also recognize the International Leader Quest Award winners. The Cultural Collage promotes the sharing of different cultures represented at KU and works to link students from around the world. 
Sponsored by Fulbright Scholars Association 


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