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International Education Week 2018 Event Schedule


Celebrate the benefits of international education and cultural exchange, here at the University of Rochester and worldwide! Events are scheduled throughout the month of November and we encourage you to participate in the activities and programs listed below. IEW is officially celebrated during the third week of November, 12-16, but there is more to do throughout the month, and the year!

Week 1IEW Week | Week 3 | Week 4

Week 1: November 1st-9th

Education Abroad Open House
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Dewey Hall Lobby
Meet study abroad returnees and the Education Abroad staff in an informal setting to learn more about this amazing opportunity. Study abroad is available to student in any major; service learning, internships and research are also offered. It's never too early to find out about your education abroad options! Sponsored by the Center for Education Abroad. 

International Student Career Prep Session

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 4:00 to 5:00 pm, Dewey Hall 1-101
This is an introductory session for international students that are just getting started in their search for a job or internship in the US. This session will focus on important factors for resumes, cover letters, interviewing and networking; will also provide information on the best resources available at the University of Rochester. Sponsored by Gwen M. Greene Center of Career Education and Connections 

EPA Internships in Europe Information Meeting
Friday, November 9, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, Dewey Hall 2-110C
On the EPA internships in Europe program, students study and live in a European city while gaining international work experience in their field of choice while earning an entire semester's worth of credit. Hear alumni speak at the upcoming information meeting and ask them any questions you may have regarding studying abroad. 

Week 2: November 12th-16th (IEW Week!)


Transformational Leadership, Dr. Monica Sharma 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 4:30 to 6:00 pm, Hawkins Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library

Join Dr. Monica Sharma for an interactive presentation on Transformational Leadership. Stay for the book signing and reception immediately following the discussion!

Monica Sharma MD PhD, author of Radical Transformational Leadership, trained as a physician and epidemiologist, worked for the United Nations more than twenty years. Currently, she engages worldwide as an international expert and practitioner on leadership development for sustainable and equitable change, working with the United Nations, universities, institutions, governments, businesses, media, and civil society organizations. She is the Tata Chair Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. She has published and presented over 250 articles in journals and international forums. Monica Sharma created and uses a unique response model based on extensive application—a conscious full-spectrum model—which is for simultaneously solving problems, shifting systems, and creating new patterns sourced from individual inner capacity and transformational leadership.
Conversations with Women Who Lead events are sponsored by: Rochester Center for Community Leadership, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, International Student Engagement, and Global Engagement.

From Passenger to Pilot: Navigating Routes, Understanding Turbulence
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Douglass Commons Ballroom
The Center for Education Abroad and the Office of Minority Student Affairs invite you to attend: "From Passenger to Pilot: Navigating Routes, Understanding Turbulence." The purpose of this event is to celebrate International Education Week (IEW), an annual opportunity to emphasize the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Dinner, catered by El Latino will be served promptly at 5:00 pm.

Traditionally, the number of historically underrepresented students participating in a term abroad has been lower than their counterparts. We will have a panel of students discussing their journey and what led them to the decision to study abroad. This event will be moderated by Gretchen Cook Anderson - Director of Diversity Recruiting and Advising with IES Abroad.


Summer Funded Opportunities Abroad 
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Hawkins Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library
Learn about summer research, fellowships, internships and study abroad. Talk to students who've participated in these opportunities. Stay for as little or as long as you'd like! Please RSVP for this event here.

Women’s Empowerment and Leadership, Dr. Doris H. Gray
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 4:30 to 6:00 pm, Hawkins Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library
Dr. Doris H. Gray will deliver a talk on Women’s Empowerment and Leadership in the broader context of global educational mobility.

Dr. Doris H. Gray directs the Hillary Clinton Center for Women’s Empowerment at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco where she also serves as Associate Professor of Gender Studies. Her latest publication with the International Center of Transitional Justice in New York has the same title as her talk today. She has published three books: “Women and Social Change in North Africa: What counts as Revolutionary?”, “Beyond Feminism and Islamism: Gender and Equality in North Africa” and “Muslim Women on the Move: Moroccan Women and French Women of Moroccan Origin Speak Out”. Before becoming an Academic, Doris Gray worked as a journalist, 12 years as foreign correspondent first in South Africa and then Kenya.
Conversations with Women Who Lead events are sponsored by: Rochester Center for Community Leadership, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, International Student Engagement, and Global Engagement.

Cultural Intersections: How speaking different languages can shape our personality
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Douglass Commons, Room 305
The Language Center cordially invites you to join us to the Cultural Intersections program. This time under the topic "How speaking different languages can shape our personality" we will explore questions such as: Do we act the same way when we speak another language? Are our views and thoughts shaped by the different cultures associated to the languages we know? This and many other questions and thoughts will be discussed during this session, and we hope that we can count with you opinion.
A Talk lead by a panel composed by both domestic and international students who have experienced studying abroad in countries where other languages are spoken. Everyone is welcome! Refreshments and snacks will be served.

International Services Office - Travel Signature Open House
Friday, November 16, 2018, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm, 213 Morey Hall 
As holiday weekends and vacation periods are coming up, many students begin planning trips home or other visits outside of Rochester. If you plan to travel, please check whether the travel or validation signature on your I-20 or DS-2019 is up-to-date. If you intend to travel and have not received an updated signature during this academic year we recommend you visit the ISO! The travel house event will be on River Campus, 213 Morey Hall, where ISO staff will be available for signatures, quick advice on traveling, and snacks will be provided!

Public Health Grand Rounds Talk, Dr. Monica Sharma
Friday, November 16, 2018, 12:00 to 2:00 pm, Helen Wood Hall Auditorium, URMC
Conversations with Women Who Lead events are sponsored by: Rochester Center for Community Leadership, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, International Student Engagement, and Global Engagement.

Equity and Access Panel, Dr. Monica Sharma and Dr. Doris H. Gray
Friday, November 16, 2018, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, Goergen 101 & Munnerly Atrium
Please join us for a joint event and panel featuring both Dr. Sharma and Dr. Gray with a faculty moderator addressing issues of equity and access to health and education on a global scale.
Conversations with Women Who Lead events are sponsored by: Rochester Center for Community Leadership, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, International Student Engagement, and Global Engagement.

Scholarships for Study Abroad
Friday, November 16, 2018, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Dewey Hall, 2-110D
There are many scholarships available to students who study abroad. Hear about what is available and how to apply from Education Abroad and Writing Center staff as well as from students who have received scholarships. 

Education Abroad Information Meeting
Friday, November 16, 2018, 4:00 to 5:00 pm, Dewey Hall, 2-162
Are you interested in spending a semester, summer or short term abroad? Attend this information session to learn the ins and outs of going abroad. After attending an information meeting, you may make an appointment with an Education Abroad Advisor. 

PASA Art Show
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Havens Lounge, Wilson Commons
A display of African culture through traditional hairstyles, this event is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. 

Week 3: November 19th-23rd

Asian Martial Arts Fun Night
Monday, November 19, 2018, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, Leibner Cooper Room
This martial arts fun night will invite all UR students, including international students and students who are taking Chinese language and culture courses, to participate. Popular martial arts, such as karate, ken-do, tae kwon do, and Tai-chi, will be demonstrated. It will be a hands-on and fun activity so everyone learns how to do some basic moves from each martial art and to interact with UR martial arts experts from the martial arts clubs. Through this fun martial arts night, we will promote an enhanced, diverse learning opportunity so students understand more about popular Asian and international cultures during the November International Education Week.

Rochester Global Connections - Thanksgiving Dinner Hosting 

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2018
Rochester Global Connections (RGC) is inviting students to apply for a Thanksgiving host! This is a great opportunity for you to make new friends within the Rochester community and learn more about an American holiday! If you are interested in being matched with a host for Thanksgiving, please fill out the application. All applications must be received by November 9th in order to be consideredSponsored by Rochester Global Connections. 

Week 4: November 26th-30th

Warner Wednesday Lunch Hour - Causewave's Shaping Our Stories Project
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 12:00 to 12:50 pm, Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase Hall
Join Warner for an intriguing discussion regarding attitudes towards race and how they are formed on the basis of direct (personal interactions) and indirect (word of mouth and media-communicated) experiences. Sponsored by Warner School of Education. 

World AIDS Day Scientific Symposium & Poster Session
Friday, November 30, 2018, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, G-9425, URMC
In honor of World AIDS Day, the UR Center for AIDS Research is hosting a scientific symposium on November 30, in the Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425). This year’s Keynote speakers will be Dr. Marguerita Lightfoot, Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, and Dr. Douglas Nixon, Professor of Immunology in Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Scientific Poster Session, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Flaum Atrium 
The poster session in the Flaum Atrium will feature posters from undergraduate and graduate students, and post-doctoral associates training here at UR and in the surrounding region. Posters from faculty will also be featured.