IEW 2012 Daily Activities

For UFIC activities, please contact mcardec@ufic.ufl.edu

 

Tuesday, November 13th

10:15am

IEW Kick Off and Spanish Guitar Performance by Ulisses Rocha
A brief opening ceremony to highlight IEW activities and opportunities.
Of interest to – everyone
Location - Hub Lobby

10:00am-3:00pm

VISA World Fair
VISA, Volunteers for International Student Affairs, is the umbrella for international student organizations. Learn more at www.ufvisa.org
A tabling event to promote international student organizations on campus. Come explore the different cultures present at UF!

Of interest to – Everyone
Location – Reitz Union Colonnade

11:45am-12:35pm
(class period 5)

Study Abroad Info Session (UFIC Large Conf. Room)
Information session about opportunities and application process
Of interest to –Students
Location – International Center at the Hub, Room 145

12:00pm

Global Connections Raffle
Twice daily, tickets will be chosen to win various prizes and entered in the grand finale raffle at the end of the week where two students will win a matted Global Photo of their choice, and two students will a $200.00 voucher to be used towards the cost of a UF sponsored or UF approved study abroad program.
Of interest to – All students
Location – The International Center, Hub lobby

2:00pm

15-minute FLASH International Demo – Greek Dancers
A performance by the Greek American Student Association.  The performers will showcase a variety of traditional Greek dances. 
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – Hub Lobby

2:00-3:00 pm

Global Photo Competition Reception
Reception for winners of 2012 Global Photo Competition. Come and meet the photographers and learn about the story behind their photos.
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – UF Grinter Gallery

2:00pm

Authors@UF:  A Conversation with Benjamin Hebblethwaite on Haitian Creole
Benjamin Hebblethwaite, author and professor, Department of Languages, will discuss his pioneering work with Haitian Creole and Vodou songs, and the complex interweaving of Creole, French, and English.  Dr. Hebblethwaite will specifically consider how the Haitian Creole language is impacted by publication in the United States.  He will share his perspective as a writer, linguist and researcher, and invites discussion on these various and multi-disciplinary topics.  For more information click here.
Of interest to – Everyone
Location - Smathers Library (East), Latin American Collection Reference Room, 4th floor

2:30-3:30 pm

European Short Film
"Snow", 2010, Turkey, 22 minutes
“A Tale of Balloons”, 2009, Norway, 14 minutes
“The Other Half”, 2010, Italy, 12 minutes
“Viliam”, 2009, Slovakia, 8 minutes
Sponsored by VivaEurope! and the Center for European Studies.
Of interest to – Everyone
Location - International Center, Large Conference Room, The Hub

3:30-5:00pm

International Educator of the Year Award Ceremony
Recognition of faculty and staff who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to bring a global perspective onto campus.
Of interest to – Everyone
Location - Keene Faculty Center, Dauer Hall

4:00pm

Global Connections Raffle
Twice daily, tickets will be chosen to win various prizes and entered in the grand finale raffle at the end of the week where two students will win a matted Global Photo of their choice, and two students will a $200.00 voucher to be used towards the cost of a UF sponsored or UF approved study abroad program.
Of interest to – All students
Location – The International Center, Hub lobby

4:15 pm

Talk: "Is There a Russian Cyber Empire?" by Dirk Uffelmann, University of Passau
This talk investigates whether the Russian internet (Runet) has the potential to serve as a 'fifth column' in an expansive foreign cultural policy pursued by the Russian Federation and/or by performative Russian speech acts online.  For more info, write mgorham@ufl.edu.
Of interest to – historians, poli sci folks, computer lovers
Location – Dauer 215

4:30pm

Opening Reception to DCP International Programs Exhibition
Reception of the College of Design, Construction and Planning International Programs Exhibition featuring its study abroad and research displays. Great time for Q and A and photography.
Of interest to –Everyone
Location - DCP Gallery in the Architecture Building Atrium

6:00 – 7:15pm

Talk: "Turkish German Cinema" by Barbara Mennel, UF Film Studies
Part of the “Think Transatlantic” Series produced by the European Union Club in collaboration with UF Libraries. Click here for details.
Of interest to –Everyone
Location - Library West, Room 212

7:20-9:10pm

Film: One Day on Earth (length 1 hr, 45 mins.)
Directed by Kyle Ruddik, the film is a documentary that captures the same 24-hour period throughout every country in the world. UF screening sponsored by Gatorship Program
Trailer on Youtube
Of interest to –Everyone
Location – Reitz Union Auditorium

7:30pm

BélO. Haiti native BélO is a young author, composer, guitarist, singer and winner of numerous awards, including the prestigious Prix Radio France International Discoveries of 2006. His musical style, known as Ragganga, combines reggae, jazz, rock, worldbeat and rara – traditional Vodou rhythms. BélO’s commitment to helping the less fortunate in Haiti has intensified after an earthquake rocked his homeland in 2010. He was recently the subject of a Time magazine video feature titled BélO: Singing for Haiti.
This presentation is part of Center StageSM, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. General Management for Center StageSM is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.
Click here for more information.
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – UF Phillips Center for the Performing Arts