IEW 2012 Daily Activities

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Wednesday, November 14th

(class period 3)

“Fulbright U.S. Student Grants and Fellowships: Workshop on the Application Process” with John Denny, Associate Director of the UF Honors Program.
Learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program funding of international travel opportunities, which offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad. A wide variety of disciplines can qualify for these fellowships. Many students are eligible for these awards so if you are interested in international projects you won’t want to miss this workshop.
Of interest to - students
Location:  International Center, Large Conference Room, The Hub


International Day at the College of Education
Faculty Panel: “Educational Systems Within Other Countries”. Other activities will be announced. Sponsored by the College of Education, for info
Panelists: TBA
Of interest to – students
Location – Norman Hall

12 noon

Global Connections Raffle - See details


European Short Film
"Little World", 2009, Austria, 19 minutes
“Kirkonkyla Kyrkby”, 2010, Finland, 14 minutes
“Duck Crossing”, 2009, Spain Basque Country, 12 minutes
“From the 41st Minute”, 2010, Italy, 9 minutes
Sponsored by VivaEurope! and the Center for European Studies.
Of interest to – Everyone
Location - International Center, Large Conference Room, The Hub

2:00 pm

Workshop for International and European Studies students
Info about Masters of Science in Management.  Sponsored by the Center for European Studies and Warrington School of Business.
For more information, RSVP to
Of interest to – non-business majors, international studies students
Location –Turlington 3312

2:00 pm

15-minute FLASH International Demo – Traditional Chinese Zither and Tea Ceremony. Dr. Rufei Liu will be playing the zither, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument.  Dr. Liu will also be available to talk about the history of Chinese music and culture.  Accompanying the zither will be traditional Chinese tea ceremony with two different types of tea (Pu Er and Tieguanyin). 
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – Hub Lobby

3:00-5:00 pm

Religion, Politics, and Rights: Two Cases from Latin America, a seminar with Hans Geir Aasmundsen and Bjorn Ola Tafjord.
The conditions for religions in many Latin American localities have changed considerably over the last decades. Globalization is among the factors that have contributed to the restructuring of old relations and spaces, as well as to the formation of new ones. International treatises that offer legal rights and protection play significant parts in these processes. These presentations discuss two cases of how minorities and marginalized groups have found new grounds for pursuing their interests, and examine how their ideas and practices have changed as they have tried to adapt to new circumstances. Hans Geir Aasmundsen (PhD from Sodertorn University, Stockholm, currently affiliated with the University of Bergen): Pentecostals in Argentina Bjørn Ola Tafjord (Associate Professor at the Department of History and Religious Studies, University of Tromso): Bribris in Talamanca, Costa Rica.
Of interest to –Everyone
Location – Anderson Hall, Room 117


Global Connections Raffle - See details


ISS Awards Ceremony
The International Center and UF colleges recognize international students who excel in their academic performance, research, and community involvement.

6:00-7:15 pm

Talk: "Globalization in German Studies" by Will Hasty, German Section
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


Germany Country Presentation by the Navigators International Program
Of interest to –Everyone
Location – Hough Hall, Room TBA


VISA International Potluck
Free ethnic food from all over the world, and there will be cultural performances and possibly an appearance by Theater Strike Force.
Of interest to –Everyone
Location – Weaver Beach (next to Weaver Hall)


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