IEW 2012 Daily Activities

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Thursday, November 15th

11:00am – 12 noon

International Topics by UF Students:  Research Panel
Dr. Andrea Sterk, UF Professor, will be accompanied by some of her UF Honors history students, who will give short presentations of their research on international topics.  They will show how they used the libraries’ resources, and time will allow for questions, suggestions, and feedback on their work.  Opening comments will be provided by Diane Bruxvoort, Senior Associate Dean, Scholarly Resources & Research Services. For more information, see under “News,”
Of interest to – Everyone
Location –Library West, Room 212


European Short Film
"Her Seat is Vacant", 2010, Ukraine, 17 minutes
“I Don’t Dream in German”, 2008, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 13 minutes
“Grandpa”, 2010, Lithuania, 11 minutes
“Cat & Mice”, 2010, The Netherlands, 9 minutes
“A Cheeky 20”, 2010, Scotland, 4 minutes
Sponsored by VivaEurope! and the Center for European Studies.
Of interest to – Everyone
Location - International Center, Large Conference Room, The Hub


The GAP - Reading Group sponsored by Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs
This event will discuss this online article and the implications of the popularity of Psy's Gangnam Style. Please read the article before attending.
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – APIA Resource Room, 4th Floor, Peabody Hall


Global Connections Raffle - See details

12:00 noon (To be Confirmed)

15-minute FLASH International Demo – Arabic Name Writing
Learn to write your name in Arabic!  Arabic students and visitors from Arabic-speaking countries will be available to teach you how to write your name in Arabic. 
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – Hub Lobby


Study Abroad Info Session
Come and learn about studying abroad.
Of interest to - students
Location: International Center, Large Conference Room, The Hub


Powerspeak Language Learning Database presentation by Alachua County Libraries. Powerspeak is a database of several different language modules (Spanish, Italian, French, German, Mandarin, Korean, Russian, Japanese) as well as ESL modules for native Spanish and Mandarin speakers.
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – International Center, Large Conference Room, The Hub


LAS Fall Colloquium Series: Steve Morris Talk
"The Return of the PRI: Assessing Gatopardismo in Mexico"
What does the victory of the PRI's Enrique Peña Nieto tell us about past, present and future political change in Mexico? Is the PRI that won in 2012 different from the PRI that lost in 2000? To what extent did Mexico change during that period? And what changes are in store under a new PRI-regime? To grapple with these questions, the presentation will look at the election and voting patterns, Peña Nieto's performance in the state of Mexico and his proposals, and broader political changes in the country Stephen D. Morris is Professor and Chair of Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University.
Of interest to – Everyone                                                               
Location - Criser Hall Room 201

(Class period 8)

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel Discussion
Please join us for a panel discussion about volunteering for Peace Corps! Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from UF and Gainesville will be available to share their experiences. Learn if PC is right for you!
Our panel includes: Amy Panikowski: Facilitator, Dean David Sammons, Chris Delcher, Randy Cantrell, Emily New and John Washington. ALL are welcome! Any major welcome!
Peace Corps service is the opportunity of a lifetime and offers two years of international experience after graduation. Join us at this upcoming event to learn about Returned Peace Corps Volunteers' experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

**Apply by November 29th to be considered for a program departing in 2013**
Of interest to – All students
Location – International Center, Large Conference Room, The Hub


Global Connections Raffle - See details

4:00 pm

International Business Etiquette Panel
Discussion on skills needed to work internationally. This event features several panelists who will speak about their international work experience, the skills it takes to work internationally, how they have acquired and used these skills, and how students may develop a global approach to career planning and work.
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – Career Resource Center, Reitz Union

5:00-7:00 pm

Exhibition Opening and Presentation:  Jerusalem in Antique Maps
Opening talk by Dr. Elizabeth Ross on Jerusalem in antique maps
Light buffet. For more information, click here
Of interest to – Everyone
Location –  Smathers Library (East), Room 1A

5:30-7:00 pm

UF in India – NGO’s and Development Study Abroad Program Info Session.
Who will be there? Program Director Dr. Muthusami Kumaran, Program Advisor Mr. Josh Perry, a few students who have completed 2012 UF in India, students who have completed the application process for 2013 UF in India, and students interested in learning the details about the program to be offered in Summer B semester (July 5 - August 9), 2013. Presentations about the program, application process, financial aid information, sharing-of-experience by the alumni of 2012 UF in India, and a questions & answers session. And of course..... There will be Indian Music and Food!
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – International Center, Hub, Large Conf. Room

6:00-8:00 pm

German Food Festival
Part of the “Think Transatlantic” Series produced by the European Union Club. Click here, for details. Meet clubs and orgs you might be interested in!
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – Rion Ballroom B


“How Can We Rehumanize the University, Here and Now?,” Public lecture by Harry Brighouse, Professor of Philosophy and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Followed by a Q&A and reception.
In this lecture, Harry Brighouse explores what divides university faculty from their students and the public, suggesting opportunities for institutional reform and practical change to enhance teaching, research and learning in the global age. 
Of interest to – Everyone                                                                
Location – Ustler Hall Atrium (second floor)
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46th Annual Concerto Competition Concert
Winners of the competition will play alongside the UF Symphony Orchestra. Raymond Chobaz, Conductor. Rossini Overture to William Tell. 2012 Concert Winners TBA
Rossini-Respighi La Boutique Fantasque Suite                        
Of interest to – Everyone                                                               
Location - University Auditorium