IEW 2012 Daily Activities

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Friday, November 16th

9:35-10:25am (class period 3)
10:40-11:30am (class period 4)

Information Session on opportunities with the Department of State and Foreign Service. Sponsored by the International Center.
Edward Loo, South Florida’s Diplomat in Residence will visit UF Campus. Individual consultations available by appointment only. Must attend info session first. Contact Katy Dawson at Of interest to – students
Location - The International Center located in the Hub


VISA World Carnival
Come bounce in an inflatable bounce house, challenge a friend to jousting, or race through the inflatable obstacle course while learning about the many different cultures here at UF!
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – Reitz Union North Lawn


Composing A Heart and other immigrant stories…collecting and studying the fragments of a life. Sponsored by the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, Center for the Arts and Public Policy, and Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere
Dedicated to the children of immigrants, Composing A Heart combines spoken word, taped recordings, music box, original music for clarinet, and photographs. Co-created by award winning musical theatre composer Craig Ames and clarinetist/storyteller Bess de Farber, the presentation engages the audience in a series of skillfully-delivered and captivating stories about de Farber’s life and immigrant family history. A special performance of Composing A Heart and other immigrant stories will be preceded by two short presentations from curators Rebecca Jefferson and Jim Liversidge focusing on immigrant songs and stories found in the Special Collections at the George A. Smathers Libraries. To register go to and click on Schedule then Composing A Heart and Register. Space is limited.
Of interest to – Everyone
Location Nadine M. McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion, G13 on the Ground Floor


15-minute FLASH International Demo – Capoeira
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – Hub Lobby

12:00 pm

Global Connections Raffle - See details


European Short Film
"The Cage", 2006, Romania, 17 minutes
“Let’s Go To Plan B”, 2007, Spain- Andalucía, 13 minutes
“The End of The World”, 2010, Belgium- Wallonia, 10 minutes
“Skimming Pebbles”, 2009, Wales, 10 minutes
“Someone Else’s Steps”, 2009, Bulgaria, 4 minutes
Sponsored by VivaEurope! and the Center for European Studies.
Of interest to – Everyone
Location - International Center, Large Conference Room, The Hub

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Film:  “Haiti:  Where Did the Money Go?”
Two years after the 2010 earthquake, this documentary asks the pivotal question—why did so much money buy so little relief?, and why are so many still living in squalor? For more information, see under “News,”
Location - Smathers Library (East), Latin American Collection Reference Room, 4th floor


International Trivia Group Challenge
A fun trivia game where groups compete for the World Championship Cup! Competition will include subjects such as country flags, geography, current events, languages and more! Students, faculty and staff can participate! Form your team (4 people max.) and contact
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – The Hub


Glimpses of “God’s Own Country”- Kerala, India
Kerala, located in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast is popularly known as ‘God’s Own Country’ and is known for its rich culture and heritage. The presentation will journey through its unique history, culture, and aspects of Public Health. ALL ARE WELCOME! Light Indian refreshments will be served. For more information 352-273-5363.
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – 3105, PHHP, HPNP Building.


GRAND PRIZE Global Connections Raffle
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

6:00 pm

Special event: Student Research Mixer
Part of the “Think Transatlantic” Series produced by the European Union Club.  Go to for details.
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – Arredondo Café

6:30 pm

Polski Stol: Casual Polish meet-up
Fun and low-pressure way to improve Polish speaking.  For more information, email
Of interest to – Polish speakers or those who want to speak Polish
Location –Reitz Union lounge