UFIC New Faculty Bulletin - November 8, 2012

Dear All,

Each year, the International Center coordinates International Education Week (IEW) at UF.  Under the theme of “Picture Yourself Connecting with the World,” the University of Florida International Center (UFIC), in collaboration with units across the campus, is planning a myriad of events designed to increase awareness of UF’s global presence and its academic and extracurricular connections around the world. I would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming IEW events (see below) that will occur November 13-16.
This celebration, designated by the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education, provides an opportunity to highlight the benefits of worldwide international education and exchange. It also promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.
UF is proud to offer countless opportunities for international engagement among students, faculty, staff, and the community at large.
For information on international education week activities, events and exhibitions on UF campus and our community visit http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/PD/IEW.html. For worldwide IEW events please visit: http://www.iew.state.gov/



November 13, 2012

IEW Kick off and Performance, 10:15am in the Hub Lobby (UF campus)
A brief opening ceremony to highlight IEW activities and opportunities

VISA World Fair, 10:00am in the Reitz Union Colonnade
VISA, Volunteers for International Student Affairs, the umbrella for international student organizations, is offering a tabling event to promote international student organizations on campus. Come explore the different cultures present at UF!
Global Photo Competition Reception, 2:00pm in Grinter Hall
Reception for winners of 2012 Global Photo Competition; Come and meet the photographers and learn about the stories behind their photos. The Reception will also kick off the Global Photo Competition Exhibit that will be held in the Grinter Gallery until December 7th, 2012 featuring photographs portraying the theme of “Global Culture” taken by study abroad students, international students, faculty, staff, and alumni. http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/PD/photocontest.html

International Exhibits at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Check www.harn.ufl.edu for the calendar of events and locations

International Educator of the Year Award Ceremony, 3:30pm in the Keen Faculty Center of Dauer Hall
Recognition of faculty and staff who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to bring a global perspective on UF’s campus.

Film: One Day on Earth (length 1 hr, 45 mins.), 7:20pm in the Reitz Union Auditorium
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRIvJBgi-1E

November 14, 2012

ISS Awards Ceremony, 5:30pm in UF Smathers Library, Room 1A
The International Center and UF colleges recognize international students who excel in their academic performance, research, and community involvement. http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/ISS/UFdepAwards.html

November 15, 2012
Exhibition Opening and Presentation:  Jerusalem in Antique Maps, 5:00pm in UF Smathers Library (East), Room 1A
Opening talk by Dr. Elizabeth Ross on Jerusalem in antique maps. Light buffet is offered. For more information http://uflib.ufl.edu/judaica/events.html

46th Annual Concerto Competition Concert, at 7:30pm in the University Auditorium
Winners of the competition will play alongside the UF Symphony Orchestra. Raymond Chobaz, Conductor.

November 16, 2012
International Trivia Group Challenge at IEW Closing Event, 3:00pm
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 mcardec@ufic.ufl.edu

For other events and a detailed calendar, visit: http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/PD/iew_2012.html

For more information about the UF International Center www.ufic.ufl.edu
Contact: Mabel Cardec, Outreach Coordinator mcardec@ufic.ufl.eduor 352-273-1515.                                        


David J. Sammons, Ph.D.
Dean, University of Florida International Center