IEW 2016 Daily Activities

Please submit your IEW 2016 event to mcardec@ufic.ufl.edu.

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Friday, Nov. 18

Ongoing all week

UF International Center Global Culture Photo Contest 2016
&
Good Things Come in Small Packages: China + USA Exchange

This collaborative exhibition represents a partnership between the University of Florida International Center and the School of Art + Art History. The UF International Center Global Culture Photo Contest 2016 and Good Things Come in Small Packages will be on display in the Constance and Linton Grinter Gallery of International Art at the University of Florida from November 2 – 30, 2016.
The UF International Center held the 13th annual Global Culture Photography Contest and judges awarded a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each of the three categories: Study Abroad and Service Learning Students; International Students, Scholars and Employees; and Faculty, Staff and Alumni. Photo entries portray a global theme and contribute to the internationalization of the University of Florida.
Good Things Come in Small Packages is an international collaborative exhibition exchange between UF SA+AH’s areas of Ceramics and Graphic Design with Wuhan Textile University College of Art’s areas of Design Sculpture (Ceramics) and Graphic Design. 
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – Grinter Gallery, Grinter Hall Lobby

10:00-11:00am

International Career Pathways Speaker Series: Jake Kheel and Dr. Yolanda Leon
Jake Kheel is co-director and producer of the acclaimed documentary Death by a Thousand Cuts. Jake is a leader in the field of sustainable development. For over ten years he has diversely confronted social and environmental challenges in the Dominican Republic as Vice President of Sustainability of Grupo Puntacana and Vice President of the Grupo Puntacana Foundation, successfully implementing sustainability programs that have garnered the company many global sustainability awards. In 2001, as a graduate student conducting his Master’s thesis, Jake saw firsthand the relentless deforestation in the Sierra de Bahoruco and the potential for conflict between neighboring Haiti and the Dominican Republic over this unique national park. This began a nearly two-decade interest in the Sierra de Bahoruco and its steady decline that eventually led him conceive of Death by a Thousand Cuts (Co-Director/Producer). Dr. Yolanda León is a research professor at the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo and Grupo Jaragua. León is a biologist with a BS in Biology from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, a MSc in Zoology from the University of Florida, and a PhD in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island. Dr. León is also a researcher and project manager for Grupo Jaragua, a non-profit organization that works for biodiversity conservation and community development in the Dominican Republic.
Of interest to – Everyone            
Location – International Center, Large Conference Room, The Hub

11:00-12:00pm

Engaging in an International Discussion: Learning from Each Other
Open to all UF Health faculty, students and staff. Panel discussion with students from various international backgrounds. Light snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the College of Nursing.
Of interest to – Everyone            
Location – HPNP Building, Nursing Resource Center (located on the first floor (not ground floor) down a hall behind a glass door in the middle of the mezzanine)

11:30am-1:30pm

“EM Passport to the World: Flavors, Fashion, and Fun”
A celebration of cultural cuisines and attires from around the world. This event is open to Division of Enrollment Management staff only. Sponsored by Office of Admissions, Division of Enrollment Management.
Of interest to – Open to Division of Enrollment Management staff only.
Location – Student Financial Affairs lobby, S-107 Criser Hall

11:00-3:00pm

Land of Learning: Law, the Academy, and the Timucca Burial Mound
An event sponsored by Native American Law Student Association (NALSA)
Of interest to – Everyone            
Location –Holland Hall, Room 180

12:30-1:30pm

Faculty Seminar on How to Create Study Abroad Faculty-led Programs
Find out more about how to run a Faculty-Led program abroad.
Of interest to – UF Faculty           
Location – International Center, Large Conference Room, The Hub

1:00-2:00pm

Skype Session with from Emily Kearney from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues
THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED

Interested in learning about U.S. Foreign Policy and efforts to promote gender equality and girls’ education worldwide? As part of International Education Week, Ms. Kearney will Skype with students about what the U.S. is doing to promote girls education and gender equality across the world. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions after the talk. This is also a great opportunity to learn more about careers with the State Department, as well as what you can do to help promote education equality initiatives.
Please RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwRUhRIVeOrnQkIh88e9yq4s9Vgzk2U33RZcd2AeyS2BGesA/viewform?c=0&w=1
For updates, check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1013767988768520/
Questions? Contact Hali McKinley Lester at hmclester@ufl.edu
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – International Center, Small Conference Room - The Hub

3:00-4:00pm

International Trivia Challenge
A fun trivia game where groups compete for the title of International Trivia Champions! Competition will include subjects such as country flags, geography, current events, languages, culinary, and more! Students, faculty and staff can participate! Form your team (4 people max.) and contact Giselle Navarro at gnavarro@ufic.ufl.edu
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – The Hub

3:30-4:30pm

African Motors: Garages, Oil, and Austerity in Tanzania
With Joshua Grace, University of South Carolina. Sponsored by the UF Center for African Studies
Dr. Grace is assistant professor of history and earned his doctorate from Michigan State University. His publications include: “Saharan Garages, Paper Economies, and Migrant Laborers: New Perspectives on Mobility in African History.” Mobility in History (2014); and “Heroes of the Road: Race, Gender and the Politics of Mobility in Twentieth Century Tanzania.” Africa: Journal of the International African Institute (2013). For more information contact the Center for African Studies
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – 407 Grinter Hall

4:30pm

#Diversity-In-Media-Matters
Thistransnational dialogue format lead by filmmaker -activist Fred Kuwornu based on the screening of his documentary "Blaxploitalian 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema” (2016) is a diasporic, hybrid, critical, and cosmopolitan dimension documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers seldom heard from before: Black actors in Italian cinema. Blaxploitalian cleverly discloses the personal struggles classic Afro-Italian and African diasporic actors faced, correlating it with the contemporary actors who work diligently to find respectable and significant roles. More than an unveiling of history, it is a call-to-action for increased diversity and esteem in international cinema. For more information contact Dr. Alessia Colarossi
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – To be announced

5:00pm

"Blaxploitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema” (2016)
#Diversity-In-Media-Matters is a transnational dialogue format lead by filmmaker -activist Fred Kuwornu based on the screening of his documentary "Blaxploitalian 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema” (2016) a diasporic, hybrid, critical, and cosmopolitan dimension documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers seldom heard from before: Black actors in Italian cinema. BlaxploItalian cleverly discloses the personal struggles classic Afro-Italian and African diasporic actors faced, correlating it with the contemporary actors who work diligently to find respectable and significant roles.
Of interest to – All Students       
Location – UF Pugh Hall Room 170

5:10pm

Climbing to Spring (春を背負って Haru o seotte (Film)
Final film in the Life in Rural Japan series sponsored by the Japan Foundation and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
Toru leaves the Tateyama mountain range, and the family business, a rest station for climbers, far behind as he builds a successful career as a stock broker. Called back home at his father’s sudden death, Toru spontaneously decides to try the mountaineering business, with unexpected results. Directed by Daisaku Kimura, 2014, 116 minutes.
Introduced by Professor Maureen Turim, Director, the Center for Film and Media Studies
For more information please contact Ann Wehmeyer

Of interest to – Everyone            
Location – Turlington L011
6:00-8:00pm

Well Being and Globalization on Campus Workshop Series:
Intercultural Dating and Friendship
Come learn from fellow students how to navigate intercultural dating and friendship. A student panel with various perspectives will share their cross-cultural experiences. 
Sponsored by UF International Initiatives Team, UFIIT, UF International Center and the International Graduate Student Advisory Board
Come join us! Refreshments will be served.
Of interest to – All Students                                                                    
Location – International Center, Large Conference Room, The Hub

7:30pm

Performance: Migration and Refugee Crisis
"Migration and Refugee Crisis" is a multifaceted look at social and global challenges arising as a result of the current displacement and migration of refugee populations.  The event adopts a talk-show format, including performance segments, to reflect on how these issues are affecting individuals, groups and nations.
Of interest to – Everyone
Location – Digital Worlds Institute, Room #PICT, 1221 SW 5th Avenue