Events Mark International Education Week at Mason

Posted: November 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Global research, international poetry readings, and stories from global explorers are featured this week. All events will be held on the Fairfax Campus. All events will be held on the Fairfax Campus.

Tuesday, Nov. 18

“Research in a Globalized World,” 11 a.m., Research I, Room 163.

Roger Stough, vice president for research and economic development, leads a panel discussion about conducting research in international settings. Other panelists are Ramkishen Rajan, associate professor of public policy, who is an international economist with regional focus on emerging Asia; Susan Crate, assistant professor of environmental science and policy, who is doing work in Siberia on adaptation to climate change; and Lisa Pawloski, associate professor and chair of Global and Community Health, who has conducted research on nutrition in Mali, France, Nicaragua, Thailand and Chile.

International Poetry Readings, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Johnson Center, Gallery 123.

Poetry in foreign languages taught in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

Stories from Global Explorers, 3 p.m., Johnson Center, Room G.

Four members of the Mason community share their global experiences and the wisdom garnered from those experiences.

Transformation, Reflection: Summer 2009 Grassroots Peacebuilding, Environmental Issues and Culture in the Philippines – Center for Global Education, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Student Union Building II, Rooms 3/4.

Students will discuss how participation in this Center for Global Education program transformed them. Professor Al B. Fuertes with student presenters Nikki Brust, Joanna Craig, Samantha Doak, Jasper Hu, Katie Kosanovich, Lyrena Showstack

and William Still.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

International Poetry Readings, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Johnson Center, Gallery 123.

Poetry in foreign languages taught in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

Fulbright Information Session for Faculty, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Johnson Center, Room G. Dennis Ritchie and Carol Robles of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars discuss Fulbright opportunities for faculty.

Thursday, Nov. 20

International Education Week Reception at Prince William Campus, noon to 2 p.m., Bull Run Hall. Hosted by the Office of International Programs and Services.

“Preparing Yourself to Enter the Global Workforce,” 12:30 p.m., Johnson Center, Room G.

A discussion with Ralph Lattanzio, employer-in-residence, University Career Services.

Friday, Nov. 21

International Education Week Reception
2 to 4 p.m., Office of International Programs and Services, Student Union Building I, Room 310. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange. Speakers: Eric Witte, USAID; and Jean Abi Nader, Moroccan American Center. Entertainment: African Dance Group, Arab Henna Artist. Refreshments provided.

For more information, contact Marcy Glover at mglover2@gmu.edu or 703-993-8722.

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