International Education Week Begins Today

Posted: November 18, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

The Johnson Center Atrium and Art Gallery will take on an international flair as the university celebrates International Education Week (IEW) today through Friday. Highlights include a weeklong exhibit, Journey to Shangri La, featuring pictures of unique international places from the files of faculty, staff, and members of George Mason’s chapter of Phi Beta Delta (PBD), the international honor society.

Events begin today at noon with an opening ceremony in the atrium and open house in the gallery. Poetry readings in the language of origin will be read on Tuesday at 3 p.m. (European languages) and Wednesday at 3 p.m.(Asian languages). On Thursday, Fulbright Scholars will make their presentations at 3 p.m. The wrap-up celebration will be Friday at noon. All events will be held in the atrium.

IEW is sponsored by the Provost’s Office and PBD, and held in conjunction with the national celebration of international education sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Other events may be added. For more information, visit the PBD web site or Department of State’s web site.

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