your eyes, ears, brain and taste buds by participating in SFSU's celebration
of the fourth annual International Education Week
running Nov. 17-21. The week's activities, coordinated by the Office
of International Programs, feature a wide range of film screenings, international
meals, lectures, presentations, workshops and other activities from around
International Education Week emphasizes the importance of increasing
student knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and
languages. It also affirms the critical role international education
and exchange programs play in strengthening and promoting the security
of the United States and fostering peace, said Yenbo Wu, director of
international programs, and Jay Ward, coordinator of international student
All SFSU events will take place on campus and are free unless noted
Event highlights include:
"Emotional Intelligence and Adjustment of International
Students at SFSU." Lecture by psychology Professor David Matsumoto.
1-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17. Blakeslee Room, Thornton Hall.
"Perception and Understanding of Islam in Germany and the
United States." Lecture
by Thomas Lenferding, German consul for legal and cultural affairs. 2-3
p.m. Monday, Nov. 17. Humanities building, room 473.
• Welcome reception for international students. 4-6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 17. Vista Room, fourth floor, Burk Hall.
"September 11" film screening. The critically
acclaimed, controversial film is a series of vignettes by 11 directors
from around the world. Each
short film offers a different reaction to the terrorist attacks. 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18; 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Humanities building, room
"The Art of Arabic Calligraphy: Development and Continuity." Presentation
by Arabic Lecturer Fayeq Oweis. 1:10-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19. Humanities
building, room 408.
"Current Drug Trends and Interventions for Bay Area Asian
American Youth." Panel discussion from the Asian American Recovery
Services Office. 9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. Student Health Service
• Japanese Tea Ceremony. Seats are limited and reservations
are required for each ceremony. 11:10 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 1:10 p.m., 2:10 p.m.,
p.m., 4:10 p.m., 5:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. Humanities building,
room 117. Admission is $5. For details and reservations, send an e-mail to:
"Comparative Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the U.S. and People’s
Republic of China." Lecture by health education Assistant
Professor Adam Burke. 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. HSS building, room
• Internationally themed lunches. 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
from Tuesday, Nov. 18, to Thursday, Nov. 20. Vista Room, fourth floor, Burk Hall.
cost $12. For reservations, call (415) 338-6087.
• International dinner series. 5 to 7:30 p.m. from Monday,
Nov. 17, to Friday, Nov. 21. City Eats Dining Center. Each all-you-can-eat dinner
costs $7 for students, faculty and staff; $7.50 for others. Students
with meal plans can use their One-Cards. For details, call (415) 338-2767.
and a complete list of International Education Week events, visit the
of International Programs Web site or call (415) 338-1293.
Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State
and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that
prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders
from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.
For more information, visit the government's International
Education Week Web site.
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