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SFSU promotes international education Nov. 17-21

November 14, 2003

Photo of a Japanese tea ceremony on campusGlobalize 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 the world.

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 services.

All SFSU events will take place on campus and are free unless noted otherwise.

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 133.
"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 Conference Room.
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., 3:10 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 306.
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. Lunches 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.

For details and a complete list of International Education Week events, visit the Office of International Programs Web site or call (415) 338-1293.

International 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.

-- Matt Itelson

Related News Release:
Nov. 6, 2003: "SFSU ranks No. 2 nationwide for international students among master's-granting institutions"





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