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SFSU promotes international education with lectures, films Nov. 14-19



Matt Itelson
SFSU Office of Public Affairs & Publications
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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs & Publications


International Education Week includes talks on Iraq, celebration of Indian New Year, more

SAN FRANCISCO, November 8, 2005 -- San Francisco State University will join college campuses throughout the country Nov. 14-19 in celebrating the sixth annual International Education Week with a variety of workshops, lectures, film screenings, art exhibitions and ceremonies to promote the benefits of studying global cultures at home and overseas.

All SFSU events will take place on campus, located at 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Avenue) in San Francisco. All events are free unless noted otherwise. For details and a complete list of SFSU International Education Week events, call the SFSU Office of International Programs at (415) 338-1293 or visit:

Highlights from the week's events include:

  • "Brown like dat: South Asians and Hip-Hop." Film screening and discussion with director Raeshem Nijhon. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. Rosa Parks Rooms, lower level, Cesar Chavez Student Center.
  • "A Salary of Death: Badr Shakir al-Sayyâb's ‘Haffar al Qubûr' (The Gravedigger) and the Crisis of Modern Iraq." Lecture by Mohammad Salama, assistant professor of Arabic. 4:10 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. Room 473, Humanities building.
  • Welcome reception for international students. 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. Vista Room, fourth floor, Burk Hall.
  • Celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Lights (Indian New Year). 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. Rigoberto Menchu Hall, terrace level, Cesar Chavez Student Center.
  • "Globalization of the Wine Industry." Lecture by Susan Cholette, decision sciences lecturer. 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. Rosa Parks Room A, lower level, Cesar Chavez Student Center.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. departments of State and Education. It promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and that attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

One of the largest campuses in the CSU system, SFSU was founded in 1899 and today is a highly diverse, comprehensive, public and urban university.



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