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SF State promotes international education
with lectures, films Nov. 13-17



Matt Itelson
SF State Office of Public Affairs & Publications
(415) 338-1665



Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs & Publications


International Education Week includes Japanese tea ceremony, Latin American clothing parade

SAN FRANCISCO, November 6, 2006 -- San Francisco State University will join college campuses throughout the country Nov. 13-17 in celebrating the seventh 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 SF State 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 full list of events, call the SF State Office of International Programs at (415) 338-1293 or visit:

Highlights from the week's events include:

  • Welcome reception for international students. 3 - 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13. Vista Room, fourth floor, Burk Hall.
  • "What did Chinese Sound Like 1,000 Years Ago, and How Do We Know?" Lecture by Wen-Chao Li, associate professor of Chinese. 4:10 - 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13. Room 473, Humanities building.
  • Festival de las Naciones (Festival of Latin American cultures). A parade and celebration with traditional clothing representative of Latin American cultures. 2:10 - 3:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. Room 587, Humanities building.
  • Japanese tea ceremony. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:10 - 2 p.m., and 2:10 - 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. Reservations required at Room 117, Humanities building. $3-$5.
  • Kusae: The Japanese art of paper collage. Art demonstration and reception by Kikuyo Sekino. 2:10 - 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. Room 484, Humanities building.

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 attract future leaders from abroad to study and learn in the United States.

SF State is the only master's-level public university serving the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. The University enrolls about 29,000 students each year and graduates about 7,000 annually. With nationally acclaimed programs in a range of fields -- from creative writing, cinema and biology to history, broadcast and electronic communication arts, theatre arts and ethnic studies -- the University’s more than 150,000 graduates have contributed to the economic, cultural and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond.


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